"Hawaii on the Fly", a custom flats boat is the key to the high catch rate and sight-fishing success. Capt. Mike caters to devoted fly fishermen targeting Hawaii's super sized bonefish that will, without a doubt, become your next addiction. If it swims and bites a fly he knows where to catch it. Whether you are searching for a record bonefish or just into the challenge of hunting Hawaiian bones, Capt. Mike has the knowledge and top of the line gear to get it done. His guiding experience and technique is unmatched for successfully finding and hooking Hawaii's elusive bonefish.
"Featured in the 2009 IGFA world record book and the Outdoor Channel"
The island of Oahu is home to Hawaii's most extensive flats teeming with bonefish (if you know where to look). If you're on your way to Christmas Island, you should plan to stop over to practice your casts and catch a BIG bonefish.
Capt. Mike is now based in Oahu, Hawaii where he guides his clients to trophy bonefish and other prize species on fly. His new 16' Action Craft Tournament Series flats boat is the key to accessing and targeting Hawaii's great bonefish. This boat feels like it is a hover craft floating over the flat in less than 7" of water and is super stealthy.
Hennessy is also working with the O'io Tagging Program to gather vital information of the life cycles and movements of the resident Bonefish populations and help with sustainable management of the islands marine resources. In addition, he still stalks the blue marlin and yellowfin tuna, hoping to catch that double grander!!!
This is a year around fishery. The better the weather is, generally the better the fishing. Any day that affords good light conditions in order to see fish, and with acceptable wind levels, the fish are there, ready and willing.
Hawaiian bonefish are monsters compared to their cousins in most tropical fisheries. Just like Hawaii is famous for its GRANDER marlin, these behemoth bonefish come in world record sizes.
Knowing when and where to hunt these beautiful fish is 90% of the battle. Capt. Mike specializes in putting clients in the zone for that shot at the bonefish of a lifetime. Hawaii on the Fly guides can help you get your casts straight and long, but once you hook that big boy, you're on your own to get dragged across the flat like a rag doll. Hold your tip up high and prey it stops before all your gel-spun backing is gone. 150yd runs are commonplace with the average Hawaiian bonefish coming in at 8lbs and slobs of over 18lbs are possible if you have the stamina to survive an epic battle. Fly fishing is the main game but light tackle spin rod fishing is also great fun for those not adept at the fly. The biggest bonefish to date on fly is 13#s and a monster of 16.5#'s landed on a spinning rod.
An average day we will see anywhere from 40-100 fish with up to 30 good shots at hooking a trophy bonefish. Accurate casting is more important than the long range bomb casts, so practice a bit before you come across the ocean to try your luck. This will make your experience more enjoyable and successful. 7# - 10# set ups are perfect with the 7# loaded with a floating line for the "tailing fish", and the 9/10# with a floating line for those windy moments. We typically use tapered Seaguar leaders 16# and 10# depending on depth and visibility, help make a smooth presentation.
Full Day (minimum 8++ hours) $600.00
Half Day (minimum 4 hours) $400.00