Lahela Ocean Adventures
Scott Akana (owner) and Howard Singer
Largest fish to date: Blue Marlin 744, 734, Yellowfin Tuna 230, Mahi Mahi 62, Ono 58 lbs.
Other Notable Catches: In the summer of 1997, Captain Scott landed 160 Yellow fin Tuna over 100 pounds.
Boat: The LAHELA is a 34 Radon sport fisher designed specifically for Hawaiian waters. Coast Guard Certified for up to 14 passengers, she is powered by a 400 H.P. turbo-charged Cummins diesel engine which provides a dry and comfortable cruising speed of 18 knots. Comprehensive electronic equipment on board include a Furuno color fish finder, Vision GPS/plotter, Autopilot with three station controls, CB, VHF, cellular phone and stereo system in the cabin. LAHELAS salon is complete with a dinette area, seating for four. Forward v-berths allow short naps for those so inclined, while a clean, full stand-up head with sink and an outdoor fresh/salt water shower provides comfort and privacy.
LAHELA is one of only two sport fishing vessels on Kauai that is Coast guard certified & inspected yearly, meeting all safety and life saving requirements.
|Fishing Tackle: this
fully equipped fishing machine includes
a variety of custom built rods and only the best Shimano Tiagra LTD 30s, 50WL.R.S, 80W,
130 two-speed reels and Penn 750s and 850 spinning tackle are available to suit the
angler. A new Release marine tuna series unlimited class rated chair will give you all the
advantages in the tournament-fishing arena.
Fishing grounds: Youll start fishing the 40 fathom (240 feet) ledge 5 minutes out of the harbor for Ono (Wahoo) Mahi Mahi (Dorado) Ahi (yellow Fin tuna) and Aku (Skip jack tuna), while the run to the 500 to 1000 fathom drop is only a half hour out. Heres where we catch most of our Big Blue marlin and Ahi over 100 lbs. There are several FAD buoys deployed off the island in a 1000 fathoms (6000 feet) of water to attract fish and are great for live baiting and chunking.
|Captain Scott started his fishing career off of Kauai with his
father at the age of six, and has been making a living commercial fishing the waters
around Kauai ever since. He has also
extensively fished the waters off of Niihau, Kaula Rock, Middle banks
(80 miles NW of Kauai) all the way to the island of Nihoa, (143 miles NW of Kauai) for the
past 19 yrs. The deep blue waters surrounding Kauai provide some of the best deep sea
fishing anywhere. Most species can be caught year round because the water varies only a
few degrees in temperature during the year.
As with our other boats, we recommend full day charters because covering more area or "ground" can definitely be an advantage when the fish are not concentrated in one place. High speed trolling will allow more area to be covered and can also trigger an aggressive response from a marlin, even if he may not be hungry. Come join us for an adventure and experience of a lifetime.
Our catch policy is to display your catch for
pictures. Back at the harbor
Our catch policy is to display your catch for pictures. Back at the harborwe will gladly fillet one fish for customers to eat at the captain's discretion. All other filleting must be done at a certified fish processor and must be picked up the following day. (No storage or fash freezing is available). The cost for processing is the responsibility of the charter and must be paid in advance. Private charters are entitled to keep up to 50% of the catch. The boat will take their share in whole fish only. Billfish may be tagged and released upon request.
|Sportfish Hawaii is proud to represent Captain Scott Akana and
the Lahela in our fleet of high class sportfishing boats. Please call
1-877-388-1376, email or send the form
below for more information and reservations.
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|Comments from Steven
& Angela of Colorado who chartered Lahela:
"We would like to take a moment to thank you for a great day of fishing. Our day will always be remembered for the laughs we shared as well as the impressive catch. Needless to say the striped Marlin was the star of the show. However your patience in handling two novice fisherman added to our appreciation and enjoyment of what turned out to be a terrific adventure.
After learning that our catch was the first Marlin in the year 2000 on Kauai, my wife and I were even more excited. We will always enjoy the memories from this vacation. This is a fishing story that we can tell for years and never have to stretch the truth. As Captain you should be proud as we are pleased.
We will highly recommend you to any of our friends that are traveling to the Island of Kauai."