My 1st trip to Maui didn't include a fishing day so I was adamant that this time I was going to pursue some big game in the deep blue! I researched every website for every charter company/boat I could find. I discovered a great site at fishmaui.com which gave a good overview of most of the local charters. I ended up choosing the Reel Luckey (part of Luckey Strike Charters) which is owned and captained by Tad Luckey, and crewed by a great fisherman named Garrett. I chose this boat because they use light tackle (I love the challenge) and rather than just drag a lure over the surface for 6 hours, which I have learned by personal experience often results in an expensive boat ride rather than a great fishing trip, these guys use a combo of live bait & lures at a range of depths. My 2 teen daughters and I scored BIG with a number of amberjack and gray snapper coming from the depths. Nothing touched our surface baits all day. Had we only trolled at the surface, it would have been the long, expensive boat ride I've had in Mexico, Florida, and other offshore fishing locales. Instead, we stayed strapped into the fighting belt with bent rods for the majority of our 5 hour trip. The first AJ came within 15 minutes of leaving the harbor. Captain Tad and Garrett made the trip fun, exciting, and informative for my daughters and myself. We left with huge smiles on our faces and have enjoyed telling and re-telling the stories and showing off the pictures ever since!
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