June 29, 2013
"Thank you Travis!!!!!!
I spent 21 days on the Islands by far my most memorable day was the day I spent with Travis!
I found Travis to be a fun, well spoken and very knowledgeable guide who has much passion for fishing, his culture and the Islands in general and willing to share it with me.
I had mentioned to him that I would really like to catch a Bone Fish. Not only did he get me on the Bones and a couple of other species he provided everything needed tackle and gear wise.
On the drive out to where we fished,once we arrived and on the way back to where I was staying,(He picked me up there) he told me of the history,geology and culture of the surrounding areas and answered all of my questions gladly.
Hiring Travis was a wonderful experience and I will be calling him again when I come back to The Big Island!!!!
Thanks Again Travis,
How did we do??
"I hired Travis Ota of Fishing the Beach Hawaii found via this website. I was very interested in finding some productive fishing spots on the big island. Having never been there, I wanted to hire someone with local knowledge who could show me where to go and what conditions to look for. I wanted to catch Ulua from shore using my surf gear and topwater lures. Surf fishing here is challenging and possibly dangerous if you don't know what you are doing, but Travis put me on some great spots. The conditions that day were rough and mostly unproductive but that is fishing. My stay in Hawaii was for 2 weeks and I was able to go fishing almost every day. Any serious adventure fisherman should do this in addition to the Kona charters. Hiring Travis was a great value and he can cater to both novice fisherman and guys like me to take this very seriously. He was very enthusiastic, courteous and professional. I would highly recommend him and would hire him again next time I come to the big island.
Oct. 7, 2014
"My wife and I had a great time with Travis. He was prompt, provided a nice bento lunch, and provided all the gear. We caught "Sergaent Majors", trevally, and my very first bonefish. His local knowledge was very valuable and I would recommend his services. David from California."