Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates

Introduced Freshwater Game Species

Freshwater Game Fishing License required for these species; unlawful to sell these species.

Largemouth bassLargemouth bass
Minimum size 9 inches;
Bag limit 10 (total large- and smallmouth);
Catch-and-release only in Wahiawā PFA
Special provisions for Wailua Res. PFA
HAR 13-65, HAR 13-74,
HAR 13-99
Smallmouth bassSmallmouth bass
Minimum size 9 inches;
Bag limit 10 (total large- and smallmouth);
Catch-and-release only in Wahiawā PFA
Special provisions for Wailua Res. PFA
HAR 13-65, HAR 13-74,
HAR 13-99
Channel catfishChannel catfish
Seasonal restrictions for Nu‘uanu Reservoir;
Bag limit 3 (special provisions for Nu‘uanu Reservoir)
HAR 13-74, HAR 13-99
Rainbow troutRainbow trout
Seasonal restrictions for Kōke‘e, Kaua‘i;
Bag limit 7
HAR 13-74, HAR 13-99
TucunareTucunare
Minimum size 12 inches;
Bag limit 3;
Catch-and-release only in Wahiawā PFA
Special provisions for Wailua Res. PFA
HAR 13-65, HAR 13-74,
HAR 13-99
OscarOscar
Minimum size 10 inches;
Bag limit 3;
Special provisions for Wahiawā PFA
HAR 13-74, HAR 13-99
Bluegill sunfishBluegill sunfish
No restrictions, but license required
Special provisions for Wailua Res. PFA
HAR 13-65, HAR 13-74,
HAR 13-99

Native Freshwater Species

'O'opu and Hinana‘O‘opu and hinana
Use of traps, weirs and nets (except thrownets) prohibited;
Possession of nets (except thrownets) near waters where ‘o‘opu or hinana may be taken prohibited;
Sale of ‘o‘opu or hinana prohibited
HRS 188-43, HAR 13-100
Hihiwai, Hapawai, and 'Opae kala'oleHihiwai, Hapawai, and ‘Ōpae kala‘ole
Unlawful to sell or offer for trade
HRS 188-42.5