Moon & Tides

MOON PHASE Chart

Hawaii Fishing Moon Phases

Select the month and year from the drop down menus below and then click the GO button to display the Hawaii moon phases for the selected month.

Kona Fishing Tides and Weather Chart

Hawaii Fishing Moon Phases

Kona Fishing Tides and Weather Forecasts for The Big Island of Hawaii

The table below provides local Tides for Kona Hawaii as well as local weather forecasts, wave height and swell forecasts, information on sunrise and sunset times and current moon phase data. Click on the tabs across the top of the table to select the information you want to view. The Kona Tide Chart will show the high and low tides Kona Hawaii.

  JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin
Fair Fair Fair Fair Good Good Best Best Good Good Fair Fair
Striped Marlin

Striped Marlin
Best Best Best Good Good Good Good Fair Fair Good Good Good
Shortbilled Spearfish

Shortbilled Spearfish
Good Best Best Best Good Good Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair
Yellowfin Tuna (Ahi)

Yellowfin Tuna (Ahi)
Fair Fair Fair Fair Good Best Best Best Good Fair Fair Fair
Wahoo (Ono)

Wahoo (Ono)
Fair Fair Fair Good Best Best Best Best Good Fair Fair Fair
Dorado (Mahimahi)

Dorado (Mahimahi)
Best Best Best Best Good Good Fair Fair Fair Good Good Best

FAQs About Moon Phases and Tides

What phase of the moon is best for fishing in Hawaii?

Most captains and anglers agree that a full moon is the best time to fish in Hawaii.  A close second would be the new moon because the strongest tidal flows occur during the days just before and after the full and new moon each month.

What phase of the moon is best to catch a Blue Marlin?

Most captains in Hawaii prefer the 2-3 days before and after the full moon and the day of the full moon when tides are the strongest.

What phase of the moon is best for catching tuna in Hawaii?

Most anglers in Hawaii prefer to fish for Ahi Tuna around the full moon and the new moon, with the months of May through September considered the best time of the year to catch Ahi Tuna in Kona Hawaii.

How does the moon affect fishing in Hawaii?

The impact of moon phases on the productivity of fisheries in Hawaii has much less to do with light than tidal movement.  Fish feed when the tides change, and the stronger the tidal currents are, the stronger the urge is for fish to feed.  The strongest tides occur around the full and new moons each month, which is why most anglers consider these days prime time for fishing.

Is it better to fish at high tide or low tide?

The best time to fish in Hawaii is during a tide change.  Fish feed when the tides are moving between high and low and tend to feed less on a slack tide.  The stronger the tidal currents, the more pronounced the urge to feed becomes.  This is why anglers prefer to fish on the day of the full moon and a few days just before and after a full moon when the tides are the strongest.

Is the fishing better in the morning or in the afternoon in Hawaii?

The best time to fish in Hawaii has more to do with the tidal movements and the phases of the moon which control the tidal movements than the time of day.  Fish feed when the tides are moving, so the best time to fish in on a falling or rising tide.  The strongest tides occur around the full and new moon phase each month.