LOCAL FISHING KNOWLEDGE is the first company in Maui to offer extreme kayak fishing tour, innovative fly fishing tours for monster bones, and to rent out top of the line fishing gear with delivery and pick up to most homes, hotels and condos in the Kihei and Wailea areas. We practice mostly "Catch and Release" in an effort to help conserve the indigenous species of the Hawaiian Islands. Please help us by adopting the same respect for our culture and ocean in preservation for future generations.  


There is nothing like being out on the water, with no sound of traffic, phones, television or an excess of people. Just you and your guide enthusiastically fishing for bucket list fish. The only sound greater than the serenity of the ocean is the sound of your reel screaming by the run of a fighter. I assure you, a Fishing trip with us will change your outlook on fishing itself. With many fish species to try your hand at, you will not be bored. 


Mahalo Nui Loa!

Our Team


Captain Jon Jon was raised on Maui with a fishing pole in hand, and an extensive amount of knowledge passed down from his father and uncles. He has over 35 years in perfecting his skill and enjoying his passion for fishing. 


He has spent an extensive amount of time studying the habits of the fish, including their eating, swimming and spawning behaviors, which is paramount for finding and catching many awesome “bucket list,” fish. 


Captain Jon Jon has appeared on TV shows such as Discovery channel’s Pacific Warriors, Lets Go Fishing, Hawaii Goes Fishing, several magazine articles and documentaries, showcasing his amazing skill set and knowledge. He is active in cleaning up the beaches and helping to teach conservation techniques in hopes to preserve our beautiful ocean home. 


Captain Jon Jon is a husband and father whom enjoys passing his love for fishing to his children and clients alike, in hopes to share the joy and thrill of catching on Maui. He embodies the spirit of Aloha in combination with an innate ability to fish. 

Amanda Tabon is the reservations and office manager, and Captain Jon Jon’s wife. She is able to help you with trip details, availability, pricing and to answer any questions you may have. 


She is knowledgeable of our fishing practices on Maui and the intricate detail of our tours. Amanda can also help to build a custom itinerary for a single angler or a large group, based on your fishing preferences. She offers assistance with travel reservations  as well and specializes in a wide variety of accommodations. 


Each phone call is given the time and information needed to plan a unique and amazing fishing trip. Amanda is very friendly and knowledgeable, making the reservation process the start to an exciting trip on Maui.


Johann Hoogland has been residing and fishing in Hawaii for 12 years. Fishing has been a part of his life for as long as he can remember. He spent a good portion of his earlier years pursuing Steelhead and Salmon on the Salmon, Snake and Clearwater rivers of Idaho.

He has fished all over the U.S. West Coast, chasing everything from Salmon to Bass to Sturgeon, and everything in between. After moving to Hawaii he began chasing inshore species, including the Ulua (Giant Trevally), and since has become enamored with the challenge of catching O’io (Hawaiian Bonefish) with it’s intense fighting nature. Whether he is fishing from a kayak with spinning gear, or chasing a variety of amazing species on the fly, Johann loves it all and simply enjoys being on the water.



Local Fishing Knowledge LLC 808-385-3575

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Local Fishing Knowledge

Mailing address:

1215 South Kihei Rd  #O

Kihei, Maui, HI 96753

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