Hawaii Division Aquatic Resources

Introduced Freshwater Game Species

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

Largemouth Bass Largemouth bass
Minimum size 9 inches;
Bag limit 10 (total large- and smallmouth);
Catch-and-release only in Wahiawa PFA
Special provisions for Wailua Res. PFA
HAR 13-65, HAR 13-74,
HAR 13-99

smallmouth bass Smallmouth bass
Minimum size 9 inches;
Bag limit 10 (total large- and smallmouth);
Catch-and-release only in Wahiawa PFA
Special provisions for Wailua Res. PFA
HAR 13-65, HAR 13-74,
HAR 13-99

channel catfish Channel catfish
Seasonal restrictions for Nu`uanu Reservoir;
Bag limit 3 (special provisions for Nu`uanu Reservoir)

HAR 13-74, HAR 13-99

rainbow trout Rainbow trout
Seasonal restrictions for Koke`e, Kauai;
Bag limit 7
HAR 13-74, HAR 13-99
tucunare Tucunare
Minimum size 12 inches;
Bag limit 3;
Catch-and-release only in Wahiawa PFA
Special provisions for Wailua Res. PFA
HAR 13-65, HAR 13-74,
HAR 13-99
oscar Oscar
Minimum size 10 inches;
Bag limit 3;
Special provisions for Wahiawa PFA
HAR 13-74, HAR 13-99
bluegill sunfish Bluegill 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`ole Hihiwai, Hapawai, and `Opae kala`ole
Unlawful to sell or offer for trade
HRS 188-42.5