There’s a certain zing, a sound that fishing reels make when a fish strikes a lure and takes off with line.

It’s music to a fisherman’s ear.

The islands that form Maui County (Maui, Kaho’olawe, Lanai and Molokai) were at one time part of a single landmass, so the waters between them are fairly shallow.

Although fish can be caught between the islands, many captains prefer to work the deep shelves located beyond Lanai and Kaho’olawe. If a captain has a charter with experienced rough water boaters, he may elect to fish the waters on the northern and eastern coast of Maui or off Molokai.

Many sport fishing boats troll for fish.

Typically, boats are chartered on a private or share basis. Most companies require at least four people to share a trip.

Charters can be arranged for bottom fishing and light line tackle fishing.