Fishing charter trip with Totos

Enjoy fishing with Totos in the sub-tropical waters around Okinawa. You will have a fishing expert captain to keep you vertical with the spanker sail. You will be staying in a remote island, 2 hours away from Okinawa main island, where the ocean is rich and abundant with wildlife all around. Every morning you go out and, within a few minutes, you will reach target-rich points. We don’t have to travel much so it gives you a lot of time to fish.
But don’t underestimate the fishing here. It is a very technical fishing field. The current can be strong. The bottom can be rough and steep. There’s no place for lazy anglers here. We would like to work as a team for the most productivity and for the most fun for all of us. We care. We help. And we will have fun!

Find Captain Goofy on Murubushi on facebook.  @murubushiokinawa

Slow Pitch Jigging

I’ll be happy to give you hands-on lectures on slow pitch jigging. There is so much you can’t learn from reading texts and watching movies.  Amberjack and groupers are the main targets here.  Usually around 80m to 150m.  Of course, hi-speed jigging is also welcome.
The jigging season is from September to June.  April and May are the best seasons.  Max 8 anglers per boat.

For those who are interested in boating in the vertical alignment, it will be very educational to learn directly from the captain how to operate with the spanker sail.

Bottom Fishing

So many kinds of groupers, snappers, emperors are the common catch from Okinawa seafloor. The average size will be 1kg or 2kg, but make sure your line is always tight because there’s always chances you encounter aggressive big games in the shallow reefs like big fat grouper, coral trout, amberjack, and dogtooth tuna.  Typically, anywhere from 40m to 100m deep, but we can be flexible for your requests.
Bottom fishing is good for all year round.  Max 8 anglers per boat.


We can do Ruby Snappers in 200m+ of water if you like!  (2-hour range charter)

Oyogase Fishing

The name “Oyogase Fishing” literally means “swim bait fishing”.  First we catch little baitfish like goat fish or fusilier in the shallow and keep them alive in the tank.  These fish are strong against water pressure change and we let them swim on the hook as a bait.  Big groupers, amberjack, and other aggressive predators are expected.  We call it Light Oyogase when we use baitfish under 20cm.  Full-size Oyogase uses over 30cm scad and mackerel.  Powerful reel and rod with a soft rod tip are required.

Good for all year.  Max 8 anglers per boat for Light Oyogase, 6 for Full-size Oyogase.


See more details on Oyogase Fishing in one of my reports.
Murubushi 2-day Trip

Island Stay Trip

Charter Fee

  • 3-day Island Stay Trip charter fee, JPY550,000.
  • 4-day Island Stay Trip charter fee, JPY710,000.
  • 5-day Island Stay Trip charter fee, JPY860,000.

Accommodation Fee (per head)

  • Lodging and 3 meals, JPY9,000 per person / night.

*Charter fee is the same no matter how many people in the group. The lodging and food fees are per person.

We start from Ginowan port in the main island on Day 1. Bring your lunch and drink for the first day. We will travel for 2 hours to Aguni Island and fish around until sunset. We will stay in a lodge on the island.  A restaurant will cook your catch for your tasty island dinner. The lodge is basic Tatami rooms with a hot shower, futon beds, a refrigerator, air-con, and a washing machine. You can wash your gear with fresh water. The next morning we can head out at the sunrise and you are already right there in the good fishing grounds.

Rentals are available. Slow pitch jigging tackles. Electric reel tackles. Batteries.

We will prepare baits and sinkers for you if you wish.

Consult with Totos when you make a booking.

Fishing Information

Jigging is good from 80m to 150m. The deeper the better usually. Prepare 200g to 300g jig weights.

Oyogase is good from 60m to 120m. Coral trout can be targeted around 60m – 80m. Other fish like groupers, amberjacks, jobfish, and doggies can be hit at any depth. The sinker should be 300g – 400g. You also need a light tackle to catch bait fish with sabiki. Rental is available.

Bottom fishing is also good at the same depth as Oyogase. But under 70m, there are so many peckers to steal your baits.

Most fishing spots are between 80m to 120m. At this depth, you can do any of your choice of jigging, bait fishing, and Oyogase.

Murubushi Facts

  • 50 feet.
  • Holds 8 anglers comfortably.
  • Has cabin with 4 x comfortable car seats with air conditioning, microwave, and hot-water heater.
  • Electrical flush toilet.

Meeting Location

Cordinates:   26.276263411889673, 127.72989992280577

There’s a little roundabout where you can park when you turn at the signal into the marina.  The entrance to the marina is locked early morning.  We get together here and the captain will open the key for us.

Booking and Payment

We will announce our fishing trip season on facebook page. We will have 2 to 3 weeks for one season. It’s likely to happen in Oct – Nov and Mar – May.

Booking will be confirmed and held when you send me JPY100,000 for a downpayment.

By 1 month prior to your charter, we will finalize the dates, the number of anglers and all the details, I will send you the final quote. You can pay the remaining balance online (4% credit card fee will apply), or pay onsite with cash Japanese Yen only.

No cancellation fee before 1 month prior.  After 1 month prior, your downpayment will not be refunded as a cancellation fee. The captain may have to cancel the charter due to bad weather and any other safety issues.  In that case, we will refund your downpayment.