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Deep Sea Charter Fishing In Kona Hawaii On The Big Island!

fishing in konaGet “Hooked Up” charter fishing in Kona Hawaii.  We offer 1/2, 3/4, full day and last minute deep sea fishing charters.  We fillet the fish for you to enjoy at no extra cost. We have great rates and a proven catch record and you can see this in our daily fish report.  Captain Chuck owns and operates along with captain Shawn Slattery the very large, clean and comfortable 40′ Hooked Up.

Hooked Up Sportfishing specializes in CATCHING FISH and making sure you have a GREAT TIME doing it! We fish for blue marlin, spearfish,  ahi tuna, mahi mahi, stripe marlin and ono year round off the Kona coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. If you just want action or to catch some fish for fun we can light tackle fish for small tuna or bottom fish for the big jacks.  This is what truly differentiates us from the rest of the competition in Kona, we don’t mind mixing it up to get you some action on your fishing trip.  So whether its trolling, live baiting or bottom dropping, we will work hard and try different fishing techniques to get you “Hooked Up” in Kona Hawaii.

charter fishing in kona hawaiiHooked Up also has fun taking kids and family’s fishing, and we’re happy to customize your charter deep sea fishing trip for the whole family. We work great with kids and families. Hooked Up has a variety of different tackle and equipment to make fishing for the kids easy and fun. With large side rails around the cockpit area and plentiful shade, this boat is safe and comfortable for families big and small.

At the end of the day, we’ll FILLET the fish you catch for no charge, and you can take it back to your condo to grill. Or you can get it cooked at our family owned restaurant in downtown Kona, Pancho and Lefty’s. It doesn’t get any better than that.

It is our mission to create the best deep sea charter fishing experience possible. Our friendly professional captain and crew work great with the customers and will make your fishing trip worth while in Kailua-Kona Hawaii.

marlin fishing konaHooked Up is professionally maintained by Captain Chuck and Shawn. When they are not deep sea charter fishing in Kona Hawaii you will find them at Honokohua harbor working and maintaining the Hooked Up. They make sure all the tackle and the boat is in order so you will have a great fishing trip off the Kona coast. We pride ourselves on having the best charter fishing equipment available. We offer light, medium and heavy fishing tackle.

Call/Text (808) 960-5877 today to book your trip! Or click on the email tab on the top of the pages.

 

Fishing Charter Reports

12/12/17
12/12/17
Back out fishing again after some time off doing boat work on Ez Pickens. Captain Shawn got a nice Ono on a morning half today.
12/5/17
12/5/17
Caught and released another blue marlin plus a nice big Mahi Mahi that we cut up for the people to enjoy on vacation!!
12/3/17
12/3/17
Got another blue today! Caught 9 blue marlin and 2 spearfish last 4 days of fishing. I would say it’s pretty good! Plus did a kiddy trip one of those days also..
12/2/17
12/2/17
Good December so far. Went 3-5 on blue marlin plus captured 2 spearfish for Bill and Jackie Burns.

Some information you can use about sport fishing in Kona, Hawaii…

kona fishing

The Kona Coast is protected by the large volcanic mountains that rise near 14,000 feet, the sea is usually calm. It is possible to fish almost every day out of the year. The steep slopes of the volcanic mountains extend into the sea which makes the shoreline deep. It is 6000 feet deep just three miles out from Honokahau Harbor? In many sport fishing destinations a boat must travel great distances to get to the fishing grounds, in Kailua Kona, Hawaii the fishing starts just minutes outside of the harbor. This is the reason many sport fishing charters offer half day fishing trips. It is possible for a charter boat to do three half day fishing trips in one day during the longer summer months.

Sport fishing charters in Kona target many species of fish. The most sought after fish is the giant Blue Marlin. There are usually a couple of grander’s (marlin over one thousand pounds) taken every year.  There are several Marlin fishing tournaments each year in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.  The other billfish targeted are the Spearfish, Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Black Marlin and the Swordfish. Tuna is a great sport fish and you will find the Albacore, Bigeye, Skipjack and Yellowfin Tuna roaming the seas of the Kona Coast.  Besides the Tuna and Billfish, you can also fish for Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Ono (Wahoo), Kahala (Amberjack), Ulus (Giant Trivially) and few other minor species.  It is no wonder with the varieties of fish, the calm seas, the wonderful Hawaiian weather, and the majestic Hawaiian scenery that Kailua Kona, Hawaii is a major fishing destination for many anglers around the world.

There are several methods of angling that the sport fishing charter boats use to catch their fish. The most common method is by trolling. Next might be the live bait method which a small live Tuna or Mackerel is pulled behind the charter boat to lure the bigger fish to the gaff. A few sport fishing charters offer bottom fishing where some bait is dropped down to the bottom to entice a fish to bite. Vertical jigging is another technique of bottom fishing and is a good for catching big jacks on the bottom.  Captain Chuck is very good at this and is almost famous in Japan. Captain Chuck also is a yacht broker and you can check out his web page at www.konacoastyachts.com.
I hope some of this information is of help- take a look around the web site for more information about fishing in Kona Hawaii- Then E-mail Chuck at wigzellt001@hawaii.rr.com

Learn about fishing in KonaCheck out the boat

Kenji left Kona this morning. He wanted to thank you for a memorable fishing trip. He was particularly impressed with that large Ulua. The photo with Ulua will be his treasure. He was also awed by two Blue marlins which were, of course, his first experience. Yellowfin tuna was also awesome. The only missed target was a large Kahala. He wanted to come back for revenge (?) ASAP.

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