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

Hooked Up is a first class deep-sea charter fishing business with the experience to catch you a fish of a life time.  We have great reviews, affordable rates and a proven catch record and you can see this in our fish reports and tournament results.  Hooked Up is a very large, clean and comfortable 40′ Uniflite that is owned and operated by Captain Chuck Wigzell. Captain Chuck has been fishing in Kona for over 25 years and has numerous tournament wins and other success’s while fishing in Kona. Chuck can also offer you one of the largest and most luxury charter fishing boats in Kona Hawaii, Ez Pickens.

We specialize in Catching Fish and making sure you have a GREAT TIME doing it!  Hooked Up will customize your Kona deep sea charter fishing trip to meet your needs and expectations.  We specialize in fishing for blue marlin but also target stripe marlin, spearfish, mahi mahi, ono and tuna year round off the Kona coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.   For those that just want action or to catch some fish for fun we can light tackle fish for small tuna or vertical jig/bottom fish for the big amberjack and giant trevally.  This is what truly differentiates us from the rest of the competition in Kona, we don’t mind mixing it up to get you action.  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.

Hooked Up also has fun taking kids and families fishing, and we’re happy to customize your charter deep sea fishing trip for the whole family. Captains Chucks kids grew up fishing on the boat and Chuck knows how important it is to get the kids involved or some action. The crew works great with kids and families and has caught plenty of big fish for small anglers.  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, were happy to FILLET some fish for you to enjoy while on vacation. You can take it back to your vacation rental to bbq 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.

The 40′ Hooked Up is professionally maintained by Captain Chuck and crew. When the they are not deep sea charter fishing in Kona Hawaii you will find them at Honokohua harbor personlay 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 (808) 960-5877 today to book your trip! Or click on the email tab on the top of the pages.


Fishing Charter Reports

Fished the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament this past week. We tagged three marlin on 50# line and ended up tied for fourth place. Had teams from South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Japan and North...
Captain Shawn and Zac ran a half day charter and they ended up catching 3 Ono.. Customers took a nice bag of fish back to their condo for a BBQ before they fly back...
Mark from Utah fished a full day with us and went 2-4 on blue marlin plus he captured a mahi mahi and a spearfish… We had some half day charters earlier in the week...
Captain Shawn caught this nice blue for our cruise ship charters…

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

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

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We had avery nice time. Your crew was excellent. We will be back again. Thank you so much. 🙂