We specialize in BIG GAME fishing and making sure you have a GREAT time doing it.
Get “Hooked Up” fishing in Kona Hawaii. Hooked Up is a first class and affordable Kona deep-sea fishing charter business with the experience to catch you a fish of a life time. We have great reviews and a proven catch record and you can see this in our tournament results and Kona fishing report blog. Hooked Up is a very large, clean and comfortable 40′ Uniflite that is owned and operated by Captain Chuck Wigzell.
Chuck Wigzell has been a captain and fishing for a living out of Kona since 1995. He has the experience and the Knowledge to catch you a fish of a life time. He is surrounded by a lot of great captains and still has the passion to keep improving and learning from some of the best fisherman in Kona and the world. He specializes in catching large blue marlin which can be caught off the Kona coast year round. Plus you will have a chance at big yellow fin tuna, mahi mahi and ono. When Chuck is not fishing he is personlay working and maintaining the Hooked Up. He will make sure all the tackle and the boat is in order so you will have a great fishing trip out of Kona Hawaii.
Whether you want some fish for dinner or a trophy blue marlin we will customize your Kona fishing charter trip to meet your needs and expectations. We fish for blue marlin, stripe marlin, spearfish, mahi mahi, ono and tuna year round off the Big Island of Hawaii. Whether its trolling or live baiting, we will work hard and try different techniques to catch you fish.
Hooked Up also specializes in taking kids fishing, and we’re happy to customize your fishing charter trip for the whole family. 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 have it cooked at our family owned restaurant in downtown Kona, Pancho and Lefty’s, or take it back to your condo to grill yourself. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Call (808) 960-5877 today to book your trip! Or click on the email tab on the top of the pages.
Fishing Charter Reports
Shawn just got his captains license and on his first trip he went 2-3 on blue marlin and also caught a spearfish and a ono
Took out Vicki Picking and her friend Renea in Ez Pickens and caught and released a nice Blue Marlin and we kept a Mahi Mahi
9/9-9/11 It's A Wrap Tournament
Went 2-5 on blue marlin. One of them got off half way up the leader. Congratulations to Lightspeed and Sapo for winning all the $$.
Took out a nice couple from Alaska and Rick Reger as my crew on a half day charter. It was Rick's birthday also and he
Thanks again for a great day on the water on Monday PM. Susanne, Alexandra, Jennet, Nick and I rally appreciated your tailored trip just for us. Too bad we didn’t “Hook Up” on anything on either the outbound or return trip from Buoy F. We finally ran out of tuna yesterday after four days of great Poki appetizers and Ahi for dinner.
Just a follow-up to say, again, how much we enjoyed our charter with you last Wednesday, and especially to thank you again for those wahoo fillets!!! I know it’s not something that all the captains do, and we really appreciated it. We prepared them as recommended and they were spectacular! Great recipe (panko, etc.). We’ll be happy to recommend “Hooked Up” to anyone we know traveling to Kona.
Mahalo nui for the great day of fishing yesterday on the “Hooked Up”. A special thank you also to mate, Rocky. kona fishingWe had a lot of fun catching a variety of fish. We hope to be back to fish with you again. I will let my friends know who to call when they are looking for a great day on Kona’s fishing grounds!
Julie and I had a great time with you guys….the marlin was a nice way to spend an afternoon, too!! No one believes that she was 625#…until they see the pics!!
Just wanted to send you a big thank you for the great day on the water. We all saw action and that’s we we asked for. Sometimes you tie into a big one, some times you don’t. It was a good day to be on the water.
Had a great day today, even if the big ones didn’t bite, and the 50lb one got away.
The yellowtail was phenomenal, sashimi, as well as stir fried.
Jim and RJ, thanks for a wonderful fishing excursion.
Thanks again for a good day on the 27th. It was great landing the big yellowfin tuna and thanks to Bevan for his help. It was a pity we didn’t hook a marlin. My brother saw in the next day’s West Hawaii paper that you had hooked 4 the previous week -such is fishing.
Thanks again and if/when we return to the Big Island we will be out with you again.
We are already planning our trip for next year! I have a request in with my timeshare for The Kona Coast Resort so we will be closer to the marina.
Let Bevan and Olivia know we enjoyed meeting them and look forward to seeing them next year as well.
What can I say about our day besides Jim and Rocky were exceptional from the minute we got on the boat until we got off at the harbor. For Geoffrey, Jeremy, my wife Lauren and myself it was the best day fishing we have ever had in the islands.
I’ve been around game fishing long enough to know it’s not just luck. It all reflects on the skippers preparation and attention to detail, from the sharpness of your hooks, maintenance of your boat and fishing gear, decisions on where to go, what speed, what to troll, choice and placement of your lures, to crew work, concentration etc. – and you are very focused!