Deep Sea Charter Fishing In Kona Hawaii On The Big Island!
Get “Hooked Up” charter fishing in Kona Hawaii. Hooked Up is a first class deep-sea charter fishing business with the experience to catch you a fish of a life time. We specialize in catching large blue marlin year round off the Kona coast. Plus other big game fish for those that want action or some fish to enjoy on the bbq while on vacation. We have great rates and a proven catch record and you can see this on our daily catch report blog and tournament results. Hooked Up is a very large, clean and comfortable 40′ Uniflite that is owned and operated by Captain Chuck Wigzell.
We specialize in CATCHING FISH and making sure you have a GREAT TIME doing it! Hooked Up will customize your Kona charter fishing trip to meet your needs and expectations. We fish for blue marlin spearfish, mahi mahi, ono and tuna year round off the Kona coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. Kona is not somewhere to fish if you want constant action. Kona is the place to go if you want really big sport fish, so keep that in mind. But for those that just want action or to catch some fish for fun we can light tackle fish for small tuna when they are abundant at the buoy’s. 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 fishing, and we’re happy to customize your charter deep sea fishing trip for the whole family. We work great with kids and families and caught plenty of big fish for smaller kids. 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.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
You outdid yourself again. I would like to thank you for another great fishing experience. Wendy, Marie, Jody, Laurie and I had wonderful day fishing a couple of weeks ago. Catching that shark was an experience I’ll never forget.
We had a GREAT time, and the fish story is making the rounds and expanding as we speak. Thanks for everything!
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!
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.
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.
Just wanted to say thanks for a great trip. We made a long run offshore, but it paid off. We ended up with 3 Mahi, 2 of them were nice sized. My wife ended up with the jackpot fish, hooked with a small popper on your light outfit. It gave her a pretty nice battle. Rick had to back down on it to keep it from taking too much line. It was pretty funny. We also got one on a live skipjack– I was surprised a Mahi that size ate it!
Great trip, tell Jim and Rick I said thanks again.
Here are a few photos, in case you want some material to post on the web. The last is a picture of the Mahi, fresh off the grill at Rosas. Thanks again!
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!
Just thought we would let you know Rosa’s cooked up our ono, and all our plates were wonderful. Thanks again for a great trip and the suggestion on Rosa’s Cantina.
Really enjoyed fishing with you, Rocky and Sean yesterday. It was all that we had hoped for and more. We ended up eating at your family restaurant and it was easily the best Mexican food we have had in Hawaii. I had such a blast, it convinced me that I need to go again before I move this summer.