Deep Sea Charter Fishing In Kona Hawaii On The Big Island!
Get “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 and ono year round off the Kona coast of the Big Island in Hawaii. Plus we are always on the look out for the smaller football size tuna. They range from 3-20 pounds and are great to catch for those that want some action on light tackle. 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 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.
Hooked 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.
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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 Email Chuck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Chuck, I wanted to make sure you knew that my family and I enjoyed ourselves last Saturday. It was a slow day for sure but Jim and RJ persevered and managed to hook into a sizable Mahi Mahi. Coincidentally, the charter that the Hilton recommended, was sniffing around our stern after the hook up!
After that I definitely knew we made the right choice. If you’d like me to give you a good review on your website or Yelp just let me know.
You guys rock! What a ride we had. That’s the kind of fishing dreams are made of! We will treasure the experience forever and look forward to hangin with you again in the near future. All I can say is Wow! We are sore. RJ, we love ya. I can only assume your butt was kicked as well… Much love, hope to see you guys soon.
Thank you for helping me catch a marlin. I still get excited just watching the video. I will never forget that experience. It was something I never thought I would be able to do. We will be back next year fishing with you again. Also I went on trip advisor and did my review. Also I will give your name out to everyone I know who is coming to Hawaii. Again, thank you so much for all your help and for a truely great experience! Mahalo!
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.
I just wanted to say thank you for the great time we had on the water. You and your brother are true professionals with a level of enthusiasm I didn’t expect from people who are so experienced. We didn’t get into as many fish as I’d hoped, but that’s fishing. We would’ve completely missed the Humpback whales had you not spotted them. For my kids, that was a highlight of the day. The striped marlin was my highlight. Rosa’s Canteen & Grill did a great job on the marlin I caught. The atmosphere in Rosa’s is very welcoming.
I look forward to seeing the photo you took. I will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a fishing charter.
Thanks again to you and Carl for sending us home with a mahi.
Libby and I had a great time with you last Thursday. While we didn’t catch a Marlin, the 46″ Amberjack gave me a good fight. I hope next time we come back we can bring our sons.
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!
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!!