Hooked Up is a great way to spend the day with the family.
Fishing in Kona could take your Kona family vacation from memorable to truly unforgettable, join Hooked Up for a customized family fishing trip for you and your kids. The captain and crew always enjoy taking kids out fishing and work hard to make it a nice experience for them. We have caught a lot of kids their first fish and their biggest fish. We have had 10 year olds or younger catch their first blue marlin, spearfish, mahi mahi, ono and tuna. Crew along with the parents will help the kids catch thier fish in a way that’s both safe and fun while trying to teach them proper technique. With no raised voices while fighting a trophy fish or any negative responses from the captain or crew if the fish comes off. We understand that its called fishing and not catching and Hooked Up realizes its supposed to be a fun, enjoyable and a good experience for the kids…
We offer a variety of unique opportunities, from trolling for pelagic fish, to small tuna fishing and bottom fishing for big jacks. This depends on the conditions of the day, wind and current on what we target. If the small tuna are around then that is what we like to target to get the kids hooked up. They are the easiest and most enjoyable to catch for kids. The smaller tuna are on the surface and they congregate around the FAD’s or buoy’s the state of Hawaii puts out. The FAD’s are set for the fishing boats to have some kind of structure to hold the tuna. The skip jack and yellow fin typically weigh between 3-15 pounds and the yellow fin our great to eat. We use light stand up tackle to catch these tuna.
Hooked Up is a great boat for kids and families. It has large side rails around the cockpit area which makes it safe for the kids to walk around on the deck and be part of the action. Boat has plenty of shade, plus two full size couches in the cabin where you can get out of the sun while you wait for the bite. Boat is really comfortable and affordable for families.
Captain and Crew will always work good with the kids and families. In fact, Captain Chuck has two children Zac and Hana who grew up fishing on the boat themselves. Plus Captain Shawn has three kids that grew up on his boat fishing with him. As Captain Chuck puts it, “I enjoy taking kids out fishing. I see the excitement and joy my two children get after landing a fish, and I know how important it is to get other kids involved and hook their own fish.”
Just wanted to send a quick thanks out to Jim, Bill & yourself for the great day fishing. I’m already trying to convince my brothers to make the trek down to Kona for a guys only trip.
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!
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.
I was damn lucky to have decided up on Hooked Up! The boat it’s nice and big, comfortable, and spotless. Every outfit was tournament ready; no corners cut anywhere. Simply the best of everything. Hope we get back one day, but if we don’t, at least I’ll know that I got to see how great Kona can be.
Thanks again to you and Carl for sending us home with a mahi.
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.
Can you please thank Carl for recommending us to Kona Honu Dive for the Manta Ray experience.
We went last night and were delighted by 9 Manta’s. The crew and boat were great.
As we look back at 2010 we will always remember this years fishing trip. It was wonderful. Thank you for always showing us a great time fishing in Kona. Happy New Year to you and your family! We look forward to our 2011 trip.
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.
Thanks again for a good day fishing. Still looking for the blue… Will look you up if we make it back there.