A Kona family fishing trip could take your vacation from memorable to truly unforgettable. Join Hooked Up for a customized fishing trip just for you and your family. Hooked Up always enjoys taking kids out fishing and work hard to make it a nice experience for them.
Hooked Up has 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. The kids will catch their fish in a way that’s safe and fun . We will try to teach them proper technique. Captain and Crew use positive encouragement words. We understand that its called fishing and not catching. If the fish gets off its no ones fault. 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. This depends on the conditions of the day, wind and current on what we target. The small tuna is what we like to target to get the kids hooked up, if available. 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 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. Large side rails around the cockpit area makes the boat safe for the kids. They can walk around on the deck and be part of the action with out any worry. Hooked Up has plenty of shade with a open cabin and two full size couches. Boat is really comfortable and affordable for families.
Captain and Crew will always work good with the kids and families. Captain Chuck has two children 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 got after landing a fish. I know how important it is to get other kids involved and catch their own fish.”
Thanks again for making a great day for my husband and son!
As promised, we will get you all the good photos. We just arrived back to our room and are exhausted. I will get everything downloaded tomorrow and emailed when completed.
Thanks again to you and Zach. It was lovely meeting your family also tonight.
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.
We had a GREAT time, and the fish story is making the rounds and expanding as we speak. Thanks for everything!
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.
Thanks for a great fishing trip. Thank Billy as well. You were both great company, and for a change, I had a bit of luck on a charter. The fish was delicious, and we finished it all off.
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.
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 so much for setting us up for Fishing on your boat on Friday. What a day! Many thanks for a great day, and to you and your crew for all of your aloha spirit.
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.
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.