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.”
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 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.
Thanks again for the fantastic fishing charter. All the best to you and I hope we go fishing again sometime in the future.
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.
We had avery nice time. Your crew was excellent. We will be back again. Thank you so much. 🙂
I spent several hours on the internet searching for a charter service. I found your charter prices for the size of your boat to be “the best deal in town”.
Little did I know that we would be eating several meals of fresh Tuna. But the highlight of the full day charter was the 8’7″ Blue Stripped Marlin that I caught. What a thrill that was!
Once again, I would like thank you and your staff for the great time on the waters of Kona.
Thanks again for a great day of fishing on the 19th. We are already looking at our calendar for some dates for next year.
Just wanted to let you know that we had a great time with Rick and Shawn on our full day charter (sorry you couldn’t be with us)!!!!
See you next May!!!!
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!
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.