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.”
We had avery nice time. Your crew was excellent. We will be back again. Thank you so much. 🙂
Thanks again for a great day of fishing on the 19th. We are already looking at our calendar for some dates for next year.
Thank you for the great trip a couple of weeks back–had a ball. It was nice to be on a boat captained by a pro, which was spotless to boot. We had a great dinner at the restaurant that night—the fresh fish just added to it too. It was great to meet you and spend the time on your boat.
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 for a good day fishing. Still looking for the blue… Will look you up if we make it back there.
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!
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.
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.
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.