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.”
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!
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.
It was nice to fish with you and Zack. It was a time of supreme happiness for me. I am already looking forward to the next chance.
We had avery nice time. Your crew was excellent. We will be back again. Thank you so much. 🙂
Thanks for a great fishing trip. You and Ricky made the whole experience one to remember.
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.
Thanks Chuck and Kerry for a fun afternoon. So glad we caught our dinner. Your brother treated us royally. Great dinner.
Just wanted to say thank you for a very memorable day. Great boat, great crew and a 452 pound Blue Marlin was icing on the cake. Happy fishing.
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.
Thanks again for the fantastic fishing charter. All the best to you and I hope we go fishing again sometime in the future.