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Address: Honokohau Harbor, slip D-6, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-960-5877
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The 42' Hooked Up is a personalized, family-oriented deep sea fishing...

The 42' Hooked Up is a personalized, family-oriented deep sea fishing charter service that is located in Kailua-Kona Hawaii. The boat has a proven catch record and you can see this in our tournament results. Owned and operated by Captain Chuck Wigzell and Family.

In Kona we are fishing for blue marlin, spearfish, mahi mahi, ono and tuna year round. But for those of you that just want some action we can target smaller tuna on light tackle or even bottom drop for the bigger jacks when they are available. If you have little kids we don't mind reef fishing. So whether its trolling, live baiting or bottom dropping we will work hard and try different techniques to catch you a fish.

 

For those of you that are not really fishing people we could do a combo of fishing and whale/dolphin watching. We do a great job with beginners so we will be happy to take you out. The boat is a great place to sun baith, see whales, dolphins, turtles and rays. We also could take you snorkeling or swim with the dolphins.

 

The boat is very large, clean and comfortable. All the rods and reels we use are in great shape and can catch you a fish of a life time. The boat has plenty of seating up stairs with the captain or has two full size couches in the open cabin, plus a nice clean bathroom. The boat is truly the largest and most comfortable and productive in its price range.

The captain and crew are always polite and courteous to the customers. They try to engage in conversation and answer all your questions through out the day and try to get you involved as much as possible.

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Family Fun Fishing!

Our family had an excellent time out on the "EZ Pickens"! Rocky and Jim were the crew and we honestly could not have asked for two better guys to take us out on the water. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
mlapierre8
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Great Falls, Montana
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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Our family had an excellent time out on the "EZ Pickens"! Rocky and Jim were the crew and we honestly could not have asked for two better guys to take us out on the water. They had us catching fish, laughing and making memories right away!! Thanks again for the excellent time!

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Thank mlapierre8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Went out with Jim and Rocky on EZ Pickings. Both were attentive and great with the kids. While the fishing was a bit slow the guys went out of their way to ensure the kids had a good time and let them catch some small tuna for our live bait. We did end up catching a Spearfish and Mahi Mahi,... More 

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Thank Justin U
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Went out Saturday for a morning 1/2 day with capt rocky and carry. Fishing was a bit slow so we went by a buoy and managed to catch a few small tunas. Capt and crew were both very professional and worked great with our family. Boat was very comfortable and we had a great time. Thanks again u guys aloha.

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Thank Monicahee
Hoquiam, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Hay Chuck it was grate being back on the island this past couple weeks three trips tuna and a tagged marlin thanks for the grate couple weeks

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Thank CarlBland
Springfield, Ohio, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

In my 50 plus years of fishing charters ,this is the first time I came back empty handed. The owner of the boat was unavailable so we were set with another guide who, on the night before the charter ,decided to take another charter on his boat .So we were handed off to another guide. Now I know that fish... More 

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2 Thank Chuck D
Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

We have tried sport fishing in St Lucia and Costa Rica and left with only fish stories to tell. On a last minute whim we decided to try Hooked Up. For us the name speaks for itself.. we scored a A 200 lb (give or take 25lbs) Blue Marlin in addition to a few honorable mentions. With one sore arm... More 

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Thank skilletandprincess
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We went fishing on a day when no other boats were catching fish. I was worried when i saw many of the other fishing charters heading home early due to the poor conditions. RJ and Sawyer convinced us to hang on just a little longer and we caught a blue marlin right at the end of our trip. It was... More 

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Fortuna, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Went out yesterday on the Hooked Up. Only caught one fish, but what a fish. Our 14 year-old grandson caught a 250lb blue marlin. He will remember that fishing trip for the rest of his life. Thanks crew of the Hooked Up.

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Thank Marty502
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

RJ and Sawyer earned their keep helping land 3X 150-250lb Blue Marlins in less than 4 hours of fishing. Knowledgeable and courteous, they were great with our teenage boys. I would recommend anyone to this charter. Chuck and Jim, nice work training this excellent crew.

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Thank Blaine W
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a great 4 hour charter. Caught and released one Marlin that was about 9ft long and about 300 lbs. The second one we hooked was about a 13ft long 600-700 lb. Marlin. Unfortunately, the second one got off, but my 16 year old son had fun fighting it for a while! Great experience. Nice boat. Knowledgeable crew. Thanks... More 

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