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Address: Honokohau Harbor, slip D-6, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: +1 808-960-5877
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Description: The 42' Hooked Up is a personalized, family-oriented fishing charter...
The 42' Hooked Up is a personalized, family-oriented 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. 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 fishing people 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. 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. Some days it is fishing and not catching though.
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2nd time on a top notch charter

I've been on more than 15 deep sea charters in my life. This was my second time with Captain Chuck Wigzell at Hooked Up. I will be back to fish with them again as they deliver a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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North Pole, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I've been on more than 15 deep sea charters in my life. This was my second time with Captain Chuck Wigzell at Hooked Up. I will be back to fish with them again as they deliver a great trip for an exceptional price. Captain & deck hand are both knowledgable, courteous & most of all good at what they do.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had a wonderful adventure filled with Fishing, Dolphins and whales! Who knew you could all these adventures in one day! We fished for big fish and small fish all in one trip! We were given a fishing lesson upon departure. We are all talked through things and helped as needed when reeling in our fish! Bathroom was extremely clean... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Captain Jim and RJ took 6 of us out on what turn out to be one of choppiest days of the year. Marlin weren't biting, so they took us out to the Fish Accumulation Device, a buoy out about 9 miles. Caught enough yellow fin to feed 11 of us for several days, incredible sashimi. Did a 1/2 day fishing... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Me, my wife, and my stepdad went out with Hooked Up in August on a half day charter. This is a different trip that I was used to from half day boats in San Diego that are mostly about bottom fishing. Hooked Up is about catching big game fish on the surface while trolling off the Kona coast (or at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I have been an avid fisherman all my life, but have never had the opportunity to go big game fishing...only near shore fishing off the east coast of the US in the Atlantic. Chuck was not only a great person that made you feel welcome he also handled his boat very skillfully and allowed me to haul in my very... More 

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Emerson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My son and I chartered a 3/4 day trip with "Hooked Up" Sportsfishing Charters on Tuesday August 5th. Chuck's brother Jimmy captained the trip with first mate Matt. The two of them together provided a day that my son and I will never forget. We trolled out to the local buoy caught four(4) tuna while fishing out there then trolled... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We hired Chuck for a full day of fishing on July 23rd for three of us. It was an overcast day and ultimately we only were able to hook 1 Marlin (by no fault of anyones, just the luck of the draw that day), but the experience was awesome. Chuck, the captain and Matt, the deckhand were knowledgeable and provided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Spent a week in Kona and had too go fishing. We hired the Hooked Up for a half day (4 hour) charter. We wanted to catch something to take back to our rental to eat. Although it was prime Marlin season, the Captain Chuck was happy to take us wherever we wanted to put us on some fish. We trolled... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have always wanted to go on this kind of a fishing trip, my family however didn't share my enthusiasm! So when the opportunity came up for me to tag along with five of my friends who are experienced at fishing I jumped at the chance! I was along for the ride, so I wasn't evolved in choosing the charter,... More 

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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Chuck and his first mate Matt were awesome to fish with. Both very knoweldgebale and put us on and landed 2 marlins in a 3/4 day charter. It was more akin to a day of fishing with old friends than some type of rigid commerical enterprise. We also saw a sea turtle, dolphins and pilot whales!

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