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Hooked Up Sportfishing

Honokohau Harbor, slip D-6, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-960-5877
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Ranked #65 of 178 activities in Kailua-Kona
Type: Tours
Owner description: The 42' Hooked Up is owned and operated by Captain Chuck Wigzell. The boat is very large, clean, and comfortable. We are a personalized,... more » Owner description: The 42' Hooked Up is owned and operated by Captain Chuck Wigzell. The boat is very large, clean, and comfortable. We are a personalized, family-oriented service with a proven catch record and you can see this in our Hawaiian marlin tournament results. We deep sea fish for marlin, mahi mahi, ono and tuna year round. We also bottom fish for the big jacks, snapper and sharks when they are abundent. If you have some kids we will target the small tuna at the FAD's or reef fish for them to make sure they get some action. A lot of the charters are family's with kids and we do a good job on the kiddy fishing trips. For those of you that are not fishing people the boat is a great place to sun baith, see whales, dolphins, turtles and rays. Some times its not about the end result but about the journey and fishing in Kona Hawaii is a fun activity you can do with the whole family. We charter fish for a living and do not segregate on who we take out. This means we take any one and everyone out that wants to fish. So whether your a beginner or a experienced fisherman in Hawaii we will show you a good time. Captain and Crew are always polite and courteous to the customers. We try to engage in conversation and answer all your questions through out the day and try to get you involved as much as possible. A lot of our fishing is trolling for the pelagic fish. This means we set the lures or bait and hurry up and wait for a bite. It's kind of like watching paint dry but it is really exciting when it happens. Kona Hawaii is known for consistently catching large blue marlin year round and that is why Hawaii is such a popular fishing destination. We do a lot of charters every year and we take all kinds of different people out fishing with all different expectations and ideas of how the fishing should be in Kona Hawaii. We do the best we can to please everyone but we are not going to please all the people all the time. I think the people that get up set after they fish Kona don't understand the fishing in Hawaii or have different ideas of how the fishing should be. Whether its trolling, live baiting or bottom dropping we will work hard and try different techniques to catch you a fish. You just have to communicate with us on what you want to target and be realistic about the fishing on the Big Island of Hawaii. One of my charters told me "Fishing is not Disneyland and if I wanted a guarantee I would go golfing". A good fisherman has patience and persistence. RATES HALF DAY - $425.00 3/4 DAY - $600.00 FULL DAY - $750.00 Do not include tax. Rates above are for a private boat and you can bring up to 6 people max. You need to bring what you want to eat, drink, sunblock and camera. We provide all the fishing gear and tackle. We also have a ice chest for you to use while on the boat. We do fillet the fish for you to eat while on your vacation. The rest the captain and crew will keep or sell. Thanks for taking the time to read our description and hope to see you on the big island in Kona Hawaii. Captain Chuck Wigzell « less
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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Best experience I've had on a charter boat! Chuck is a great captain and put us on the fish. Matt worked hard on the deck and kept the 4 of us engaged in the experience of big game fishing! Great down to earth guys! I will book with Chuck and hooked up again.. However I have to say Chuck. Matt... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Chuck and Crew, go out of their way to make your day spent fishing as memorable as possible. Whether you get hooked up with a big one or just spend an enjoyable afternoon on the water fishing with Chuck is like fishing with an old friend. We caught not one but two Blue Marlin over 250lbs each - tag and... More

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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Bob K, NJ Chuck runs a first rate charter operation, period. We have fished offshore from the Outerbanks, New Jersey, Cape Cod, and Puerto Rico, and Hooked Up Sportfishing ranks competitively with the best charters we have experienced, anywhere. Fishing is 50% luck, and 50% local knowledge and preparation. As far as the latter is concerned, in our experience Capt... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fishing with Capt. Chuck on "Hooked Up" is a first class experience, I rate Capt. Chuck and his crew very high in customer service, extremely knowligable with many techniques and locations of all species in Hawaiian waters. While fishing tournaments for Marlin or Tuna he has a track record of many Wins and top 5 finishes, with the local knowledge... More

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We selected Hooked Up for our 1/2 day fishing charter mainly because they stated they were kid friendly, and they are! Capt' Chuck and his crew were really great! They were patient with my boys (10 & 13) as this was their first time ocean fishing. We didn't have an abundance of luck, this really nice SkipJack Tuna and we... More

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Booked a 6 hour trip in Feb 21 on Hooked Up with Capt Chuck and Rocky. I went with my wife and two boys, age 13 and 10. I chose Hooked Up because the website talked about how Capt Chuck was good at working with kids. I wanted my boys to have a good time for their first deep sea... More

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We had a great experience with Hooked Up. Chuck and Rocky were professional and very friendly. It was like going out fishing with your friends. Our 1/2 day fishing trip turned into a great catching day. We had two fish in the boat in the first hour and had two more the next hour.

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Orcas, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Having been a commercial fisherman and from Fla., my expectancy and fishing standard is pretty high. The boat and fishing equipment were top notch. The Capt. And crew also took time to catch us some quality live bait before we departed for the fishing grounds. Minutes after we put the lines out we hooked a pair of yellowfin tuna. We... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

As amateur fisherpeople, we did much research on Charter Providers, as most only Troll, which can be very boring if the fish are not biting. We chose this company as it offered on the website that if we just wanted action we could bottom fish, or fish for small tuna. On the morning of 11th November, Jim was our Skipper,... More

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Chuck W, Owner at Hooked Up Sportfishing, responded to this review

Sorry your expectations were not met and you did not get a bunch of action. My brother Jim said you asked what was biting when you got on the boat and he told you he has been catching mahi mahi and ono. He thought you agreed to fish for those. Sounds like a great idea until it is all over... More

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