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Hooked Up Sportfishing

162 reviews
Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
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About Hooked Up Sportfishing
Get “Hooked Up” fishing in Kona Hawaii. Hooked Up is a first class and affordable Kona deep-sea fishing charter business with the experience to catch you a fish of a life time. We have great reviews and a proven catch record and you can see this in our tournament results and Kona fishing report blog. Hooked Up is a very large, clean and comfortable 40′ Uniflite that is owned and operated by Captain Chuck Wigzell and family. Whether you want some fish for dinner or a trophy blue marlin we will customize your Kona fishing charter trip to meet your needs and expectations. We fish for blue marlin, stripe marlin, spearfish, mahi mahi, ono and tuna year round off the Big Island of Hawaii. If your just looking for action or just want to catch some fish for fun we offer light tackle tuna fishing and bottom drops for big jacks and other bottom species. This is what truly differentiates us from the rest of the Kona fishing charter boat competition, we don’t mind mixing it up to get you some action. Whether its trolling or live baiting, we will work hard and try different techniques to catch you fish. Hooked Up also specializes in taking kids fishing, and we’re happy to customize your fishing charter trip for the whole family. Hooked Up has a variety of different tackle and equipment to make fishing for the kids easy and fun. With large side rails around the cockpit area and plentiful shade, this boat is safe and comfortable for families big and small. At the end of the day, we’ll fillet the fish you catch for no charge, and you can have it cooked at our family owned restaurant in downtown Kona, Pancho and Lefty’s, or take it back to your condo to grill yourself. It doesn’t get any better than that. 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you Shawn & Chuck for giving my family and I an awesome fishing experience on our Hawaiian vacation! We felt right at home and relaxed on the Hooked up. The crew was very curtious and professional. I know my kids will have great memories...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shawn and Logan were knowledgeable, friendly and cheerful during our entire half day excursion. We only got a couple hits but we managed to land a ~100lb striped marlin. Dinner for the whole family for a week! We'll definitely be back.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JP S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family went out with Sean and Logan, perfect morning cruising around, capped off by catching a beautiful, 90 lb Striped Marlin. Sean and Logan were extremely knowledgeable and helped us every step of the way. All of us are looking forward to another trip!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank englishcanuck86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went back to the Big Island for our 20th anniversary, having been married there in 1999. We wanted to do something special that we hadn't done before and decided to charter a boat for a day of sport fishing. Great idea! Hooked Up is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mark M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sean and Carey we awesome. Professional, on time and it didn’t hurt that I caught a 115lb Striped Marlin! Thanks fellas great day and great job.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Trekn13
Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

I had An amazing time on a very nice boat with a very friendly crew we caught good fish and they were all very kind and supportive I will definitely be back to fish again.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Studie99
Reviewed April 10, 2019

Great 4 hour trip with the Hooked up Crew. Cpt. Chuck was great finding the fishing ground and Shawn was amazing with his knowledge - explaining everything to my 12 year old son. Caught 2 Ono which was fantastic and watched as Shawn filleted them...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank p_harvey_1979
Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

Captain Shawn, I just want to thank you so much for the most memorable family reunion my family has ever experienced. Words cannot describe the intensity and action of fighting that humongous 450+pound blue Marlin and a Wahoo and 2 striped marlin! But what I...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kingstrees
Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

When my boyfriend told me he was going to surprise me with an “afternoon on the water” I didn’t know what to expect. After spending the afternoon on the water with captain Shawn and the photographer Kimberly I went home feeling the best vibes. We...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Nicole C
Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

The Hooked Up was such a nice boat! Captain Shawn was beyond amazing. He made us feel very comfortable. He was friendly, well experienced, and easy going. We immediately hooked up to a huge Ono. Later we hooked up 4 more times!! The biggest marlin...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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72 hour cancellation notice and no charge! Or if we have to cancel do to weather or mechanical no charge!
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October 25, 2016|
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Cost for a half day is $450 for all of you. Yes we can take or accommodate the blind adult. We will just take our time getting him on and off the boat with your help. Can call me at 808 960-5877 to book or ask any more... More
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