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Address: Honokohau Harbor, Slip D-6, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number:
+1 808-960-5877
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Get “Hooked Up” fishing in Kona Hawaii. Hooked Up is a first class and...

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 around the FAD’s or ledges when available. 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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The Blue Marlin

This is the boat and crew for you. Two hours in we hooked up with a Blue Marlin. The crew worked very hard to make sure we had a great time and we did. Hooked Up Sportfishing is... read more

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the boat and crew for you. Two hours in we hooked up with a Blue Marlin. The crew worked very hard to make sure we had a great time and we did. Hooked Up Sportfishing is the best in the business and in all the islands.

Thank rackmasterrick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great boat and great crew! Very willing to try and get you what you want and are friendly and interactive. Won't just put you down below and wait up top like other boats I've been on. Definitely know their stuff and will get you into some fish.

Thank Nick K
Port Orchard, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went fishing with Hooked Up charters, my father & I enjoyed the expertise of Chuck Wigzell & his crew member Shawn, Chuck got us on a spearfish right away & within a few minutes of releasing the awesome fighting fish, we hooked into a 200lb Blue Marlin, fight was on, fish jumped are entire wake of the boat, thrill of... More 

Thank khannem
Rock Springs, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1/27/2017 - Captain Chuck and Shawn are thorough professionals. Shawn gave us a concise explanation of what to expect if we hooked up on the trolling poles as we left the harbor. Although the fishing was slow, it was very apparent they were working hard to get us on fish. We stopped trolling for awhile, and jigged for Amberjack. We... More 

Thank Cammster1024
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jan 24.17 - Fishing with Chuck (captain) and Shawn was awesome. Great hospitality and attention to detail enabled us to catch and release a 100# blue Marlin. These guys are top notch when it comes to deep sea fishing. This is the 2nd time we've been out with this boat. Chuck knows the area really well. Shawn is an 'attention... More 

Thank Barry F
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fishing was slow and the sea conditions were rough, but I'm giving Hooked Up 5 stars because, while you can't control the catch or the weather, I recognize effort and service. Captain Chuck and deckhand Shawn were great. It was a slow day of fishing (the weather was rough on the Grounds, which is the prime fishing area, so... More 

Thank Mastashen
Homedale, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

I booked a trip with Hooked Up Sports fishing on January 13, 2017. Captain Chuck and deck hand Jess were awesome. Both were very knowledgable with fishing these waters and very instructive in the techniques required to fight these trophy fish. They calmly coached you along when fighting a fish until they were are landed. The boat was extremely comfortable.... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Our group of six anglers chartered a four hour excursion on a Sunday morning with Rocky and Carey. The experience couldn't have been better! We had the opportunity to see humpback whales on the way out and dolphins of the way back. We didn't hook anything on the larger lines that day but once we got to the buoy and... More 

Thank jbrocaille
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

If you plan to go fishing in Kona, be sure to charter with Hooked Up Sportfishing. I found the captain and crew remarkably pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. There's both an art and a science in finding the fish, and they are masters of both. Also, the boat and all the equipment is state of the art and very, very clean.

Thank mphay
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

We recently visited Kona, Hawaii with our family. I had contacted Hooked up sports fishing as well as other charters prior to our arrival. I did not commit to anyone because we were unsure of our plans. Because we were island hopping we were only going to be in the area for 2 1/2 days. Plus the teenagers were unsure... More 

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