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Address: Honokohau Harbor, slip D-6, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-960-5877

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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Been fishing quite a few times in Kona on various boats. But Hooked Up has always been lucky! Plus I happened to pick a day that there was a tournament going out, and Captain... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 13, 2016
Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Been fishing quite a few times in Kona on various boats. But Hooked Up has always been lucky! Plus I happened to pick a day that there was a tournament going out, and Captain Chuck wasn't able to be my guide. But he worked hard to find me a crew that was awesome. Captain Rick and mate Carry made us... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

Our second time on the big island, our first previous fishing experience was not what we thought it would be so on our return 12 months later with some research came across "Hooked Up Sportsfishing" with Capt. Chuck. A truly delightful experience over two days was had by myself and my son. Captain Chuck and his crew Shaun and brother... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

Capt. Chuck squeezed my family of 6 on for an afternoon half day. As we got on the boat, he offloaded 2 huge yellowfin tuna. The boat is clean and comfortable. The captain & mates are helpful and informative. The kids had a good time, even though we only caught one ono (Wahoo), which was promptly cleaned and bagged when... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking to go deep water fishing, look no further than Capt Chuck's boat and his crew mate Sean! We caught 3 big Ono fish, which they cleaned and filleted for us right on the spot. They both are extremely knowledgable and fun! Our 2 brothers had been deep sea fishing before and both raved this boat and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

I chartered Hooked up Sport fishing after researching many of the charters in Kona. One of the main reasons I chose them is because they let you keep part of your catch and if you take the fresh fish to their restaurant they will cook it up for you. The captain and the deck hand were very friendly, informative and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

The captain and his first hand were knowledgeable and safe. They were welcoming and great to chat with. Made for a fun group outing on the ocean! FYI-Bananas are bad luck on boats :)

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Tiburon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Caught a ton of tuna and an Ono, captain Jim and Sean were both very helpful and informative. Both seem to genuinely want you to catch as many fish as possible. Great day out on the water.

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Oxford, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

We were originally scheduled to go out on the Hooked Up, but it had mechanical problems so we ended up going out on the Go Get 'Em with Sawyer and Rocky. We hooked into some tuna pretty early in our 3/4 day charter and spent the rest of the time going after the big guys. We were not able to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Just spent two awesome days fishing with Beverly and her husband Chuck (whom she allows to drive the boat...) catching first ever Wahoo, Spearfish and a bucket list Striped Marlin. Chuck and his crew were just amazing and very accommodating to disabled veterans. These are "good people" and I'd recommend to any of my brother and sister veteran's. Just wish... More 

Thank Douglas R
Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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