Get “Hooked Up” and ready to experience some seriously fantastic fishing in Kona, Hawaii. Hooked Up Sportfishing prides itself on being a first-class, affordable deep sea charter business, with all the experience necessary to help you reel in your dream Blue Marlin!

Hooked Up Sportfishing charters is owned and operated by Captain Chuck Wigzell, who has spent the last 20 years helping guests explore these plentiful waters. Whether you want to take home some tasty fish for dinner, or battle a trophy Blue Marlin, he’ll customize your Kona trip so that it perfectly meets your needs and expectations. Your captain also specializes in introducing young anglers to these waters, so bring along the whole family!

You’ll be fishing from a 40′ Uniflite vessel that is spacious, spotless, and extremely comfortable. She can accommodate up to 6 guests. Onboard, you’ll find a variety of top-notch rods, reels, and tackle that make fishing these waters easy and fun for anglers of all ages and abilities. She’s also decked out with top-of-the-line navigational and safety gear, as well as large side rails around the cockpit, and a shaded area to relax in. Get ready to travel in comfort and style!

You’ll be fishing for Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Spearfish, Mahi Mahi, Ono and Tuna year round plus some of the other pelagic fish that frequent these waters.

When you’re back on land, your crew will fillet your catch for free, and you can have it cooked at their family-owned restaurant. Whether you want to catch a trophy-sized Blue Marlin, or have an exciting and productive family day out on the water, Hooked Up Sportfishing can’t wait to welcome you onboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Big Game Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    Get ready to spend the morning fishing for an impressive variety of pelagic fish, including Mahi Mahi, the majestic Blue Marlin, and plenty more. Your trip includes top-quality rods and reels, bait, and tackle. Anglers of all ages and abilities are welcome – bring the family! **Tax included in price**
  • Private trip
    Half Day Big Game Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $750
    This trip starts at 12:30 p.m. or 2:15 p.m., whatever suits you the best.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Big GameTrip (Mid-Morning)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $750
    This trip starts at 10:30 am. Second half day departure time.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Big Game Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $950
    Spend more time on the water and bring home a huge catch! You'll come face-to-gills with Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, a variety of Tuna, and whatever else happens to be biting. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome on this trip, and it's perfect for making some incredible family memories. Rods, reels, bait, and tackle are all included. **Tax included in price**
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Big Game Trip (Mid-Morning)
    Just booked! Last booked: 11 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $950
    Come face-to-gills with Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, a variety of Tuna, and whatever else happens to be biting. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome on this trip, and it's perfect for making some incredible family memories. Rods, reels, bait, and tackle are all included. You'll typically depart at 10:30 a.m., or feel free to message Hooked Up to arrange a custom departure time that works for you.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Big Game Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,150
    Get ready for a full day of fishing these plentiful waters! Whether you're a brand new angler or a seasoned fisherman, come aboard and get ready to reel in anything from Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, a variety of Tuna, and more. Your trip includes rods, reels, tackle, and bait. **Tax included in price**
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Big Game Seasonal
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,150
    Get ready for a full day of fishing these plentiful waters! Whether you're a brand-new angler or a seasoned fisherman, come aboard and get ready to reel in anything from Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, a variety of Tuna, and more. Your trip includes rods, reels, tackle, and bait. Tax included in price.
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About the Charter Operator

Hooked Up Sportfishing
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
2 Fishing Reports
45 Customer reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since March 2016
Captain Chuck Wigzell has spent the last 25 years running charters out of Kona, Hawaii, and has been fishing for a living since he graduated college with a Hotel/Restaurant resort management degree in 1995. In 2019 Captain Chuck caught 200 blue marlin in a single year, he is the only captain in Kona to accomplish this huge number. He spent his college summers fishing for his family's restaurant aboard his dad's boat and was inspired to start running charters after he graduated. Two decades on, he still catches fish for his parents' restaurant, Pancho & Lefty’s, and you can have your own catch cooked there for a great after-trip meal. Doing so offers you a 20% discount and a meal you won’t forget.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin
Spearfish (Shortbill) Shortbill Spearfish

Boat specs

Uniflite (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1983, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 380HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Up to 10 miles

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Shimano Tiagra 130's
Trolling
Lures at 8 knots
Deep Sea Fishing
Trolling for all the pelagic fish

Amenities

Toilet
Very clean bathroom
Fighting Chair
$15,000 fighting chair
GPS
Furuno
Fishfinder
Furuno
Bed
Flybridge
6 people can fit upstairs with the captain

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Up to 40 pounds whole fish
First Mate
Very friendly, experienced and knowledgable-
Fishing License
Do not need in Hawaii

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Up to 40 pounds whole fish
Crew Keeps Catch
After we cut enough fish for clients to enjoy
Catch and Release Allowed
Bill Fish
Catch and Release Mandatory
Blue Marlin

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 45 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
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Fishing with Chuck
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
84%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
53%
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Dean A.
Lacey, WA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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You won't regret fishing on the' Hooked Up'

VERIFIED   Full Day Big Game Trip on August 28, 2022
We spent the day with Captain Zack and first mate Cody and had the most amazing day on the ‘Hooked Up’. It started off...
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Adrienne A.
Durango, CO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4-hour trip with Zac and Bevan (sp-sorry)

VERIFIED   Half Day Big GameTrip (Mid-Morning) on July 20, 2022
Well….you either catch fish or you don’t. The day we went, not a single bite. Not for lack of trying, just not in the cards….and...
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David L.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Troy and first hand Jackson

VERIFIED   Half Day Big GameTrip (Mid-Morning) on February 4, 2022
Troy and Jackson with HookedUp Sporting provided a bucket list adventure. Within an hour had a blue marlin on the hook and...
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David L.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Big GameTrip (Mid-Morning) on August 20, 2022
great day of fishing! hooked up on a marlin for a minute & lost it. crew was great & super friendly! highly recommend!
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Carla P.
Coppell, TX
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Fishing with Chuck

VERIFIED   Half Day Big GameTrip (Mid-Morning) on August 31, 2022
How can we say anything but great things when you catch a fish like this!  The captain and first mate were great at helping...
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FAQs about Hooked Up Sportfishing

Hooked Up Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - Half Day Big Game Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - Half Day Big Game Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - Half Day Big GameTrip (Mid-Morning) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - 3/4 Day Big Game Trip (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - 3/4 Day Big Game Trip (Mid-Morning) (6 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - Full Day Big Game Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - Full Day Trip – Big Game Seasonal (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hooked Up Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Very clean bathroom
  • Fighting Chair $15,000 fighting chair
  • GPS Furuno
  • Fishfinder Furuno
  • Bed
  • Flybridge 6 people can fit upstairs with the captain
  • Live Bait Well tubes and tank for opelu or tuna (live bait)
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers very tall to spread the lures out
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box Two large coolers that holds your drinks and fish

Trips booked with Hooked Up Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Up to 40 pounds whole fish)
  • First Mate (Very friendly, experienced and knowledgable-)
  • Fishing License (Do not need in Hawaii)

Hooked Up Sportfishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 10 miles)

Hooked Up Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle (Shimano Tiagra 130's)
  • Trolling (Lures at 8 knots)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Trolling for all the pelagic fish)

Top targeted fish species with Hooked Up Sportfishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo