Hooked Up Sportfishing

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 battling Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Spearfish, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna year round off Hawaii’s Big Island. Whether you’re looking for serious rod-bending action, or just want to catch some fish for fun, you’ll be equipped with a variety of tackle to land your catch. Your captain and crew will have you trolling, live baiting, or light tackle fishing – they’ll work hard and try different techniques to have you reeling ‘em in!

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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    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
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    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 Trip (Mid-Morning)
    In demand! Last booked: 20 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $900
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    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 Trip (Mid-Morning)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $700
    This trip starts at 10:30 am. Second half day departure time.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $700
    This trip starts at 12:30 pm. Third half day departure time.
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About the Captain

Chuck Wigzell
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
2 Fishing Reports
26 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 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

Tuna (Bigeye) Bigeye Tuna
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Uniflite (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1983, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 315HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

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

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Great 3\/4 day with my wife
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Dan W.
EAST GRAND RA, MI
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Caught a 700 lb Marlin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 6, 2021
Best fishing tip ever. After an hour of reeling in a monster fish the reel broke. And Troy (deckhand) hand hauled it in for...
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Simon L.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Half day trip with Captain Zac

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 3, 2021
Great captain and mate, thoroughly went over what to expect in terms of what fish and how the entire fishing process works....
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Ray G.
Santa Rosa, CA
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Great 3/4 day with my wife

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Mid-Morning) on July 31, 2021
This was by far the best destination fish trip we’ve taken. The boat is clean,spacious,and comfortable. The tackle is top...
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Zane C.
Republic, MO
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Great trip. Captian and crew friendly and helpful.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 9, 2021
My wife, two toys, and myself had a great trip.  2 marlin and an ahi tuna.  The crew did a great job with our kids.  The...
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Mike M.
Chicago, Illinois
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Fishing with Chuck

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 15, 2021
Had a wonderful day even though the fish didn’t cooperate this time. Captain and crew did all they could. There were 17 boats...
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FAQs about Hooked Up Sportfishing

Hooked Up Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (Mid-Morning) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (Mid-Morning) (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip (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