Go Get 'Em Sportfishing

Honokohau
Kailua HI, United States

Go Get ‘Em Sportfishing invites you on the ultimate deep sea fishing adventure in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. This tropical paradise is located on the Big Island and used to be the capital city of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, until the capital moved to Lāhainā, then, to Honolulu. It is also the place where King Kamehameha I spent his final years and where the royal Hawaiian family used to holiday. If it’s good enough for royalty…

Kailua-Kona has, as you would expect in a tropical paradise, a tropical climate. The warm temperatures allow local charter operators to be on the water daily and catch fish. Charter company Go Get ‘Em Sportfishing is owned and operated by Captain Jim Wigzell. Jim has been fishing in Kona since 1985, and his family owns Pancho and Lefty’s Cantina that can cook your catch if don’t have a kitchen.

Captain Jim will take you out on his 36-foot Uniflite offshore sport fishing boat originally built in 1976, and restored in 2017. It is powered by two 300 HP Cummings Diesel B12 Series engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

The vessel has a flybridge which you can use to sight fish, a toilet, and a kitchen with a fridge for your convenience. It also features outriggers, Tuna tubes, an icebox, a livewell, and a fighting chair.

Go Get ‘Em Sportfishing will take you fishing the offshore waters of Kona, which are home to the world’s most desirable fish species. You can target Mahi Mahi, Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna), Blue and Striped Marlin, Ono (Wahoo), Shortbill Spearfish, Amberjack, Giant Trevally, and many more species.
You can choose a four, six, eight, or ten-hour trip, or an overnight trip which includes nighttime fishing.

The crew has two goals: to make sure you catch fish and to have a great time doing it! They offer kid-friendly charters and are able to accommodate total beginners and experienced anglers who know exactly what they want. So, book your trip today and join the Go Get ‘Em Family on a deep blue water adventure.

Go Get ‘Em Sportfishing invites you on the ultimate deep sea fishing adventure in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. This tropical paradise is located on the Big Island and used to be the capital city of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, until the capital moved to Lāhai


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Boat Specs

Uniflite (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1976, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 300HP Cummings Diesel B-12 Series engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Penn 80 And 130 Rods And Reels
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Marlin (Striped)

 
Spearfish (Shortbill)
 
Trevally (Giant)

 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks.

About the Charter Operator

Go Get 'Em Sportfishing
Kailua, Hawaii, United States
Member since March 2017
Captain Jim, who owns and operates Go Get 'Em Sportfishing charters, has been in Kona since 1984, and fishing here since 1985. He is on the water 250-275 days a year, and his family owns Pancho and Lefty's Cantina! Captain Jim grew up in the hospitality industry so he knows it's most important making sure clients catch fish and have a great time doing it!
Response time: 12 hours
Response rate: 78%

Customer Reviews

4.33 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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My bad for not requesting a smoke-free boat. Zack, the deck hand was virtuous & knew what he was doing aboard the boat. Captain Fish smoked & trolled for 4 hrs with not a single nibble to be found, but according to fellow anglers on the boat, he seemed to be a bit grumpy. Maybe it was due to the gouge above his ankle he may have endured before we boarded.
It just seemed disappointing to troll that long and not even go for alternative fish. At least the weather gods were in our favor. For the price plus big tip;

Fished July 31, 2017
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Fished July 8, 2017
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It was great. My wife and I were very excited because we caught a yellow finn tuna. Team has worked hard to ensure that fish.

Fished May 18, 2017
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