“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 happens to be the former capital of the island. It was good enough for royalty and it’s certainly great if you’re hoping to explore the incredible rich blue surrounding it!

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 year-round. Your captain is Jim Wigzell, an angler and restaurant owner who’s been fishing here since 1985.

Hop aboard his 36’ Uniflite offshore sportfishing boat, which can comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 4 guests are allowed at the moment. She’s powered by twin 300 HP Cummings engines and boasts the latest GPS and Fishfinder technology. What’s more, she has a flybridge you can use to sight cast from, a toilet, and a kitchen with a fridge for your convenience. She also features outriggers, Tuna tubes, a live well, and a fighting chair.

You’ll explore the offshore waters off the coast of Kona for some of the world’s most desirable fish around. Hook into the likes of Mahi Mahi, Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna), Blue and Striped Marlin, Ono (Wahoo), Shortbill Spearfish, Amberjack, and Giant Trevally.

The crew has two goals: making sure you catch the fish of a lifetime and ensuring you have a great time doing so! They offer kid-friendly charters and are able to accommodate beginner and experienced anglers alike. Book your trip today and join the Go Get ‘Em Family on a deep blue water adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    This is the mother of daytime fishing trips! You'll spend 10 quality hours on the water targeting the most desirable species Hawaii has to offer including Yellowfin Tuna, Blue and Striped Marlin, Wahoo, Amberjack, Spearfish, and Giant Trevally! The crew brings along all the gear you need. All you'll want to pack are enough drinks and snacks to keep you going!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $875
    Spend 8 productive hours on the water and check out a few different locations in search of your trophy catch! You'll target the likes of Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Striped Marlin, Amberjack, and Wahoo on a rod-bending day. Pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're ready to sail away!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – October Special
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $800
    Grab this October only offer and embark on an 8-hour adventure with Capt. Jim! This trip gives you plenty of time to scope out a couple of great locations in search of Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Striped Marlin, Amberjack, and Wahoo. The crew takes care of your crew, leaving you to pack any drinks and snacks you need to keep you going.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    Head out bright and early for 6 hours of incredible fishing in the offshore waters surroudning Kona. You'll troll for the likes Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Shortbill Spearfish, and more. Pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (Early AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $650
    Spend 6 hours trolling the offshore waters for the likes of Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, and Shortbill Spearfish. The crew brings along everything you need for a successful day. Pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – February Special
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Feb 28
    $600
    Spearfishing is in full swing and you'll have plenty of other opportunities to hook into other fish on this 6-hour charter too. Target Mahi Mahi and Tuna and go home with something for dinner! No need to worry about gear – the crew has you covered. Pack drinks and snacks and you're all set.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Early AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $475
    This 4-hour early morning trip will take you into offshore waters where you can target a variety of species including Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and Giant Trevally! A great way to get acquainted with Hawaii fishing with a talented crew! They'll provide all of your gear so all you need to bring are drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $475
    Give yourself a couple of extra hours of sleep and head out at a leisurely morning hour for 4 hours of fishing! It's all about hooking in vibrant Hawaiian fish including Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and Giant Trevally. No need to worry about gear – the crew takes care of that. Pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Mid-day)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $475
    Head out a little past noon and spend 4 hours targeting a roster of fish and catching the most amazing sunset in the world! Your targeted species can include Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, and Amberjack. Bring along drinks and snacks and let the crew take care of the rest!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $475
    Spend 4 afternoon trip hours targeting a roster of fish and catching the most amazing sunset in the world! Your targeted species can include Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, and Amberjack. Bring along drinks and snacks and let the crew take care of the rest!
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About the Charter Operator

Go Get 'Em Sportfishing
Kailua, Hawaii, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
98 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Jim, who owns and operates Go Get 'Em Sportfishing charters, has been living in Kona since 1984 and fishing here since 1985. He is on the water 250-275 days a year, and his family owns restaurants 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 what they're doing!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)

Spearfish (Shortbill) Spearfish (Shortbill)
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

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
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
66%
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4 Hour Morning Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (Early AM) on April 19, 2021
While there was no live bait on board, this did not hurt our experience as a group who has never experienced deep sea fishing...
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3/4 day trip was a blast

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on April 6, 2021
My 12 year old son and I we t on a 3/4 day trip with Captain Jim. We caught some Skad Mackerel for live bait then went out...
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FAQs about Go Get 'Em Sportfishing

Go Get 'Em Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group - 4 Hour Trip (Early AM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - 4 Hour Trip (Mid-day) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip – February Special (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - 6 Hour Trip (Early AM) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - 8 Hour Trip – October Special (8 hours)
  • $875 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Go Get 'Em Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Go Get 'Em Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Go Get 'Em Sportfishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Go Get 'Em Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle ( Penn 80 And 130 Rods And Reels )
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Go Get 'Em Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo