Go Get 'Em Sportfishing

(10) In demand!
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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    1 day trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 1750
    up to 6 persons / day
    This trip starts at 6 AM and lasts until 4 PM the following day. You will fish throughout the day and do overnight fishing, too. Your targeted species include Yellowfin Tuna, Blue and Striped Marlin, Wahoo, Amberjack, Spearfish, Giant Trevally, and more. The boat facilities include a toilet, a kitchen with a fridge, and a fly bridge.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 6 persons
    This is the mother of daytime fishing trips. You will spend 10 quality hours on the water targeting the most desirable species such as Yellowfin Tuna, Blue and Striped Marlin, Wahoo, Amberjack, Spearfish, Giant Trevally, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 675
    up to 6 persons
    The full day trip will allow you to spend 8 hours on the water and move to a few good locations. You can fish for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Striped Marlin, Amberjack, Wahoo, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is 6 hours long and gives you more time to troll the offshore waters for fish like Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Shortbill Spearfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - AM
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 6 persons
    This morning trip will take you to the offshore waters where you can target a variety of species including Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Giant Trevally, Blue Marlin, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 6 persons
    This afternoon trip is ideal if you want to fish and catch the most amazing Sunset in the world. Your targeted species can include Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Amberjack, and more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

  Spearfish (Shortbill)
  Trevally (Giant)
  Tuna (Yellowfin)
  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
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4.5% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Go Get 'Em Sportfishing
Kailua, Hawaii, United States
Member since March 2017
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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: 4 hours
Response rate: 93%

Kailua Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.13 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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The guys that went had an incredible time, and everyone caught something. However, when I got this trip for my husband, I was told they wouldn’t be back until 2 p.m. I paid for a 3/4 day trip (until 2), and they came back at noon.

Fished May 5, 2018
Go Get 'Em Sportfishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 17, 2018

3/4 days are 6 hours not sure confusion on time.
Glad they had good time I believe we caught some fish ya 1/2 day 4 hour 3/4 6 hours full day 8 hours

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This was an amazing day! Captain Jim and his great deckhand, Ahki we’re great.  They were really friendly, communicated well before our trip even offering to change the day for better anticipated fishing.  We had a 10 year old with us and they were great with him.  We caught several small fish, kept 2 yellow fin tuna, which they cut up for us and let us keep all of.  Nearly had a small Marlin but it got away. 
Thank you captain Jim for an awesome experience.

Fished May 3, 2018
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Very nice to be with Fish weren’t biting but they they sure did try. THANK YOU

Fished April 13, 2018
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