Charter Operator
Hooked Up Sportfishing

Member since March 2016 Kailua-Kona, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
Trolling for blue marlin, mahi mahi, ono and tuna.

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Kailua-Kona, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
Trolling for blue marlin, mahi mahi, ono and tuna.

My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(64 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
Trips from US $800

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 64 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (36)
Marlin
Rocky morning with a perfect team
Rocky morning with a perfect team
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Angler rating
44
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
84%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
53%
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Anthony M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing trip in September

VERIFIED   Half Day Big GameTrip (Mid-Morning) on September 21, 2023
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Camille D.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Rocky morning with a perfect team

VERIFIED   Half Day Big Game Trip (AM) on July 28, 2023
We went fishing this morning with captain Mike and his mate. Both were amazing. I was a bit anxious about going with my 2 year-old...
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Wallace F.
Mililani Town, Hawaii
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Big Game Trip on June 21, 2023
We had a great trip with Captain Zack and the crew. A professional and informative group that added to the enjoyment of the...
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Brook R.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

4hr trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Big Game Trip (AM) on July 8, 2023
To start, we were skunked, but better than a day at work, no helping that. For the crew, first class, nice, friendly and knowledable....
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James C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Marlin

VERIFIED   Half Day Big GameTrip (Mid-Morning) on December 26, 2023
One of the best times I have had on a fishing trip
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