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.

Hey, we're Hooked Up Sportfishing

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
(67 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
Trips from US $800

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 67 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (40)
Great AM 1\/2 Day Trip
Fish On!
Half day trip, full of action!
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
84%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
56%
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Brittany S.
Very good
3.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Poor
1.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

What they don’t tell you….

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Big Game Trip on February 18, 2024
Overall we had a great day! However, we quickly learned after talking to locals our ignorance to the process was exploited....
Brittany S. does not recommend Hooked Up Sportfishing
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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
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Marlin

VERIFIED   Half Day Big GameTrip (Mid-Morning) on December 26, 2023
One of the best times I have had on a fishing trip
James C. recommends Hooked Up Sportfishing
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Kolby S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing trip in May

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Big Game Trip on May 16, 2023
Kolby S. recommends Hooked Up Sportfishing
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Tarrasina M.
Sidney, British Columbia
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day

VERIFIED   Half Day Big Game Trip (AM) on August 28, 2023
Our overall boat ride was great.  We had the early morning ride in hopes for a morning catch.  The captain and deck...
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David S.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Great company to charter with

VERIFIED   Half Day Big GameTrip (Mid-Morning) on January 12, 2024
Captain Chuck and his family and crew provide a very professional fishing experience. I have chartered with them twice
David S. recommends Hooked Up Sportfishing
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