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
(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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Dean A.
Lacey, WA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

You won't regret fishing on the' Hooked Up'

VERIFIED   Full Day Big Game Trip on August 28, 2022
We spent the day with Captain Zack and first mate Cody and had the most amazing day on the ‘Hooked Up’. It started off...
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Adrienne A.
Durango, CO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4-hour trip with Zac and Bevan (sp-sorry)

VERIFIED   Half Day Big GameTrip (Mid-Morning) on July 20, 2022
Well….you either catch fish or you don’t. The day we went, not a single bite. Not for lack of trying, just not in the cards….and...
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Veronica A.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Chuck

VERIFIED   Full Day Big Game Trip on October 26, 2023
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Paul H.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

October fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Big Game Trip on October 2, 2023
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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
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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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