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!
+37
Angler rating
47
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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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Peter B.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

Skunked

VERIFIED   Half Day Big GameTrip (Mid-Morning) on November 9, 2023
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Dan W.
EAST GRAND RA, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Caught a 700 lb Marlin

VERIFIED   Half Day Big Game Trip (AM) on June 6, 2021
Best fishing tip ever. After an hour of reeling in a monster fish the reel broke. And Troy (deckhand) hand hauled it in for...
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Simon L.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Captain Zac

VERIFIED   Half Day Big Game Trip (AM) on June 3, 2021
Great captain and mate, thoroughly went over what to expect in terms of what fish and how the entire fishing process works....
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Paul G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Chuck

VERIFIED   Half Day Big Game Trip (PM) on April 26, 2023
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Ray G.
Santa Rosa, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great 3/4 day with my wife

VERIFIED   Half Day Big GameTrip (Mid-Morning) on July 31, 2021
This was by far the best destination fish trip we’ve taken. The boat is clean,spacious,and comfortable. The tackle is top...
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