Fishing in Kona Hawaii - Hooked Up Sportfishing Charters
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Get "HOOKED UP"  Fishing In Kona Hawaii.  Hooked Up is a first class deep sea fishing business with the experience to catch you a fish of a life time.  We specialize in catching Blue Marlin and have a consistent and proven catch record and you can see this in our tournament results.   Whether you want some fish for dinner or a trophy blue marlin we will customize your trip to meet your needs and expectations.  The Hooked Up is a 42' Uniflite that is owned and operated by Captain Chuck Wigzell.  The boat is very large, clean and comfortable.   We offer private, share and last minute Kona fishing charters.  Check out our facebook page to see what we are catching.

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 Whether you are a  beginner or a professional we specialize in CATCHING FISH and making sure you HAVE A GREAT TIME doing it.  We fish for Blue Marlin, Stripe Marlin, Spear Fish, Mahi Mahi, Ono and Tuna year round.  But if you just want to catch some fish for fun, we will fish for small tuna on light tackle or bottom fish.  Fishing on the bottom in Kona is a guarantee catch.  This is what differentiates us from the rest of the competition we don't mind mixing it up to get you some action.   Whether its trolling, live baiting, or bottom dropping we will work hard and try different techniques to catch you a fish.



fishing in kailua-kona hawaii, fishing kona, kona fishing, kona charter fishing, big island fishingHooked Up will fillet your fish for you at no charge.  We also provide a service that no one else offers ... you can cook your catch at my family's restaurant Pancho and Lefty's.  Or take your fish fillets back to your condo for a nice barbeque.  Either way we will be happy to cut your fish for you.
Captain Chuck Wigzell has been a captain in Kona Hawaii for over 16 years.  The captain and crew are very experienced, professional, friendly and work great with people.  It is our mission to create the best deep sea fishing experience possible.  We work great with kids and families.  We will make your fishing trip worth while.  You will enjoy spending the day with us on the water.
The rods, reels and tackle are always tournament ready.  We are always prepared to catch you a fish of a life time.  We pride ourselves on having the best fishing equipment available.  We offer light, medium and heavy fishing tackle.  We use Shimano Tiagra reels and graphite rods.  
 Deep sea sport fishing in Kailua Kona Hawaii for Marlin and big game fish is a Hawaiian activity you will not want to miss.  The Kona Coast of Hawaii is famous for charter boat deep sea fishing.  You can mount your trophy fish with Gray Taxidermy or just take a picture and tag and release it.
Although deep sea  fishing in Kona Hawaii is our specialized activity, the non-fishing people in the party can sun bathe on our spacious deck, eat, drink, and many days will find dolphins, sea turtles, or whales to watch or photograph.  


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Some information you can use about sport fishing in Kona, Hawaii ...

Because the Kona Coast is protected by the large volcanic mountains that rise near 14,000 feet, the sea is usually calm. It is possible to fish almost every day out of the year. The steep slopes of the volcanic mountains extend into the sea which makes the shoreline deep. It is 6000 feet deep just three miles out from Honokahau Harbor! In many sport fishing destinations a boat must travel great distances to get to the fishing grounds, but in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, the fishing starts just minutes outside of the harbor. This is the reason many sport fishing charters offer half day fishing trips. It is possible for a charter boat to do three half day fishing trips in one day during the longer summer months.
Sport fishing charters in Kona target many species of fish. The most sought after fish is the giant Blue Marlin. There are usually a couple of grander's (marlin over one thousand pounds) taken every year. Because the Marlin is such a glamour fish there are several fishing tournament each year in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. The other billfish targeted are the Spearfish, Striped Marlin, and the Swordfish. Tuna is also a great sport fish and you will find the Albacore, Bigeye, Skipjack, and the Yellowfin Tuna roaming the seas of the Kona Coast. Besides the Tunas and the Billfish, you can also fish for Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Ono (Wahoo), Kahala (Amberjack) and few other minor species. It is no wonder with the varieties of fish, the calm seas, the wonderful Hawaiian weather, and the majestic Hawaiian scenery that Kailua Kona, Hawaii is a major fishing destination for many anglers around the world.
There are several methods of angling that the sport fishing charter boats use to catch their fish. The most common method is by trolling. Next might be the live bait method which a small live Tuna is pulled behind the charter boat to lure the bigger fish to the gaff. Many sport fishing charters offer bottom fishing where some bait is dropped down to the bottom to entice a fish to bite. Then there is the deep water jigging method which is a craze in Japan.
I hope some of this information is of help for you - take a look around the web site for more information about fishing in Kona, Hawaii - Then email Chuck at wigzellt001@hawaii.rr.com.

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