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Hooked Up Sportfishing

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii




Get “Hooked Up” fishing in Kona Hawaii. Hooked Up is a first class and affordable Kona deep-sea fishing charter business with the experience to catch you a fish of a life time. We have great reviews and a proven catch record and you can see this in our tournament results and Kona fishing report blog. Hooked Up is a very large, clean and comfortable 40′ Uniflite that is owned and operated by Captain Chuck Wigzell. Whether you want some fish for dinner or a trophy blue marlin we will customize your Kona fishing charter trip to meet your needs and expectations. We fish for blue marlin, stripe marlin, spearfish, mahi mahi, ono and tuna year round off the Big Island of Hawaii. If your just looking for action or just want to catch some fish for fun we offer light tackle tuna fishing or even bottom dropping for big jacks. This is what truly differentiates us from the rest of the Kona fishing charter boat 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 fish. Hooked Up also specializes in taking kids fishing, and we’re happy to customize your fishing charter trip for the whole family. Hooked Up has a variety of different tackle and equipment to make fishing for the kids easy and fun. With large side rails around the cockpit area and plentiful shade, this boat is safe and comfortable for families big and small. At the end of the day, we’ll fillet the fish you catch for no charge, and you can have it cooked at our family owned restaurant in downtown Kona, Pancho and Lefty’s, or take it back to your condo to grill yourself. It doesn’t get any better than that.


guide: Chuck Wigzell
experience: 20 years

Captain Chuck Wigzell, owner and operator of Hooked Up, has been a captain in Kona, Hawaii since 1995, but his experience on the water in Kona began when he was just a kid. He first moved to Hawaii in 1985, when his parents took then-thirteen-year-old Chuck from his home state of Oregon to the Big Island. Together, Chuck’s parents opened a restaurant that is now a local favorite: Pancho & Lefty’s... Read More

guide: Zac Wigzell
Captain Zac Wigzell is the son of Chuck and has been fishing in Kona Hawaii since he was born. Zac currently attends Southern Oregon University and is on the wrestling team. He comes home to crew for the summer season on the Hooked Up and Ez Pickens with his father when he is not training. Zac got his 100 ton captains license as soon as he turned 19 years old.
guide: Rocky Gauron

Rocky, a third generation fisherman, comes to Kona from November through April to escape the chilly winter months in New Hampshire. He fishes for Captain Chuck part time during these winter months. Rocky and his family own Gauron fishing Parties out of Hampton Beach, where they fish for cod, pollack and hadick, in addition to fishing commercial giant blue fin tuna. At the age of just 19, Rocky to... Read More

guide: Shawn Slattery

Captain Shawn Slattery moved to Kona from Florida in 2015. Shawn has been commercial fishing his whole life around Florida and in the Gulf. He moved to Hawaii when his ex-wife took an opportunity as a full time chef in Kona. So he decided to follow the family out to Kona and help his ex-wife with the kids (he still has a great relationship with her). He finally started charter fishing for a liv... Read More