The bountiful waters of Lake Superior are some of the best places to do freshwater fishing in the world. Combine that fact with the vast experience Happy Hooker Charters have fishing this productive area and you have the recipe for a fun and memorable fishing adventure!

Climb aboard their 32’ Marinette express cruiser, originally built in 1970 and restored in 2016. She’s proven the quality of her build over decades of use, now refurbished with all the modern amenities you can expect. You’ll stay comfortable while hitting up to 30 knots, her maximum cruising speed. A full-head toilet, bed, and kitchen are present on board, to ensure you can focus on the fish.

Experienced captains of Happy Hooker Charters will take you after the gorgeous fish in Lake Superior, St. Louis Bay, and St. Louis River. You’ll mostly troll for Lake Trout, but other species targeted are Chinook and Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Steelhead, and Walleye. Downriggers are available to extend your reach when trolling.

You will be provided with quality rods and reels made by Shimano. The crew will clean and fillet your catch free of charge. The first mate is on board to give you a hand with anything you need, he works for tips so gratuity is greatly appreciated. Children, seniors, and veterans are more than welcome aboard!

If you’re ready to see just why the Dahl family has been one of the most successful fishing charters on Lake Superior for over 40 years now, book a trip with Happy Hooker Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:45 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 7
    $800
    Spend the entire day fishing the great waters of Lake Superior and nearby areas! You'll troll the waters for Chinook and Coho Salmons, Steelheads, Lake Trouts, Brown Trouts, Walleyes, and whatever else you run into. All equipment that's necessary is provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:45 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 7
    $525
    If you're up for a quick jaunt out for some fishing in the morning, this trip is perfect for you. You'll target Steelheads, Brown and Lake Trouts, Chinook and Coho Salmon, Walleye, and other species you may run into!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:15 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 7
    $525
    If you're looking to blow off some steam in the afternoon, this trip is perfect for you. You'll go after a variety of gorgeous local species like Chinook and Coho Salmons, several species of Trouts, and Walleyes, among other fish you run into! All the required equipment is provided by the charter.
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About the Charter Operator

Happy Hooker Charters
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
1 Fishing Report
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77 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2018
Four generations of captains. Our services are in great demand as we have grown over the years. Providing exceptional service to our customers keep them coming back year after year. We are now operating Six Fishing Boats – “Hooker Too”, “Treble Hook”, “Happy Hooker”, “Hooker IV”, “Hooker V” and "Nauti Hooker" The “Fish Dynasty” of Lake Superior

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Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Marinette (Express cruiser) originally built in 1987. Powered by 2 250HP Chrysler engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
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William O.
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Great Morning Lake Trout Trip with Captain James!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 6, 2021
Had a great morning outing with Captain James and First Mate Jeff. Group of 4 caught 8 Lake Trout. No slobs this time of year...
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on September 25, 2021
Was a wonderful time! Super relaxed and helpful. Our captain even called taxidermists for me to help set up to get my fish...
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Saint Paul, MN
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Half day with the best crew you could ask for hooker too rocks!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on October 3, 2021
Best boat captain crew and trip bar none. We caught our cap in 2 and a half hours. My boys where having a blast and a dad couldn’t...
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Courtney J.
Rochester, MN
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 20, 2021
We had a blast going out. We went in the morning half day trip and loved it! We caught 5 fish and were able to take home all...
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Waukee, Iowa
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6-23-2021 Half day MorningTrip with Captain Riley and First Mate Jon

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 23, 2021
We had an awesome morning fishing. Captain Riley and First Mate Jon were lots of fun to be out with and made the experience...
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FAQs about Happy Hooker Charters

Happy Hooker Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $525 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Happy Hooker Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS (Lowrance and Garmin)
  • Fishfinder (Lowrance structure scan)
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (Cooler for your fish)

Trips booked with Happy Hooker Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait (When conditions dictate)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Free filleting and bagging)
  • First Mate

Happy Hooker Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (St. Louis River)
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Superior)
  • Inshore Fishing (Walleye and Muskie in St. Louis Bay)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Happy Hooker Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Happy Hooker Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Walleye