Happy Hooker Charters

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 32 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
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    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
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    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
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    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.
  • Private trip
    Twilight 2 person
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:45 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    A four hour trip in the late afternoon for 2 persons.
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About the Charter Operator

Happy Hooker Charters
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
43 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Marinette (Express cruiser) originally built in 1970, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 290HP Chrysler engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.91
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Mike R.
East Bethel, MN
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VERIFIED   July 4, 2020
We had a great fishing trip and Captain Matt and his mate Birch made sure of that.  The name of the boat we fished on...
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Maria D.
Duluth, MN
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5 hour trip with Captain Matt and Justin

VERIFIED   July 12, 2020
The trip was amazing and so relaxing! Matt and Justin really knew what they were doing and we’re very patient with all of...
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William T.
Minot, ND
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Half day with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   July 20, 2020
We had a fantastic day on the water.  We couldn’t of asked for better weather.  Captain Matt put us on some fish...
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Nicholas W.
Minneapolis, MN
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Half day trip with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   July 4, 2020
Excellent captain and first mate.  Knowledgeable,  sociable and all around great guys to be around.  Would...
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Wesley W.
Firth, ID
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Great Day of Fishing

VERIFIED   August 20, 2020
I’m not much of a reviewer… but the trip was fun… the crew was great and well prepared… and the fish...
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