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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:45 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 7 Oct
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:45 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 7 Oct
    $475
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:15 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 7 Oct
    $475
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:45 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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 Reports
ID & License verified
25 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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 Five Fishing Boats – “Hooker Too”, “Treble Hook”, “Happy Hooker”, “Hooker IV” and “Hooker V” The “Fish Dynasty” of Lake Superior

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Salmon (Coho)
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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Brian S.
MINETONKA MLS, MN
 5.00
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Half Day with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   July 15, 2019
We had a blast. Captain Matt and First Mate Adam were great. They kept up with the gear as conditions changed. They also helped...
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Don R.
Sioux Falls, SD
 5.00
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Two great Charters with Matt and Adam - 2018 & 2019

VERIFIED   May 29, 2019
Captain Matt knows where the fish are at.  The third year with Matt and we had a great time.  First Mate Adam was...
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Joe B.
Duluth, MN
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   July 23, 2019
Awesome charter, mat and Jason made us feel welcome and they where very knowledgeable on all fishing matters!
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Loren M.
Memphis, Tennessee
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5hr morning trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   June 19, 2019
Awesome crew and fishing.  My 6yr old and 10yr landed 18 fish cog salmon lake trout and steelhead trout.  Definately...
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David P.
United States
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Half day with captain Matt

VERIFIED   July 30, 2019
Both of us caught our limit of lake trout.  We both had a very good time.
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