Duluth Charter Fishing Captains Peter, Jon, Dave, Marty, Matt, Don, and Jake

Duluth Charter Fishing Captains- Peter, Jon, & Dave Dahl, Cousin Marty Running, Matt Massey, Jacob Stover, and Don Nelson.

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Duluth Charter Fishing Captains

Captain Peter Dahl

Jon Dahl

Captain Jon

Duluth Charter Fishing Captains Peter and Jon Dahl
are lifelong residents of Duluth they grew up on the banks of the St Louis river. They have fished since they were big enough to hold a pole.  As young men I trolled the waters of  Lake Superior  with there dad, and uncle..Even before the comeback of lake trout, and the planting of salmon. We fished for steelhead on the North Shore and Isle Royale, lake trout on the south shore. They have both been chartering Lake Superior for 30 years.

Dave Dahl

Captain Dave

Captain Dave Dahl
A fourth generation licensed captain, upholds a long line of fishing tradition in his family.  Dave has fished Superior with his Grandfather, Uncle Jon, and father, since he was a kid.  Dave has developed some of his own techniques, and he seems to have a knack for finding some of the really big fish.


Captain Marty Running

Nephew to Peter and Jon. Has the same fishing instincts and experience that has been

Captain Marty Running

carried thru from his grandfather Don Dahl. Marty may be the newest addition, but he is skilled at finding fish and entertaining clients.





Captain Matt Massie, Although not a blood relative, Matt has been with the Hooker family

Matt Massie

Captain Matt Massie

for many years. Matt has worked with many captains as a mate before becoming a captain himself. He has learned many of the tricks and invented some of his own techniques that puts him on a plain with the best. His boat “Five Star Hooker” is his pride and joy. Custom rigged and ready to fish.


Captain Jake Stover, Peter’s relief captain has risen through the ranks to be a confident and competent member of the team. The “Hooker Too” is fully rigged and is one of the faster charter boats in the area.

Jake stover

Captain Jake Stover

These Duluth Charter Fishing Captains have the following qualifications

  • Captain Peter is president of the Duluth Charter Fishing Guides Association
  • Coast Guard and Minnesota Licensed.
  • Members Duluth Charter Fishing Guides
  • Members Great Lakes sport fishing council
  • Member Lake Superior Advisory Committee
  • Second and third generation Lake Superior fishing guides
  • .Over 80 years combined lake superior fishing experience
  • Six years experience chartering to Isle Royale national park (Peter ad Jon)
  • Thirty years as a full-time charter captains. (Peter and Jon)
  • Fully insured and first aid trained

In the mid 70″s my dad, Don Dahl bought the “Happy Hooker” (First charter boat out of the port of Duluth) He and my uncle Ray operated the charter until 1985.  I got my first big lake boat and began to hone my skills by following Dad around Lake Superior.   After many years of successful “fun fishing”, I discovered that what I enjoyed most about fishing was sharing it with others.  It was this realization that led me to become a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain and resume the family tradition of charter fishing.  I look forward to fishing with you and being there when you land your trophy aboard the “Hooker Too”.

Capt. Peter

The First Mates  – Are a big part of the team effort it takes to be successful in catching the trout and salmon. They are there to assist and instruct you in the process. They are very knowledgeable of Lake Superior and the surrounding area. At the end of the trip, they will fillet and bag your fish for you.

Last but not least:  “Sue the happy hooker booker.”   Handles our bookings.