Happy Hooker Charters

Reviews of Happy Hooker Charters


Caught several nice lake trout, and lost a few too. Captain Jake and his mate were really entertaining. They kept my 12 year old entertained. The fishing was a bit slow, but the crew really tried hard to keep them biting. Don’t expect too many salmon in mid-August. Try early June or September for those fish. Thanks again for trying so hard to keep us reeling!


2nd year in a row with Capt. Riley. Just missed our limit after getting our limit last year. Kudos to Capt. Riley for taking us out without a 1st mate to assist. Hope to back next year!

Matt Crowell

Great time! We did a half day afternoon trip and caught a couple good size lake trout. We will do it again!

Kim Cresap

Had a great time on the water. Everyone in our group successfully landed a fish. Captain and crew were great and professional. Awesome trip!

David Engel

Great time and worth every penny, Captain Nathan was great and we really enjoyed the overall experience. Definitely will book this again!!!!!!!

Had a good time, Riley and JR did a great job and we got some pretty good fish. We went out for my son‘s 18th birthday so it was pretty cool for him first lake trout first king salmon, will be back! Thanks guys! Troy and Nick

Marie Dahl

Thanks to Captain Peter for rescheduling our our trip. It turned out to be a great one. The boys learned so much from the Captain and mate. It may have been a little chilly out but we all enjoyed it . We are looking forward to another trip next year.

alisa barnum

A great time was had by all! Captain Dave and his first mate Mel did a great job.0

Chris May

The captain and mate was top notch, they treated us great I would recommend them to anyone.

Captain Dave and his first mate Mike were incredibly kind and gracious. Oh and do they know where the fish are. Thank you Happy Hookers charters for some lifelong memories. I'll be sure to book again.

Kevin Anderson

Great trip! We live in Duluth and this was our first charter trip! Plan to do more of these! Great crew on the Treble hook!!

Arthur Manders

Great experience for six family members. The bonus was catching limits of Lake Trout.

Cory Loberg

The best fishing trip ever!!!!! Captain Dave and First Mate Mike were amazing fishermen and awesome company as this trip couldn't have went any better. We hammered the fish and had a blast. I wouldn't and couldnt say a bad word about those 2 gentlemen. They simple know how to catch fish. Will never go with anyone but these two guys!!!!

The reviews were spot on. We went out with Matt and Justin, These guys are awesome, super friendly, helpful, put us right on the fish. Lots of good laughs! Highly recommend!

Keith Heikes

Captain Riley was fantastic in every way. He has a great knowledge of fishing, his boat, the lake and also the Duluth region. To top that off he was incredibly friendly with everyone in our group and our day on the water with him could not have been better. Thanks Riley, we look forward to our next charter!

Captain Paul and first mate, Birch, took great care of us and put us on some big lakers! Definitely a successful day of fishing!!

Heather Guzik

Our family had a great time! The staff was wonderful, and the fishing surpassed our expectations. We would definitely recommend this charter to others!

Chad Quelle

We had an excellent time.

Connie Pearson

This is our second year with Captain Riley. My grandsons love him! He never disappoints in finding the fish. Has the patience to answer every one of their many, many questions. Half way thru the trip my 8 year old grandson turned to me and said “ grandma, can we come back next year, too?” This fishing trip is not only a highlight of our year but making wonderful memories my grandsons will never forget! Thank you, Captain Riley!


Booked a half day fishing charter with Captain Marty and first mate Reed. They knew where to go for fish and provided a lot of information on what equipment to use and how to find the fish. We caught 4 good sized trout which they cleaned for us to take home. The highlight was my

Adam S

We had a half day morning trip with Dave at the end of may. We had a blast! He got us on fish right away but more important he was just an overall fun guy to fish with. We will be back next year! Thanks for the trip!

Krisa Keute

Everybody caught a fish, experience was awesome, lots of superstitions shared. Fun time with James and connor, would highly recommend.

Jacob Norris

Booked a half day fishing 4 days in advance. Told to be at Red Lobster at 545 am. Showed up at 530 am. Was told my captain had cancelled that day. “Didn’t someone call you?” No no one called. I got up at 3 am and drove and hour to be there. Was told I could get $100 off if I book the next day or two with them. Tried booking the next two days and was told they weren’t fishing due to weather. Wind was 5 mph and no rain. Bought a trout stamp also for this. Very unsatisfied. Being from out of town this was my only chance at fishing. I could’ve booked through a different company but they kept leading me on.

Bill Swanstrom

I am a Vietnam Veteran, Navy two tours. I have been dreaming about this charter for many years, finally booked it. It was everything I had hoped for and then some. My shoulder is sore from reeling in all the fish. Had a great time. Matt is a seriously great Charter Captain. One squared away dude.