Fishin' is Tradition

Happy Hooker IV Fishing Charters is locally owned and run by Captain Marty Running. The Happy Hooker IV is one of 5 Happy Hooker boats operating charter fishing businesses out of the port of Duluth. The Hooker fleet is comprised of a family of 5 professional fisherman. Originally started in 1976 by Marty’s grandfather Captain Don Dahl, the Happy Hooker Charter boats have fished the cool, clear waters of Lake Superior for well over 40 years.

Marty grew up fishing in Trout and Salmon derbies with his Grandfather Don. Marty enjoyed years of fishing with his grandfather until his grandfather’s passing in 1987.

The legacy of Captain Don Dahl lives on through the 5 Happy Hooker Boats that currently operate from Waterfront Marina in Duluth, MN.

Captain Jon Dahl

"Happy Hooker"

Captain Peter Dahl

"Hooker Too"

Captain David Dahl

"Treble Hook"

Captain Matt Massie

"Hooker V"

Directions to the Dock and Parking

  • Address: 325 Lake Ave S, Duluth, MN 55802
  • Phone: (218) 391-8466
  • Email Captain Marty

Fishing Departures

  • Half-day AM Trip: 5:45 am – 11:30 am
  • Half-day PM Trip: 5:45 am – 11:30 am 12:15 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Full day trips: 5:45 am - 2:00 pm, based on your convienence
  • MN DNR Website