Frequently Answered Questions

What should you bring on the trip?

Some suggested items are:

Jacket or Sweatshirt


Hat or Visor


Cooler To bring your fish home!

Beverages (Beer is okay; drink responsibly)


Rain Gear

What about bananas?


The internet and fishing folklore abound with tales of woe from fishermen who brought banana's onto the boat. Please leave your devilish, green-to-yellow, curved berries at home! We don't even want them on the dock or parking lot!!

Do I need a fishing license?

Yes! Everyone sixteen years and older needs a Minnesota fishing license and trout stamp. Persons sixty-five years and older do not need a trout stamp. You can purchase your license at any outlet that sells licenses, online at, or by calling 1-888-665-4236. Happy Hooker IV has 24 hourlicenses for sale on the boat for $9.50. You do not need a trout stamp with the 24 hour license.

Do you clean our catch?

Yes, after the trip when the pictures are done, we will fillet and package your catch for you. There's also options for smoking with local Duluth business. Just ask!

What happens if I have to cancel my Charter?

A credit card will be required at the time of booking. Charters must be cancelled within 14 days of departure otherwise a $200 deposit will be collected from the credit card on file. Reservations will be confirmed by markings on our online calendar after receipt of credit card information.

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