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Charter boat for Lake Superior

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The associate and I will be headed up to Grand Marias for a little mid week get-away Aug. 21st-24th, can anybody recomend a good charter service to use in this area. She's never been on a big lake before so I would prefer somebody with a bigger boat.

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Call Jerry with Secret Lures Charters, he has the best sucess in Grand Marais.

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Thanks Capt Don. Hows your summer going?

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Capt Don, do you have any suggestions for charters out of Duluth? Also, is the fishing good on Lake Superior in late September?

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There are a few charter captains on this forum from duluth. I am sure one will chime in to answer any questions you might have.

Here are a few recommended out of Duluth: If you need phone numbers for any, let us know.

Hard Times

Skippers Kid

Hooker Too

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Sorry, buy I only run to Isle Royale. There are plenty of quality trips out of Duluth, but it not fair for me to get specific as I don't keep up on that area. Late September fishing is great my area and right on through October as I fish in Michigan waters. I know the charters in Duluth do very well in September as well.

Good Luck

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PW, is the SK finally in the water or is he guiding for carp wink.gifgrin.gif

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I think SK is more interested in Carp, and the in town city hunt! wink.gif

Won't be long, and his 14' charter with 15hp kicker will be putzing out the river to his duck blinds!

Na, I think his intentions are to still launch it....but hasn't justified the cost of Insurance/Dropping the boat in the water/Slip Rental yet etc. for the amount of business the other charter captains may be experiencing.

These are my assumptions....he is still a lake boy...and i'm sure he'll break down and launch it sometime!

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What till he starts pounding nails on a hot roof. The lake will look a lot better.

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I'm looking for a charter out of Duluth on Saturday, 9/21. There will be 2 of us in my group. Where is a good place to start looking for charters? How can I contact the ones listed in this thread?

Thanks in advance.

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Theres a lot of good charter captains on the lake.

Hooker Too is a forum sponsor, give him a call. If hes booked I'm sure he will refer you to someone else.

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I'm glad this thread started, because my fiance and I are going to charter a boat to kick off our honeymoon. I was looking at the Happy Hooker and Happy Hooker Too. They are brothers and seem to both have great qualifications. Does anyone have a thought as to choosing between the two? Any experience with either one? I don't want to just blindly guess but they both seem equally up for the task.

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I've fished with Jon on the Happy Hooker for the past 3 years and have him booked for this Saturday again. He is the only exposure I have ever had up there, but we really enjoy him. Great boat, great equipment, puts us on the fish and we have a great time. He keeps in contact with his brother and many other captains while we're out. I don't think you can go wrong with either of them.

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I have also fished on the happy hooker, very good captain and put us on fish, I would recommend him.

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Peter on the Hooker Too is good. I could also recommend White Water Charters. Barry is a good guy, fishes well, lots of salty jokes, and i work on that boat, so it's the best. grin.gif

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I have used Hard Times a couple of times and they treat you well and have as good results as anyone. Give them a call or check out their website. If they aren't open, they can refer you to a good competitor.

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I am going on a charter in late september and was wondering if there was any fishing to do the rest of the weekend. Are the salmon or lakers in shallow yet the last week of September? If so would it be reasonable to drown a dead smelt off the two harbors breakwater or does anyone have any better suggestions?

How is walleye fishing in the St. Louis this time of year? I've never fished it but I hear it can be good.

Any ideas would be great.

Thanks

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Lake Trout will be staging off shore in deep water in Sept.

Eventually they will come in shallow. Will they be there by the end of Sept? Maybe. Cast spoons from Stoney Point or Brighten Beach. TW Breakwall might be a better shot if they're in that transition form deep to shallow.

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For anyone searching the forums for a charter boat in the future, I wanted to give a giant thanks to Jon Dahl on the Happy Hooker Too. My new wife and I had a great time fishing out on Superior the other week.

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If you were on Jon's boat it was the "Happy Hooker." His brother Peter runs the "Happy Hooker Too". Just to clarify, either way both captains are great guys.

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