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Hooked Up Sport Fishing Charters

6512 County C, Sturgeon Bay, WI,
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Head out along Sturgeon Bay's bank reef and catch some King Salmon or Rainbow Trout!

Hooked Up Sportfishing Charters
Hooked Up has 3 Captains who have been fishing these waters since they were very young - great experience. Walleye, Smallmouth bass - it's all here waiting for you to arrive.

Hooked Up's goal is simple, as stated on their website:

The Boat(s)

Their 32 foot Carver Sportfish boat is fully equipped with the latest equipment and tackle gear, and literally, there is new tackle and gear each year.  Taking up to 6 person charters, it has a large fishing deck, enclosed cabin with head (restroom) that is air conditioned and heated.   And if you want to hit the bay side instead, Hooked-Up goes there as well.  In fact, they also have a  19 footer to take smaller groups out for perch, walleye, northern pike and bass.

And don't worry if you are vacationing in the winter.  Hooked-Up will take you ice fishing - and yes - you can catch perch, northern pike, walleye and brown trout through the ice in the dead of winter.  Their shacks out on the ice will hold up to 4 fishermen, and they can provide transportation (via snowmobile, All-Terrain-Vehicles, or trucks). We prefer the warm waters and a sunny day, but more and more people are enjoying ice fishing - try it sometime!

The Captains
Hooked Up Captains Dean Gordon, Dan Ewaskowits and Dan Rankin have a combined experience base of 50 years fishing these Door County waters.  Among them, they have 15 years of Captaining experience, and know these waters well.  The crew is the key in charter fishing, and this is one experienced group.  In speaking with Captain Dean, he tells us that certain times of the year are better for certain kinds of fish.  To boil it down:

* April-May: The Hooked Up captains are out on the waters near the shorelines seeking out Brown Trout.
* May-June: Great for Rainbow Trout, June is one of the favorite months to hit the waters.  Also, 5 miles off the coast, the 19 footer, Ranger Fisherman, is looking for Smallmouth Ball and Rainbow Trout action.
* July-August: The best for King Salmon!  Captain Dean tells us that you can catch King Salmons over 25 pounds apiece at this time of year!
* September-October: With cooler waters, 10 to 15 pounders are the target on the reef.  And the King Salmon are migrating to shallow waters!
* December-March: Spend a day out in the heated ice houses and fish through the ice for your winter catch:  perch, northern pike, walleye and brown trout

Hooked Up provides most everything you can need for a charter out on the waters of Door County.  Of course, you should bring practical things like sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, soft-soled shoes (best for the deck, footing and so on), whatever food and drinks you like, and a cooler to bring home your catch!  And Captain Dean reminds us that you must bring a Wisconsin fishing license with great lakes Trout and Salmon stamp.  Important!  You can get one through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Some of Hooked Up's Fishing Guests have said:

* "You guys made our fishing trip on  "Hooked Up" an experience of a lifetime. "
* "Thanks for Hookin' us up with an outstanding day of fishing!  I will be back soon with some friends of mine and we are definitely chartering 'Hooked Up'."
* ". . . very professional and helpful.  The boat was very well equipped, and the fishing trip was highly successful!"

Hooked Up has a variety of packages available too, that can include the trip, all the cleaning of the fish, hotel rooms, crew and more.  Check their website for all the details!
Give the Captain a call and book your next outing.  And if hunting is in your blood, ask the Captain about special guided Black Bear Hunts and fall pheasant and goose hunts too.

We're hooked on Hooked Up, and we think you will enjoy your next fishing charter with this experienced crew!  So plan a group or family outing or company outing and call Hooked-Up SportFishing Charters right now!  And please tell them, that has baited your hook!  That helps keep this site alive & well for you!

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