At Hooked Up we take pride in working hard to make sure that your expectations are exceeded while fishing Door County!  Take a look at what just a few of our past customers have said about their experience fishing with Hooked Up Charters!

Dean, Dan, and Beau:

Just wanted to take a minute to extend a heartfelt “THANK YOU” from all of us for our fishing trips on June 20 & 21.  It’s obviously easy to say thanks to CAPT. Dan and (CAPT.) Beau for the more than 200 lbs. of salmon fillets that we brought back; or to thank you for the wonderful accommodations at our log cabin in the woods.  But, that is just part of what made our trip so great.  The best part, for all of us, was the way that you, Dan, and Beau put all of yourselves into making sure our trips (twice a year for the last four years) have been so great.  Even if the fishing isn’t always as great as this trip (but, it is usually darn close), your hospitality, kindness, and hard work just seems to get better and better.  Dan and Beau fit in perfectly with the bantering, fellowship, jokes, and ribbing that are always a big part of our group.  They made us feel as if we are their friends, not some strangers who they were hired to spend the morning with.  It was amazing how hard those two worked to get us our limits both mornings.  It was unbelievable!!  We all marveled at Dan jumping off of the high tower in a couple of ladder steps to grab a “FISH ON” rod, while Beau was busy handing us the ones he had under each arm.  Even with 19 big fish in a “filled-to-the-top” fish-hold, Beau was changing bait colors and depths to get us even bigger fish…and to nobody’s surprise, he did!!  He and Dan never stopped trying to do more or better throughout both trips on the lake. They had four grown men giggling like 7 year old school girls (inside joke) as we complained about our sore shoulders and forearms after the fish would spin off 350′ of line on their first run, and we struggled to get those monsters into the boat.  We even had to invent the “Minnesota Backwards Flip Technique” to survive the strain.  Dan laughed and joked, “I’ve never actually seen a grown man do that!”, but we didn’t let that deter us from catching our limits!

You guys run a first class operation that makes us feel at home, and its seems to get better all the time.  Thank you Dean, Dan, and Beau for making our trip so great. We’ll be seeing you again!!!

The Southern Minnesota Crew.


Hi dean, thanks for the great trip, you and beau are a great team, we had a great time!! We want to do again maybe within a month or two, you guys made our vacation and tell Beau thanks, that kid is awesome!  I am passing out your info to a lot of friends! You guys definitely make it feel like a family atmosphere, take care.  It was Great!!

Thanks Again!


We just returned from our Fishing trip with “Hooked-Up”.  We had a Great time and were thrilled with our “catch”.  Dan & Beau were wonderful!  Both were kind, fun, helpful and extremely hard working.  We were very impressed with their knowledge and expertise.  What terrific, hard working young men! Please, Please thank them once again for making our first (but not last) Lake Michigan fishing trip so memorable and fun.  We will definitely recommend Hooked-Up to others and look forward to future trips with you.

With Thanks and Appreciation,
Dale & Linda  (Cloquet, Minnesota)



We really enjoyed the weekend on your boat.  I posted a review on my blog:
www.YellowDogPatrol.com and have posted up some pictures there as well.
Hopefully I’ll send you some traffic.

Thanks again for a great weekend.  Can’t wait to do it again.

Just wanted to say thanks. We have been on a number of Lake Michigan charters over the last 30 years and this was the best one ever – not just because we caught our limit (although that was fun), but because you guys do it right from A to Z .

Thanks again!!!
Eddie & Brooks

Hey Dean,

Thanks again for the great trip you and Beau ran on Friday, Could not have been any better.  The Weather, the fish, your boat, equipment, and the constant effort to make some thing happen. “Top Notch” but most of all, the personal touch. Your personalities make for a fun and comfortable experience at any skill level. We all had a great time!

Kaukauna, Wisconsin

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and Bo for the best fishing trip I have ever been on. Your effective communication and detailed instructions allowed me to worry about the only thing I had no control over and that was the weather. As it turns out, aside from the fog, the weather was absolutely perfect and we had action minutes into the trip. The line of work I am in, rebuilding Army helicopters fighting in the Middle East, does not allow me much time away from Ft. Campbell, Ky. I was very pleased to bring along my Wife, Son and Friends to make the day a memory that will only get better with time. Your knowledge of the lake and Bo’s constant attention to the job at hand will not be forgotten. We also had a member from our party go out with Dan Rankin for Walleye and he had the time of his life. Bill is a competitive Bass fisherman in the Tennessee and now has Walleye fever thanks to Dan. Dan took him all over the Bay of Green Bay in search of fish allowing Bill to catch a nice 28″ Walleye for his collection. The entire crew of Hookedup should feel good about providing a service that brings Family and Friends together.

Tim G.
Woodlawn, TN

Bob and Steve,

Dean was 100% right in his weather predictions, he must have a direct line to the man/woman in charge of the weather, what an awsome morning!  I can tell you guys have bee fishing since you could walk, 9 lines out the back of a 21′ Ranger, at at different depths, with multiple fish on and not one tangled line, now thats exceptional work.  Now I can cross Salmon off my species list.  Maybe next time we can try for some Bass or Walleye.  I will be recommending you guys to everyone heading to Sturgoen Bay!

Chris Layton

Maurice and his Dad After a limit catch 8-29-09

Hi Dean, Just wanted to thank you again for the GREAT fishing trip.  My Husband and Dad are still sore from reeling them in! Here are a few photos..  We will be back!!!!

Dennis D. and Family
Toone, Tennessee

Dan and Andrew were Great! What a team! I really enjoyed seeing Andrea and her fish and we all enjoyed one of the best fishing trips we have had in Years with Hooked Up! 6-15-09

Andrea after showing this King Salmon who was Boss!!

Floyd Parr

Houston, Texas

Wow! What a trip guys!  I had an experience of a lifetime fishing with “Hooked Up”.  It’s obvious that you guys know what you’re doing!  We caught fish when everyone else came back to the dock empty handed.  I am already planning my next trip back!

Joe Martinez
Sugar Land, Texas

The fishing was excellent, we couldn’t have asked for a better time.  You guys made our fishing trip on  “Hooked Up” an experience of a lifetime.   The boat was well equipped and they made us feel right at home.  They knew how to find the fish, and we were never bored because we were too busy reeling in the salmon.  I will definitely be back.

Brian Alexander
Baton Ruge, Louisiana

“Hooked Up” is right!  These guy’s didn’t let a line sit for more then 5 or 10 minutes before they were changing the tackle out to find what they were biting on.  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”.

Kristen Kemp
Sugar Land, Texas

My experience with the crew of “Hooked Up” was great!  Steve and Danny really know their stuff.  They were very professional and helpful.  The boat was very well equipped, and the fishing trip was highly successful.  It was my first time fishing on a charter boat, and they were key players on making it very memorable.  Thanks guys!