HOOKED UP’S 28′ GRADY WHITE
Welcome aboard The Meat Wagon, a true Charter Fishing Machine. The Meat Wagon is 28 feet long and 9’6″ feet wide. Grady Whites have one of the largest back decks for fishing in the Charter industry. The boat is built to ride very comfortably in Lake Superior waves when other boats are unable to handle the waves in comfort. Our boat has become part of Marquette Michigan’s most popular fishing charter service. The Meat Wagon uses state-of-the-art technology and navigation that follows major schools of fish, putting you in the hottest areas possible throughout the season, resulting in more limit catches and happier customers.
twin 2023 yamaha 250 outboard engines
These brand new engines were purchased and installed in July of 2023. They are a significant upgrade from the 2003 Yamaha 225s that were previously on the boat. New features increase efficiency and the upgraded power has significantly increased the top speed of the boat as well as reducing the noise. This means that you will get out to the fishing grounds even faster and more comfortably than before.
Captain Tom Tarkleson is the owner and operator of Hooked Up Fishing Charters as well as your Captain and Guide. Captain Tom is licensed by the United States Coast Guard and has been fishing on Lake Superior for 16 years. His expertise in boating on the Great Lakes is only rivaled by his passion for fishing. He has been fishing on the Great Lakes since he was a young child, and he loves nothing more than sharing the experience of catching fish on the largest and cleanest lake in the world!
HOOKED UP TAKES YOUR SAFETY AND OURS SERIOUSLY
Your safety is of utmost importance to us, so you can be assured that we have all of the U.S. Coast Guard- approved safety equipment. There is also VHF marine radios, handheld marine radio with distress calling capability and a satellite phone that can be used no matter how far off-shore we are.