Same Great Shop, Brand New Direction

Happy Hooker Outdoors has thrived on route to the South Shores of Lake Erie in Oak Harbor for many years under the direction of Captain Dave O’Neal, a retired charter boat captain, and his lovely wife Carolyn. In October of 2015 they closed their doors for the season and ownership was transferred to Bud and Patty. Bud has nearly 40 years’ experience fishing Lake Erie's western basin as an angler and countless outdoor adventures around North America. He and Patty (the boss) have grand visions for growing the brand and serving local sportsmen as your full service outfitter of choice, offering the best equipment, pricing, and support for all your outdoor adventures.

Special Thanks

We want to offer our sincerest thanks to Dave and Carolyn for all their years of hard work and dedication to the sport fishing mecca we call the Western Basin. You have done an incredible job building the Happy Hooker brand and serving the local sportsmen and visitors.

As we move forward, we have huge plans and grand visions for what the brand can be, but rest assured that we do not intend to allow the brand to falter or diminish. Despite our aims for massive growth and customer service, we want to take it slow and cautious as we go so that the hometown feel that we all love so much about the Happy Hooker bait shop never ever gets lost or forgotten.

We intend to grow in many areas and service the other great outdoor adventures that abound in the area, yet we will not lose focus on what you have built and what our customers love about the Happy Hooker. We will continue to offer products and services that rival the big box "outfitters" and will keep the belts tight so as to continue beating their prices on everything we provide.

We have a mission statement and feel that it is a very simple yet profound principle that will ensure continued success.

Simply put, our mission is:

Happy Customers at Happy Hooker Outdoors

Thank you for what you have built for our community and we wish you many blessings and great enjoyment in your much-deserved retirement.

Sincerely,
Bud and Patty

 

Dave and Carolyn winter in Florida now, fishing in and around Clearwater, but return each spring to enjoy the lake, visit friends, and mingle with Happy Hooker customers.

As for Happy Hooker Outdoors, we’re proud to offer all the necessities for your fishing and hunting season, as well as premium access to the best tours and outings in the area. Stop into the shop to say hello and catch daily updates on “Hot Spots” and “Hot Lures” from local Captains.

We’re looking forward to serving you for years to come!

Same Great Shop, Brand New Direction

Happy Hooker Outdoors has thrived on route to the South Shores of Lake Erie in Oak Harbor for many years under the direction of Captain Dave O’Neal, a retired charter boat captain, and his lovely wife Carolyn. In October of 2015 they closed their doors for the season and ownership was transferred to Bud and Patty. Bud has nearly 40 years’ experience fishing Lake Erie's western basin as an angler and countless outdoor adventures around North America. He and Patty (the boss) have grand visions for growing the brand and serving local sportsmen as your full service outfitter of choice, offering the best equipment, pricing, and support for all your outdoor adventures.

Special Thanks

We want to offer our sincerest thanks to Dave and Carolyn for all their years of hard work and dedication to the sport fishing mecca we call the Western Basin. You have done an incredible job building the Happy Hooker brand and serving the local sportsmen and visitors.

As we move forward, we have huge plans and grand visions for what the brand can be, but rest assured that we do not intend to allow the brand to falter or diminish. Despite our aims for massive growth and customer service, we want to take it slow and cautious as we go so that the hometown feel that we all love so much about the Happy Hooker bait shop never ever gets lost or forgotten.

We intend to grow in many areas and service the other great outdoor adventures that abound in the area, yet we will not lose focus on what you have built and what our customers love about the Happy Hooker. We will continue to offer products and services that rival the big box "outfitters" and will keep the belts tight so as to continue beating their prices on everything we provide.

We have a mission statement and feel that it is a very simple yet profound principle that will ensure continued success.

Simply put, our mission is:

Happy Customers at Happy Hooker Outdoors

Thank you for what you have built for our community and we wish you many blessings and great enjoyment in your much-deserved retirement.

Sincerely,
Bud and Patty

 

Dave and Carolyn winter in Florida now, fishing in and around Clearwater, but return each spring to enjoy the lake, visit friends, and mingle with Happy Hooker customers.

As for Happy Hooker Outdoors, we’re proud to offer all the necessities for your fishing and hunting season, as well as premium access to the best tours and outings in the area. Stop into the shop to say hello and catch daily updates on “Hot Spots” and “Hot Lures” from local Captains.

We’re looking forward to serving you for years to come!