Meet Your Captains
Our team of guides bring over 15 years of combined experience to your boat. We love getting to meet new clients and getting to see repeat clients out on the water to experience what we've come to love.
Cody has had a passion for all kinds of fishing since he could hold a rod and reel (and eventually a bow). He has been bowfishing the backwaters of the Mississippi and musky fishing the St. Croix River and Leech Lake for the last 10+ years; he knows all of these waters well. One of his favorite things to do is get "first-timers" out in the boat to experience these two sports he loves so much. As the owner and operator of Playin' Hooky Guide Service, Cody also hand-picks the other guides on the team, so he is more than confident that no matter who your trip is with, you will have a great time!
Jason has enjoyed fishing since he was in elementary school. As he continued on through high school, he became more interested in the sport. From there, Jason continued to pursue his passion for fishing by starting a bass fishing league where he was able to regularly fish for bass competitively. Now, Jason's original passion for fishing has evolved even further and turned into bowfishing. As a member of the Playin' Hooky Team, Jason is confident that he can not only put you on some fish, but he can also show you a good time out on the water!
We provide all of the equipment & knowledge needed for both your musky fishing and bowfishing trips. We have three different boats that we use to run the different guided trips we offer.
All three boats are very stable and have dry storage for anything you don’t want exposed to the elements.
In addition to the main outboard motors, each of the boats is equipped with an electric trolling motor or another type of motor to move us around while musky fishing or bowfishing.
Both bowfishing boats run 400w HPS flood lights, the best and brightest in bowfishing, to see the fish after dark. All the lights are powered by quiet inverter generators. And if that still isn’t enough, they both have stereo systems to play tunes during your trip!
The musky fishing boat is equipped with Garmin UHD units with both Garmin SideVu and Garmin Livescope. All the rods, reels, and lures needed to chase these giant fish will be provided.
1960 Lowe Aluminum Jon Boat
This boat is fitted with added float pods to get back into the shallowest waters.
Two raised, aluminum shooting decks, one in front and one in back, can comfortably hold up to four shooters.
2072 G3 Aluminum Jon Boat
This barge-sized vessel has an amazing amount of room on it.
This boat can easily hold up to four shooters all on the front shooting deck.
Musky Fishing Boat
Ranger 690 VS Fisherman
This fiberglass boat is heavy and has a deep v hull, making it able to conquer big water, even when faces with big wind and bigger waves.
There is ample space for bomb casts and large figure-eights on both the front and rear casting decks.