I am a passionate outdoorsman and enjoy sharing my enthusiasm with my clients through guided fishing excursions. Having grown up on the water, I've spent a significant part of my life honing my angling skills and learning the waters of the Northern Great Lakes. I first started guiding in 2009 for the andadroumous trout and salmon of the St. Mary's River, which connects Lake Superior to the lower Great Lakes. Having moved to the Western Uppper Peninsula to pursue an engineering degree I was afforded the opportunity to learn about the open waters of Lake Superior and the big lake trout and salmon that inhabit this region. I have become enamoured by the incredible scenery of this region and the endless expanse of fresh water, where it is completely realistic to fish for days without encountering another boat..
In 2013 I upgraded my USCG issued Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels license to a 50-ton Master credential, which has allowed me to spend part of my time on the water aboard Michigan Technological University's Research Vessl, R/V Agassiz. This opportunity has allowed me to become engaged in some of the latest scientific research being done on Lake Superior and has given me an enhanced awareness of the value of Lake Superior, the world's largest freshwater lake.
My committment to my clients is to provide a fun and safe experience on Lake Superior . My vessel is inspected by the State of Michigan and approved for use as a charter boat. I carry onboard all of the emergency and safety equipment required by the USCG of my boat as well as much larger vessels. I have the responsibility of making the gametime decisions that will ensure my passengers' safety and will not leave the dock when it is not safe to do so. The electronics on my boat also help to ensure that I have a constant awareness of dangerous weather and other hazards in realtime while on the water. Beyond that, I pride myself in knowing when and where to take my clients in order to provide the greatest opportunity for a successful fishing trip and will not spare any expense to seek out the hottest fishing grounds on each and every trip.
I look forward to meeting new folks and hope to have the opportunity to be your captain and guide on your next Lake Superior fishing trip. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have or to book your trip.