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Captain Ben Wolfe

Location: Traverse Bass, Frankfort, Detroit, Manistee, Saginaw
Bodies of water fished: Grand Traverse Bays, Manistee River, Platte River, Platte Bay, Detroit River, and Saginaw River, and Northern Michigan Inland Lakes
Species: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Steelhead, Walleye, Cisco, Trout, Perch, Pike, Ice Fishing

I caught my first fish when I was 4 years old, with my grandfather's fly rod. Ever since then, I have been actively pursuing any fish that I can. Whether it is in the salt, or freshwater, I love them all. Growing up in Michigan, I spent all my summers in the northwestern part of the state chasing smallmouth and salmon. Having been on multiple television shows as well as my own YouTube web videos, I love teaching to others what I have learned over the years, and I continue to learn every day, whether it's from the fish, or the anglers themselves. I love hosting repeat customers that have become friends, and new customers alike. Each customer is special, and I look forward to sharing our time together!

I love so many aspects of what Michigan's fisheries can offer. Casting for smallmouth bass, vertical jigging for salmon and lake trout on the open waters, vertical jigging for walleyes, river fishing for salmon and steelhead, ultra light panfish and perch fishing and last but not least there is amazing ice fishing - there is so much to fish for utilizing so many different techniques, and so little time to do it all in. We truly do have a 12 month fishery here in Michigan, and I am proud to enjoy it all. The two things that I am most drawn to these days are bass fishing for big smallmouth bass and vertical jigging.

Formerly a Chef, it is my belief that on the water, as it is in a professional kitchen, details are everything.


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