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Captain Ben Wolfe

Captain Ben Wolfe

Location: Traverse City, Manistee and Frankfort
Bodies of water fished: Grand Traverse Bays, Manistee River, Platte River, Platte Bay, and Northern Michigan Inland Lakes
Species: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Steelhead, Walleye, Cisco, Trout, Perch, Pike, Ice Fishing
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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's 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. I am a fully licensed Captain through the US Coast Guard and am also fully insured.   read more >>



Captain Chad Dilts Fishing Guide

Captain Chad Dilts

Location: Traverse City, Manistee and Frankfort
Bodies of water fished: Grand Traverse Bays, Manistee River, Platte River, Platte Bay, and Northern Michigan Inland Lakes
Species: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Steelhead, Walleye, Cisco, Trout, Perch, Pike, Ice Fishing
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Chad grew up in Benzie County, enjoying fishing the beautiful streams and rivers in the area for steelhead, trout, salmon, and smallmouth bass. He refined his skills on the Big Three rivers in northern and lower Michigan.   read more >>


Captain Jeff Mallory Fishing Guide

Captain Jeff Mallory

Location: Frankfort, Manistee and Kalkaska
Bodies of water fished: Manistee, Betsie and Platte Rivers, Platte Bay and Northern Michigan Inland Lakes
Species: King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Rainbow and Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Gar, Panfish, Ice Fishing
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Jeff is a life-long fly fisherman, fly tier, and accomplished fish carver. He is also an accomplished gear angler, learning from his father at an early age. He recently retired from the Coast Guard and has fly fished throughout the country - extensively in Alaska and The Great Lakes. He lives with his wife, Diane, in Frankfort, Michigan.   read more >>



Captain Adam Collette

Captain Adam Collett

Location: Traverse City
Bodies of water fished: East Grand Traverse Bay
Species: Lake trout, Brown trout, Steelhead, and Salmon (trolling), Walleye, Panfish, Ice Fishing
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Capt. Adam Collett is native to Traverse City, and grew up fishing its pristine waters, jigging for lake trout and whitefish, and trolling for salmon and lake trout. Adam worked as a first mate on some of the busy charter boats in the area, and grew into a top-notch fisherman in his own right. Life brought Capt. Adam back to the Traverse City area, where his heart and soul were, after living elsewhere for several years.   read more >>



Captain Ron Dohm Fishing Guide

Captain Ron Dohm Jr.

Location: Traverse City
Bodies of water fished: Grand Traverse Bays and Traverse City area inland lakes, and Burt/Mullet Lakes.
Species: Smallmouth and largemouth Bass, Lake Trout, Panfish
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As a young boy, Ron enjoyed fishing with his father, practically growing up on boat. He spent most of his time chasing lake trout and salmon on the Grand Traverse Bays and other northern ports, allowing him to become familiar with, and confident in, the area. Fishing alongside his father and friends on the Great Lakes Tournament Trail offered Ron the chance to learn from some of the best fishermen on the coastline.   read more >>



Captain Kyle Buck Fishing Guide

Captain Kyle Buck

Location: Muskegon and Detroit
Bodies of water fished: Lake Michigan, Muskegon, White and Grand Rivers, Detroit River
Species: King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Walleye
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Having been raised fishing the lakes and rivers of western Michigan, Kyle Buck turned his passion into a full-fledged career in 2001 when he launched Great Lakes Guide Service, based in his home town of Muskegon, MI. Great Lakes Guide Service is a full time, year-round guide service offering fishing charters on Lake Michigan, inland lake charters, as well as guided river and ice fishing. Today, a licensed US Coast Guard Licensed Master Captain, Kyle runs over 250 trips a year on the lakes and rivers chasing salmon, steelhead, trout, and walleye.   read more >>



Guide Scott Kubit Fishing Guide

Guide Scott Kubit

Location: Frankfort and Manistee
Bodies of water fished: Manistee, Betsie and Platte Rivers, Northern Michigan Inland Lakes
Species: King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Smallmouth Bass, Ice Fishing
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Scott is a teacher both on and off the water. When not in the classroom, you will find him on one of the many northern Michigan lakes or rivers. Scott's passion for fishing began as a boy, fishing with his father on countless nights in southern Michigan chasing bass with top water baits. When Scott met his wife Christine, from northern Michigan, he expanded his passion of fishing to the fly and the pursuit of trout. For the last 20 years, Scott has been a fly fishing junky. His biggest excitement in fishing is to see or hear a fish explode on a dry fly or top water bait.   read more >>



Captain Kevin Long Fishing Guide

Captain Kevin Long

Location: Detroit and St. Clair Shores
Bodies of water fished: Lake St. Clair, Detroit River, Lake Erie and Southeastern Michigan Inland Lakes
Species: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Walleye
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Native to southeast Michigan, Captain Kevin Long grew up fishing for just about every fresh-water species available. After graduating from Michigan State University, Kevin began pursuing his dream of fishing professionally, by guiding and fishing the B.A.S.S and FLW tournament circuits. Using his years of experience as a tournament pro and full-time guide, Kevin helps customers to catch their fish of a lifetime, whether it's smallmouth bass on Lake St. Clair, muskies on the Detroit River, or largemouth bass down in Florida on Lake Okeechobee. Fishing is all done in style and comfort, on a Ranger Z-520 Comanche bass boat.   read more >>



Brady Anderson Fishing Guide

Captain Brady Anderson

Location: Traverse City and Leland
Bodies of water fished: Grand Traverse Bays, Lake Michigan, Platte Bay
Species: King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout and Steelhead
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Captain Brady Anderson brings enthusiasm and excitement to every charter. Since his early childhood, he has been on the water, ice fishing in the winter, fishing from a boat, or even wading the area rivers. Brady spent years honing his skills as a first mate on several busy charter boats during his youth, and now brings his experience to his own boats. Brady is a fully USCG licensed captain. Leveraging this knowledge, and coupling it with hard work to make your trip a successful and fun experience. Brady guides year round in Northern Michigan, providing opportunities during all seasons to catch the fish of a lifetime!  read more >>



Guide Marcel Veenstra Fishing Guide

Guide Marcel Veenstra

Location: St. Clair Shores, Detroit, Northern Michigan
Bodies of water fished: Lake St. Clair, Detroit River, Lake Michigan, Northern Michigan Inland Lakes
Species: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Walleye
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Fishing has been a passion of Marcel's throughout his whole life. He started out bass fishing in many of the small ponds in his native state of New Jersey. Once school let out, he would run to the closest pond and fish until dark. As he grew older, the desire to compete in a bass tournament became inevitable. He fished his first good-sized tournament on the Potomac River in Maryland, and was fortunate enough to cash a check. At that point, he was hooked on tournament fishing. Soon, he had qualified for both the FLW and Bassmaster Tours.   read more >>



Captain Brad Smyth Fishing Guide

Captain Brad Smyth

Location: Detroit, St. Clair Shores, Bay City
Bodies of water fished: Detroit River, Lake St. Clair
Species: Walleye, Muskie, Smallmouth Bass
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Brad was born to be a sportsman! He grew up in Sterling Heights, MI, spending nearly every weekend and summer in the town of Port Hope on the shores of Lake Huron. Since he was old enough to hold a rod, he has been enamored with fishing. As he grew older, he knew he wanted to become a professional fisherman, reading and watching anything that would feed his passion for the sport and all its intricacies. By the time he was in 6th grade, he had saved up enough money for a 14' boat, trailer, and all the tackle he needed to target Michigan species.   read more >>



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