Growing up near Wisconsin Rapids, I was fortunate to be surrounded by great places to fish. A quarter mile long trail through the woods was all that separated my Parent's house from the shores of Nepco Lake, where Bass and Northern Pike would provide a Summer's worth of topwater thrills! I can't tell you how much I used to look forward to weekend trips with my father, fishing the Nekoosa and Port Edwards sections of the Wisconsin River for Walleye! I was a rare kid, who could fish all day long and never wish to be doing anything else.
The picture to the left, taken over 30 years ago, shows me with a beautiful stringer of Walleyes caught above Lake Petenwell while fishing with my father.
Since then, I have evolved as both a fisherman and conservationist. I've spent countless hours learning what it takes to bridge the gap between failure and success on the water, and I am blessed to be able to teach something that I enjoy so much!