Hey there!

My name is Benjamin and my sweet wife is Melanie (note picture above...).  I am an avid fisherman, paddler, traveler, and musky/smallmouth connoisseur.  My wife is a professional photographer and editor while I dabble in videography (see YouTube videos for reference).

You’re probably here to get to know me as your fishing guide. So here goes- I love to fish. I am a strictly catch and release fisherman. I love spin-fishing and fly fishing equally and enjoy doing both when situations allow. I fish as much as I can for smallmouth bass and musky - usually I am fishing from the comfort of my sit on top Jackson Coosa kayak. When I am not kayaking, I am wading the waters and finding new spots to explore. I am calm and encouraging and will push as hard as I can to get my clients in the right position to catch fish. I truly believe catching a musky from a kayak should be a bucket-list goal for all serious freshwater anglers. 

I have lots of stories to tell from catching smallmouth and muskies here in Michigan to working as a deckhand and guide on fishing boats in Alaska to working with sea turtles on the beaches of Mexico to fishing for Tiger Fish on the Zambezi river in Zambia, Africa.

We have an awesome pup named Quetzalcoatl (or Quetzal for short) and a chipper Conure-parrot named Promise. Soon our wolf pack will grow by one, with the arrival of my daughter in early 2019. 

We live in a quaint and scenic corner of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with an abundance of beautiful lakes, rivers, and streams within minutes of our home which provide excellent options for fresh water fishing, kayaking, and exploring. 

I am a teacher by day and a fisherman, guide, conservationist by nights, weekends, and summers - much to my wife's chagrin. 

Not only do I love to fish.  My wife and I also love to travel as often as we can afford to. 

We have a big list of places to see and things to do and I look forward to sharing these adventures with you. 

Countries I've Visited                                   Future Trip Ideas!

  • United States of America

  • Canada

  • Mexico

  • Belize

  • Guatemala

  • Honduras

  • Nicaragua

  • Costa Rica

  • Panama

  • Colombia

  • Ecuador

  • Peru

  • Bolivia

  • Jamaica

  • Ireland

  • England

  • France

  • Italy

  • Tunisia

  • China

  • Zambia

  • Tanzania

  • Botswana

  • Zimbabwe

  • United Arab Emirates

Countries WE WANT TO Visit


  •  Ireland and Scotland

  • New Zealand

  • Australia and Tasmania

  • Chile and Argentina

  • Somewhere tropical to snorkel/scuba/fish

  • Japan