How long have you been fishing?
I have been fishing since I can remember. If I had to hang out with my dad, it had better be to go fishing with him!
What inspired you to become a Lund Pro-Staff?
I was born and raised in New York Mills, so I grew up with the Lund tradition in my blood. I had always dreamed of becoming a Lund Pro-Staffer!!
Can you tell us the largest fish you have ever caught?
12 lb 32" walleye.
Where do you mostly fish?
I fish mainly on Ottertail County lakes in MN. Ottertail Lake is my main lake that I fish with my guide service www.bretsguideservice.com. Being committed to my guide service, I mostly fish local tournaments.
What is the best fishing tip that you ever received?
Somewhere on the lake, the fish are biting! You need to find the fish that are active.
In what ways are you involved in the angling community?
During the winter months I'm a sixth grade teacher. We run a program through the school called the Minnaqua Program, which is a curriculum designed by the MN DNR and involves all aspect of lake ecosystems, fish identifications, watershed, etc. I teach the curriculum to the students, and then we take all our students who went through the training out fishing! It's a great program to get the younger generation involved with angling! In summer, I'm active helping out the AYA Event on Little Pine Lake. I'm also a member of the Ottertail Fishing League.
Pick 5 words to describe yourself
Positive, Open-minded, Humorous, Successful, and Genuine.
What was the best year of your life?
2008 when my first child was born, then 2010 when the second child was born!!
What is the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever bought?
The "Worm Wiggler!"
What trait do you admire in people?
What’s your worst habit?
Chewing my fingernails.
What’s your favorite model of Lund to fish out of and why?
Lund 1975 or 2075 Pro-V. The Pro-V has a tradition of fishability that has been a proven winner over time!
Anything else you would like to say to our entire staff at Lund Boats?
I'm very proud and blessed to be with the best boat company in the business. The staff at Lund take great pride upholding "The Ultimate Fishing Experience."
Who is your sponsoring dealer?
What’s the highlight of your fishing career so far?
One of my highlights was that I was fortunate enough to meet Gary Roach and invite him to stay at my house during a PWT event. To have such a fishing legends stay at your house, and then become friends with Mr. Walleye himself, it still feels like a dream!