How long have you been fishing?
I have been fishing virtually all my life! My love for fishing started out with my Mom and Dad and all 4 of us boys in a Canoe, and evolved into a passion that I share with my fishing partner for life, Brenda..!
What inspired you to become a Lund Pro-Staff?
I’m pretty sure that it’s never even crossed our minds to run anything other than a Lund Boat..!! Lund sure feels like family to me..!
Can you tell us the largest fish you have ever caught?
The largest Walleye I’ve ever caught was on Lake of the Woods pre-fishing for the AIM Pro Walleye Series National Championship in 2012. She was a super heavy 32 ½”… Back to the deep she went..! Tarpon in the Florida Keys was the biggest overall..!
Where do you mostly fish?
Upper Midwest primarily. Dakotas to Michigan! Walleye Waters..! Favorite? Will always be Lake of the Woods..!
What is the best fishing tip that you ever received?
“Keep your bait in the water… You can’t catch any fish if your bait isn’t in the water”
In what ways are you involved in the angling community?
I’m the President of the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA). Secretary on the Board of Directors of the Student Angler Organization (SAO) and Student Angler Tournament Trail Presented by Lund Boats and Rapala (SATT). Assistant Coach for the Grand Rapids ThunderHawks High School Fishing Team! Active Boat Captain for Student Angling! MC the Lund “Angler Young Angler” (AYA) youth/adult fishing tournament on Pokegama Lake, Grand Rapids, MN. Brenda and I put on the NPAA Youth Fishing Clinic for GRAHA Walleye Shootout, Grand Rapids, MN!
Pick 5 words to describe yourself
It’s all about the Journey..!
What was the best year of your life?
Last year!! And each year it’s the same… Last year..!!
What trait do you admire in people?
What’s your favorite model of Lund to fish out of and why?
I could fish out of our Lund 208 PRO V GL with a blindfold on.! It was just that comfortable..! But, our new 2025 Impact XS is pretty impressive and I’m thinking a blindfold wouldn’t scare me much…!
Anything else you would like to say to our entire staff at Lund Boats?
Family..! We know so many of you in so many different aspects of Lund Boats! You have all made us feel like Family..!
Who is your sponsoring dealer?
Ray’s Sport & Marine, Grand Rapids, MN
What’s the highlight of your fishing career so far?
Being elected to President of the National Professional Anglers Association! It allows me to be able to help influence the positive growth of the Sport of Fishing..!