Meet Your Guides

Tony Roach
“Mr. Walleye Specialties”
Pro-Staff Member

Tony Roach grew up in northern Minnesota where he has been a fishing professional for over a decade. He has guided on a wide variety of lakes including Mille Lacs, Winnibigoshish, Lake of the Woods, and many more! Roach, a professional walleye angler competes in tournaments across the Midwest. Tony offers a vast knowledge of multi-species fishing, on a wide variety of waters. Tony enjoys guiding and loves to teach everything from the basics of fishing to the subtle adjustments anglers can make to put more fish in the boat.

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Mike "Moose" Zimmerman

Mike Zimmerman grew up in northern Minnesota and has been fishing and hunting guide for the better half of a decade. From steelhead and salmon on the Great Lakes, to walleye's on the Missouri River, Mike's angling enthusiasm has brought him to Mexico and southern United States in search of big game fishing off shore and inland intercoastal waters. Whether its chasing giant pike in Canada, or fishing panfish in northern Minnesota, Mike thrives on patterning fishing and teaching the small details that put more fish in the boat. Despite his angling and exotic guiding adventures, he resides in northern Minnesota focusing on walleyes on Mille Lacs, Lake of the Woods, and Winnebigohish. He is passionate about making your trip a memorable one!

 

Brian "Hammar" Hammarsten

Brian Hammarsten is a walleye tournament angler and a guide on a wide variety of waters including Mille Lacs, Winnibigoshish, Waconia, Minnetonka, and other West Metro Area lakes. Brian is also an avid fly fisherman and bow hunter. When not in pursuit of walleyes, he is chasing stream trout, wild turkeys, whitetails, and other game across the United States. Brian is known as one of the nicest tournament anglers and guides in the business. His relaxed personality and infectious smile brings clients back year after year. But don't let his calm attitude fool you, he is a fierce competitor with an arsenal of walleye tactics up his sleeve. He is excellent at adapting to changing conditions and subtleties that make a good day on the water great.

 

Randy McGovern

Randy has more than three decades of experience on Mille Laces. In 1982, McGovern made his tournament debut. Since then he has fished hundreds of tournaments on the big lake. A few of Randy's contest highlights include two top 20 finishes in the Professional Walleye Trail (PWT), winning the prestigious Wave Wacker and dozens of top ten finishes in other tournaments. Randy loves to share his years of experience with clients. He is a master in "creative boat control," always insuring clients are on fish! Whether you are after walleyes, smallmouth bass or chasing monster muskies, Randy posses the knowledge and expertise to consistently deliver a fun day on the water. Randy finds the combination that unlocks the mystery of catching trophy fish providing you with not only a great experience and memories to last a lifetime!

Tim Schwartz

Tim Schwartz grew up an hour south of Mille Lacs and has been fishing the lake since the mid 1980's. In that time he has built a vast knowledge of the lake, its species and its history. Tim is currently a devoted guide and tournament fishermen, not only on Mille Lacs, but, across the Midwest. When he is not fishing or chasing the monster whitetail, Tim works as a Master Marine Mechanic specializing in fishing boats. His outgoing humor and caring personality makes a great experience for all ages. Tim's niche is constantly researching new ways to tweak and improve conventional fishing tactics. Sure to enhance your experience, whether it's on the ice or on the water.

 

Scott Bickett

Scott Bickett was born and raised in South Dakota where he grew up fishing the Missouri River and several of the glacial lakes in North East South Dakota. Since 1995, Scott has been a proud resident in the great state of Minnesota where he spends countless hours chasing trophy fish on lake Mille Lacs. Scott has fished Walleye Tournaments all over the midwest, but especially looks forward to tournaments on the lake he calls home (Mille Lacs). Anyone who has fished with Scott knows his attention to detail, from his "showroom clean boat" to his meticulously organized tackle and gear. Scott always has his "finger on the pulse" when it comes to the bite on Mille Lacs. Spring, summer, winter and fall, Scott always enjoys sharing his knowledge and tactics with his clients to help them put more fish in the boat. "Any day on the water is a good day for me, I always make sure your day on the water is great!

 

Brent Peterson

Brent was born and raised in Minnesota and grew up at his family's home along the East side of the Mille Lacs Lake.  He has been fishing the lake since he could walk and enjoys fishing tournaments all over the midwest including several top finishes.

 

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