I was born and raised south of Glenwood Minnesota. I've had a strong passion for the outdoors my entire life. My father hooked me on fishing bringing me to the fish house before I could even walk. A lifelong dream of mine was to be a Devils Lake fishing guide. I relocated to Devils Lake in 2005. After 10 long years of learning and studying every inch of the lake, I began living my dream and established Hooked Up Guide Service in 2015. I have chosen to keep my business small, myself being the only guide. For groups larger than 4 I have another guide that helps out. This allows me to focus my attention on each and every guest. Every spare minute I have is spent fishing. My many years of experience provide opportunities for learning for everyone, from novice to professional fishermen. If I'm not fishing, I'm hunting, which I do for for fun. I have 2 boys whom I'm excited to teach my skills to as they grow. They both already enjoy spending every moment they can with me outdoors. I look forward to sharing my love of fishing with every customer I take out, and I strive to provide the fishing experience of a lifetime.
Devils Lake is located 90 miles west of Grand Forks, North Dakota. The lake is located a few miles south of the city of Devils Lake. The current population of Devils Lake is 7,192. The city offers many restaurants and shopping opportunities to choose from. Beautiful Devils Lake boasts trophy walleye fishing, vast amounts of jumbo yellow perch, northern pike, and white bass. If you're lucky, you may even stumble upon a crappie or two. Devils Lake is a world-famous fishery and has been an ever changing body of water. In 1993 the lake elevation was 1422.62 feet, cresting to a record elevation in 2011 at 1454.3 feet. Most recently the water levels are subsiding due to drought. 2021 the lake elevation has fallen to 1447. Because of this drastic change in lake elevation, the structure of the lake is constantly changing. Roads surrounding the lake have had to be raised multiple times over the years, with many roads being abandoned and closing after being swallowed by the massive lake. Along with this, hundreds of square miles of farmland have succumbed to the water. Many residents and houses have been displaced due to rising water. Abandoned farmsteads, house foundations, sunken trees, and sunken roads have created a challenging yet exciting boating experience for visitors of the lake region. The large expanse of Devils Lake, Stump Lake, Pelican, and multiple bays provide ample amounts of fishing opportunities for fishermen across the globe!