Sounds of the Northwoods
Sounds of theNorthwoods
Pro-Staff Northland Bemidji MN

NORTHLAND PRO STAFF

No Cons, Only Pros. Meet the Northland Pro Staff.

I’m Sheldon Anderson and have been on the Northland Tackle Pro-Staff a little over a decade. Growing up, I have spent my entire life in Minneapolis. I was fortunate at a young age to have a Dad who took the time to introduce me to the sport of fishing.

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A Nebraska native, Bashore grew up fishing the banks of the Blue River and Harlan County Reservoir at a very early age. Influenced by his stepfather very early in life, he was hooked on Walleye fishing and participated in his first walleye tournament at age 16. There was no looking back at this point, his love for the outdoors soon consumed his life and led him down the path he currently travels.

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Steve Bodinger from Chilton, WI. 56 years old. I enjoy all types of fishing with a focus on walleye. I've been a tournament fisherman for over 25 yrs. Most recently winning a MWC event at the Detroit River and the following weekend winning an AIM event at Winneconne, WI.

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Jason Boser owns Fishing Fever Guide Service and is one of the most experienced fishing guides you'll find in Northern Minnesota. Jason has been fishing area lakes since 1984, offering top quality fishing trips. He is happy to guide individuals or groups and, along with his colleagues, has guided corporate groups.

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Eric Brandriet was born and raised at the heart of South Dakota’s Glacial Lakes Region. Hunting and fishing has not only become an important part of his life, but a passion at a very young age. Having traveled fishing tournaments across the upper Midwest, he was exposed to many levels and angling experiences.

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There's no better fisherman than Bill Broberg. Born and raised in the Deer River and Grand Rapids area, Bill has been a fanatical fisherman his whole life.  He grew up on a lake and has fished every day as a kid, where he learned how and where to catch every species of fish found in the area.

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Brian “Bro” Brosdahl, of MAX, MN, is one of the most recognized and respected anglers in North America. Bro, as he’s known, is a multispecies angler best known for his influence on the sport of ice fishing. Several popular ice fishing products are based on his ideas.

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Patrick Campeau is celebrating in 2016 a 30 year career as a Full-time Professional and passionate angler and hunter.

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Husband, father, grandfather. Proud Member of the Northland Family. 2009 Kraus Anderson Champion.

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Ken Clark owns Fishmas Charters in Whitehall, Michigan. He has been a charter captain for 20 years and a tournament angler longer than that. Ken is also a college professor at Ferris State University.

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Greg Clusiau is a versatile multi-species angler that has pretty much done it all. Thirty years an outdoor writer, Greg has written for several publications and still has a weekly column in the local newspapers as well as on several internet sites.

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Ryley Desautels grew up on the shores of Eagle lake, Ontario. He just joined the Pro Staff recently. He is a multi species guide. He is a avid Muskie Angler, and Youngest person to Win the 26th annual Tbaytel Dryden Walleye Masters. Ryley also has many other top 10 tournament finishes. He is sponsored by Alumacraft Boats. Ryley plans on being a long time member of the Northland Pro Staff.

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Spencer Deutz, from Moorhead, MN, has been involved in competitive sports since he was three years old. He turned his efforts to competitive walleye angling when he was 15 and started fishing professional events at the age of 20.

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Hello fellow fishermen, I am pleased to be associated with Northland fishing tackle on their promotional staff. I reside in Breezy Point Minnesota and fish the the many bodies of water in the Brainerd lakes area as well as 10 years of tournament fishing on Mille Lacs lake. My 35+ years of recreational fishing, tournament fishing and guiding has shown me that Northland has a very diverse line of tackle that will be sure to make any fishing trip a successful and happy one. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with many of you. Tight lines to all!!

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Mike Frisch is a fishing educator from Elbow Lake, MN. Mike co-hosts Fishing the Midwest television one of the longest-running, highest-rated fishing TV shows in the Midwest.

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Jeff Gustafson, also known as Gussy, grew up on the shores of Lake of the Woods, in Kenora, Ontario. He is a multi-species fishing guide, outdoor writer and photographer, fishing promoter, TV show host (Fishing with Gussy) and competitive bass tournament angler, currently fishing the Wal-Mart FLW Tour.

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58 yrs old, Married with two children. Home water: Lake Huron / Saginaw Bay. Favorite Technique: Open water trolling.

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Scott Hanson is from Bemidji, MN, but grew up in Northome, MN.  He started his fishing adventures with his father and grandfathers fishing area lakes around Northome and the family cabin on Lake Beltrami near Turtle River, MN.

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South Range, WI, 33 years old. Fishing Guide, promoter, and educator for the Twin Ports areas of Duluth/Superior and surrounding. Specializes in Walleyes and multi-species including the fish of Lake Superior. Born and raised on the waters of NW Wisconsin.

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As co-owner and operator of Wolf Pack Adventures LLC, Pat guides clients from around the globe on Lake Michigan ,its tributaries and inland waters. Pat grew up in Sheboygan County, Wis., learning to hunt and fish under the instruction of his father, Roy.

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Roy is a full-time fishing guide. As co-owner of Wolf Pack Adventures LLC, he knows the importance of getting on the bite and catching fish, no matter the circumstances. With decades of fishing and guiding experience, Roy has become a “jack” of all presentations, and master of many.

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My name’s Greg Karch and live in Oshkosh on the great Lake Winnebago. Besides fishing tournaments I’m the founder and President of Learn 2 Fish With Us. An organization that’s mission statement is “Grow the sport of fishing by education and inspiring beginner and experienced anglers”.

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Justin Kohn is a full time year round fishing guide and tournament fishermen who travels across Wisconsin targeting almost all fresh water fish. Justin gives Northland Tackle company a huge thanks for helping him become successful in many fishing tournaments.

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Grew up in the Twin Cities, but grew up fishing in the Bemidji area and continue to fish there today.

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As long as he can remember, Chad Maloy has been fishing. Maloy has fond memories growing up fishing with his father, Tom, and grandfather, Marx, on the Mississippi River in Lake City, MN.

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Capt. Mark Martin is the 1990 Professional Walleye Trail WORLD CHAMPION. Mark won the first, Tournament of Champions held at International Falls, Minnesota netting him $30,000.00, the highest cash prize in history for a walleye tournament, at that time.

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Chuck Mason, Ida, Michigan is at home on the water all year long, ice and open water. A tournament angler on the ice for the past fifteen years, he has fished from New York to Minnesota, chasing bluegill and crappie.

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Steve Mattson has been part of the Northland team for well over a decade. He is an accomplished angler, outdoor writer and photographer.He is an expert promoter, multi-species guide, seminar speaker and tournament pro with many top finishes.

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Professional Walleye Fisherman – NWT Walleye Circuit. Been fishing profession since 2006 and 2010 in FLW Walleye League and FLW Tour and currently NWT Cabela’s National Walleye Trail.

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Paul Nelson has been a multi-species fishing guide and freelance outdoor writer in the greater Bemidji area since 1982. Paul runs the “Bemidji Area Lakes Guide Service” and writes a weekly fishing column in the Friday edition of the “Bemidji Pioneer” daily newspaper.

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Travis Peterson has been a member of Team Northland for many years, promoting the sport of fishing, the products and techniques that result in success on the water, and his home region of northern Minnesota.

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Tracy has lived and fished in Northern Minnesota and Canada for past 30 years. Tracy is the Tournament Director of one of Minnesota’s premier team walleye tournaments, Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic where they have now raised over $500,000 and given it all back to charity.

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Started fishing at age 3 at grandparents resort in Cass Lake, MN. In 2007 became a licensed guide and is the current resident guide at Four Seasons Resort on Lake Winnibigoshish.

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Gary Roach was born and raised on the shores of Mission Lake, MN. He started fishing off the dock when he was three or four years old. Gary started guiding at the age of ten and has made a career of fishing for over 50 years.

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Tony Roach is a well-respected fishing guide, tournament angler, and outdoor communicator, spending close to 300 days on the open water and ice annually.

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Dennis Salmela Walleye & Crappie guide. Youth Educator in Minnesota. Facebook: Happy Hooksets Guide Service.

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Hi my name’s Aaron Schmitz. Growing up in Red Lake Falls, I spent a lot of time on the rivers chasing crappies, cats, and walleyes. After high school I attended Northland Community College in Thief River Falls, MN where I received my degree in Criminal Justice and continued my passion for sport by playing both baseball and football for the Pioneers.

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Hi my name’s Scott Seibert and I’m from Oak Grove, MN. For 30 years I’ve been a manager at REO Plastics in Maple Grove MN. I have 40 plus years of fishing experience and have participated in numerous open water and ice tournaments fishing for Walleye and Smallmouth Bass.

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Active as a Coordinator of Devils Lake Regional Angler Young Angler Youth Fishing Tournament. Active as a Delegate representing the Lake Region Anglers Association for the North Dakota Sportfishing Congress. Active as a Fishing Guide on Devils Lake.

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Hello, my name is Bret Setterholm and I operate a guide business in Minnesota. I’m located in Ottertail County and guide on all the area lakes (Ottertail, Big and Little Pine, Rush Lake, West Battle). I fish all species, but focus on walleyes for guiding.

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Jeff Skelly of Fins to Feather Guide Service will tell you that he has been blessed to have been born and raised in Northern Minnesota. Jeff is a multi-species angler who specializes in walleye fishing but loves to fish muskie, bass, northern pike and panfish as well.

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Scott Stankowski is the senior outdoor writer for Centralwisconsinsports.net and at Lake-Link.com writing articles about everything outdoors from how-to’s to the many adventures with his sons.

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Mike is proud to be a representative of Northland Tackle Company since 2011. Residing in Brookings, SD. Mike considers himself to be a multi specie angler and enjoys targeting a variety of fresh water fish throughout the Dakotas and Midwest.

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David Vadnais, 42 years old, is from Quebec Canada. Started ice fishing perch at 3 with his parents. He’s a great passionnate about ice fishing for nearly 40 years. Member of Northland’s Pro-Staff with Canada Pro team since 2013. He goes fishing in Quebec and Vermont. David writes for the French magazine ‘’Sentier Chasse-Pêche’’ since 2011. Only ice fishing articles. Guest on several web and tv shows and participated in several tournaments. His favorites species: Walleye, trout and perch. Favorite lure: Buck-Shot Rattle Spoon.
Facebook: Destination pêche blanche avec David Vadnais

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Adam is the owner of Pike Pole Fishing Guide Service, located in Southern Wisconsin. He holds a United States Coast Guard Charter Captain license and enjoys taking clients out on a variety of waters.

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Shantel Wittstruck, from Sioux Falls, SD, a Member of South Dakota Walleyes Unlimited, a wife and a mother of two is an outdoor enthusiast. She had a pole in her hand as soon as she was able to walk, fishing often with her parents and grandparents. Growing up in the heart of it all, Shantel spends a lot of time out on the Missouri River, Lakes and Sloughs fishing for Walleyes, Pikes, Crappies, Bluegills and Sunfish; fishing SD, ND, MN, IA, Canada and any other place where an opportunity to get her line wet presents itself.

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Charlie Worrath has spent his entire life fishing in and around Itasca County. Charlie’s Gone Fishing Guide Service was established in 1991 with the goal of sharing Charlie’s vast knowledge of Lake Winnibigoshish and other area lakes.

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Gary Halvorson

Gary Halvorson

Retail Specialist

Favorite Northland Bait: Buck-Shot Spoon
Years worked at Northland: 8
Favorite species of fish: Muskellunge
Favorite season to fish: Fall
Who taught you how to fish?: Myself
Angling hero: Bob Mesecomer
Non-angling hero: Father
Favorite color: Green
Favorite food: Swiss Steak
Favorite sports team: Vikings

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