Monday, April 15th, 2024

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Monday, April 15th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Mike Schoonveld: Will licensing inland fishing guides in Michigan hurt the sport?

Gary Roach, aka Mr. Walleye, began his fishing career as a youthful, unlicensed fishing guide. (Photo courtesy of Tim Lesmeister)

I had the chance to sit down to visit with Gary Roach (a.k.a. Mr. Walleye) at an outdoor communicator’s conference last fall.

He explained how he got into the “fishing” business that became his life’s calling. Born with a passion for fishing, Roach started guiding fishermen before he was even a teenager, he invented and sold fishing tackle, won major fishing tournaments, and he still loves to fish.

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