Guiding Partners

Large groups can be accommodated by contracting services with my close friends and fellow guides Terry Peterson, Dave Brown, Josh Teigen, Aron Kastern, Kevin Schmidt, Nate Baron, & Pete Rich.  I'm proud to know them, grateful for their support, and hold them all in the highest regard.


Terry Peterson

Terry Peterson

I met Terry Peterson in 1992, and he's been instrumental in my guiding career.  Terry has guided in the Hayward Lakes region of Wisconsin for over 35 years, and his knowledge of these waters and the fish that inhabit them is unmatched.  A former resort owner, Terry instilled the value of customer service in me, and his approach to fishing translates to any angler fortunate enough to be in his boat.  His captivating personality, contagious laugh, and uncanny ability to consistently catch fish have earned him a loyal following of customers that keeps him busy throughout the open water season.  Any day on the water spent with Terry is a good day for those fortunate to find an opening in his calendar.Terry3 (864 x 1152)



Home:  715-634-7610

Cell:  715-699-7610





Dave Brown

Dave Brown

Dave Brown and I graduated from Ashland High School together, and we have been long time fishing partners.  Dave is a lifelong native of northern Wisconsin, and his extensive knowledge of our lakes has translated into a truly impressive fishing career.  He's earned a reputation for catching giant muskies and has landed several fish in the 50 inch class.  Dave is also the National Sales Manager for Keyes Outdoors Television, and he can frequently be viewed on Fox Sports North (FSN) and the World Fishing Network (WFN) tangling with big muskies during their weekly episodes.  Dave’s sense of humor and laid back approach keep his customers coming back year after year.

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Cell:  715-492-0905



Josh Teigen

Josh Teigen

Northern Wisconsin native and U.S.C.G. Charter Captain Josh Teigen has an incredible enthusiasm and passion for fishing both on open water and on the ice.  Growing up on our local lakes has given Josh an intimate knowledge of our fisheries, and he takes every opportunity possible to share it with those that fish with him.  Josh started Josh Teigen's Fishing Guide Service in 2012, and we received our U.S. Coast Guard license together in 2013.  By spending countless hours fishing and scouting for the hot bite throughout the year, he gives his customers the best opportunity possible to have a fun, productive, and educational experience.  Josh is a hard working and enthusiastic guy with a great personality that will give you everything he's got during your trip.

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Josh Teigen

Cell:  715-813-0575






Aron Kastern grew up fishing and hunting the waters and woods in the northwestern part of the state.  Aron IMG_2008received his U.S.C.G. Captains license in 2002 and began his guide service Unlimited Trophy Outfitters.  Over the years, Aron has earned a reputation as a hard working and knowledgeable guide with a diverse and intimate knowledge of our waters and the fish in them.  Aron's passion to chase anything that bites, extraordinary work ethic, and service to his customers make him a sure bet for a great day on open and hard water.   His many years spent on Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay as well as the surrounding inland lakes and streams provide an enjoyable, educational, and fun experience that will have you coming back for more.  aron2 (600 x 450)

Cell:  715-413-0336

Home:  715-765-4210





Kevin Schmidt

After guiding part time in northern Wisconsin for 30 years, Kevin Schmidt was able to retire from his day job in 2016 and focus on guiding full time.  Kevin is a U.S.C.G. licensed Captain and he covers our inland lakes from Hayward to Ashland as well as Chequamegon Bay specializing in musky, northern pike, and smallmouth bass.  Kevin has been a regular guest on Musky Hunter television as well as a contributing writer for Musky Hunter Magazine.  Kevin has a particular interest in fishing education and serves as an instructor for several fishing schools in Wisconsin and Canada.  Kevin's easy going demeanor, likeable personality, and extensive fishing knowledge make every day spent on the water with him enjoyable and productive.


Cell:  715-209-4749

Home:  715-765-4430







Nate Baron

I met Nate Baron at Captains School in 2013, and we've been friends ever since.  Born and raised in Ashland, Nate guided part time for twenty five years in central Wisconsin while he worked for an architectural firm.  He moved back north to become a full time guide in 2012 and started Up North Guide Service because as he says, "I'm in love with fishing, hunting, and anything involved in the outdoors."  Nate spends his time chasing smallmouth and walleyes on Chequamegon Bay as well as spring and fall trout/salmon runs on Lake Superior tributaries along with inland musky trips.  He enjoys teaching people how to catch fish, seeing them crank crank them in, and the camaraderie that goes along with it.  What more could you ask in a guide?  Plain and simple, Nate loves fishing and loves people.  He'll put you on fish and give you one heck of an enjoyable experience along the way! nate1

Cell #:  608-963-2758







Pete Rich

Driven by his passion for fishing in northern Wisconsin, Pete Rich moved to Hayward in 2007 and began his guiding career while working at the Fresh Water Fishing Hall Of Fame.  Bitten by the "Musky Bug" at an early age, his initial focus was connecting his customers with big muskies on many of our lakes.  His ability to consistently produce eventually let to a full time career on the water.  He's now guiding multi species trips through Pete Rich Guide Service in the Hayward area on a daily basis.  His experience, knowledge, work ethic, and likeable personality make him the perfect choice for a fun filled and educational day on the water!

Cell #:  815-762-3973

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