Capt. Mark has lived and fished Michigan’s waters his entire life. He is an ardent Great Lakes angler and has served the fishery as a charter captain and board member for the Detroit Area Steelheaders. Mark is a skillful two handed fly angler, devoted grandfather and has been married 38 years to a forgiving wife, which he says is important when your life is dedicated to fishing. His pleasant and positive attitude along with attention to details should put Mark at the top of your next angling adventure list.
We are Great Lakes Fly Fishing, some of the region's fishiest, most respected anglers in our home waters. Our team of top-rated pro anglers provide you with personalized instruction based on your needs and unforgettable fly-fishing adventures on Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and beyond.
Because we know nothing is more important than who you fish with. More information coming!
Capt Bill Ohara, known as ”Billy O” to all his friends, has been fishing for 40 plus years. The angling bug began for him growing up, fishing with his father and brother in the western basin of Lake Erie. Billy O’s passion is the pursuit of Walleye, both casting and trolling on Lake Erie. He resides in the Cleveland area April to December to coincide with his lust for everything Walleye, then heads to Florida where he chases saltwater fish with equal enthusiasm.
He has a growing reputation in the local Walleye angling community for his technical knowledge and bigger than life personality. A day on the water with Capt. Billy will not only fill your dinner plate, but also remind you how fun fishing really can be. Billy O is available for conventional light tackle, casting and trolling trips from Conneaut to the Bass Islands.
Capt. Jeremy lives in Michigan where he has a home near Lake St. Clair, the world renowned muskie fishery. He is masterful at fly casting heavy musky flies, needed to bring in the big ones in the challenging conditions on Lake St. Clair. Jeremy owns and operates MI Guideservice and guides with us March thru June, then heads to Alaska to guide their summer-fall seasons. In addition to being an experienced fly angler and guide, Captain Jeremy is also a sought after duck & upland bird hunting guide in Michigan and Alaska.
*USCG licensed Captains, fully insured and DNR inspected.
Our available fleet consists of high tech multi-species fishing machines. Loaded with state of the art electronics and safety equipment, they are well suited for the waters and conditions of the Great Lakes. All of our boats are all licensed, inspected and insured.
We also have equipment available for river floats and speciality angling adventures.
Capt. Jeff started his fishing obsession in the Great Lakes at 11 years old. He is widely respected for his Spey casting instruction, dedication to chasing chrome and formidable multi-species angling knowledge. Jeff has spent his career supporting the fishery as a founder of the Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders and through his relationships with some of the industry's top brands. He is a frequently requested presenter, article contributor and podcast guest. Although he loves traveling the world following his fish obsession, his true love remains furthering the pursuit and protection of his home waters and sharing his experiences with others.
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Jerry Darkes has a career in fly-fishing that extends over 5 decades. Author of 3 books, along with numerous magazine articles, he has also been featured on television, radio and online podcasts. He's supported the fishery as a Board member on various local clubs and is one of The Great Lakes most renowned fly anglers. Jerry has fly-fished around the world for a wide range of freshwater and saltwater species and hosted groups to numerous locations around the globe.