My business is to provide people the opportunity to sample the exciting and challenging fishing available at the southern end of Lake Michigan. This page is dedicated to showing a bit of the behind-the-scenes work it takes to do that and to highlight the trips and fun my customers are able to experience.

Saturday, January 24, 2015


    In the biographical information I provided to NACO when I was put on the ballot to be considered for a seat on their Board of Directors I wrote:

In every group to which I’ve belonged, I always became active and involved. I guess by nature, I’m a leader, not a follower. I’ve held various offices in both the Hoosier Outdoor Writers and the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers, including President and Chairman of the Board.  I’m a superviser of my local county’s soil and water conservation district. I’m on my local county’s extension board and am a past member of the county’s planning commission. I’ve served as President and am now executive secretary of Indiana’s North Coast Charter Association.

   NACO, the National Association of Charterboat Operators, was formed in 1991 and now includes a membership of thousands of owners or operators of fishing, sailing, diving, eco-tours, and other excursion vessels carrying passengers for hire. NACO’s objective is to improve the professional charter boat operator's bottom line and to provide a strong voice in Washington, DC.
   NACO is a membership driven association proven to be successful because of the shared experiences of the Board of Directors, Executive Team and Regular Membership. NACO’s officers and board members consist of experienced licensed captains, who are actively involved in their local areas.
   NACO was formed out of a need to fight costly government regulations that threatened to cripple the charter boat industry. The organization keeps track of issues affecting the industry and NACO officers and board members regularly represents charter operators before Congress and Regulatory Agencies. Over the years NACO has succeeded in saving charter boat operators millions of dollars and prevented excessive, time-consuming and needless reporting.
   As a new board member, I plan to lurk in the background initially, assessing the personalities and learning the inner workings of the group. As time progresses, no doubt I'll become more involved and a better representative for charter boat operators in the Great Lakes and elsewhere. 
   Any NACO members reading this who voted for me:  THANKS. The rest of you: WISH ME LUCK!