dont know what his guide service is like but ive had many experiences with him. one i find him some what unscupolus. meaning telling people the fishing is great just to get them in his store to buy a particular lures. had a friend and her brother from minn go in the day before an ice fishing trip 200 dollars later well you know the sort. he used to write for fishing and hunting news dont know if he still does but every article was how great the fishing was especially the walley fishing, hes a self proclaimed walleye pro. also have stories about his brother who owns the boat shop next to his fishing store,wont get into that now but my advice is to find someone else.