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Meet Captain Doug

An accomplished licensed fishing guide, Capt. Doug Samsal has many years of experience specializing in multiple areas. He's been featured on many TV shows such as In Fisherman with Steve Quinn, Fishing 411 with Mark Romanack, Michigan Out-of-Doors with Kelly Gotch and Jenny Olsen. Featured in Bass Masters Magazine and many local publications. He's also a featured seminar speaker at many sport shows and Bass Pro Shops!

Captain Doug Samsal
231-668-2894
e-mail: Capt Doug

Welcome! A little about myself. My mother, a full blooded Canadian and being raised on Lake Of The Woods, Kenora Ontario, gave me a lifetime incentive for fishing Musky, Bass, Walleye and Pike.

In 1977, I purchased a cabin near the Big Manistee River at Wellston, Michigan and began absorbing all the details on how to catch the mighty Steelhead. Entering  and winning many fishing tournaments, I soon became a licensed river guide. My interests grew into Lake Michigan and Lake Erie but the WORLD CLASS Musky, Smallmouth Bass and Walleye combo drew me to Lake St Clair, St Clair and Detroit River.

Doug and Garrett's experience will keep you on the hottest bites for trophy smallmouth bass, muskie, and walleye on Michigan's Lake St. Clair, Manistee River, St Clair River and Detroit Rivers!

Fall splits us up. Doug goes to fish the Manistee River for salmon and steelhead while Garrett is on Lake St. Clair for bass and muskie!

Escape winter and join them near Orlando Florida for trophy largemouth bass on Lake Toho. Go fishing from fully insured and inspected Nitro bass boats powered by Mercury and flat bottom river boats.

I sincerely look forward to meeting you and sharing a moment on the water.

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Captain Doug Samsal
231-668-2894
e-mail: Capt Doug