Mike Soots

Born and raised just outside of Youngstown, OH Mike began to hunt and fish with his father at a young age. He devoted most of his childhood to bass fishing, waterfowl hunting, and deer hunting. High school ignited his passion for chasing steelhead on the fly around the Lake Erie tributaries, and Mike quickly connected with it.
While attending Youngstown State University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, Mike competed in the Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship for the Penguins. Following college, Mike began his full-time guiding career while also obtaining a U.S.C.G. Master Captain License from the Bristol Bay region on the Naknek River of Alaska targeting salmon and trout. He then brought that experience and knowledge back home to help anglers in Ohio and Pennsylvania target bass, walleye, steelhead, and pike.
Whether fishing for steelhead on the river, on Lake Erie chasing walleye and bass, or in a duck blind, you can ensure a well-established and informative day with Mike. Learning the techniques of the wild game or fish you are after, along with plenty of laughs to make a memorable experience.
If you’d like to Hunt and Fish with Mike let us know!

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