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West Allis, WI
Freshwater, Ice (Great Lakes and inland)
Walleye, Muskie, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Salmon, Steelhead, Catfish, Brown Trout, Inland Trout
Ice fishing

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Eric credits much of his passion for fishing to his Father, Wayne Haataja and Grandfather Joseph Kolfler. In turn, Eric is passing on his knowledge of the sport to own wife Natasha, and three children; Cal (7), Hanna (4) and Cammille (1).

As the owner of "Big Fish Guide Service", he is a full-time inland fishing guide (over 280 trips annually) as well as a Great Lakes Charter Captain. While Eric guides for just about every fresh water fish species available in Wisconsin, his emphasis is on catching "Big Fish".

Eric takes special pride in being an educator - taking the time to teach and explain the fine details of angling that will significantly improve the odds of landing both a higher number and larger sized fish. In a way to help educate and further connect with anglers, Eric launched his web site where he and fellow anglers share knowledge, information and a good fish photo or two.


In-Fisherman John Gillespie's "Wisconsin Woods and Waters" Babe Winkleman Outdoors Midwest Outdoors Outdoor Wisconsin World Record Rainbow Trout 1996