The Captain is a 100% full time Charter Captain and Guide. His Muskie addiction started in 1993. Below you may read about this crazy wild Journey and his passion for North America's largest pure predator.
Illinois – Shabbona, Fox Chain, Braidwood, and Others
Indiana – Webster, James, Barbee Chain, and Loon
Wisconsin – Madison Chain, Pewaukee, Wisconsin River and Flowages, Tomahawk, Lac Vieux Desert, Chippewa Flowage, Tigercat Flowage, Big St. Germaine, Big Sissabagama, Arbor Vitae, Pelican, Plum, Lost Land, Teal, Big Lake, White Sand, and Many Others.
Michigan – Lake St. Clair, Munuscong Bay, Anterim Chain, Torch Chain, Bankson, Hudson, Detroit River, Thorneapple, and St. Clair River
Minnesota – Leech, Cass, Mille Lacs, Vermillion, St. Louis River, Deer, and Others
Ontario – Lake of the Woods, Eagle, Lac Seul, Kakagi, Canyon, Winnepeg River, Rice, Restoulle ,Kawarthas, all over Georgian Bay and the St. Lawrence Seaway
Quebec- Ottawa & St. Lawrence
New York – Buffalo Harbour, Chataqua, St. Lawrence.
Kentucky – Cave Run
Pennsylvania- Beltzville, Blue Marsh, Delaware River Water Gap, Marsh Creek, Coweneski, Kaercher Creek, Marburg, Susquehanna River
New Jersey- Hopatcong, Monksville, Mountain, Mercer
West Virginia- Stone Coal, Stonewall Jackson, Burnsville
Captain Matt Firestein has fished and been successful through the Muskie Territory.
He has fished almost all the states and provinces in the muskies natural range. Certain techniques excel on certain types of waters such as reservoirs, rivers, shield lakes, inland lakes, great lakes, etc. He has utilized and perfected these techniques from as far west as Winnipeg to East of Montreal. As far North as Lac Suel and as far South as Kentucky and West Virginia. Capt. Matt can provide entertaining and informational seminars from the basics of casting to advanced techniques and details of trolling and jigging. His various instructional seminars teach about Casting, jigging, dredging, short line trolling, long line trolling, open water trolling , structure trolling, or trolling the Canadian shield to help you be successful on your next trip or home waters. If your planning a trip to Lake St. Clair and the connecting rivers, he enjoys sharing how to be successful on his home waters. So book an evening for your local muskie club or fishing club that they will be sure to remember!
Rates are $400 plus gas and lodging if outside the Detroit area. References Available.
Seminars available January, February, & March otherwise the location must be within 2 1/2 hours as Captain Matt will be fishing.
Here are some of the groups he has given seminars to:
Muskies Canada "Round Table Series" 2020 Facebook Live
Grand Rapids 'Ultimate Sport Show"
Quad County Hawg Hunters
Chicago, Rosemont & Arlington show
Cleveland Mid-America Boat show
South of the Border Muskies Inc.
Chicago Outdoor Show / Lecture and Panel discussion
Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel show
Belle River Muskies, Canada
Michigan Muskie Alliance- Muskies Inc.
Hoosier Muskie Club- Muskies Inc.
Featured Speaker Compass Pt. Sportsman’s Day- 3 years.
Niagara Muskie Association, Inc.
Michigan Muskie Show- 3 seminars in 2 yrs
LK St Clair Muskie Inc.
Canton Akron Muskies Inc Annual Banquet
Trout Unlimited Meade PA
Capital City Muskies Inc- 2 years
Columbus Muskie Show
Milwaukee Muskie Expo
Indiana Hoosier Classic - Lecture and Panel discussion