Resides: Black Hills of South Dakota
Years In The Outdoors: Since the age of 2
Craig is a multi species all season angler. Although he’s fished in 10 states and 3 countries, Craig is constantly looking to catch more and bigger fish. Craig enjoys a great panfish or walleye bite, but his true passion lies with the trout species. Whether its rainbow and brown trout out of a stream in the spring and fall months, brook trout out of local reservoirs in the summer, or his favorite, the lake trout through the ice in Pactola, Craig is happiest when he is fishing for trout. A big supporter of Recycled Fish, Craig is a huge proponent of catch and release/selective harvest fishing. Craig is an Ice Team pro, and is sponsored by Clam, Vexilar, Cold Snap Outdoors, Brickers Custom Rods, HSM Outdoors and Iceaholics Anonymous Hunting Resume: Western South Dakota is full of hunting opportunities, and Craig has taken advantage of all of them. From whitetail and mule deer, to elk, turkey, upland birds and predators, Craig really enjoys his time in the field. Having guided professionally with his dad, and also for the NWTF, he has talked to a lot of turkeys, and even helped a few hunters complete their Grand Slam of turkeys by getting their Merriams sub species. Craigs favorite style of hunting is spot and stalk mule deer hunting, and he is most proud of his 190 inch 5x5 which at the time of the kill was the 13th largest ever taken in the state. Favorite Trip:
Craig’s favorite trip each year involves a day of ice fishing where he doesn’t even get to catch a fish. Craig organizes the Hooked on Hardwater event which supports the Rapid City club for Boys. 60 professional ice anglers from across the ice belt come to the black hills to be partnered up with underprivileged boys for a day of on ice mentoring and ice fishing. The event is life changing for not only the boys, but also the pros that are involved.