Man where do I start for this. Collin did it all. He explained the lakes that were were going to go to and he put us on fish. My friend Jared and I got lucky, well not really, and had the hottest days of summer when Collin took us out. He still was able to help us put Pike on the boat, my first ever. He then took us to a lake were he guaranteed numbers. He taught us a new fishing trick to catch the fish as well. Boy did we catch. It was legit every other cast we pulled in a bass, decent size might I add. We ended that day with 50+ fish between my friend and I. I would fully recommend Collin as a guide. Not only are you going out there for him to help bend the rods but you are going out there and WILL learn something new. He will not disappoint and you will land fish, rather it is bass, walleye, pike, musky, or blue gills you will have fish.
Andrew A. - 2020
I've had the pleasure to fish with Collin many times throughout the years, both inland lakes as well as Lake Michigan. Regardless of the body of water, time of year, or species targeted; Collin has proven time and time again, to be exceptionally knowledgeable on where to consistently find fish. Beyond his professionalism and hospitality, I would also like to thank Collin for the vast amount of fishing knowledge that he has taught me throughout our trips together. His passion and dedication to catching big fish is definitely contagious. I can honestly say that I've enjoyed every single trip I've taken with Collin and that I am truly a better fisherman overall for having shared a boat with him. That being said, I am already looking forward to my next trip out with "Hardcore Hookin Guide Service" and would highly recommend his services!
Aaron S.- 2020
Simply put the best guide service I’ve ever used! Collin is extremely knowledgeable, and always get my wife and I on huge trophy fish, or loads of good fun fish whichever we request. Collin knows how to catch fish, but what really impressed me was his ability to teach me the "how's and whys", which in my experience distinguishes a fishing guide from a GREAT fishing guide. We are also planning Musky and walleye trips this summer with our son! Overall we couldn’t be happier with the guide service and professionalism.
Ryan A. - 2020
A lot of people love to fish. I on the other hand love to CATCH fish! I’ve done a lot of fishing over the years and have fished with many different people. With that said, I’ve never caught more or bigger fish more consistently then I have with Collin Schlicht. It doesn’t really matter WHAT you’re fishing for or WHERE you’re fishing, Collin’s knowledge of patterns, behavior, presentation and his ability to just “find what works” has always led to consistent success. When you couple this knowledge and skillset with his hardcore work ethic he’s just a fish catching machine. I guess that’s the only way to explain it. MOST of my best memories of fishing have been while with Collin or when Collin has taken my kids out.If you’re thinking about hiring a guide you cannot go wrong with Collin Schlicht. Knowledgeable, hardworking and experienced, you’ll get results.
Chris G. - 2020
I wanted to write a review of our recent trip. I appreciate that you took our needs into consideration on this excursion. We asked for you to coach and teach us your tested techniques and you did so brilliantly. As a female, I was pleased that you treated me as an equal. This is important to me as other trips I have taken, the guide played to the males on the boat and I felt like he thought I was an inconvenience. I learned a lot from you, I thank you for the photos, and am looking forward to a trip chasing salmon this fall!! Thanks again Collin!
Mary - 2020
What a trip I had with Collin. Boated 3 musky (43", 30.5", 35.5") and had a blast doing it too! Collin shared lots of knowledge and had a very confident approach. I cant wait for our next trip!
Preston J. - 2020
For the first week of June , in above average heat, I didn’t know what to expect for the fishing on Puckaway. After trolling for a bit and getting mostly weeds that were under the surface, Collin’s efforts were impressive clearing the lines. Collin quickly decided to change tactics to get us fish in his beautiful boat. We all agreed with him to go after some huge bluegills and we scored nicely! Again and again Collin changed tactics to putting fish In the boat. The night bite was the icing on the cake when Collin taught us how to get some smallmouth. My sister with Collin’s instruction landed some nice ones! I must add ,I’ve never imagined that guiding us would be would be so much work for Collin. Collin was the most attentive guide we ever hired and worth every penny. I can’t wait till the next time!!
John G. - 2020
After the first time hiring Collin as a fishing guide, I knew I would never hire anyone else. I didn't have much experience at all, but he took time to explain what we were doing and why. We've trolled, jigged, casted both articials and live bait. We used techniques that I was able to quickly learn and catch fish. I've taken my business partner, my grandpa, and went with Collin by myself. He is definitely a fun guy to be in the boat with. I look forward to our next trip. Thanks Collin!
Devin K. - 2020
"I love fishing with Collin. He definitely knows what he is doing. We never get skunked and I've landed my biggest catches ever with him guiding us. This last time, I brought my 10 year old daughter. We landed a muskie almost as big as she was. We fought it together while Collin coached us through it. We got it on the boat. My first muskie, her first muskie, all on father's day. Absolutely priceless. This is an experience my daughter and I will always have to remember. Now she is excited to go again. THANK YOU, Collin. We will be booking again soon."
Jared G. - 2020
I would not have been able to do this without Collin! Check him out at Hardcore Hookin’ Guide Services! It took some time (because these fish are stubborn) but he put us in the right spots and taught us everything. If you ever wanted to try musky fishing, you NEED to go out with him!!
Kelsey H. - 2021