Growing up, Michael spent his summers on the Lazy J Ranch in Swan Valley with his grandparents.
At a young age, he started working for founders and local legends Spence and Linda Warner at The South Fork Lodge. Michael started guiding at age 18, got a degree in business and did a stint working for the Oakland Raiders. He’s now back in Idaho, guiding at the lodge, and spends his offseason guiding pheasant hunters in South Dakota.
Our guides range from grizzled vets who can find trout in the most unlikely of places, to fresh-faced instructors who can offer our guests and clients unique experiences on the South Fork. Regardless of who you fish with, our guides will help you find and catch the South Fork’s fabled wild trout.View All Guides