Meet the Staff
Captain John Gribble of DB Sport Fishing Charters has been fishing the Western and Central Basins of Lake Erie for the past 23 years. He is U.S.C.G. Licensed / Ohio Licensed Guide as well as a member of the Lake Erie Charter Boat Association and the North Coast Charter Boat Association. Starting out as a first mate on his father's boat, John worked his way up to a full-time charter captain. He took over the family business in 2001 with a one boat operation and a handful of clients and since then has expanded to a multi-boat charter fleet that runs over 500 trips a season. Captain John promotes Lake Erie by doing live radio interviews, seminars at local sport shows, in-store promotions, and by taking sports writers on his boat. He also fishes in tournaments across Lake Erie. He is sponsored by Cisco Fishing Systems, Contender Trolling Lures, The Doc Shop, Marine Assist, Great Lakes Outdoor Supply, Raymarine, Taylor Marine Incorporated, Vicious Fishing, Big Fish Tuff Tackle, and Yeti Coolers. Captain John enjoys teaching clients and kids of all ages the tricks of the trade of Lake Erie fishing. http://www.dbsportfishing.com
I am a professional walleye fisherman of over 11 years. I have fished the FLW, MWC, PWT, LEWT and OWF walleye circuits. I have fished well over 100 tournaments and have accumulated many wins, top 5's and team of the year. I have qualified for many championships including the NTC and MWC.
I also am a charter boat captain on Lake Erie, please visit my website http://www.bluedolphinwalleye.com.
On Sunday mornings at 820am on WHK 1420am I do a radio show on the Inside the Great Outdoors with Jay Reno Redo, I give fishing tips and reports on the Brew Kettle Walleye Corner.
One of my goals is to teach people to become better fisherman and educate them on different walleye fishing techniques.
I have done many seminars, boat shows and sport shows. I have been on national television such as OLN and NBC. I was fortunate enough to be on STO and fish with Cleveland Brown Joe Thomas and caught him his biggest walleye. I have also been in many newspapers such as The Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal, Medina County Gazette, Great Lakes Angler and others.
Cisco is a huge part of my fishing life, from the equipment that I use along with their support and friendship.
I live in Brunswick with my wife Julie of 22 years and our son Nicholas who is my main fishing partner.
My sponsors include the following:
- Cisco Fishing Systems, Ltd
- Starcraft Marine
- Vic's Sports Center
- Mercury Marine
- Brew Kettle
- Erie Outfitters
- Rodmakers Shoppe
- Silver Streak
- JT Custom blades
- Minn kota
- Pro Cue
Steve Carlson has fished the Great Lakes for 25+ years - learning trolling techniques from some of the top Lake Erie Charter Captains in the early 1990s as a first mate. Steve eventually obtained his Captain's License and ran "learning charters" focused on teaching trolling techniques to his clients. This evolved into helping clients obtain the right gear like Cisco Fishing Systems products as well as the right rods / reels & lures and then doing teaching trips on their boats. In 2006 Steve made a transition from corporate sales in the Fortune 100 market and joined the sales team at South Shore Marine (www.southshoremarine.com) in Huron, OH focused on selling premium new & pre-owned boats and helping customers rig their boats - often with custom mounting applications developed with Cisco Fishing Systems. While no longer running charters Steve has also been very successful competing in and now running walleye tournaments on Lake Erie that benefit charity organizations through www.fishhuronohio.com. Contact Info (330) 283-2155 wireless or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capt. Dave was born and raised on the south shore of lake erie, and has been chaising trophy walleye since a very young age. Dave soon developed a passion for both fishing and teaching people how to fish. This passion soon developed into a business where he was able to take individuals and executive groups out fishing the waters on Lake Erie. Dave also has over 10 years of pro am tournament fishing for walleyes on Lake Erie and surrounding lakes.
Captain Keith Unkefer a.k.a. "Pooh Bear" is devoted to the Lake Erie fishing charter business that combs the southern shores of the famed Great Lake, following the "best bite" as the fish make their annual migrations. He has been fishing the Western and Central basins of Lake Erie since 1977. He is U.S.C.G. Licensed, Ohio Licensed Guide, and a member of the Lake Erie Charter Boat Association, and the North Coast Charter Boat Association.
For information on Pooh Bear Charters and Cruises, visit http://www.walleyecharter.com.
2010 "Team of the Year" for the Cabelas Masters Walleye Circuit. For the 2010 season accomplished a 2nd and 3rd place finish, with the rest of his finishes staying in the top 20% of the field. In the last 20 tournaments fished, 12 top 10 finishes with 7 of those finishes being in the top 3.
Scott Guscar has been fishing the Great Lakes for over a decade. He started with a Lowe FM197 and has since added a Seaswirl 2600 Sport Cabin to his mix of boats. Scott enjoys fishing the waters of Lake Michigan, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario throughout various times during the season. His best tournament finish as an amateur was 19th in the 2007 Gander Mountain Offshore Classic, in Ludington, MI while teamed with his father and his then 10 year old son. He's always open to discussing the bite and is more than willing to compare notes after a day on the water. Scott has rigged both of his boats and is happy to discuss the finer points of maximizing real estate on smaller boats when it comes to mounting down riggers, rod holders and electronics. Scott most often fishes from his Seaswirl 2600 named Conference Call, and you can follow him on Twitter (@TheAgileAngler), via email (CallingAllFish@gmail.com) or just give him a call at 248.408.1833. He currently resides in Milford, MI with his wife and three kids.
Mike Dorris is a walleye tournament fisherman from Madison South Dakota, in 2012 he was crowned World Walleye Champion by the Masters Walleye Circuit on the Mississippi River out of Prairie du Chien Wisconsin. Also in 2012 he finished 3rd in The Fishing Crew Team Tournament Trail team of the year race, and qualified for the 2013 World Walleye Championship in Escanaba Michigan. Mike is the founder and director of Lake Area Walleye Club LLC, which hosts a walleye league, walleye tournaments, and kids fishing events. Mike usually logs 100+ days per year chasing walleyes during tournaments or fishing with friends and family. You can also find Mike pheasant hunting, attending his son's wrestling meets, or his daughters gymnastics. Mike's sponsors are his beautiful wife Shanley, Cisco Fishing Systems LTD, Soo Sports, Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Pure Fishing, Lake Area Walleye Club, One Stop, The Fishing Crew, and The Lodge Fish Houses.