Meet the guides!
Owner: Barna Robinson
Local Hobie Kayak Pro Staff Member
Barna has been fishing his entire life. The majority of his fishing was done right on Long Point Bay of Lake Erie. He enjoys learning new tactics and fishing new bodies of water as much as possible. Barna personally guides most Lake Erie - Hobie Kayak adventures.
Jason Barnucz ( Bassin Biologist )
Jason is the biggest fish nerd on the BAER team. He is a fisheries biologist by profession and guides Hobie Kayak Tours tours for BAER on Lake Erie, Shadow Lake and Deer Creek Conservation area . Jason will also be targeting Catfish and Steelhead from the Driftboat on Lake Erie Tributaries.
Jason Barnucz is President of the Hamilton Bass Masters Association as well and the Vice President of the Long Point Bay Bass Masters Association. His wealth of fishing knowlege, community involvement and passion for fishing make him a great person to go fishing with. We are proud to have Jason on out team.
Captain Blue is our Lake Erie Bass Boat guide! Blue knows Long Point Bay and surrounding area extremely well and can put guests on fish from Spring till Fall. Blue guides trips targeting Northern Pike, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Longnose Gar Pike, Carp and Catfish.
Blue also guides Drift Boat tours on the Grand River.
Mike is a river expert with a passion for trout and salmon fishing. Mike Guides Grand River trips from spring to fall in the Driftboat as well as walk and wade trips.
Mike is confident guideing for tour and Salmon on Rivers such as the Niagara, Grand, Saugeen, Bronte, Credit and More!
Mike can teach guests how to fish conventionally, or with a Center Pin style set up.
Tyler is a certified guide who has recently graduated from the Adventure Expedition & Interpetive Leadership program at Fanshaw College.
Tyler guides Hobie Kayak Fishing Tours on Lake Erie andWaterford Ponds, but is also a river specialist with a passion for coldwater species such as Salmon and Steelhead. Tler guides Drift Boat and Walk and Wade trips along many Southern Ontario streams and Rivers.
Tyler is passionate about Center Pin fishing and loves to get anglers "hooked" on this style of river fishing.
Kyle guides primarily in the waters of Lake St. Claire and the Detroit River. Kyle is captain of his 2000 Champion Multi Species power boat and also guides from Hobie Fishing Kayaks as well as our NRS Drift Boat for Saugeen River Musky adventures.
Kyle is best known for his Musky fishing Charters, but he is a true multi species angler.
Name: Robert Maerz a.k.a Bobby Maerz
Years of fishing experience: 18 ½ years
Specialty fishing skills: Largemouth bass and crappie fishing in inland lakes, smallmouth bass and perch fishing on Lake Erie
Specialty non-fishing skills: Athletics, Zip line guide at Long Point Eco Adventures
Hobbies: Soccer, volleyball, camping, currently a student at Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo studying kinesiology
Favourite places to fish: Waterford ponds, Deer Creek Conservation Area, Lake Erie
Favourite Fishing Memory: My favourite fishing memory would have to be perch fishing from a boat in Dover back in the summer of 2003. Between my dad and myself, we managed to max out our limits on perch. The perch were there in numbers and size. 50 perch a person with not one measuring less than 9 inches while 4 of them reached 13 inches each in length. It also didn’t hurt that we each maxed out our limits on bass as well. We caught 6 bass each, with the largest one being just shy of 4 pounds. Fishing out in front of Dover over the years has been known to be very hit and miss, we just happened to hit a day that it was dead on. I’ve been out there many times since then with great success, but never again to the magnitude of that summer back in ’03.
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