Memories of a Lifetime
As far back as I can remember I get anxious with the anticipation of a new fishing season. From the very first sunfish I caught off the bridge my grandfather Wellington built at our cabin on Fox Island, to looking forward to fishing Spring crappie with my kids – it has always brought me the excitement of a child on Christmas morning. Always wondering what awaits me, what fish I will catch? What memories will be made? What new friends I will meet?
Maybe this year my partner Duane Jacobs and I can return as CSFL Team of the Year and Classic Champs; or maybe this is the year Josh Westerink and I can combine the most fun on the water with winning the FLW Canadian Championship.
I say this every year, but I don’t think I have ever been more excited for a season to begin. I have been very fortunate with help from family and friends to be able to fulfill two lifelong dreams; owning my own fishing guide business, Williams Outfitters and becoming a successful tournament angler. Over the last couple of seasons it seems like all of this hard work and dedication is paying off. I have been blessed to have people come into my life who believe in me enough to graciously offer help in the way of sponsorships. What started with a chance meeting on Stoney Lake with a friend from school – Deborah (Paris) Lineberry, has turned into a great partnership, and started the ball rolling for me. Being sponsored by Paris Marine has led to other prominent fishing companies coming on board. I went from running an old boat, to a new deal with Crestliner, and am now running the new PT20 fully loaded with Power-Poles and the latest Garmin electronics. This also led me here to Cottage Country Magazine, writing an article and promoting my company. This offseason I was also lucky enough to hook up with Daiwa, Kistler Rods and Livingston Lures, and I look forward to promoting all of my sponsors every chance I get through tournaments, shows, and guiding clients.
I wish to share all of the knowledge and experience I have gained over my 20 years on the water. If you are looking for an unbelievable fishing experience, visit my website and check out our availability and packages. If you are looking for more information on the products offered by my sponsors, or just want to chat about your latest catch, all you have to do is look me up, friend me on facebook, or simply approach me! I will always have time for a fish story or just a chat.
See you out on the water and best of luck on your next fishing adventure!
Your friend in fishing
Mike Williams, Pro Angler & Owner of Williams Outfitters in Curve Lake First Nation