AFTER THE FIRST HOUR IN THE BOAT, YOU WILL COME TO REALIZE THAT GUIDING IS MORE THAN A JOB TO COLIN...IT'S A PASSION. THE MAN LOVES FISHING AND GUIDING...BONUS TO YOU...HE'S VERY,VERY GOOD AT WHAT HE DOES. 2014 WILL BE MY THIRD YEAR WITH COLIN. IF HE WASN'T GOOD, I WOULDN'T KEEP COMING BACK. SO, I RECOMMENED YOU GO FISHING WITH COLIN...EVERYTHING ELSE CAN WAIT UNTIL YOU GET BACK!!!
I've been fishing with Colin for almost 10 years now, and I have to say he is one of the major reasons I return to the Moosehorn Lodge each year. Not only is he extremely knowledgable of the fishing hot spots, he's just a great guy that is a joy to be around. I honestly feel lazy fishing with him since it's nearly impossible to bait my own hook or remove a hooked fish. None of my friends believe the amount and quality fish I catch each year with Colin, but I've converted many a nay sayer into a believer by bringing them along on the annual fishing trip. Colin is not only a great fishing guide, but has become a great friend that I look forward to seeing each year. If you have the opportunity, have Colin be your fishing guide. You won't regret it!
Dr Doug Duey
San Antonio, Texas
Colin is truly a super guide in the Lac Seul area and, along with his fellow Moosehorn Lodge guides, has consistently put members of our group on top notch fish, both in quantity and quality, for years! And man, does he know how to put together classic shore lunches to remember!
My wife and I went, for the first time, fishing out of Moosehorn Lodge. Colin was are guide for the 3 days we were there. During our stay we caught hundreds of fish, mostly walleye. Between my wife and I we caught 18 walleye between 24" and 28". Colin was a great guide, he took great care and patience to ensure we had a great trip.
Each year for several years now, a group of old geezers from all parts of the U. S., some of us in our mid-80s who have been fishing continuously since the 1930s, travel to Moosehorn Lodge to fish with Colin Gosse. We go with Colin to see the scenery, to see the birds and animals, to catch lots of big fish, and to have the best shore lunches on the North American Continent. When necessary, Colin augments his duties by acting as an EMT and hospice provider.
My father, brother-in-law and I have been fishing with Colin for the past 8 years. I can truly say that Colin and Moosehorn Lodge's hospitality keeps us coming back every year without consideration of other fishing expeditions. Colin consistently gets us the big fish every year. We appreciate his enthusiasm and hard work. Thanks Colin! We can't wait to see you this September for another great trip.
My family and I (the Willsons) have been fishing with Colin almost every year for the 8+ years. Every year brings new and exciting fishing! There is never a dull moment every minute you are on the water with Colin. Can't wait to see ya in September Colin!
San Antonio, TX
I have fished with Colin for several years. He knows where to go for the big ones and every time you go out it's to a different area of lake. He makes sure that everyone in boat is catching fish. Colin is a lot of fun as well as being very serious about his job. If I'm fortunate enough to be able to get up there again I'll be sure to try and have him for my guide again.
Colin! Looking forward to fish with you in August. We fish with you many, many years and every time you gave us excellent service, specially you are very kind and have a lot of patience for older and not so well women , like I'm . And your shore lunches are the best. I would recommend Colin to anyone, specially- women. Last year 4 times "Malek" name on "Master Angler Release " list. That tells all about Colin -guide.
We have fished with Colin on 4 separate occasions and each time gets better and better. He is very knowledgeable about his fishing and caters to every need you might have. My wife and I are looking forward to the next trip out with Colin. We have learned a lot and are able to use many of the things he has taught us.
Not being much of a fisherman, I really didn't know what to expect when I got to Lac Seul this past summer. What I got was a bunch of memories that will last a lifetime. And so much of the experience was thanks to Colin. I learned a ton, caught more fish than I ever dreamed and had a blast. Colin's energy, knowledge of the water and wildlife and sense of humor are incredible. Colin gives 110% and it's obvious that he loves what he does. Thanks for a great experience Colin!
Jeff Marian, MN
Colin, we had a great time fishing with you again. Three years in row is starting a be tradition. We always learn something new and can count on it being memorable no matter what. Your as much a teacher as your are a excellent guide. Walleyes, Pike, Muskie, Lakers, Smallies, no problem, your infectious enthusiasm makes it happen! Looking forward to next year! Tight Lines!
David Doerr, MN
Colin, It is difficult to find a place to start or to try to thank you enough for opening my eyes and treating me to a wonderful learning experiance. You are a true Pro! The fish you put Jack and I on were increible and your consistancy with finding fish, twenty plus muskies in one day, now that speaks for it's self. Maybe I did downsize too much, spinning rod, 30 lb braid, and a 51" muskie, but you got me through it. I still don't know which was better, the fish or your excitement. Thanks again and you are the man, you made the trip!
Colin, Thanks for making a fantastic fishing trip for two 70 year old men. We both had great success (our opinion) for walleye, northern, lakers, smallmouth and musky. I know I had a lot to learn on the musky, but we stayed with it and it sure paid off-- well worth the trouble for both of us-- a true 'bucket list' outcome. Your initiative and patience make the difference. It was totally fun and we count you among our fishing buddies. Thanks again.
Hey Colin, Thanks again for a great week of fishing and fun. Love the red carpet treatment. We got some great walleye, lakers and getting my first musky was a real thrill. It's always a good time fishing with you and I'm looking forward to August
Great Trip.....Big Lakers....AWESOME Walleyes. You did it again!!!!! Can't wait for our August trip and some Musky battles.
Just dropping in to check out pics and throw out a big thank you for showing me and Chandra the ropes of ice fishing. We're hooked!!!
Alf and Chandra
Colin, Enjoyed fishing with you for two days--Aug. 6th & 7th. Three generations fishing together was really a joy--all catching fish. Thanks also for putting us on some some spots when we fished alone for two days. Caught lots of fish & nice fish all four days.
West Bend, WI
March 4-6, my son and I spent out in Sioux Lookout with Colin. I had never met Colin before that, although I had heard many great stories. Colin treated us with respect and like kings. There was nothing more important to him than ensuring that we had a great time. He put us before himself every time. We had such a phenomenal time! I can't wait to get back there and put some more time in. Thanks to his abilities as a Pro Guide, my son caught his first Lake Trout. And it was a very respectable 32". I really enjoyed our time and would HIGHLY recommend him. He is fun to be around and very knowledgeable on many species and how to fish them. Do yourself a favor and call Colin! Thanks Colin for everything! We can't stop thinking about our awesome time!!
James & Seaver Brown
I have fished in ontario for over 30 years, and have used guides on at least 6 different ocassions. My families first experience with Colin was last week, sept 7th. 2010. My 8 year old daughter who has never caught a walleye in her life was reeling in a 25 inch walleye in a matter of minutes at our first stop of the day.Colin is not just a guide he is a teacher.Colin is the only guide I have had that explained why we were fishing in a certain area, what he is looking for and why this method or presentation is the key.With my daughter going with I told Colin She might last 6 or 7 hours (including a shorelunch......well we left the dock at 8:30 am and got back to the dock at almost 7:oo pm.!!! Colin will be the only guide I will use in the years to come!!! Thanks Colin for a Great Experience!!!
The Halsten Family
My husband, Tom, and I went to Moosehorn Lodge in August, 2010 and had Colin for our guide. Colin was very knowledgeable about the lakes and was a great guide. He took us to the places where fish were biting and we caught northern, walleye and small mouth bass. The "shore lunches" were the best!!! We would recommend Colin to anyone and everyone. We look forward to going back next year.
Jefferson City, MO
I have hunted and fished with Colin. I can attest to the fact that Lac Seul fishery is one of the best managed and productive in the world. There is no doubt in my mind that a world record musky will come from these waters very soon, with daily opportunities to land a trophy. Anyone who knows Lac Seul, knows Colin. Any guide on that lake can put you on fish, but none will make the trip as enjoyable as him. From his shore lunch, to his passion to the sport, to his friendly nature. No guide on Lac Seul is as highly regarded by his peers. Which is a real attestation to his passion and skills. When I return to Sioux Lookout and Lac Seul, Colin is the man.
"I first met Colin several years ago when Lake Minnitaki was particularly dangerous due to the low water level. I have a cabin on the lake and had traveled 1200 miles to get to the cabin which I learned after arrival in Sioux Lookout was almost impossible. My caretakers had refused to navigate the lake. Colin was the man that was recommended to accomplish the task because of his knowledge of the lake and the hazards involved. I am very thankful to Colin for taking us safely to our destination and for checking on us during our stay.
Since that time I have used Colin many times to guide us on fishing expeditions. He is prompt, courteous, dedicated to his clients, and always leaves you with a pleasant experience and lots of fish."
"My Name is Bill Booge. I have had the pleasure of fishing in NorthWest Ontario Canada for many years, 1st. time in 1972, and have never missed a year since. I have also had the pleasure of fishing with many fishing guides, some of them have passed on but their legends have not and will live for ever, such as Jack Botham.
As the times change so do our fishing methods, & for the past 10 years i have had the pleasure of having Colin Gosse, for a fishing Guide & better yet a friend. He makes me smile even when i think about him when i'm back at home in Iowa. Colin is a true legend in his profession, and when it comes to shore lunch, look out, it's 5 star *****.
Ever year while fishing with Colin, I have many Master Angler awards, for Walleye, Northern,Smallmouth Bass, and the Powerful Muskie, I,M still looking for the big Laker but knowing Colin it will happen. Thanks alot Colin for your many hours of pleasure, and may God watch over and bless you always, your good friend."
"I just wanted to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for all your hard work at Moosehorn Lodge as our guide for the past five years. Your enthusiasm, dedication and preparation make the days on the water very entertaining and productive. Not to mention your ability to will fish into the boat. Of course none of this would be possible if it wasn’t for your extensive knowledge of the fishing environment. Even when other guides can’t find fish, you have the 6th sense of where to find them and how to catch them. You never give up and the results speak for themselves.
Thanks again for making all our trips to Moosehorn the best ever. I look forward to fishing with you for years to come."
"Colin is by far the best guide I have ever used. In fact he is much better than I am. I run a charter service out of Lake Erie and I am continually surprised year after year at how hard this guy works. He not only knows the lake and where the fish are – but he has outstanding customer service. In fact I cant remember when I have had a fish on and a minnow was not back on my hook before I could even turn around. I bring a lot of “green” fisherman up to Moosehorn and he makes the trip very enjoyable for them and goes out of his way to make sure they catch fish and have a good time. This makes the trip for me and the guys that know fishing much more enjoyable because you don’t have to worry about the new guy – Colin takes care of it. He has an extraordinary knowledge of the lake system and is a joy to be around, he is entertaining, knowledgeable, and most importantly an excellent guide. He is also a great cook and makes a great shore lunch – try his Manitou sandwich and you will now what I mean. Colin significantly contributes to our decision to visit Moosehorn and we hope to have him as our guide for years to come."
Bryon Niekamp, John Dolak, Doug Duey, Chris Kiehm, Ira Harvel, Reni Gobeyn
“Colin, thanks for an outstanding guided trip this year. What a great experience to bring three generations of our family up to Moosehorn Lodge and watch everyone catch fish all day long. Grand parents, parents and kids all had a blast! You turned my kids Gordie and Nicole into lifelong fishing machines and really taught them how to fish so they can be successful anytime. They talk about it constantly! And what can I say about your shore lunch? Simply delicious! Once of the best trips we’ve ever had and already looking forward to doing it again soon – thanks again!”
Tech-Max Itasca, IL
"I came to Moosehorn Lodge for the first time in 1996. I have not missed coming back there since. I have fished under many guides, but none as dedicated as Colin Gosse. He senses what the fishermen under his guidance need and produces exactly what they expect. We have never been disappointed with Colin and he is a chef supreme.
When I talk to other people that are going to MooseHorn Lodge, they all say, "I sure hope I can get Colin Gosse for my guide !".
Colin has a sterling personality and his work ethic is second to none. Colin is willing to go 'the extra mile' for those he is guiding . One other plus that comes to mind, he is an excellent fisherman.
If you would like any further information, feel free to contact me at 1 - 507 - 833 - 4671
Darryl A Vilt
"We have come to Moosehorn for about 15 years first week in August, not exactly easy fishing times. We thought it would be great to try a different guide each year (7 total) until we finally were able to book you. We won’t switch again. As the other letters attest, you are the best! Not only do you put us on fish consistently; but no matter the weather or wind we always have a wonderful time. Shore lunches, especially those beans, are worth the trip itself. Thanks for your talent, friendship, humor, and passion. You make our Moosehorn trip the best ever for us."
Joe Prohaska (Duluth MN), Jim Hoffman (New London, WI), Ken Hoffman (Gleason, WI)
"I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone that wants a guide that is knowledgeable and works hard for his clients. We caught a lot of fish, more even than we hoped for. The shore lunch ranked with any meal I've ever had. You gave us a lot of information about spots we didn't have time to fish that day but will in the future. Good luck to you and hope to see you in the future."
"My family and I have been fishing with Colin for almost 10 years, that alone says a lot. You don’t do the same thing twice a year for ten years if you don’t enjoy it. Colin is a magnificently talented guide who knows the waters he fishes and the fish in it like no other I have ever seen before! Colin makes your fishing trip as important to him as it is to you. He’s an excellent cook….his shore lunches are AWESOME!! In addition to all the skills he brings he’s a blast to be in the boat with. We laugh, joke and do exactly what we came to do, forget about all the “stuff” going on in our lives.
Colin doesn’t disappoint. If you have the chance to fish Lac Suel with him you won’t regret it, in fact you’ll probably create a memory you’ll never forget."
"If you want to have the best fishing experience - book a trip with Colin. We have fished with Colin for years and I have always caught great fish and more importantly had a great time. Colin has put me on many trophy fish from master angler smallmouth, 48 inch musky, 45 inch northern pike and the best of all a 33 inch walleye. Better than any of the fish caught are the great stories I have to tell all year until my next fishing trip with Colin, if you want to have a great time with an experienced professional guide - take a trip with Colin you will not regret it."
Bryon S. Niekamp
"My dad and I have been fishing in the Sioux Lookout area since 1991 and have had plenty of guides during that time. In recent years we've been booking our trips exclusively with Colin Gosse. He is far and away the best guide we've ever fished with. He is relentless in his pursuit of fish. We've never had a down day with him. Colin has a great work ethic. He busts his butt to make our fishing experience as enjoyable as possible. Rigging rods, baiting hooks, cooking shore lunch; he does it all and does it well. As if that wasn't enough, he is also very pleasant to be around. A very nice and genuine person. Easy to talk to during those long days on the water. Colin is a terrific guide and person. I guarantee a great time if you fish with Colin."
GPM Mfg Inc
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