Legendary Guide Inductee at the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame


Robert G. Brunner, Sr.
Robert G. Brunner, Sr.

Welcome to my website!

I started fishing a section of Lake St. Clair known as Bouvier Bay on the north end of the lake, with my dad in 1929. My first fish beyond much doubt was a Small Mouth Bass as this was my dad’s favorite fish. We also fished for Blue Gills and Perch a lot, and on occasion Crappie (Calico Bass).

I barely remember some of my first years as memory fades with time, but I do remember my first Muskie in 1931. Seeing that it was a bit under legal size my Dad made me throw it back. So that means that I have been fishing for over 80 years now. I really love to fish for all species. I guess it is the part of my life that makes me whole.

I have spent years searching for the Muskie feeding areas of the lake. As most fisher people know, about 90% of any body of water is known as dead water. These are areas that you may catch a fish once or twice a year. The areas I look for are the ones that hold the bait fish as this is the key to successful fishing. I love guiding for the “big girls” of every species.

All I can really say is that the fishing part of my life has been a great ride. The most fun I have now is when I get clients out with their kids. The look on a child’s face when they get into a big fish is priceless. Even though I am now in my nineties and have been doing this for a long time, I can tell you that I still get a thrill out of seeing a big fish on someone’s line.

Hope to meet you on Lake St. Clair, soon!