PROSTAFF PROFILE:
Capt. Jarrid Houston

Capt. Jarrid Houston
HOMETOWN:
South Range, WI

Guide, promoter and educator in the sport of fishing. Jarrid and his wife reside in the most NW part of Wisconsin, just outside of Superior. Guiding in this area, Jarrid has access to some of the most pristine waters in the country. Lake Superior, St Louis River/Estuary, Chippewa Flowage, and all the inland lakes that vacate the region are the home waters of Jarrid and his team at "Houston's Guide Service". Growing up with a fishing pole in his hand, Jarrid has learned the ins and outs of what it takes to be successful on the water. Houston's Guide Service is a 4 season Fishing business that caters to clients from all over. Since being founded in 2009, Jarrid has worked hard to grow his small business into a reputable guide operation in the Twin Ports region of Duluth/Superior. Jarrid works hard for his sponsors that include: Clam Outdoors, Vexilar, Northland Fishing Tackle, Venom Floats and JT Outdoor Products.

Recent Fishing Reports:

6/15/2018
St Louis River, Douglas County

Fishing has been good for both quantity and a few quality fish too. Slow trolling with the wind over flats with changing bottom depths have been good. Fish seem to chomp if and when we turn paths. Jigging is still is taking a few fish as well. Shouldn't be afraid to jig shallow flat areas as this sometimes is the way to go for big fish. Sturgeon are jumping pretty much everywhere and we are now going to be taking a few trips and targeting them being the season opens today I believe (I will double check). Anyway, we have openings if you are interested in coming aboard and learning our 16000 acre estuary system. Tight lines, Capt. JH

6/6/2018
St Louis River, Douglas County

The riv has been turned up from the rains and wind we have dealt with this last week. Nontheless, we are tangling up with some fish. Fridays morning trip we had 77 walleyes on the clicker. Most other trips we are doing well too.. Trolling season is starting up and we are switching tactics as we are now entering the beginning of transition to summer. Fish are moving and following bait forage. We have seen many shiners starting to hit surface in the shallower areas or the mid, faster waters spots. I have availability this weekend Saturday and Sunday if anyone is interested in trying the St. Louis River.  Give me a call and we will get you hooked up..  Tight lines, Capt. JH 

6/4/2018
St Louis River, Douglas County
Finishing up 2 weeks of guide trips and it has been a grind. Weather has turned up the river pretty good and we have a lot of fast high and dirty water. Fishing has been up and down, but consistantly getting some good walleyes. Lots of smaller ones up river and bigger ones down lower sections. Wind has been uncomfortable the last 4 days, but forecast that is coming should help get things back in check. Trolling season is upon us as our jigging spots are slowing down..  Give us a shout if you would like to set something up Thanks, and tight lines, JH
5/22/2018
St Louis River, Douglas County

St Louis has had a good bite and our finger has been on the pulse. Capping off a weekend where we saw the TPWA Tournament and taking 12th place finish does not dissapoint us. The 60 boat field is amongst the best river rat anglers that frequent the river. Not to mention at 12th place, we were only 10" out of first place. Best tactics have been jigging for us in the deeper holes bouncing soft plastics up to the shallower waters. Lots of the big females have dropped down and are now making way back to the Gitch. Fish are being found everywhere from Fond du Lac to Superior bay and beyond. Trolling has been another effective tactic. Smallies, Pike, Cats, Muskies, etc etc.  Everything is going well on the Estruary. We are booking up good but have this Friday open if anyone is interested. Otherwise, plenty of other dates available.  Tight lines, Capt. JH

5/16/2018
St Louis River, Douglas County

River has been busy with mixed success.  A number of tactic have been working, but the best way to go about finding fish is avoid the beat up over fished areas of the river.  Never fails to amaze me how boats congregate to a "spot" or "spot on a spot" because they saw a net fly. Seperating yourself from the crowds can pay off big. Best time to fish the river is during the week for the obvious reasons. It was a great opening weekend for our team as we caught some good fish all the way up to 27.5" and several multi-species catches as well. Looking forward to kicking off guide season this Friday. Give us a call if you want to get out as we are booking trips already into the fall. Tight lines, JH