As our oldest fishing guide Bruce is fondly referred to as the elder statesman of our group. A long term resident of Devils Lake, Bruce has fished the Devils Lake Basin for over thirty years. He has 14 years of guiding with Mitchell’s Guide Service. In the past he has also worked as a winter guide out of Woodland Resort.

As a tournament walleye angler, Bruce won the very competitive and prestigious Devils Lake Chamber Walleye Tournament. Years past Bruce competed through out the Midwest on the PWT and MWC walleye circuits finishing as high as third in a PWT Devils Lake event. Bruce also had a number of other top twenty finishes. Way back in 1971, Bruce was very instrumental in the stocking of Devils Lake with perch. We all owe him a debt of gratitude for that. A founding member of Lake Region Anglers, he has previously served as LRA president for a number of terms. Always willing to help out, Bruce has donated many hours of volunteer work helping Game and Fish with their spring egg harvesting and restocking efforts.

Experienced as Bruce is, he brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and depth to guiding his clients. Over the years Bruce’s enthusiastic good nature, love of fishing and guiding has not diminished. Like most good fishing guides Bruce will be the first to tell you what he enjoys most about the guide buisiness are the customers. Many good times have been shared and friendships created in Bonz’s boat. A regular at Woodland Resort for his morning coffee, you will find Bruce eagerly talking fishing. Always willing to help clients and strangers new to Devils Lake fishing, when Bruce talks people listen. Suffice to say, this man has been there and done that. As a very valuable addition to our staff of experienced, professional guides, Bruce (Bonz) Bonzer would be an excellent guide for you to request. Rest assured Bruce Bonzer will work hard to put you on fish and entertain you. He always does. Bruce Bonzer can be booked by calling 701-662-5996 Ext. 1.

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