Eric Tilton has been guiding for Mitchell’s Guide Service fulltime the last five years and part time the two previous years to that.
When Eric graduated from high school at age 18 he promptly enlisted in the United States Air Force. That began a 21 year military career which allowed Eric to see 22 foreign countries. As a Flying Crew Chief on C135 Refueling Tankers, Eric carried out his duties for 21 years in a responsible and professional manner. We at MGS thank Eric for his service. While in the service Eric competed in a number of bass tournaments down south hailing out of Florida. Competing at the regional level, Eric earned a win, two 2nd’s and five 3rd’s.
Eric Tilton grew up as a boy in Miamisburg, Ohio. Fishing walleyes was his main passion on Lake Erie.
In the year 2000, Tilton moved to North Dakota and fell in love with the incredible fishing at Devils Lake. Living east of Devils Lake at Larimore, this avid angler soon had a seasonal home on what is now his favorite lake to fish.
Eric is very attuned to meeting the needs of his customers in the boat. He enjoys working with younger anglers and like most guides who excel at what they do, he enjoys his role of serving as a mentor or instructor to his clients of all ages. Eric’s enthusiasm for each day of fishing is contagious, his willingness to share that and his knowledge has brought Eric into the upper echelon of Devils Lake fishing guides.
In the off season Tilton’s activity in mentoring our youth in the outdoors continues. Eric works closely with the American Legion and the Masons putting on both youth fishing seminars and youth ice fishing tournaments. In addition Eric serves as a boating and a hunting instructor in North Dakota.
An avid hunter, he enjoys hunting big game, waterfowl and upland birds in several western states.
Eric is active and proud to be associated with American Heroes Outdoors and plans this year to enlarge his role even more in serving our nation’s disabled veterans as a fishing guide. He really enjoys working with the veterans and sharing experiences. Introducing veterans and people of all ages to the boundless opprtunities fishing Devils Lake can offer is the most important roles Eric says he can play as one of Mitchell’s Guide Services guides. We here at Mitchell’s Guide service are proud to have this talented guide serving our customers. If you would like to request Eric Tilton as your guide you can do so at 701-662-5996. Eric will work hard to see your days on the water will bring memories to last a lifetime