Fishing Guide

Tom Backer has been a life long resident of North Dakota. Tom has been guiding for Mitchell’s Guide Service for 11 years. Prior to that Tom had fished walleye tournaments professionally competing on the RCL / FLW Tour and the PWT for 15 years.

Tom won a PWT National qualifying event at Chamberlain, South Dakota taking home $50,000. In addition to that, Tom had too many to mention top five and top ten finishes. A long term member of the FM Walleye Club out of Fargo, ND., Tom competed very well in a number of regional events before joining the RCL/ FLW and PWT. In fact Tom was known for winning more than his fair share of events.

As a very young boy, Tom’s first experience with fishing was catching bullheads with a cane pole out of a drainage ditch in South Eastern North Dakota. Tom has a fierce competitive nature and as young man, Tom successfully competed professionally on the motorcycle flat tracks through out the USA. Not an easy thing to do. In the winter months you will find Backer guiding full-time with the legendary Perch Patrol Guide Service here at Devils Lake, ND.. Which Tom has done the last 11 years.

With Tom’s competitive nature and his vast fishing experience in tournaments and guiding, there are few things that mother nature or the lake can stump him on. Tom takes pride in producing fish under all conditions for his clients and produce fish he does. Another one of our most requested guides, if you want to book a trip with Tom Backer, better book him early as his schedule quickly fills up come summer. When asked what Tom enjoyed most about guiding, he stated it was the people he met each day. The variety of anglers and their differing skill levels and the interesting stories and antidotes they would relate.

Bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge in his role as one of the senior guides of Mitchell’s Guide Service, Tom has helped many of the younger guides in advancing their guiding skills. If you are looking for an experienced Guide who will put you on fish and do it in a professional manner, Tom Backer would be a very good choice. Tom and all the other MGS guides can be booked by calling 701-662-5996 extension 1.

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