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Central Coast Fishing Crew

Capt. Bob Hinds

USCG Certified Master Captain

A little about Captain Bob...


I am fortunate enough to say that I am that guy who has taken a dream and put it into action in my lifelong home of Northern Michigan. I am the proud owner/operator of Central Coast Angling. Being a native of Northern Michigan my entire life has allowed me to pursue many different fish species in many parts of this great state. Often on days off the water, I can be found exploring parts of Northern Michigan.

I am proud to call Traverse City my home and its diversity of fishing opportunities and culture has allowed me to plant roots here firmly. Possibilities are endless when it comes to stretching a line in Traverse City but most often I can be found on Grand Traverse Bay or Lake Michigan. I have fished the area consistently for over 30 years now. My passion for lake fishing started as a very young man and has only grown. I enjoy sneaking away to a local trout stream from time to time also. My preferred target species are Walleye, Lake Trout, Small Mouth Bass, Perch, Herring, and Salmon. 


My goal at Central Coast Angling is to be a professional instructor to my clientele while providing the knowledge and quality gear needed to be successful on our beautiful Michigan lakes and rivers.

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