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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 that has taken a dream and put it into action in my life long home of Northern Michigan. I am the proud owner/operator of Central Coast Angling. Being a native to Northern Michigan my entire life has given me the opportunity 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 with my wife Michelle, our 3 daughters Kinsley, Kadence and Kennedy, our english bulldog Maude and our dachshund Ollie. Hiking, beach lounging, swimming or boating are our favorite ways to pass time. One might say we are a rather adventurous family, with a passion for fishing in the mix. 

I am proud to call Traverse City my home and its diversity of not only fishing opportunities but culture has allowed me to firmly plant roots here. Possibilities are endless when its 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. Walleye, Lake Trout, Small Mouth Bass, Perch, Herring and Salmon round up my preferred target species. 


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.


First Mate Quinn Knudsen

A little about First Mate Quinn.....

Quinn Knudsen was born and raised here in Traverse City. With the help of his Grandfather and Mother he developed a strong passion for fishing at a very young age. Catching bluegills off the dock soon turned into chasing salmon, steelhead, brown trout and lake trout in Lake Michigan and in tributaries throughout Northern Michigan. Ever since then Quinn has spent nearly every moment possible chasing these migratory fish whether it be on conventional gear, trolling or on a fly rod. The 2021 charter season will be Quinn’s fourth season as a first mate. Every trip he strives to catch as many fish as possible, while also making the trip enjoyable for everyone on board. Quinn attends Grand Valley State University during the off-season. He also enjoys to travel, golf, and snowboard when he is not fishing. Whether your trip requires professionalism or a family friendly environment, Quinn aims to provide a comfortable environment for all of Central Coast Angling’s guests.

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