Ross Swanson

About Ross

A West Michigan native, Your guide, Captain Ross Swanson has been an avid fishing enthusiast since he could lift a fishing rod. His passion for fishing really took off when he learned to fly fish in the 9th grade, racing to the river every day after school.
Ross earned a communication and marketing degree from Ferris State University. During college, Ross spent as much time on the river as possible learning the anatomy of the rivers in West Michigan. At the young age of 21, he decided to spend his college summer vacations in Alaska, guiding at the renowned Goodnews River Lodge. Soon after college guiding evolved into a full-time, year-round job. When not in Alaska during the summer, his Fall, Winter, and Spring months are filled with steelhead trips on the Muskegon and Manistee River in Northwest Michigan.
Areas of Expertise:
  • Ross has a relaxed and easy going guiding style and works great with kids.
  • He is insured and a licensed United States Coast Guard 6-pack captain. While also being certified in CPR and First Aid.
  • Fishing is a fun-filled never-ending passion for Ross. He is dedicated to working hard to make your time on the river the best it can be.
  • Ross operates an 18ft Stealthcraft power drifter in order to cover lots of river miles during a day.
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