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Crestliner's Pro Staff

M. Doug Burns


Hometown: Estherville, IA

Crestliner Model: 2050 Raptor w/250 Mercury Optimax

Favorite Technique: Casting light 1/8 oz jigs tipped with Berkley Power Minnows for smallmouth bass and walleyes.


Doug started his fishing career in 1986 as a dock boy at Sunset Lodge on Lake of the Woods and worked his way to guide within the first month. He has been guiding since with his Iowa Guide service operating on The Iowa Great Lakes since 1999.  His book "12 Days in Walleye Heaven" was published in 1996 and he has nearly 100 fishing articles. After years as a competitive angler with 4 wins and 6 National Championship qualifications, Doug retired in 2003 to spend more time with his family. Teaching the great sport of fishing to his guide clients and seeing the joy in their face when they catch a nice fish is what puts a smile on Doug's face.

Other Sponsors:

Humminbird, Minn Kota, Talon, Abu Garcia, Berkley.