Veteran Guide Service
USCG Captain Andy Schiera
Every day on the water is a learning experience.
When conditions are tough we adapt, improvise, and overcome.
*VGS specializes in guided fishing trips on Lake Geneva, the Fox Chain of Lakes, Lake Michigan and Lake of the Woods. The Captain also offers instructional electronics classes for Humminbird*
Were you in the military?
Yes! I served active duty in the U.S. Marines 2006 - 2011 with 1st Anglico in support of OIF and OEF.
How many years have you been operating a boat?
How old were you when you started fishing?
I started fishing when I was four.
What lake was your first out of town fishing trip destination?
Rice Lake in Vilas Co. WI.
Who was your first mentor in the fishing world?
Did you have a hero?
My first mentor was my Grandpa Schiera. He instilled patience, persistence, and true sportsman ethics.
My fishing hero was and still is Joe Bucher
How did you get started guiding?
I was given a part-time guiding position with Chris Taurisano @ T-Bone Guide Service in 2015. After a year I quit my career as a FF/Paramedic and never looked back. I was very fortunate to have Chris introduce me to the industry and show me the ropes. I enjoyed every minute with his crew.
What is your go to for success on the water?
I pride myself on using my electronics in order to quickly pattern fish.
What fishing related accomplishments are you most proud of?
Filming two episodes of "The Musky Hunter" last summer (Airing on 1/30/21 and 3/6/21 Fox Sports North)
Contributing author for Musky Hunter Magazine! April/May of 21' will be a cool issue where I break down finesse tackle for pressured muskies. Look for my articles In Dec/Jan, Feb/Mar and April/May issues of Musky Hunter Magazine!
Speaking at Chicagoland Musky Hunters, Fox River Valley Musky Hunters, Walleyes Unlimited, Bass Pro Shops and other local clubs.