Growing up in Northern Minnesota Jeff Andersen’s passion for fishing started as a child with a father who took him fishing. That passion grew when, at the age of 15, Jeff got his first job as a floor minnow/tackle salesman at a small bait and tackle shop in Bemidji, MN. Jeff was known as the young kid that could sell any lure to anyone who walked into the bait shop.
That passion has grown throughout a successful career in the fishing industry. Jeff is partners with one of the top Fishing Guide Groups in the state of Minnesota, www.LeisureOutdoorAdventures.com, partners with a rising media group, www.RAWfishMedia.com, partners with one of the top tackle companies for freshwater fish with teeth, www.BigtoothTackle.com, partners with a growing promotional outlet, www.AndersenBrothersOutdoors.com, one of the main promotional members at the largest ice fishing organization in the world, www.ClamOutdoors.com,and a top member at www.IceTeam.com along with host and co-producer of the Television series, Across the Ice Belt with Ice Team, www.iceteam.com/pages/across-the-ice-belt-tv. On top of all this Jeff is a tournament champion angler!
Jeff is known as an angler that is willing to never give up and go that extra mile to put giant fish in the boat. When talking to Jeff you will find that passion is what drives his ability to find success in everything he touches.
“We are not afraid to do things wrong as long as we are willing to what it takes to get things right!” ~Jeff Andersen
Favorite Fishing Memory
One of my favorite fishing memories is no doubt has been with my father growing up but I have just one that tops those trips and that has to do with fishing with my Son, Gavin. I have had him practice casting a bait cast for muskies since the age of four. He turned 7 last year and we spent a few days on Lake of the Woods. Gavin made a perfect cast with his brand new Abu Garcia musky set up and caught his very first musky all by himself!!!
Favorite Guide Story
I have been so blessed to have shared my boat with so many great fishing guide clients over the past 19 years there has been many fun memories of personal best fish. It’s usually the family trips that are the most memorable for me. With each new season upon us I look forward to the early morning coffee on my drive to the lake, the strategy sessions with the other guides, shaking a hand for the first time, sharing new fish catches and long hours in the fish cleaning shack!!! Here’s to great memories in 2017