MEET OUR CAPTAINS
Captain Tyler Yunk
Captain of Gail Force
Captain Tyler was born and raised in the town of Algoma, Wisconsin where he still resides with his family today. Growing up on the shore of Lake Michigan fishing was instilled at a very young age, and that passion soon lead to a career in the charter fishing industry. He worked on various boats in the fleet as a deck hand over 16 seasons before working his way up to the position of captain. In the off season Tyler keeps himself busy running his stream fishing business guiding clients in the many tributaries of Lake Michigan. One thing is for sure captain Tyler loves to fish!
“I pride myself on the experience. My goal every day on the water is for my clients to go home that night and say “ we had a great time”. Was the experience a positive one? Were you entertained? Did you feel we as a crew put forward our best effort? These are all things I feel are far more important then the number of fish in the box at the end of the day. I want to make everyone’s trip personal and be a part of great memories that will last a lifetime. I’m truly blessed that I get to do all of these things while fishing.”
Captain Riley Mancl
Captain of The Mad Russian
Born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, residing still today after growing up in Rudolph (a town just a few miles north of Rapids). I loved fishing from a very young age. Began fishing in Lake Michigan at the age of 16 years old. Occasionally going in on charters with friends & privately owned small boats. That in itself triggered the love of Lake Michigan and fished it hard every season since. Also served as a deckhand or first mate multiple seasons aboard commercial fishing vessels. On not only Lake Michigan, but Superior as well. Riley has worked with other local Charters as a first mate for years until deciding to become a captain for Gail Force Sportfishing. "I love the part of the job where I am able to teach. I love the sheer excitement in the eyes of a new fisher person when they tie into a large king salmon! Those are memories that nobody, including myself will ever forget!"
Captain Blaine Poore
Hi, I am Captain Blaine Poore and I live in Algoma with my wife and kids. I was raised here and started fishing on Lake Michigan with my grandpa as a child and have ever since with my family and friends. One of the best parts of being a captain is seeing the memories that families and friends get to make together while experiencing top notch fishing on beautiful Lake Michigan.
ABOUT THE BOATS
GAIL FORCE 1982 Bertram
35' in length, and an impressive 13"5" wide. She has a dry weight of 22,500 pounds, this type of boat insures the most comfortable ride in any condition and gives you a huge back deck to fight multiple fish at the same time!
She’s named Gail Force, after my wife, Gail. She is the Gail, and also The Force!!!!!
THE MAD RUSSIAN 1977 Viking
35' in length, and an impressive 13'1" wide. She has a dry weight of 18,000 pounds. This type of boat insures the most comfortable ride possible in any weather condition. She has a huge back deck for fighting multiple fish at the same time!
She is also named after my wife, who is of Russian decent,and sometimes she’s lovingly called by that name!(100% approved by Gail)
When looking to book a charter, research the boat your going to be on as well as the captains. Some boats are just better built, and made for fishing and comfort. Our boats are some of the best built!