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Captain Joe Bouroncle

Joe has been fishing Montana waters going on 12 years. He's been piloting the SIZE MATTERS throughout Idaho and Montana for over 8 years. His obsession with salmonids led him down the path of tournament fishing and eventually guiding. He is well traveled and well versed in the world of triumph and defeat, also known as FISHING. Never one to take himself too serious, his heart belongs to the water.

10.5 years in the Navy, serving in the Silent Service, wasn't enough. Ultimately, sharing his passion with others is what will always keep him on the water. 

"There is a touch of the pirate about every man who wears the dolphins badge." -Cmdr. Jeff Tall, Royal Navy.

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Captain Joe

USCG Licensed Captain

MMC# USA000473394 


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Outfitter # 58854


23' ThunderJet Alexis OB OS

Captain Joe's boat

The SIZE MATTERS is a fully enclosed ocean boat boasting a steep progressive deadrise. Combined with a .250" aluminum hull and tall gunnels, she is perfect for the big water, and the big weather. It has an Alaskan Bulkhead with a rear steer station, heated cabin, and an 

87" Minn Kota bow mount to keep the bow exactly where it needs to be. She is powered by a 300Hp Suzuki and a 9.9 Suzuki Kicker Motor.


The electronics consist of a helm mounted 9" Lowrance HDS 9 Gen III, a 12" Lowrance HDS 12 Gen III mounted in the rear and a Garmin Livescope with an LVS 62 transducer and Garmin 126sv. The boat runs an AIRMAR TM150 transducer as well as the Lowrance SS Transducer.


The boat is outfitted with 2 Cannon Mag 10 Digitroll TSs. We also utilize a Fishhawk X4D in finding the right temperatures/depths for our target fish. The boat also has a Cisco Systems Planer board system that allows us to efficiently employ our planer board fishing techniques. 

Captain Don

USCG Licensed Captain

MMC# USA000679826


56 Fishing Guide Service LLC

MT Guide # 51233

Kootenai Falls Montana

Captain Don Wilkins

Don is originally from Libby, MT and has spent his whole life fishing and hunting his home state. He has lived and worked throughout Montana, with the last 15 years of his life spent in and around Fort Peck. Over the years Don has become a well rounded, multispecies angler. Think of him as the Swiss Army knife of Fort Peck. He has the knowledge and tools to go get you just about anything that swims in these waters. Don is available on Fort Peck for both open water and ice fishing trips throughout the year. 

“My favorite state has not yet been invented. It will be called Montana, and it will be perfect.” – Abraham Lincoln

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The Larson 2020FX is a "multispecies masterpiece". The fiberglass hull and overall boat design makes for a stable ride, regardless of the conditions.  She is powered by a 300Hp Mercury Verado and a 9.9 Mercury Kicker Motor.


The electronics consist of Humminbird Helix 9s and 10s. The boat also features a Garmin Livescope setup as well as a Minn Kota Terrova with iLink, to keep you on top of the fish. 


The boat is also outfitted with multiple Scotty downriggers to help get various presentations down into the deep water. Don runs top notch equipment that he trusts in order to maximize your chances of success.

20' LARSON 2020FX

Captain Don's boat
Local Shop Owner is a Guide

Captain Eddie Mindt

Eddie is originally from Sidney, MT and has spent his whole life fishing and hunting Montana. He has more than 40 years of experience fishing Fort Peck on open water as well as through the ice! He has a unique perspective of what's going on out on the water as his family has the Lakeridge Lodging and Bait Shop. There you'll find bait and tips for your target species before heading out for a day on the lake. Eddie is available on Fort Peck for both open water and ice fishing trips throughout the year. 

“Of all the memorable views, the best have been framed by Montana windows.” – William Hjortsberg

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Captain Eddie

USCG Licensed Captain

MMC# USA0006478133


Team Lakeridge Guide Service

MT Guide #29567

Lund Pro-V 2175

The Lund ProV 2175 is absolutely loaded. This boat is designed to get the job done and keep you stable and comfortable while you do it.   She is powered by a 400Hp Mercury V10 and a

15 Hp Mercury Kicker Motor.


The electronics consist of multiple Humminbird  Helix 10s, Helix 12s as well as two 12" Garmin Livescope setups. The bow mount trolling motor is a Minn Kota Quest, 112 lbs of thrust, with iLink, the latest and greatest in the Minn Kota line up. 


The boat can be outfitted with multiple Scotty downriggers to chase the cold water species during the summer heat. Eddie has all of the equipment you will need for a day on the water, or a day on the ice!

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