Tyler Thiede with largemouth bass photo
Tyler is an avid kayak angler and blogger. He is the owner and a kayak fishing guide at Small Craft Outfitters, a small kayak sales and guide service in Northwest Wisconsin. He is also the founder/head writer for the kayak fishing blog/social media accounts Small Craft Fisherman. Tyler specializes in kayak fishing lakes, rivers, and reservoirs for bass and Northern Pike. You’ll often see him scouting or guiding in the beautiful backwaters of Pool 4 in the Nelson, Wisconsin area or his home lake in beautiful Spring Valley, Wisconsin.

Tyler loves sharing his passion, knowledge, and experiences with anyone interested in kayak fishing. As a licensed EMT who performed a river rescue while kayak fishing, he is a strong supporter of kayak fishing safety.

When he isn’t scouting or guiding he is working his day job as an IT consultant, volunteering as an EMT in Spring Valley, Wisconsin, and spending time with his wife and two kids.