Woonsocket, South Dakota


Duane was born in Woonsocket, SD and grew up chasing walleyes on the James and Missouri River. From the first time his parents took him fishing a snoopy rod, he was hooked. In the summers as child he would spend most of his time fishing at the local lake chasing whatever would bite. As time went on and his career brought him to Pierre, SD. Duane’s passion for fishing soon grew even stronger.

He started guiding for West Prairie Resort about 5 years ago as well as competitive tournament fishing. Before he knew it he was living on the water fishing out of the boat sometimes 12 months a year. What he enjoys most about guiding is teaching all ages of people what he knows and the friends you make on the way. He loves the competitiveness that the tournament scene brings. He will fish tournaments with multiple partners including his parents once in a while. Duane feels very lucky and blessed to have so many people help him get to where he is at today. He’s made some lifelong relationships with some pretty amazing people along the way and hope to continue to do so for as long as he can.