Captain grew up in Fox River Valley of Illinois, in the western suburbs of Chicago. He was fortunate to have an excellent smallmouth, carp, longnose gar, and musky fishery in his home town. Kurt has been fishing the waters of Northern Illinois his entire life, while also venturing all around the Midwest in search of trophies. He has excellent knowledge of the fishing seasons and patterns in the area, and really knows how to find fish. He is hard working, knowledgeable, and passionate about fly fishing and the resources in the Northern Illinois area.
Co-owner and guide at Midwest Waters Angling, Chicago Illinois. Fly fishing guide service that operates on 8 different rivers throughout the Northern Illinois region. Specializing in smallmouth, pike, carp, gar, and musky.
Currently owns a UFO powered by a Yamaha 40/30 jet and Hooligan XL
Captain Kurt Nelson
Midwest Waters Angling Co.