Perhaps one of the area's most recognized fishermen, Dale Stroschein, prides himself on educating those who wish to learn to fish the Door County and Green Bay waters. Whether its trophy walleye or mammoth smallies you are seeking, Dale will safely navigate you to his favorite (and sometimes "secret") fishing spots. For his lifelong dedication and contributions to the sport of fishing, Dale was inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 2014.
Dale grew up on the waters of Green Bay, and has been chartering since 1985. His passion for fishing is evident to all his guide customers, seminar attendees, and TV viewers. Dale's main goal is to EDUCATE all those who wish to learn more about fishing in general, the industry or the local fishery. He takes his job as a charter captain and company representative very seriously and welcomes customers of all ages.
Mostly known for his regular guest appearances on John Gillespie's Wisconsin's Waters and Woods, Dale has built up his reputation for "trophy" fish. Door County offers an amazing fishery for both walleye and smallmouth bass-Dale's targeted species. There have been instances of 13 pound+ walleyes and 6 pound+ smallies! Dale feels truly blessed to have grown up in an area literally "swimming" with these monster fish!! He is eager to share what he has learned growing up on and fishing these waters with those seeking a charted fishing trip or fisherman staying at his resort, Sand Bay Beach Resort & Suites, Ltd.
Prior to chartering full time and maintaining his resort, Dale fished competitively on the Professional Walleye Trail for 12 years-each year qualifying for the national championship. He was the only angler to hold Big Fish records simultaneously for both the PWT and NAWA circuits. He built up quite a rapport with the companies that sponsored him, and he maintains several of those sponsors today, despite not currently competing at the professional level. Although there are no plans in the immediate future to return to the tournament scene, Dale has mentioned that he would like to return to the circuit someday.
Dale currently resides in close proximity to the waterfront property he was born and raised on, just south of Sturgeon Bay, WI in picturesque Door County. The property where he grew up on is now home to Sand Bay Beach Resort & Suites, Ltd., a family and fisherman friendly beachfront resort with outstanding amenities. Keeping in tradition with his parents endeavors, Dale continues to operate this facility with the utmost care.
A true outdoors-man, Dale also enjoys activities such as hunting, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, skiing, snorkeling, hiking and biking. If he can't be on the water fishing, you will find him working around the resort or partaking in one of his many favorite outdoor hobbies.
You might recognize Dale from one of his many covers on Game and Fish Magazine!