Meet our Team of Top Rated Fishing Guides
At The Ultimate Kids Fishing Experience, we have assembled an exceptional team of local guides. Each has their own unique skill set, passion, and personality to share with your child. All of our guides share one core goal ... to make your child's time with us safe, fun, and memorable!
Captain Randy Sigler
Randy has been fishing the local waters recreationally and commercially for over 45 years. He has taught 8th grade science in Marblehead, and for the last 25 years he has operated Sigler Guide Service, a saltwater flyfishing and light tackle guide service in Marblehead. The combination of backgrounds in teaching and fishing, a true passion for sharing all that he knows and sees, as well as a degree in Natural Resource Studies, create a perfect foundation to lead a safe, fun, and truly memorable experience.
Captain Pete Yukins
Pete grew up in Beverly, MA, and along with running his own charter business, Molly Jean Charters, he has been a lead Kids guide for almost 15 years. He has a USCG Master license and has lobstered out of Gloucester, spent many winters on an offshore gill net boat, and fishes for Bluefin tuna from Stellwagen to George’s Bank. Between running his own charters, Kids Fishing Camp, commercial fishing, and spending his mornings before camp fishing, he likely spends more time on the ocean than on land. When not on the water, Pete enjoys tying flies for himself and local fishing shops, and spending time with his wife, two young children, and dog, Molly.
Captain Faxon Michaud
Faxon has been fishing in and around the North Shore since the age of eight when his parents signed him up for The Ultimate Kids Fishing Expereince. Little did they know that this program would spark a life long love of fishing and the sea. Faxon earned his USGC license in 2014, and has fished both salt and fresh water from the coast of Marblehead to the rivers of Montana and back to the canyons a few hundred miles off Cape Cod. Faxon is energetic, gregarious, highly knowledgeable, and always has a bright smile on his face. His diversified skill set allows for him to use different methods of fishing to ensure that kids have a great day on the water.
Captain Dan Rand
Dan has been actively fishing local waters for over 30 years for bass and tuna. He has held his USGC captains License for 11 years, and spent several years in Florida fishing the Billfish tournaments on private sportfish boats. He is now in his 9th year of private charter business here in Marblehead and has been a Kids Fishing Expereince team member for five years. In addition to guiding and recreational fishing, Dan coaches local youth sports, and (with his wife of 10 years) is raising three crazy (four-sport) boys here in Marblehead :)
Captain Greg Katz
Greg is another early Kids Fishing Expereince participant. Now, 10 years later, he has become quite the accomplished fisherman and guide. One of those All Star young men … bright, respectful, intuitive … who could never kick the lure of the sea. Greg passed all of his Coast Guard license requirements prior to being old enough to submit them. He then honed his fishing skills until his 18th birthday at which point he submitted his material and was awarded his USCG Captains License. Greg had been a mate for Sigler Guide Service for several years, and for the last three years has been a core member of the Kids fishing team. Kids love him, we love him, you'll love him !
Captain Kris Enscoe
Kris grew up in Marblehead, and has been fishing the waters of the North Shore for close to 30 years. He has spent significant time mating on offshore/sport fishing boats from Maine to the Caribbean. Kris also fishes extensively in freshwater from Canada down to Pennsylvania. When the "Time to Settle Down" gremlins began knocking, Kris came back to Marblehead to launch his guiding business. Kris is a jolly old soul, and the kids love fishing with him.
Captain Tony Santosus
Tony grew up fishing the waters of Long Island Sound. He now spends his time fishing, guiding, diving and hunting Massachusetts' North Shore waters. Tony has been a valuable addition to the Kids fishing team for the last four years, and brought a new boat into this world last year ... which the kids LOVE! Tony rode the train to fatherhood later than most of us, and is currently the parent of a 9 yr old Kids Camp participant. Tony has a wonderful, laid back personality, yet brings that aire of wisdom and respect into the boat. To go along with his numerous financial industry licenses, Tony is a USGC licensed captain, and a PADI certified diver.
Captain Wes McCarthy
Wes continues the chain of Kids Fishing Expereince participants who followed the path to guiding. He has been fishing locally off Massachusetts since about 8 years old, when he caught his first keeper striper and has been hooked ever since. As Wes "aged out" of Kids program, he began fishing on his own, and mating for several highly regarded tuna boats. Wes earned his 25 ton US Coast Guard Captains license in 2015, and began guiding for the Kids Fishing Camp, as well as running his own charter service, Top Priority Charters. When Westy isn’t fishing, he is thinking about fishing. In the offseason, while attending school, he has become an avid bird hunter and Red Drum fisherman. Westy loves sharing his passion of fishing and outdoors with all the kids throughout the summer.
Captain Dan Gray
Dan grew up in Manchester, with a passion for fishing, and hunting. Dan enjoys a wide range of fishing styles, and is as happy landing an 8” brookie from a tiny feeder stream as he is with an 800 Bluefin Tuna from Stellwagen Bank. Dan is USCG licensed and spends a considerable amount of time in the fall commercially fishing for giant Bluefin tuna. He is regarded as one of our “Go-To” guys for the offshore fishing scene. Dan is in his fifth year with the Ultimate Kids Fishing Expereince, and is often accompanied in the boat by his Chocolate Lab Boo. When not fishing, Dan is in Manchester spending time with his two young kids :)
Captain Nick Keroack
Since he was a year old Nick has been spending time on the water. Another alum of the Kid's Fishing Expereince, Nick is always thinking about being on the water, hungry for the next bite. Earning his USCG Captain License in 2017, Nick has applied that knowledge to the waters of the Northshore that he has navigated since he was a young kid. Nick is a young, energetic, friendly captain looking to show the kids a great time, good fishing fish, lobstering, and some great tunes out on the big ol' blue.
Experiencing the Kid's Fishing program first hand, Nick knows how to give the kids a great time on the water. He has fished the North Shore since he was young, and also spent time commercially lobstering. Nick has coached young kids in the summers, and volunteered time at Boys and Girls Clubs over the years. Nick loves the energy and positivity young kids bring to the water and is psyched to take them out fishing.
Captain Garrett Kanter
Growing up in Marblehead, Garrett always had a passion for the water, and that continues today! He has been fishing the waters of Marblehead and beyond for over 15 years. He grew up fishing for striped bass and bluefish locally, but quickly became obsessed with catching big fish in remote places. Having earned his USCG Captain’s License, he has fished up and down the east coast from the Florida Keys, to the Atlantic Canyons, to the Gulf of Maine. He has targeted a variety of species including Sailfish, mahi mahi, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, white marlin, blue marlin, mako shark, blue shark … and the list keeps growing! A standout college Lacrosse player, Garret has also been a lacrosse coach, and run kid’s lacrosse camps. Always smiling, fun to be around, absolutely obsessed with fishing, and piloting a sweet boat, Garret brings a great time to all of his trips.
Captain Wade Whipple
Wade is another alum of camp who followed his passion to become a guide. Wade will be joining us for the summer of 2019, and will have a more detailed bio shortly :)
Captain You ??
Are you passionate about fishing? Do you enjoy teaching and sharing your love of of the marine environment. Are you great with people? Have you considered obtaining your USCG Captains license? If so, we are always on the lookout for another great guide to join our staff. We ran over 600 trips in 2017, and continue to grow each year. If you could see your picture and profile on this page, feel free to reach out to Randy.