Tony Roach

Favorite Otter Product(s):Otter XT Pro Lodge, Otter Shelter Travel Cover, Otter Sled Tow Hitch
Favorite Bodies of Water:Mille Lacs, Leech Lake, Lake of the Woods
Favorite Species:Walleye
Quote:Life is like a book. Even when the chapters get tough, keep reading on!




Tony Roach is a well-respected fishing guide, tournament angler, and outdoor communicator, spending close to 300 days on the open water and ice annually. He operates Roach’s Guide Service on Mille Lacs Lake and has become known as the hardest working, most successful guide on the big lake. Tony’s friendly grin and relaxed personality make him approachable during tradeshow appearances, seminars, and out on the lake. He enjoys teaching everything from fishing basics to subtle adjustments that catch more fish. Tony has been involved in the development of many new fishing products, hard water and soft. Tony’s knowledge of the hottest fisheries and angling techniques are featured in regional and national print and broadcast, including In-Fisherman, Midwest Outdoors, Game and Fish, Great Lakes Angler and many more. Tony also distributes weekly fishing reports via YouTube and his own websites.

TONY's Blog Posts

Lightweight Heavy-Equipment for Early Ice

Every year, social media goes ablaze with stories and photos from someone who, typically north of the Arctic Circle, is the first to find a glaze of ice that would support their weight for the seconds it took to snap a picture.  As that image makes its way southward, people everywhere are tempted to look  … Read more

Stay Warm, Stay Fishing

If you asked an angler south of the Mason Dixon line to accompany you on an ice-fishing trip, their single greatest concern would be walking on water.  A close second would be staying warm.  It’s a fair concern given that temps, especially in the northern portion of the ice-belt, can be absolutely brutal, and that’s  … Read more

TONY's Videos


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