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Sunset Glow Guide Service staff take great pride in our excellent customer service and many of our clients have provided testimonials to share their feedback with us and you.

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Client Happiness

These exceptionally satisfied clients made great memories with Sunset Glow Guide Service. Here is what they had to say…

I hired Dave as a fishing guide up on Lake Vermilion yesterday. Dave did a fantastic job and our group of two fisherman caught six different species of fish, 32 total. Better than that was the experience Dave provided with technical knowledge, humor, and ability to effectively teach two guys that have been fishing for many years. I give Dave my highest recommendation as a fishing guide and will be using him again in the future. Rating: 10/10

—Jeffrey C. from Minnesota

This was our second trip with Dave, and it was absolutely amazing (again)! Dave’s pure passion for ensuring you are having a great experience comes shining through. His knowledge and instincts of fishing and the lake allowed us (my son and brother) to fill our limit and catch some monster walleye! He treated our family like his family! Thank you Dave!


—John W. from Minnesota

Thanks for the awesome fishing experience on Sunday. I really appreciated the time you took educating us on the techniques you used and the “why” behind it. We had a lot of good laughs and enjoyed the trip. Shore lunch was fantastic.

—Bruce T. from Minnesota

I just need to say thank you, all around!! My son and his buddy had an absolute blast fishing with Jeff! Both kids were in heaven all day long, they can NOT shut up about how much fun they had, how cool Jeff is, and how they wanna do it again!

—Jessica R. from Minnesota

This was my second year hiring Dave as my guide on Lake Vermilion! I was fortunate enough to go out twice in one week, and to also share the experience with some friends! We all had a great time and caught some nice bass and walleye! Dave is an awesome guide and very knowledgeable and is a great teacher!! I have learned three new techniques on walleye fishing!! Thank you Dave!!

—Cherol B. from Minnesota

Another shoutout is to Dave & Brock Schueck at Sunset Glow Guide Service. Brock was an excellent guide & was very patient with our kids. We even were given a shore lunch, due to high water, it was relocated to our houseboat. The fresh fish & sides were yummy. We learned so much from Brock & appreciate his willingness to handle our crazy crew. Nice job, Brock!

—Jana S. from Minnesota

What a wonderful fishing adventure you guys made for our fishing party. Brock got my grandson going on the flyrod, which was my main goal on this trip. Jeff and Brock were superb, friendly, engaging, and professional! Thanks so much!

—Johnny F. from Tennessee

We can’t thank you enough for the time you spent on the water with us. You are a class act. Thanks again Dave it was such a pleasure spending time with you and hearing the great tips! See you in August!

—Barb/LeRoy from Wisconsin

What a great day on Lake Vermilion! Start to finish, Dave did a fantastic job guiding us! Besides having the knowledge and experience to get you on fish, Dave is also a friendly, easy to talk to guy! I’d highly recommend Sunset Glow Guide Services for anyone wanting a memorable fishing experience!

—Scott S. from Kansas

We booked an afternoon trip with Jeff, one of Dave’s guides. We fished for largemouth bass. Despite the play boats and moss and rookies at bass fishing, Jeff kept us on the fish. If you want an exceptional experience fishing, I highly recommend.


—Rita I. from Minnesota

Wow did I have a blast fishing with Dave at Sunset Glow Guide Service! He made a beginner angler feel like a professional out on Lake Vermilion. His patience, knowledge, and experience were everything I could have asked for out of our fishing trip. Not to mention the multiple Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, and sunfish we caught, he cleaned, and we got to eat! I highly recommend you use his services whether you are a novice like myself learning lifelong techniques, or an expert looking to reel in fish after fish!! Thanks for the great time, Dave!

—Brady B. from Minnesota

We used Sunset Glow Guide Service for fishing walleyes and bass and were not disappointed with the results. Four of us kept Dave very busy taking off fish and re-baiting our hooks so we could keep our lines in the water – looking for the big ones. Dave explained the fishing techniques he had us use and in just a few hours our group became skillful anglers. A perfect ending was watching Dave skillfully fillet the fish we caught. We enjoyed our catch-of-the-day for dinner that night and still had enough fish to take back home. We had a terrific fishing experience and would highly recommend his service when fishing on Lake Vermilion.

—Mike R. from Iowa

Thank you for the fun day yesterday. Guess what? We are having walleye for dinner! 🙂 Again, thanks for a great day; some awesome fishing spot suggestions.

—Kay H. from Minnesota

Dave is fantastic! Everything from his boat to knowledge of the lake and passion to make the experience exactly what you are hoping for – highly recommended!

—Katie G. from Minnesota

It was a weekend of Fish, Fore, and finding Fortune in Tower! Thank you to Capt. Dave of Sunset Glow Guide Service for sharing his knowledge and skills, helping us to catch our walleye limit in about two hours and preparing us a delicious shore lunch! (We caught over 50 walleyes in 4 hours!)

—Pam B. from Minnesota

My 6-year-old son and I did a guide service with Jeff and had the best time! Jeff was a great guide, put us on the fish, taught us a lot, and was great with my son. We’ll absolutely be doing this again!

—Drew M. from Minnesota

My friends and I recently took a trip to Vermilion with Dave as our guide and I highly suggest you do the same, if you get the chance. We spent our time targeting Walleye and Pike. Dave provided great communication before the trip, arrived early to greet us, prepared shore lunch, & taught and explained some of his methods/strategies for various species. I’m convinced Dave’s knowledge combined with his passion for fishing allowed us to have a successful day.

—James G. from Minnesota


We had a great day fishing with Dave. Our teenage sons caught some nice walleyes and pike, and the dads got into the action too. We finished with a tasty shore lunch featuring our fresh catch, potatoes, beans, garlic toast, and also Dave’s wife’s tasty mac salad. Highly recommend and will definitely be calling Dave again!


—Bill O. from Minnesota

My son’s first smallmouth bass was 18 1/2 inches. Let that sink in. Dave Schueck is my friend and our guide for the day. Couldn’t say enough good things.

—Sean N. from Minnesota

Besides being a great guide, Dave’s a great guy and he taught us a lot about the lake and fishing in general! I give him the highest rating possible.

—Dan B. from Illinois

I wanted to thank you again for guiding me and my two granddaughters last month on Lake Vermilion. The girls had a blast! They enjoyed that you put us on the fish and the great shore lunch you provided us. You are great with kids, I couldn’t believe that my granddaughter was able to use a bait casting reel, in the short time we had together. Thanks again!

—Richard E. from Colorado


We had friends up visiting and decided to send the girls out fishing with Dave. They had a great time and we would totally recommend going out fishing with Sunset Glow Guide Service the next time you make it to Lake Vermilion!


—Tom L. from Minnesota

This weekend Dave took my family and I out on 2 trips. He only let us fish for 4 minutes. 😉 Just kidding, he let us fish down to the very last 4 minutes of our trip. Hence the countdown. He was the utmost professional, courteous and informative guide we have had. One member of our party had balance issues and Dave was there every step of the way helping in and out of the boat, off the dock, etc. We had so much fun catching Walleye. He also has his shore lunch technique down pat and was so quick about it. Safety is his number one priority with all his guests and that made for a fun trip. Job well done Dave!

—Carolyn M. from Minnesota

My wife and I, with another couple, recently did a golfing and fishing weekend to the Tower MN area. Our friends had already used Sunset Glow in the past and assured us we wouldn’t be disappointed. Boy did they underscore how we felt during and after our guided fishing experience! Captain Dave was the most knowledgeable and experienced guide I have ever met. Not only did he know where to find the walleyes we wanted, he knew what they would bite. Equally impressive to me was his ability to mesh with our personalities. It was as if we were old friends. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Sunset Glow in the future and if you want the ultimate fishing experience, you should book your trip now!

—Dave W. from Minnesota


The family had another great fishing trip with Dave just last week. He is a very personable individual that makes a day out on the water entertaining, educational and just plain fun. He put us on fish all day even though we had to dodge a few passing thunderstorms. We caught plenty of walleye, bass and panfish to keep everyone entertained. I have been vacationing to lake Vermilion for 18 years now and in all my years of hiring guides Dave is the best! I highly recommend him for anyone who wants an enjoyable day on the water.


—Steve M. from Illinois

She enjoyed two guided fishing tours with Dave from Sunset Glow Guide Service on Lake Vermilion and we cannot say enough about how wonderful Dave was! He ended the second guided tour by treating our entire family to a shore lunch. Dave filleted, prepped, and cooked up everything! We had fish they caught that morning fishing, potatoes he cooked in a skillet over the fire, with some beans and pasta salad. It was absolutely delicious and we still cannot believe how cool it was to watch him fillet/cut, prep, fry and cook everything for us!! Highly recommend him for anyone in the area looking for a fishing guide.

—Bonita M. from Minnesota

If you are looking for a guide for your trip to Lake Vermilion I would highly recommend you look no further and give Dave a call! Honestly, I cannot say enough good things about our experience. Once I reached out he was quick to reply and spent a lot of time on the phone helping me to understand his methods, approach and services. Dave arrived early and greeted us with a smile and a plan. Aside from coming prepared, Dave was a great and colorful boat host. If you were interested, he could enlighten you with the “why and how” of the techniques he was using. Further, if your line was snagged or if you had a fish on he would leap into action. On rare occasions where a hook was lost to a rock, he magically made another rod appear so that you were back in the water with no time wasted. Perhaps best of all, Dave has the type of humor and consideration that keeps you engaged and wanting to retain his company longer than you paid for. He kept the attention of my 10 year old son with conversation about his life outside of fishing as well as made sure he was warm and comfortable on a day that required winter jackets, hats and gloves. Not to mention that my son was free of charge and even received a nice Mepp’s lure as a gift – a tradition of Dave’s. After we returned to the resort Dave cleaned our fish and spent time reviewing the map with us to give us tips for the rest of our trip. Overall, I can’t say enough good things about our outing and, as I said above, if you’re in the midst of evaluating options I would say that you can save yourself some time and just give Dave a call now. If your trip is anything like ours it will be both productive and memorable!

—Chris L. from Minnesota

I wanted to let you know that the entire family had a spectacular experience with you and Brock fishing on Lake Vermilion last week. Our 6-yr-old grandaughter had the most fun and caught the most fish! You were really great with her, and all she can talk about is “going fishing with Dave” and “let’s do it again!” We could not have asked for a better experience. Everybody appreciated your thoroughness with safety lessons at the start, your clear rules for the boat, and helping the girls especially by saying that you’ll stop for bathroom breaks whenever needed. A big thanks also for cleaning the fish afterwards (a big job because we had so many fish). We plan on seeing you next summer!

—Tom S.

GREAT being out with you! You are First Class stuff!!!

—Todd F. from Indiana

Best Fishing Weekend Ever! Last fall my brother, nephew and I were looking to book a fishing trip – given the pandemic situation, we needed some fresh air and fresh fish. We found a weekend with Dave at Sunset Glow Guide Service and were not disappointed … in fact it exceeded our expectations! Living on a lake myself I understand what it means to “know” a lake but Dave brought it to another level. Not only does he know Lake Vermilion, he knows how to find whatever fish you want to catch and brings the expertise, equipment and mojo to land them in your net. And he makes a mean shore lunch! Dave is a true professional, an expert technical craftsman and a gracious host. We caught our limit of fish, experienced the beauty of the lake, and had a lot of fun in a safe, comfortable environment. If you are looking for the same experience, I would highly recommend Sunset Glow Guide Service … you won’t be disappointed!!

—Tom W. from Minnesota

The super guide! My wife and I had a great time fishing Lake Vermilion with guide Dave Schueck, owner of Sunset Glow Guide Service. Dave is the best guide we have ever had. He took care of everything. Our comfort and getting great fish was very important to him. We had 2 shore lunches, and my wife and I found out how to correctly cook walleye. I had a stroke in 2020 and have a hard time getting from point A to point B. Dave made sure I was safe and always had the right hook up for the conditions at that time. He spared no expense for gas, taking us to the best places as conditions changed. Thanks for a fantastic fishing trip.

—Harold from California

Best. Fishing. Ever! – Dave was the best guide we could have imagined! It was our first trip to Lake Vermilion, our first time fishing in years, and the very first for our 9-year old daughter. Dave made the trip truly unforgettable. We fished for walleye and small-mouthed bass, in all the best spots that Dave had scouted out for us. Can’t wait to take others fishing with Dave.

—Dean C. from Minnesota

Thank you Dave for two great days on the water together since opener! Your hard work to help me and my guys and my lil buddy were instrumental in making my three weeks here a success! I cannot recommend your services more highly! Great gear, great boat and a knowledgeable and friendly person to fish with! The best of the best are always a treat!

—Jim S. from Minnesota

My son, son-in-law and I spent Aug. 8 on Lake Vermilion with Dave and easily caught our limits of walleye. It was a very fun day. Dave is a great guy, had all the right equipment and knew where to find the fish. And in the end, he cleaned all 19 fish! Great guide service!

—John Z. from Texas

We had such an incredibly fun day fishing with my friend Dave Schueck and his guide business Sunset Glow Guide Service! He made it special for the kids throughout. If you are looking to make an unforgettable memory on Lake Vermilion, I highly recommend hiring Dave as your guide!

—Annie T. from Minnesota

Recently, 16 of my family and dearest friends spent a week at White Eagle Resort and had the pleasure of taking 3 separate guided trips with Dave. He could not have been more knowledgeable and just a real nice guy. We caught over 100 fish during the week and ate our fair share as well! I highly recommend Sunset Glow Guide Service and when we return, they are the only guide I am calling. Thanks Dave for making our week memorable!

—Chris M. from Illinois

I want to pass on my thought about our last fish. I thought it was a model guide experience. You spotted the fish on the electronics (told me it was likely a slot fish, which it was) set us up with slip bobbers covering lots of water with aid of the wind, and provided good guidance, as always. What a way to end a great morning. You are very well organized with very little downtime. I am impressed and appreciative.

—Bill A. from Minnesota

Dave was super knowledgeable and worked hard on getting us on fish all morning. We had a blast and will recommend to anyone!

—Brady J. from Minnesota

Dave & Brock were excellent fishing guides. Their overall knowledge of the lake and all the species of fish was impressive. You can really tell they do their homework. Their pre-planning, attention to detail, and the patience with a novice fisherman was top notch. You can tell they love what they do.

—Jack C. from Minnesota

Dave was great at working with a couple of rookies. He was part of an experience that we’ll be discussing for years. Thanks Dave!

—Jeff N. from Wisconsin

Great times were had Dave! Thanks again for putting us on fish all morning and coaching us up on some new techniques for Walleyes! We couldn’t pick a better guide on Vermilion! #fishfry #lakevermilion I HIGHLY recommend Dave and his crew to having a fun and successful day of fishing.

—Kirk D. from Minnesota

Dave Schueck you were amazing. If anyone needs a guide on Lake Vermilion, Dave has a guide service that I would use again and again. We caught a ton of fish, Dave is a great teacher, and I learned how much I like bluegills, thanks to Dave.

—Christin G. from Minnesota

We were guided by Dave twice on Lake Vermilion during our vacation and can definitely say they were the best trips we have experienced. Dave kept us on fish throughout the day changing bait and location as needed. He loves to teach about all things fishing so the day goes by quickly and very enjoyably. He also makes one heck of a good shore lunch!

—Bob K. from Wisconsin

Sunset Glow Guide Service was best choice we made from picking us up at our dock and explaining where things were located in his boat to explaining how we were going to be fishing. Once we got to the location, the race was on as to who was going to bring in the first fish to who was going to bring in the largest one. My wife and I had a fantastic 4-hour trip. I would highly recommend Sunset Glow Guide Service. I know we’ll be using their services again.

—Rob S. from Minnesota

Dave – I had a thoroughly great time with Brock who is a wonderful young man — patient and a great teacher. I’m hoping to fish with him again in the future.

—Phil S. from Minnesota

Dave: Thank you for sending the great photos. We all had an awesome time last night. We all said without question you are the top guide on this lake… and we look forward to another adventure with you. Have a great summer!

—Jim G. from Wisconsin

Awesome Guide, Awesome Time. Took my 14 year old son on a two-day fishing with Dave last year. The trip was amazing. My son hooked into his first Northern and a 5lb Large Mouth. Dave was an amazing guide and so much fun to tool around with. The proof of a “good trip” is whether you decide to return. About three weeks after our trip, I booked a return three-day trip for Summer 2024. Cannot wait to get on the lake with Dave again.

—Tim B. from Minnesota

Wonderful experience every time with some great catches! 🎣 Dave is such a wonderful guide with years of experience! Our family books multiple guide trips every year during our Lake Vermilion stay! Every trip we have the most enjoyable time on the lake, sharing stories and catching some big ones! Dave’s passion for fishing is apparent and we love learning new fishing tricks each trip! Seriously wish I could give 5 million stars!

—Mackenzie M. from Arkansas

Making memories on Lake Vermilion! OMG! What an amazing trip! Sunset Glow and Captain Dave delivered not only our limit of fish, but the overall experience was amazing. I went with my oldest son and we made lifetime memories! As a parent of adult children, you cherish the chances to reconnect. Captain Dave completely understood this and helped us create something we will talk about forever. Captain Dave knows every inch of the lake and is second to none. If you are looking for guided fishing in Lake Vermilion, the only choice is Sunset Glow Guide Service!

—John H. from Minnesota

Fun for the whole family! Our family recently joined Capt. Dave with Sunset Glow Guide Service on Lake Vermilion. Dave made it an easy and fun experience, focusing his attention on helping those of us who are less experienced. Dave showed us some new techniques and new equipment, and with his guidance, we had a blast, netting bass, walleye, perch, sunfish, and rock bass. We had a delicious shore lunch together, and we finished the day with a ton of fresh filets, cleaned and ready to cook. We had such a great time, we’d love to do this every year!

—Jill T. from Minnesota

Thank you Dave for the amazing outing! My son is still talking about that bass and how you went the extra mile assisting to get it out of the water and back again safely – all on your own time. Also, my dad was beside himself when he heard that you had shuffled your calendar around for us. We learned a lot on our outing with you. Can’t thank you enough… Until next time!

—Chris L. from Minnesota

We had an amazing experience with Sunset Glow Guide Service. Dave was extremely kind, conscientious of safety at all times, and a great teacher. He took the time to explain electronics to us and tell us tips about fileting. Our daughter was so pumped to be fishing and loved the whole day. She is still smiling hours after getting off the boat. Thank you for a wonderful trip. Highly recommend Dave.

—Elizabeth M. from Minnesota

Was a very fun trip. Captain Dave is fantastic. One thing about him is when he’s moving in the boat it’s always with a purpose and because it’s intentional it’s hard to really notice. All of a sudden, he’s next to you letting you know you’ve got a fish on the line. Great story teller and I’m already trying to plan for next year.

—Julie M. from Minnesota

It was an amazing day and can’t say enough good things about Dave and Jeff. Hands down, the best guide service I’ve ever experienced. Their knowledge of the area, fishing and fun banter made this an experience I won’t soon forget. We’re already talking about booking our next trip with Sunset Glow Guide Service. Thank you Dave and Jeff for a great day on the lake.

—Mark B. from California

Thank you, Dave! We had a blast fishing with you and totally recommending you to all of our Minnesota friends. Next time you have to let me catch more fish than my wife. She is already planning the next trip so we can fish with you again.

—Thomas T. from Washington