Together, Superior SnoBear’s staff has 150 years of ice fishing experience. We look forward to helping you expand the winter frontier in the comfort and fun of a SnoBear.
Capt. Aron Kastern
Pro-Staff / Head Guide
Aron is a USCG licensed Captain and 20 year professional fishing and hunting guide. You could say that Aron is the Aaron Rodgers of Lake Superior ice fishing as he has scored trophies and memories for a countless number of anglers. Because of SnoBear, Aron and his wife are now able to take their two young children ice fishing regardless of weather. Aron’s wife is perhaps the better fishermen and she was recently featured by the local news for going into labor shortly after catching a monster sturgeon. Happily, Aron landed both the fish and baby!
Ethan’s passion is Lake Superior hard water. You’ll find him on the ice almost every day or night obsessively pursuing the burbot of Lake Superior. These delectable fish are known as the poor man’s lobster and considered by many to be Lake Superior’s best table fair. The scientific name for burbot is (Lota lota) and it’s no surprise that Ethan’s ice fishing companion is a lovable mutt named Lota. Ethan has a degree in Wildlife Management and ecology, and also works as a nuisance trapper.
Pro-Staff (Lake Trout)
Big bucks and big lake trout are the passions of our superior mechanic. Dan is on the ice every second he can get pursuing big browns and lakers! This video clip filmed by Dan of Aron illustrates how addictive these fish are. Every sportsmen should experience the heart pounding adrenaline rush of a laker on an ice rod! When Dan is not fishing he enjoys hunting, hiking, biking and being outdoors with his wife.
Matthew is the crappie whisperer! Everyone at Superior SnoBear is obsessed with ice fishing and Matthew is no exception as his honeymoon consisted of a 10-day ice fishing trip. When it’s -30, Matthew will be in a SnoBear exploring long distances of the Chippewa Flowage in search of trophy pan fish. This pan fishermen scores jumbo perch and 15″ crappie all winter long. When you fish with Matthew you will never want winter to end! Matthew is also an avid Great Lakes fishermen and co-owns the highly respected Poseidon Fly Company.
Pro-Staff (Pike & Walleye)
Bill is an Eagle Scout and avid hunter/ice fishermen. All of the protein that Bill’s wife and two young sons consumes comes from wild game and fish. Every weekend, you can find Bill teaching his son’s, Will and Preston, about the wildlife and wild places of Wisconsin. The SnoBear vehicles have allowed Bill to take his sons ice fishing at very young ages. Both boys absolutely LOVE going in the SnoBears, and Bill may have been the very 1st person to have changed a diaper while catching a perch in a SnoBear.