Here at Livin' the Dream our main focus is giving our clients the trip of a lifetime. Our attention is directed toward the waters of Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin where we fish for Smallmouth Bass, Musky, Pike, and More! No matter the level of experience you come into the boat with, our goal is to give you an unforgettable adventure you can forever cherish. Fishing out of a drift boat while floating down the river or fishing the big lakes in search of that fish of a life time, while seeing the beauty the Midwest has to offer. We would love to share in this experience and are looking forward to seeing you on the water, until then "Keep on Livin' the Dream!"
Meet the Guides
Luke Swanson is the owner and head guide for Livin' the Dream Guide Service. He has been an avid fisherman from a young age on and has been passionate about catching big fish. Starting off, he became a guide at Alagnak Lodge, Alaska which opened doors to becoming a full time guide in the Midwest. He is a proud owner of a Stealthcraft Drift Boat and in his free time he enjoys musky fishing, camping, and coming up with new streamer patterns. As a Minnesota native, he is very knowledgeable when it comes to fishing the rivers in Minnesota as well as Northern Wisconsin. Going steel heading, fishing for smallmouth, pike, and especially musky is what especially drove Luke to become a full time guide. He is excited to be apart of your experience with Livin the Dream Guide Service.
My name is Andrew Slette. Born and raised in NW Minnesota while fishing the many lakes and rivers near my home. I currently live in Hawley, MN and am attending Minnesota state's electrician program in Moorhead, MN. My musky career began at age 8 when I landed my first musky on Lake of the Woods. I've been fishing musky's ever since. I currently hold the Minnesota catch and release record musky and am the 2015 Fargo/Moorhead Musky Inc. Champion. I enjoy camping, playing hockey, canoeing in the Boundary Waters, but whenever possible you will most likely find me on one of the many quality musky lakes in my area casting and boating big fish!
Justin moved from coastal Charleston, South Carolina to Minnesota in late 2012. Formerly being primarily a saltwater fly angler, Justin was concerned about the quality of fishing the Midwest had to offer when he looked into relocating. However, soon after moving, Justin was (and still is) surprised and very satisfied with his new home waters – the abundance of water and variety of species give you something different to chase every day to keep you feeling like you’re always exploring new waters and going different places. Justin fell in love with drift boats years ago on a fishing trip out West and was ecstatic to discover their suitability for rivers in the Midwest. So, shortly after moving to Minnesota, he found himself running out to Montana to pick up a Clackacraft. Justin is a police officer in the metro area by day, which is something he wouldn’t trade for the world. In his off time, Justin’s life is engulfed with fishing. Justin is an avid fly tier and enjoys teaching others to fly fish and getting hooked in the sport.
My name is Kenny Swanson, I'm passionate about getting people out Winter ice fishing and Spear Fishing. This has been a family tradition for generations.... my Grandpa, Dad, myself and my kids all enjoy winter ice fishing and spearing. I remember the 1st time watching a northern pike come into the spear hole after my Dad's bait, from then on I was hooked. I raised all 3 of my boys looking down a 3' x 4' hole in the ice... very special times. Today I'm in Real-estate which gives me flexibility to have the opportunity to share my passion. I realize maintaining a spear hole can be difficult and time consuming, and I'll get you out on the ice without the hassle. I look forward to seeing you on the ice!