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Meet Our Captain

Captain John Tomczyk

I was born and raised in Michigan, and have been fishing the Great Lakes for Salmon and Trout for over 20 years. I was raised in a fishing and hunting family and have loved everything about the outdoors since I was a kid. I now live in Marquette, Michigan with my wife Jamie and our 3 dogs, Camo, Koda, and Stormy.

I am a graduate of the Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management program at Northern Michigan University here in Marquette. I have my 100 ton Master Captains License from the United States Coast Guard and my Michigan Inland Waters License from the Michigan DNR. I am a certified First Responder trained in CPR and First Aid. I also have my certification as a Wilderness First Responder trained in wilderness search and rescue and first aid.

I absolutely love what I do and truly look forward to each new day on the water. I love helping and teaching people of all ages about fishing on our Great Lakes. Seeing someone’s eyes light up when their first fish comes to the back of the boat, or when a seasoned fisherman lands his biggest fish ever, these are the reasons I love what I do! My Dad once told me, “achieving success is a great feeling, but helping others achieve success is the best feeling in the world”. These words hold very true for me and is what pushed me to become a Captain.

My promise to our customers is that I will use all of my knowledge, skills, and equipment to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable, and successful adventure with us. Each customer on our boat deserves my 100% effort and attention to detail and that’s what you will get. This is your adventure on the Great Lakes, and I will do everything I can to make sure you step off our boat with a big smile and many great memories for the future.

Whether you are a beginner that’s looking to learn the basics of big water fishing, or an experienced fisherman that wants to learn a few new tricks about chasing Salmon and Trout, Daybreak Charters with Captain John Tomczyk is the adventure for you!