Reviews

"Worth every penny and then some!!! Joe and his son provided a priceless experience that we will remember forever. Joe is a knowledgable guide who tends to your every need. Micah was exceptionally good with the kids. I've been on many boats and Joe and Micah are among the best out there!"

- Jonathan and sons


"A great day on the lake starts with a good plan, ours was to get the right guide. We must have brought up 50 or more fish. Fun day for everyone. Dropshotting brought everyone fish."

- Rande A.


"Joe, just want to say thank you. I'm back home and looking at all of the pictures. You, Micah and the fish are going to be an experience the family will talk about for years. I asked you to get creative and you made good on the challenge. It was a great way to start our vacation, and we used your drop-shot teachings off a canoe with success on our second to last evening at the lake to end the trip."

-Terry S.


"Joe and First Mate Micah provided a top notch, professional, relaxed and enjoyable experience for me and my family. Joe was accommodating to our unique experience and large family. Not only did Joe provide a superb fishing experience, but we greatly enjoyed the company that he and Micah provided. It was worth every penny. I hope we are able to make our experience with Joe an annual event. I cannot speak highly enough about our entire outing."

- Brendan S.


"In late spring I booked a fishing trip with Joe for me and my four year old grandson Jack, at Houghton Lake.  There was a lot of uncertainty given Jack’s age, my unfamiliarity with the lake and not knowing Joe.  My son in-law told me I was wasting my money because Jack would not stay on a boat for more than half an hour.  Well Jack had the time of his life!  We caught a tremendous amount of fish and took home more than enough for a family fish fry.  We ended up extending our time and were on the boat for seven hours with Jack enjoying every minute.  Joe brought along his son Micah who did a great job helping and keeping Jack entertained.  Joe and Micah let Jack reel in most of the fish and to this day Jack says he caught all the fish.  We had a great time and if I’m able to come to Michigan this year Jack and I will use them again.  Thanks Joe for making a Grandfather’s dream come true."

- Robert S.


"What a fantastic trip! This was our second year of fishing with Joe and Micah, and Nate is already talking about the next trip. Joe really works hard to put his clients on quality fish, and Joe and Micah's knowledge of fishing will benefit any angler, no matter your skill level. You will not find a better guide on Lake George, especially for families -- there is just something special about taking a father/son fishing trip with a father/son guide team! Thanks Joe and Micah!"

- Brad C.


"We had so much fun fishing! Joe & Micah were great guides! David couldn't stop talking about how knowledgeable they were about the fish and how/where to fish. We had never really been fishing before...great experience for the new fisher or a seasoned one. :) Thanks again!"

- Anna N.


I have gone fishing with Joe Testa many times. Every time has been a wonderful experience. I always catch a lot of fish. Joe provides quality equipment and baits. Joe has been fishing Lake George for many years and knows the lake exceptionally well. I always learn a lot from him about how and where to fish. He is always introducing me to new baits and showing me new techniques on how to catch more fish. A consummate professional who really makes the extra effort to make sure you have a memorable fishing experience. I enthusiastically recommend Joe Testa as an outstanding fishing guide for Lake George. Joe, you and your son are awesome. Thank-you!!

- Jeff


Year after year the skilled and personable father and son team at No Fish Left Behind give me a great fishing experience. Top quality boat and gear allow us to focus on what it's all about, catching fish. We Have always ended the day with a live well full of nice fish.

- Matt H.


Bar none, the best fishing you will EVER find in a guide service. I have been fishing with Joe and his son/mate Micah for a few seasons and am always amazed that even in the worst conditions they always find and catch fish. Great learning experience!

- Jim K.


If you want to catch giants, fish with these guys! I have fished with Joe and Micah numerous times, and they never fail to put you on the big ones. On a previous outing Joe picked a spot where I caught the biggest fresh-water fish of my life--a walleye pushing 10 pounds! I've used their services in all seasons and no-matter the conditions, Joe's knowledge and fishing experience gives you the best chance to have the trip of a lifetime. Not only does he know the spots, but he also knows the technique, and he's a great teacher whose knowledge will expand your own fishing arsenal. Additionally, his son, Micah makes your experience as pleasant as possible by dealing with any tangles, bloody fish, or sharp hooks that you don't want to mess with. I guarantee you won't find a better service than these guys!
Thanks Joe and Micah!!

- Cam H.


What I loved about No Fish Left Behind is not just their ability to find and catch fish, but the family friendly feel as well. I've used fishing guides that were skilled at what they did, while not being very fun to be with. No Fish Left Behind combined skilled guidance with enjoyable relationship!

- John H.


My sons and I had the pleasure of fishing for the first time with Joe and his son, Micah on Houghton Lake. We had a great experience and found Joe to be knowledgeable, patient and a great host. I know you will enjoy fishing with him and would highly recommend chartering with nofishleftbehind for your next fishing adventure!

- Ken S.


Dear Joe (and Micah),
Thank you both for more great fishing. It's not just the opportunity to be out on the lake and to haul 'em in and the great gear and the above-and-beyond patient, knowledgeable teaching and guiding - it's the wonderful company. We are grateful for all of that and more and we look forward to fishing again with you in 2017!
Warmest regards,
Aly


Just wanted to say thank you for a great time yesterday. Much appreciated your fishing instructions and of course your patience with a very inexperienced fisherman. This was my first time fishing on Lake Leelanau and it was memorable.  Great equipment – no tangles – live bait and a perfect boat for the adventure. Fish cleaned and delivered to my door step; can’t ask for much more than that.  It was a pleasure to make your acquaintance and enjoy a beautiful day on the water.

- Bob