Hawg-Tide Sportfishing is owned and operated by Captain Andy McQuillan. Captain Andy is a young, energetic, full-time Charter Boat Captain that will go at any length to acquire a full box of fish. He is a proud Central Michigan University alumnus. His dream of becoming a charter boat captain became true when he attained his captain license in 2003.
Captain Andy’s Hawg-Tide is a prominent name in the Michigan charter boat fishing world. His reputation is backed by his committed efforts to be up to date with new fishing techniques and equipment. Practice makes perfect illustrates the fishing ethics behind Hawg Tide. Captain Andy is an avid fisherman and is on the waters daily no matter what time of the year. It makes no difference whether he is fishing for salmon on the big waters, walleye on an inland lake or exploring salt waters he uses his expertise and experiences to land the big fish.
He has won numerous tournaments and awards but his greatest thrill is watching one of his clients reel in a salmon for the first time. Captain Andy has been fishing ever since he could walk and he truly reveals in sharing the fishing adventure with others.
Originally from down state, Captain Andy loves being able to live in the northern outdoor paradise of Traverse City. Although his spare time is limited, he likes to spend it with his faithful German Shorthair, Whiskey, fishing, hunting, fishing, seeing friends and family, fishing and did we mention fishing.