Tom Kleiman

WLBA President

WLBA President Tom Kleiman owns and operates Accurate Marine out of the port of Kewaunee, WI.

Dan Welsch

WLBA Vice President


WLBA Vice President Dan Welsch Owns and Operates Dumper Dan’s Charter Fishing, Condominiums, and Riverfront Store out of the port of Sheboygan. As a young teenager, Dan fished on the piers religiously and was hired as a first mate aboard a charter fishing boat back in the late 70’s. After graduating from South High school in 1985, Dan decided to start his own charter fishing business. You can certainly see his extreme excitement and great passion for the Lake Michigan trout & salmon fishery while watching him on many of the television fishing shows he has appeared on. Dan's supporting wife and his two great boys , along with a dedicated crew of employees certainly help in showing his customers why Dan has loved this great fishery for many decades.

Troy Mattson

WLBA Treasurer

WLBA Treasurer Troy Mattson is the co owner of Kinn's Sport Fishing  out of the port Algoma, WI. Originally a “flatlander” from the State of North Dakota, Troy has been an avid outdoorsman my entire life. He has spent the last 18 years fishing the legendary waters of Algoma, WI and Winthrop Harbor, IL. Troy is  a proud husband  and dad to two awesome little girls. He is  completely “obsessed” with the salmon fishing industry and enjoys every aspect of the business, as there is truly never a dull moment! Troy is committed to giving customers a great experience and want to show others why he loves this Great Lake!

Jason Woda

WLBA Secretary

WLBA Secretary Jason Woda has been fishing Lake Michigan for 30 years and has spent the last 19 years doing it professionally as a USCG Captain out of the Port of Milwaukee. A native Milwaukee south-sider, Jason spent endless hours as a child fishing with his family on the big pond.

His passion for the sport and ultimately the adrenaline rush of Lake Michigan fishing led him to turning professional in 1999.  He has consistently won and placed in local tournaments and is very active in seminar speaking, teaching others what he knows about this great fishery and how to be successful at it. His passion for the fishery is undeniable and let's his voice be heard.

Bret Cook

WLBA Board of Director

WLBA Board of Director Bret Cook is the co owner of Kinn's Sport Fishing based out of the port of Algoma, WI.

Arnie Arrendondo

WLBA Board of Director

WLBA Board of Director Arnie  Arrendondo owns and operates South Point Sport Fishing out of the port of Kenosha, WI.

Brad Huse

WLBA Board of Director

WLBA Board of Director Brad Huse works as a charter captain for Nicky Boy Sport Fishing Charters based out of Port Washington, WI.

Chris Strege

WLBA Board of Director

WLBA Board of Director Chris Strege is the President of Salmon Unlimited of Wisconsin, Inc. a 501(c) (3) nonprofit Corporation in Wisconsin. Chris has been fishing out on Lake Michigan for over 15 years. Chris works for BRP; Bombardier (Evinrude) Marine Division. Chris is happy to join an organization that gets things done for the fisheries in Lake Michigan and take a stand for the economic impact the fisheries have on business’ along the Wisconsin shores of Lake Michigan.