Fishgrappler Fishing Charters

Born to Succeed
Niagara River / Lake Erie / Lake Ontario
Captain Mark Kessler
Born to Succeed
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Lake Erie Bass
Bass & Walleye
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Browns and Lakers

Captain Mark
10 lb. catfish

I am not only successful when it comes to fishing.  "Success finds those who strive to accomplish it".

Mark is a two-time All-American wrestler.  Mark finished third place in 1995 at the NCAA Div. III Wrestling Championships representing Cortland College to receive his first All-American honor.  After his second reconstructive knee surgery he earned his second All-American honor at the USA Wrestling Greco-Roman National Championships in 1997.  He went on to place seventh at the USA Greco-Roman World Team Trials that same year and is currently a life-time member of the USA Wrestling All-American Club.
Mark is a New York State certified teacher in physical education and health education and a varsity wrestling coach.  He holds an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Niagara County Community College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from SUNY at Cortland College and a Master of Science Degree in Physical Education from Canisius College.  His excellent teaching skills and extreme patience will benefit your fishing experience to maximize your catch.
Mark has used his drive and competetive nature to persue the fishing charter industry.  When the bite gets tough, Mark works harder.  He has shown through his wrestling experiences the importance of never quitting no matter what the circumstances are.  He takes this attitude with him when he goes fishing.
     "I believe that fishing is an extreme form of competition.  It is man versus nature.  
     There are many elements to face when out on the water pursuing fish.  What
     the average fisherman calls a bad day, I call a more competetive day.  The more
     difficult the competition the more I want to succeed.  The challenge of fish not biting
     makes me think harder and use different techniques.  When the fish are biting I
     raise the bar and set the goals higher.  Some days just hooking the fish is a win and
     landing them is a bonus. No matter what the circumstances are, I strive for

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