Hi everyone, I am Walleyedan.My birth name is Dan Eigen, but these days I am referred to more by my fish name (thanks Bud). I have been an outdoorsman since day one and continue to find my peace outside. I am married to a wonderful woman (Shelley) and we have 3 children (Alex, Elizabeth and Mac). We live in central Minnesota and this is where we run Walleyedan’s Guide Service. I enjoy about every outdoor sport and have been blessed beyond belief to be able to make a living in God’s great creation.
These days it is easy to get stuck indoors or focused on the silly electronic devices that seem to rule our lives. I use them too, but if I had my choice I would go back 100 years. But for now, it’s time to get back to reality and teach someone how to hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors like I do! Besides the thousands of guide trips I have taken over the years, charity events have a place close to my heart as well. I have fished the Fishing Classic for Camp Confidence since 1993; every Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza (except for the very first year). I have not missed a Minnesota Fishing Challenge (Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge). I have fished the Trolling for the Troops event at Camp Ripley and the DAV turkey and Deer Hunts. In 2013 we started the Walleyedan Fishing To End Hunger Walleye Tournament on Gull Lake. Our guide service has also donated many, many trips to different charitable organizations over the years.
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. ~ John Buchan