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Todd Dowell
· February 9, 2017
Had the pleasure of fishing with Sam in the early fall and man what a confidence boost no matter how stubborn the fish were that day he kept my confidence up that we will get into something I just kno...w it! And sure enough bam!!! Fish on and lost another! Was a great day with a great guide. Thanks for the knowledge and a great day on the water!!! See More
Rich Sandig
· April 20, 2015
Sam is a terrific, knowledgeable, fun, exciting fisherman who knows a great deal of fishing places, spots and array of different freshwater species of fish. He specializes in Muskie fishing.
He has lo...ts of friends and is highly respected amongst his peers. If you look around you will see Fishbum products or many other sponsors that he represents.
You will have a great time with Sam and have lots of Happy memories and photos of your Adventure.
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Mark Ecker
· April 21, 2015
I am not a fisherman at all. Sam takes me out twice a year and I've gotten at least one Muskie every time. Guaranteed to have a good time!
Mike Savvis Jr.
· April 20, 2015
Awesome guy and great fisherman! Sam has put me on some big fish! Book with him!
John Mortimer
· April 26, 2015
Sam is a great guy and a great fisherman, I'd highly recommend anyone to book him for his services. You will not be disappointed!!
Andrew Paes
· April 20, 2015
Great musky fisherman but even better guy! Great experience :)
Felicia Auger
· April 28, 2015
Greatest time you'll have on the lake. No better guy to show you how it's done.
Clint Younge
· April 21, 2015
Fantastic customer service and knowledge or the lakes. Fantastic fishing experience!

Ding ding... Round 2! Good times with some stinky fish!

The crew Tom Morris Sam Ecker Pete Hoffman (why cant I TAG YOU?) Flat out getting it DONE! 50" Kawartha musky, couple new Personal bests, and some 1st muskies! Life doesnt get much better then spending a day on the water throwing big baits hoping to catch a uncommon fish out of common waters. We all know these fish! Book a day trip now! Get HOOKED up! Msg 1 of the guides or call 289-775-8998 for availability!


How could I forget to put this 1 up?? Kawartha GIANT! Jake the "Musky Mauler" fed a baby beaver to!!! Brian Boyum

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Slacking on the updates folks.... So here are some happy friends/customers of Figure Ate's from this season thus far. Thanks to our sponsors for hooking us up with great gear to put these healthy Kawartha Fish in the net. Handlebarz Musky Lures Huskie Muskie Leaders Brian Boyum Baby Beavers Mike Parker. John Mortimer Figure Ates new additions Tom & Pete have been putting fish in the bag and smiles on faces. Awesome work guys! Call 289-775-8998 to book your own Kawartha Muskie hunt

Get those release tools ready now!!! Times a tickin!!!! Part 1 Pliers!

Part 1 of the Just the Tip Release Tools series on Pliers.

Sam shares some great tips about the proper release of Muskie for the benefit of the entire Muskie fishing community.

Sam talks about the multiple sets of pliers that he keeps on the boat.
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Figure Ate TV! INTRO!!!!


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Figure ates newest addition

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Sam Ecker is with Tom Morris.

Another new Figure Ate addition! Would like to introduce Tom Morris! He is 34 from Hamilton, Ontario. He has been chasing muskies for a decade and has aquired a... skill for locating and putting fish in the boat. Most of his fishing is done in the Kawartha lakes. But he has chased muskie everywhere from LSC to Lake Nipissing. Before his muskie addiction it was pike tournaments, top 50 and a few on Balsam lake, Tom is a hardcore musky angler with an extreme passion for the king of freshwater! avid outdoorsman that strides in teaching people his skills that he acquired over the years. He has a Prostaff position at Handlebarz Musky Lures, Toddy Tickle Baits and Georgie Baits. Tom is a great new addition to the team and I have confidence knowing there is NO Kawartha Lake That Tom and the Team CANT tackle! Welcome Mr.Morris to FIGURE ATE MUSKIE GUIDE SERVICE

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Figure Ate's NEW addition!!!!

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Sam Ecker is with Peter Fisherpete Hoffmann.

Figure Ate has put together a top notch team for 2017! I would like to introduce, Peter Hoffmann out of Whitby, Ontario. He is a multi-species angler with an ex...tra-special place in his heart for muskies, which he started hunting for in 2003. There's just something magical about their sheer aggressive nature that keeps him coming back for more. He spends most of his time fishing and guiding in the Kawarthas, but also ventures to LOTW, LSC and the St. Lawrence to chase these toothy beasts. Peter does exceptionally well chasing and putting people onto muskies with triple digit seasons! He also filmed an episode of the Musky Hunter in August of 2016 on Balsam Lake which airs in a few weeks! I have confidence in Peter and want to give him a very warm welcome to FIGURE ATE MUSKIE GUIDE SERVICE.

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Now that the seasons over I will finally have time to update this page..... stay tuned!

Hurry before it's too late....

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Sam Ecker

Only taking bookings until the end of October this season to focus on different bodies of water. Some random availability still open! If your looking at trying put a Kawartha giant in the boat, NOWS the time! I definitely can put you where these bigger then average Kawartha muskie live! Book NOW! Call/Text 289-775-8998 of shoot me a message on here! -Captain Sam Ecker! Over N Out! Figure Ate Muskie Guide Service Northshore Musky Baits Handlebarz Musky Lures Beaver's Baits

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It has been a great few weeks for Figure Ate Muskie Guide Service The bite is on! Call 289-775-8998 for availability

Great day on Pigeon for these 2 guests! These guys lit it up today. Didn't miss 1 opportunity! We had a random ever changing pattern, boat side strikes, big jumps, everything you want out of muskie fishing! great to have met some new friends aswell! I have a feeling I'll be sharing the boat with these 2 animals again! Thanks for coming out guys. Thanks alot Handlebarz Musky Lures Huskie Muskie Leaders for always putting fish in the boat.