John W Hayes is a tournament angler, guide, educator and outdoor enthusiast. from an early age growing up in northern Saskatchewan John has fished extensively in tournaments and recreationally across the entire continent. John has several published articles, sponsors, and active website. John operates a boutique custom guiding business at Lake of the Woods. John has several notably accomplishments and continues to excel in competitive fishing events.

John also enjoys spending time with kids and grandkids, big game hunting, travelling to exotic places, the gym, and cooking.

John resides in Edmonton, Alberta, and spends his summers in Lake of the Woods.