Captain Ernie Lantiegne has 22 years experience as a NYSDEC fishery biologist/manager, working in northeastern New York and the Finger Lakes area. He also served as Executive Director for the Adirondack Conservation Council.
He started guiding in the early '70s for trout and salmon on Lake George, and has since chartered on the Finger Lakes, Lake Champlain, and now Lake Ontario. He has 30 years experience fishing Lake Ontario and its tributaries for salmon, trout, bass, and walleyes since 1977.
Captains Carol and Ernie work together on the "Fish Doctor" on some trips, especially when families and couples are fishing or when folks request a mate.