Captain Mark Piavis has fished the Straits area for over 40 years. He knows the conditions which are safe and comfortable for his clients. Your safety is his top priority. You can count on the RR team to provide you with an enjoyable trip that highlights the beauty of Northern Michigan. Together with his capable first mate Mr. "Oz " they have over 70 years of big water experience.
The Captain holds a 50 Ton Master Captains License with Towing Endorsement, Transportation Worker Identification credential, DOT physical, drug test and a first aid and CPR certification. The Rebels' Retreat has been inspected by the MDNR and is licensed and Insured.
The Captain not only has extensive local fishing knowledge, he holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in natural resources curricula. He has worked as a Water Resource Specialist for Michigan United Conservation Clubs, instructor of Water Resources at Michigan State University, District Extension Agent with MSU, Fisheries Tech/biologist for US Forest Service in Alaska, Environmental Health Special Programs Chief and Deputy Program Manager with the Ingham County Sheriff's Department. His father conducted sea lamprey research at the Hammond Bay Biological Station.
As a pilot, he enjoys performing rescue flights for Pilots n Paws in the off season...and...fishing!
He and his first mate "Oz" look forward to making your trip to northern Michigan memorable.
If in the area stop by the marina and say hi and get the up to date fishing report!