About Rippin Lip Guide Service

Capt. Michael Guidry

Michael Guidry was fortunate enough to be born in Southern Louisiana, which is widely known as Sportsman Paradise, God’s Country, and the Fishing Capital of the World. By the age of 5, he was comfortable with a fishing line in his hand and began studying the waters, as he would accompany his father and grandparents on weekend trips.

Since high school graduation, Mike has devoted over 21 years working for offshore and inland companies where he obtained many of the navigational licenses he carries today. Three of these years were spent at the mouth of the Mississippi River running the various waterways and learning new areas, which has expanded his fishing opportunities. During the past 15 years, Shell Oil Company has employed him, currently in the position of a Ballast Control Room Operator. He obtained a 100-ton USCG license 18 years ago and now maintains BCO, Barge Supervisor, and Offshore Installation Manager licenses. This avid fisherman also manages to find time each fall for hunting deer.

Michael achieved a personal goal when he decided to turn his love of recreational fishing into a moneymaking venture for himself. His experience, foresight and vision regarding guide fishing have been central to the formation of his company. After incorporating Rippin Lip Guide Service, he successfully obtained sponsorships from the following companies: Mercury Marine, Power Pole, Falcon Rods, Reaction Lures, Saltwater Assassin Lures, Dual Pro battery chargers, VIP boats, SavePhase, Excide batteries, Minn Kota troll motors, Glissen Marine products, & Trash trapper. Mike’s participation in the IFA Red fish tour and ESPN's Red fish cup take him across the United States and will generate exposure for your company as a traveling billboard.

Competitions / Memberships

  • ESPN Red Fish Cup, 1st year of existence
  • IFA Red Fish Tournament, 3 years
  • Louisiana and Texas Oilmen’s Tournament, Toledo Bend, 8 years
  • Houma, Louisiana Oilmen’s Tournament, 5 years
  • Golden Meadow Tarpon Rodeo, Louisiana, 15 years
  • Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, Louisiana, 15 years
  • Local Charity Tournaments
  • South Lafourche Bass Master Club, 13 years
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Hosted Casting Kids for 3 years in conjunction with the local bass club with Ducks Unlimited and the Bass Masters Classic in New Orleans

Michael is married to his high school sweetheart and will be celebrating his 24th wedding anniversary this fall. He is the father of 2, boy 21 & daughter 18.