Dave Gonder is a fisheries management biologist at the Upper Great Lakes Management Unit of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and has been employed at the Unit since 1999.
He received an Honours B.Sc. at Laurentian University in 1998 and worked in MNR’s Aquatic Research Section prior to his current position.
Dave is involved in a number of management and assessment activities on Lake Huron including steelhead assessment and management. He is the MNR co-chair for the FMZ 13 Advisory Council and is also heavily involved in Chinook Salmon and Lake Trout management activities at the Upper Great Lakes Management Unit.
In addition to working on steelhead, Dave has fly fished for steelhead for 20 years. Dave considers himself a consummate fly fisher who ties his own flies and builds his own rods. He also fly-fishes for trout and bass and has also pushed the fly fishing envelope chasing Bluefin Tuna and Pacific Yellowtail on the fly.