About Us

Greg and Charlene both grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and moved to Sauk City, Wisconsin, in 1984.  In 1985 our first daughter was born, and in 1987 our second daughter came along.  Being avid hunters and fishermen our entire lives, Greg was looking for a way to work for himself doing something that he truly loved, hunting whitetail, so in 1987 we started our own business manufacturing deer scents and trapping lures.  In 1996 we moved our family and business to northern Minnesota where we purchased a 555-acre ranch on Lake of the Woods near the Canadian border.  We spent the next 13 years raising our own whitetail deer herd where every spring it was not unusual to have up to a dozen newborn fawns taking control of our home!  Once our daughters were grown and gone, the time was right for us to pursue another dream, and that was owning and operating Holinshead Lake Outfitters.  We first fell in love with Holinshead in 2000 while on an archery moose hunt and have been in love with Holinshead and moose hunting ever since, not to mention the great walleye fishing and serene beauty of Holinshead Lake!  In 2009 we had an opportunity to purchase Holinshead and decided to take the plunge and embrace the challenge in order to pursue our dream of living and working in paradise and offering the best fishing/hunting vacations we can provide to our customers.

We look forward to meeting each and every one of Holinshead’s loyal customers and those who have not yet had the pleasure of enjoying Holinshead Lake!

Thank you,
Greg and Charlene McGraw