About Thunderhook Fly-In’s

Welcome to Thunderhook Fly-Ins, located next to Ontario’s magnificent Wabakimi Provincial Park. Our goal is pretty simple at Thunderhook; we want to provide you with a high quality fly-in fishing trip at an affordable rate. Each year we provide great accommodations, equipment, and service to our fisherman and hunters alike.

Meet the Thunderhook Team

Tom Scott

Tom Scott is the co-owner and President of Thunderhook Fly-Ins. Tom, being a weathered outdoorsman himself, was first a customer at Thunderhook over 14 years ago! As the years passed his love for all things Thunderhook grew. You can find him down by the docks or visiting with customers around the base camp.

Barry Peeples

Barry Peeples is the Chief Operating Officer of Thunderhook Fly-Ins. Barry has been with the Thunderhook since Fall 2019. He is an avid fisherman year-round, participating in tournaments, but his trips to Thunderhook over the last 10 years have topped the rest. Catch him at the main office or down by the docks he is sure to give you a fishing tip or two.

Debbie Alexander

Debbie Alexander, the Smoothrock Camp Manager began her tenure over 24 years ago. In addition to managing several other resorts prior. Debbie and her Labrador “Luna” (the Smoothrock Camp dog) will meet you at the dock, and make sure your stay is the best one yet. Don’t forget to visit with Debbie before and after fishing, she will usually have hot coffee, a dessert, and maybe a “hot” fishing spot or two!

Eric Mustard

Meet Eric Mustard, he has been piloting for Thunderhook Fly-Ins for the last six years. A native to Ottawa, Ontario he recalls, “My grandfather flew in the Canadian Air Force, and he was my inspiration to get into flying.” Eric jumped right into the field of aviation immediately out of high school. Soon after receiving a Commercial Pilot’s License, he went to school for aircraft maintenance at Canadore College in North Bay, Ontario.

Baily Scott

Meet Baily Scott, Communications Director for Thunderhook Fly-Ins. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Jacksonville State University in 2018. Baily normally resides in Alabama, but in the off-season she is hitting the trails across the Southeast. During the season you can find her out taking pictures or interviewing guests.

Donald Liberge

Meet Donald Liberge, the Quebec native joined Thunderhook in 2020. At the young age of 7 Donald started participating in the family traditions of hunting, fishing, and being outdoors in general. It was also around that age the he started dreaming of becoming a pilot. During his aviation school, Donald managed a training flight up North at his hunting cabin. “Now, you will find me at Thunderhook, doing what I do best, flying, for what I love the most, being outdoors!”

Al Heidebrink

Al Heidebrink, a lifelong sportsman with an affinity for all things moose hunt related. Al pursued his outdoor dreams at a very young age. Beginning as a Minnesota Conservation Officer in 1975. Al has been a long-standing member of the Thunderhook team, in the off-season you can find him in Grand Marais, Ely, and other parts of Northeastern Minnesota exploring the Boundary Waters.

Chandler Matson

Chandler Matson is an avid outdoorsman from the surrounding area of Thunder Bay. During the season Chandler resides at Smoothrock Resort as a maintenance technician. He never fails to lend a helping hand wherever needed. Chandler grew up fishing, playing music, and doing many other outdoor activities. In the off-season he’s back in Nolalu with his parents and younger siblings pursuing music.