TVL Guide Profiles
In order to have a superb day on the water, you need a great guide. All of our guides at Teton Valley Lodge are dedicated to the cause of helping you catch more fish! Our guide profile series gives background information on our team, and continues with the Captain, Josh Checkeroski.
Josh is an experienced fishing guide who has guided across the country searching the tug of a fish on the line. He spends his summers here nabbing trout, and the rest of the year hunting fish down in the Florida Keys.
Captain Joshua Checkeroski
Years Guiding at TVL:
What brought you to Teton Valley?
The best trout fishing in the United States, the views, and WC Paetz (former TVL Guide).
Favorite Sports Team?
Favorite go-to fly:
Something black on a sharp hook.
What’s a memorable fish story you want to share?
I once fished naked in the Keys, That’s all I’ll share about that.
What do you do when you aren’t guiding at the Lodge?
I guide full time, 365. A few months in Idaho and the rest of the year in the Florida Keys drying off tarpon!
What do you love about guiding?
I love meeting new people and teaching. I learn something everyday from our guests.
Best tip for first time fly fishers?
Take casting lessons.
Best tip for old time fly fishers?
Take casting lessons, you can always be better at casting!
In your opinion, what is the most scenic stretch you guide on?
16 to Hatchery.
Where around the globe have you fished and what has been your favorite place?
In the US I have fished Florida, Michigan, Montana, Washington, Idaho, and Wyoming. I really enjoy saltwater fishing and I have hosted trips to Belize and have spent months camping on Mexican beaches searching for Permit and Bonefish. My favorite place to fish is Islamorada, Florida. I love hooking giant tarpon.
You can fish with Josh down in the Florida Keys from September – June. Chase tarpon, bonefish and permit on gorgeous waters.