Steve was born and raised in the Brainerd area and fishing has always played a role in his life. Steve is one of four Collette brothers who have guided full time as a Nisswa guide in the past. Steve has guided with the Nisswa Guides League since 1976 and prefers to fish walleye, mainly because they please customers, however he chases any kind of fish in the area. He sincerely enjoys having customers catch fish and helping them land their catch. Steve has always said his favorite job is netting fish and baiting hooks. He lives in East Gull Lake with his wife, Cherri, and eight children. Steve runs his own construction company when he isn’t fishing.