Mike Gate grew up on the shores of Lake of the Woods where he carried on his family tradition and began guiding at the age of 13. Gate began floatplane flying in Nestor Falls, Ontario in 1994 and continued guiding on days off and evenings. In 2012, Mike and his wife Erin purchased Sunset Cove Resort where he still guides year-round.
Gate is also a passionate archery and rifle hunter who primarily targets whitetail deer and moose in his home region. Mike also enjoys traveling been fortunate enough to target a number of species throughout Wisconsin, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Argentina, and South Africa.