About Us:

Tall Pines Camp was established in 1947, and was originally called Ballard's Tall Pines Camp, named after the Ballards.  Since the first cabins were built, there have been six other owners each making gradual improvements.  Ryan and Bridget are its eighth owners and hosts.  They are honored to be a part of the Tall Pines family, continue long running traditions, and keep the history of this beautiful fishing camp alive.  From the Midwest, they were at a point in their lives where they were ready to start a new adventure.   They met in 1996 at Eastern Illinois University, and have been happily married since 2002.  


Prior to running Tall Pines, Ryan has operated his own painting/remodeling company for over 15 years, and now uses those skills at camp.  Bridget has been a middle and high school teacher for 20+ years.   They both love the outdoors , nature, and travelling; Ryan has been fishing Canada since he was a kid, and it was a dream to run a camp like this for years.  They are eager to meet the new guests this season, create new memories with returning guests, and make Tall Pines truly your home away from home.

Earl joined Tall Pines in 2019 as our dockhand, though he wears many hats here.  He is from Newfoundland Canada, comes with many years experience in the business, and his wife Patsy and their dog Chloe, are also a blessing to us.  Together, we are all committed to making your Tall Pines fishing vacation an unforgettable one!

Ryan and Bridget Taylor

Your Hosts


Click arrow to listen to 2021 Fox Sports Radio interview with Ryan, Bridget, and some guests

Tall Pines Camp Jan 2021
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