Mike grew up in St. Cloud, Minnesota fishing the Mighty Mississippi River and small lakes in the area for Panfish, Pike, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. Although he grew up in central Mn his real home is in Hackensack, Mn where he spends most of his summers at the family cabin doing nothing but fishing.
During the winter months Mike is a professional tournament angler fishing the North American Ice Fishing Circuit and the Ultimate Panfish League. In the summer he is now a guide for Leisure Outdoor Adventures and could not be happier to be apart of an elite team of anglers. you can find his articles and tips on social media and in the LOA blog. He is also a Product Specialist for Clam Outdoors so if you ever stop in just ask for him, He would be more than happy to talk fishing with you. Putting people on fish and teaching is his passion. Long story short, That thrill will never go away.