Mike has been searching for fish of all species for most of his adult life. He has traveled extensively, spending time in fishing locales from New Zealand to Costa Rica to the Florida Keys. As a member of the first wave of guides on the Green River in Utah in the early 1980’s, he logged well over a thousand days on the oars of his driftboat. Since that time, he has guided on many of the rivers of the Rocky Mountain West and the famous Musky rivers in northern Wisconsin. His extensive knowledge of trout and their habitat branched off into stream restoration consulting projects. Establishing the guide programs at Seven Lakes Lodge and Three Forks Ranch in Colorado, he was involved in numerous television fishing productions. Nearly thirty years of year around guiding has allowed Mike to maintain an impressive client list, including many well known celebrities and infamous characters.
Mike has made San Diego his home in the winter months for the last eleven years. He fishes daily on San Diego Bay from his nineteen foot Mako bay boat with fly and light tackle, targeting Sand Bass, Halibut, Corvina, Croakers and Bonefish, among numerous other inshore species. In the summer months, he guides the Flaming Gorge Reservoir on the Green River in Utah and Wyoming, chasing cruising Mackinaw and Rainbow trout, Smallmouth bass, and monster Carp on the flats.