Mike Exl is the store manager of Wildcat Creek Outfitters in Zionsville, IN. He also runs his own guide service in the area as well.
Mike was born and raised in Northwest Indiana. He was introduced to fishing very early on, thanks to his father and brother. He started fly fishing at a very young age, and it quickly became his only method of fishing. While attending Purdue University, he began to work and guide part time for Wildcat Creek Outfitters. Upon graduating from Purdue in 2009, Mike went on to working full time for the store.
Mike has been very fortunate to have traveled to many places around the world to fish. He has spent time in Alaska, British Columbia, Chile, Bahamas, Mexico, and all over the United States. When not heading to more exotic locations. Mike can be found traveling the Midwest, enjoying many of its great fisheries. He specializes in smallmouth and carp, but loves fishing for Great Lakes steelhead with a two-handed rod.
He currently resides in central Indiana with his wife, Rachel and daughter Violet.