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Home/Business Address:
Riverview, Florida
Phone: 813-672-0816
E-mail:
mike@thunderbaycharters.com

Personal Bio:

Born and raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on June 9, 1968, Captain Mike was introduced to the wonders of the great outdoors and the simple joy of fishing at a very young age. Reared in a family of fishing enthusiasts, Mike joined his father and uncle on a regular basis, throughout his childhood, as they would cast for walleye, muskie and perch. As a participant in the Pro Walleye Tour, Mike's uncle gained notoriety as a four-time World Walleye Fishing Champion.

Family Background:

Captain Mike resides in Riverview, FL with his wife Elizabeth, and daughters Rachel and "Baby G".

Professional Background:

On December 31, 1986, at the age of 18, Mike joined the U.S. Air Force and served his first 3 and a half years at Spangdahlem Air Force Base in Germany. Completing his tour of duty at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL, he was honorably discharged on August 15, 1993.

Being an independent thinker and self-starter, Mike prepared himself for civilian life by beginning an aluminum screen business in June 1993. Anderson Screens (FL licensed and bonded), employs six aluminum installers and produces annual sales of $600,000.

In an effort to promote his business and at the same time satisfy his competitive nature, Mike began and still maintains the position of Manager and player of the Anderson Screens Softball Club. Through Mike's leadership the club has earned four city titles, one county title, one I.S.A. World Title, one I.S.A. Winter World Title, three State titles and was named the NIKE ESPN Florida State Champions. Mike retired from competitive softball in 2000.

Redfish Tour Weigh-In

Captain Mike has been fishing the Tampa Bay area since 1990. In early 2000, Captain Mike began Thunderbay Charters Service and is currently fishing approximately 150+ days a year while maintaining status as owner/operator of Anderson Screens. Captain Mike is a professional tournament fisherman currently competing in the Wal-Mart sponsored FLW Redfish Series Eastern Division and Southern Redfish Trail. Captain Mike is also contributor to a number of charitable organizations including Boys & Girls Club of Tampa, Children's Miracle Network and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Fishing Accomplishments:

1999 tournament results include:

Coastal Conservation Association Grand Slam Winner and top 10 finish in the SFFA Fort Myers Grand Slam with Captain Billy Nobles.

2000 tournament results include:

3rd place finish in the Ranger Division at the Ranger/Mercury Series at Boca Grande, FL with Captain Billy Nobles

Finished in the top 25 in Ranger/Mercury Redfish Tour (approximately 600 teams) with Captain Billy Nobles

3rd Place Finish Redfish Division Tampa CCA Tournament with Captain Billy Nobles

3rd Place Finish Redfish Division Southern Equipment Tournament with Captain Woody Gore

2001 tournament results includes:

Finished in the top 75 in Ranger/Mercury Redfish Tour (approximately 1100 teams) with Captain Billy Nobles.

Association Memberships:

Florida Coastal Conservation Association

Florida Guides Association

Salt Water Flats Fishing Association

Subscriber of Florida Sportsman and Florida Game and Fishing magazines.


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