Capt. Mike Anderson - Tampa Bay, Florida
My honor to introduce you to my dear friend (at least 15 years now) who is just an Awesome radio host and a great guide Captain Mike Anderson!
As some know, I knew Captain Mel Berman, we went fishing together and I even sat in on a few of Mel's Radio shows. When he passed away back in 2010, the torch for his long running radio show in Tampa Bay on 970 WFLA, was rightfully and correctly handed over to Mike Anderson to then Captain the ship, and he has done just a fantastic job with it!
Big Mike as many call him is a Veteran (thank you for your Service Buddy) and just a great guy! Love him like a Brother, and he is heavily involved in Fishing and Conservation efforts not only in the Tampa Bay area where he resides with his Bride Beth. But Statewide his efforts are known and appreciated! And though I do not live in that area any longer... It is still home in many ways to me, and from time to time I will still call in into his Radio Show and have a chat with my "Brother in Arms" when discussing water quality issues here in Florida.
So, if you live or planning a trip to the Tamp Bay area and looking to go fishing... I just cannot recommend enough, taking a Trip with "Big Mike" and let him show you how to improve your Inshore or Nearshore game. Matter of fact, He will even cheat and start fishing on the "Dark Side" using Live Bait (Natural Bait is the more PC term they now use ) to help put you on Fish!
And here are some shots of the Comfortable and Killer Contender Bay Boat "Death Star" he uses to accomplish this Mission.
We though are working on getting him into a Skiff as a backup weapon. This while we are trying to "Convert" him from his Heathen (using live bait) fishing ways... LOL!
Don't feel bad though, I have been picking on him about his "Cheating" and using Natural Bait (see, they even have me using that term now) since Moby Dick was a Guppy.
So, you can both Watch the Reel Animals TV show, or hear Brother Mike on the radio / streaming live on the Internet if not local, and more information on such can be found Here
Direct link for Charter Information can be found Here
Or you can call 1-866-GameFish. or 813-244-9397
And his Homepage link is located on the picture below below, where you can secure some more information, Or order (need one of those Poon hats myself!) some Killer Swag:
I posted up a Podcast recently where I got to chat with Brother Mike, and we tried try not get into the Politics of Fishing for at least the 1st 10 min of our show. Don't recall off hand IF we made it that long or not, but was an awesome show nevertheless! You can find that one which is Episode # 7 on the Podcast page located by clicking Here
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Tight Lines, and God Bless!