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  • Writer's pictureDave LeGear

Podcast Episode #7 with Captain Mike Anderson!

My honor to introduce you to a dear friend (at least 15 years now) who is just an excellent radio host and a great guide, Captain Mike Anderson!


Capt. 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 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 Captain the ship, and he has done 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 into his Radio Show and 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 letting him show you how to improve your Inshore or Nearshore game. As a 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!


Here are some shots of the Comfortable and Killer Contender Bay Boat "Death Star" he uses to accomplish this mission.


Capt. Mike Anderson Boat

We are working on getting him into a Skiff as a backup weapon. This is while we try 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 Watch the Reel Animals TV show or hear Brother Mike on the radio / streaming live on the Internet if not local, and more information can be found Here.


The 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, where you can secure some more information, Or order (I need one of those Poon hats myself!) some Killer Swag:


Reel Animals logo

I recently posted a Podcast where I chatted with Brother Mike, and we tried not to get into the Politics of Fishing for at least the 1st 10 minutes of our show. I don't recall offhand IF we made it that long or not, but it was a fantastic show, nevertheless! You can find that one, which is Episode # 7, on the Podcast page by clicking Here


Or listen to it below on our newer YouTube Channel.



In the meantime,


We invite you to take in a few other Flats Nation Podcast Episodes to help "Scratch that Fishing Itch" when working or traveling and you cannot hitch up the Skiff and go, on these links:


Our main podcast page works excellent for your mobile device since it will stream on your phone/tablet. It can be found by clicking Here.


Our new Flats Nation YouTube Channel can be found by clicking Here and sharing them with family and friends if you find them Entertaining and Educational! We have some great guests in the works and planning stages on a wide range of topics and product coverage soon.


Also, The "Flats Nation" Merch and Swag collection has some new works (just click on each Design or Picture to view that collection) and can be found by clicking Here.


As well as our new (Been There / Caught That) Flats Nation Trophy Stickers, which are becoming very popular!


Flats Nation Trophy Stickers



Tight Lines, and God Bless!

Dave and the Team

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