Capt. Michael Anderson has been fishing and competing in tournaments on Tampa Bay and Florida waters for over 25 years. Born and raised in central Wisconsin Capt. Mike joined the U.S. Air Force in 1986 and served almost 7 years before getting out and settling in the Tampa Bay area. He has been guiding on the west coast of Florida for over 20 years and specializes in back country fishing for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and Trout. He is the Host of the Bartow Ford Reel Animals Radio Show every Saturday on AM970 WFLA radio in Tampa from 6 to 8 a.m. Also he’s the Co-Host of the TA Mahoney Co. Reel Animals Radio show on AM620 and 95.3WDAE in Tampa on Sunday mornings from 7 to 9 a.m. Capt. Mike has been doing fishing talk radio for over 20 years.
Captain Mike is also the Host of the Reel Animals TV Show for 15 years which airs nationally on Sportsman’s Channel, World Fishing Network and Fox Sun Sports along with several broadcast markets including Channel 32 WMOR-TV in Tampa. Also airs digitally on WaypointTV.com
Captain Mike is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys sharing his fishing experience and techniques with the public and spending time on the water with his wife Beth and daughters Rachel, Georgia, son in law Logan and 3 grandkids.