Mike Surman, professional angler
Raton, Florida, has been fishing since childhood with his father,
Bob. Fishing professionally since 1990, Mike won the first FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee
in January of 1996.
With 18 Top-10 finishes over
the years in FLW tournaments, Mike has earned $478,535 in FLW career earnings. In bass tournaments since 1990 Mike has won
over 50 local and regional tournaments and his total career earnings exceeds $712,500. His largest one day’s catch
came on the FLW Tour Lake Okeechobee event in 2003 – a whopping 27 lbs, 6 oz! His largest bass weighed to win
a Big Bass award in an FLW event was 9 lbs. 14 oz., and his largest bass ever was a 12 lb. 4 oz. lunker from Lake
As host of All About Fishing,
which aired on The Outdoor Channel from 2003-2006, Mike had the opportunity to travel worldwide fishing with some of the legends
of bass fishing. Costa Rica, Mexico, Virginia, Florida and Brazil were just some of the locations he enjoyed traveling
to where he caught Marlin, Peacock Bass, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Stripers and Sailfish (just to name a few).
Married, with 3 children, Mike
is also a full-time electrical sales engineer for Siemens, where he has been a top performing salesman for his 25 years with