Mike is a licensed USCG Master Captain and registered Maine fishing guide. While working hard to make every day on the water fun and productive, he loves to share his passion with anglers of all ability levels. Mike strives to provide memorable experiences on the water for all his customers.
As a native Mainer, Mike is fortunate to live on such a special piece of coastline. Growing up in Harpswell, a coastal town steeped in fishing heritage, motivated him to work on the water.
Mike has been an avid angler and outdoor enthusiast his entire life, he spent much of his upbringing on the flats, estuaries and rocky coastline of Maine and New England.
Mike found his passion for chasing fish and tying flies at a young age, he spent a number of years working for one of the premier outfitters in the area before starting his own guide service.
Sight fishing the flats is the foundation for Tidal Expeditions. In 1994, Mike first saw striped bass foraging in a foot of water while pushing his skiff out to deeper water from the tidal cove where he kept it.
Soon after, on a trip to the Florida Keys, he witnessed modern flats fishing techniques and was inspired to apply the same approach to striper fishing.
Mike has spent the past two decades honing the necessary skills and equipment while learning the best terrain for sight fishing in New England.
Throughout his life, Mike has observed changes and discovered patterns on Casco Bay as well as seasonally across New England waters; being in tune with this rhythm is the key to consistently finding fish.
By studying these patterns and cycles, Mike has developed a keen ability to locate fish.
This respect for the fishery, ecology and maritime heritage has naturally driven his involvement in conservation. Mike’s knowledge of the marine ecosystems and ability to find fish make trips exciting and rewarding for both him and his anglers.