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The BEST fishing day of someone's life—to inspire YOURS.™

033 – Moving On Up with Mike McCoy

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I love it when the fish come together …

Guest Profile

Mike McCoy is a professional bass fisherman on the FLW Tour. He grew up in Florida where his passion for bass fishing began at the local golf course ponds. Mike took a bit of a hiatus from fishing while serving in the Marine Corps. However, he now takes the perseverance, focus, and intensity of a Marine with him on the tournament trail. Now going into his second year at the front of the boat, Mike is ready for battle every week. But in this episode, Mike shares with us an incredible day of largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing that was not on the trail. If only the bass would bite like this during every tournament!

Guest Links


Twitter: @gotmyfive

Fishing With

FLW Tour:

Fishing experience

Mike grew up in Florida fishing for largemouth bass, as well as for saltwater species. After his service in the Marines, Mike returned to Florida and got to spend a good deal of time fishing Lake Okeechobee. He now resides in Ohio, but spends a lot of his time on the road fishing the FLW Tournament events.

Mike McCoy, bass, fishing FLW Tour, Florida

Mike McCoy with some nice largemouth and smallmouth bass catches, including those from the epic day we discuss in this episode (bottom left, center). Also, a selfie with fellow pro angler Shaw Grigsby (upper left).


This episode takes place in Chaumont Bay, Lake Ontario (New York).

Catch of the Day

Largemouth bass

Smallmouth bass


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