Name: Mike de Avila aka MIKE D
Born: Maryland, USA
Hometown: New York City
Marital Status: Accounted for.
Pets: 2 cats
Hobbies: Washington Redskins football, Bass Fishing Internet Forums, Automobiles from the 70's
Favourite movie: 8 1/2
Favourite TV show: Survivorman
Favourite music (CD and/or musician): 60's - 70's Classic Rock, Elvis, Engelbert Humperdink
Favourite motto/quote: Life is what you make it.
Did you ever think you were going to be a television host when you were a kid?: No, I thought I would be an astronaut like every other kid. Then I realized I couldn't be an astronaut, so I fell back on pretending to be able to fish on TV.
Years fishing: 8
Years competing: 2
Number of wins (all events): 3
Career Earnings: A bunch of free tackle and a few cool trophies. (it was an electric boat fishing club)
Favourite angler: Every guy and gal who loves to fish and has never been on TV.
Favourite technique: Soft Stickbait (duh!)
Fishing strength: Watching my guest catch lots of fish and me not.
Fishing weakness: Watching my guest catch lots of fish and me not.
Highest point of career as an angler or TV fishing host: When the show was voted "Viewer Favourite Fishing Show" for the third year in a row in 2007.
Boat: I don't need a boat. I'm a back seat lunkerman.
Motor: Same as above.
Truck: 1996 Jeep Lunkerwagon
Sponsors: South Bend, Diet Mountain Dew, Big Bite Baits, Sunline, SPRO, BassResource.com
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