The Scrapper - Mike is a life-long river rat. Growing up near Lacrosse, Wisconsin, Mike’s life has been spent on the river. Early in his career he dove for fresh water pearls in the Mississippi. When that market dried up, his brother Rick introduced him to commercial fishing. As Mike will tell you, he is a strong family man that works hard to provide for them, but his first love is the river. When the fishing gets tough, Mike works odd jobs to make ends meet – from welding and selling scrap metal, to harvesting and selling wild ginseng during the fall ginseng season. Mike is a scrapper, and he will do whatever it takes to take care of the one’s he loves.