Mike McKinstry | YakGear

Mike McKinstry

“I started fishing at a very young age off of local docks and was instantly “hooked”. I have always lived in an area of Michigan that is saturated with inland lakes, so fishing and boating was a very constant thing in my life. In 2011, I purchased my first boat. Nothing too fancy or special, but it got me on the water, so I was happy. After a few years of competitive bass fishing, I sold the boat and went all in for the sport of kayak fishing. I wanted to be closer to the water, be able to transport easier and enjoy the purity of bass fishing on waters not accessible to boaters. I joined the FeelFree fishing team in 2016 and have since competed in multiple tournaments and events as well as demo days, teaching seminars and family instructional events. I have finished top ten in a majority of the tournaments that I have entered, including a 1st place finish, 2nd place finish and a 4th place finish of 72 anglers in my first season. Competing in the KATS, KBF and other events has kept me very busy and on the water a majority of my days. I am currently on the FeelFree fishing, Summit Sports fishing team and sponsored or an ambassador for: Burn Custom baits, Yakgear, Railblaza, and a national pro angler for FX custom rods. I only represent brands that I am passionate about and that carry the same integrity and love for the sport that I hold very close.

As of 2017, I write/film/edit video content and share my experiences on Bassquatch Hunter TV. I travel the country full time as an angler and filming/editing for Bassquatch Hunter TV.
I am looking forward to grow as an angler and kayaker and build awareness for the sport of kayak fishing. Tight lines and bent rods to all.”

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