Walleye Tournament Professional
Professional Hockey Player
On the water, he's #999; on the ice, he's #22. That's right; 26 year old
Mike Peluso, who was born in Denver, Colorado, is an emerging star on
both the professional walleye circuit and professional hockey. As Mike puts
it, "I've got the best job a person could ever ask for!"
Fishing the NAWA circuit in 1999, Mike finished in the top 15 in all events
fished. At the same time, while playing for the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League, Mike was named to the 2000
American Hockey League
As a hockey player, Mike has always been on the move, graduating from the University of Duluth in 1998 where he was voted the senior athlete of the year by the student body. Known for his shooting and stick handling abilities, Mike was drafted by the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League in 1994.
Mike's other passion in life is fishing. Fishing has encompassed 22 years
of his life, with the past 10 years spent fishing tournaments. In
addition to the top 15 finishes on the NAWA circuit in 1999, Mike also won
the KFYR classic in North Dakota and placed 15th in the Mercury Classic.
Mike's favorite body of water is the Missouri River. His favorite
fishing presentations are using jigs and Lindy rigs. Mike believes in the future of the youth in his home community, and as
a result has started the Missouri River Hockey School in Bismarck, North
Dakota and also spends time getting kids started in fishing. Mike also works
closely with fellow pros Scott and Marty Glorvigen in fishing promotions and
writes for the Dakota Country Magazine.
How It All Began
To Worcester ICECATS
To Portland Pirates
To Fishing Tips
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