Mike Peluso
Walleye Tournament Professional

Walleye1343@cs.com

Mike's two passions in life are hockey and 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.

Mikes  fishing history includes a long line of tournaments both Pro and regional, with a large number of articles written for some on line e-zines and the Dakota Country Magazine. Another thing that brings him a lot of exposure is that he is a pro Hockey player for the Portland Pirates.  He will  also be appearing on fishing shows such as Tony Dean Outdoors and Charlie Moore (Mad fishermen) this coming summer. He does quite a bit of work with Coke and does some kids fishing promotions.  He also owns a hockey school that is host to over 550 kids. 

PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
AND INFORMATION

 

  • Won the KFYR Classic in North Dakota and 
  • Placed in the top 15 in all NAWA events fished.
  • Owns and Operates the Missouri River Hockey School
  • Drafted into the NHL by the Calgary Flames in 1994 
  • Tournaments fished in 1999 NAWA, Mercury Classic, and KFYR North Dakota 
  • Current Pro Hockey Team- Washington Capitals and Portland Pirates
  • Fishing Strengths-Jigs and Live Bait Rigs
  • Hockey Strengths-Shooting and Stick handling 
  • NPAA #999 
  • Current Hockey Number # 22

PERSONAL HISTORY

Age   26
Born Denver Colorado, 2 September 1974
Home Bismark, North Dakota
Occupation Pro Hockey Player for the Portland Pirates and Pro Walleye angler 
Hobbies Fishing, golf, hunting
Years as pro 3
NPAA # 999

STATISTICS AND TECHNIQUES

 
FAVORITE LAKE  Lake Sakakawea
LARGEST WALLEYE  11.lbs. 5 ounces
FAVORITE JIG TYPE Lindy Little Joe Fuzz E Grub
FAVORITE CRANK BAIT TYPE  Wally Diver
FAVORITE RIG TYPE Lindy Rig
TOURNAMENTS FISHED 40+
FIRST TOURNAMENT  Father and son on the Missouri river when I was 10

SPONSORS

Phelps Tackle

Pradco

Dakota Country Magazine  dcmag@btigate.com

Gemini Sports Marketing

Offshore Tackle

Pro's  Pointers Bottom bouncers

Oakley Sunglasses

Moritz Marine in Bismarck ND

www.bigfishtackle.com

Missouri River Hockey School

Zercom Electronics

Gemini Sports 

Jeff's Custom Rods

JNB Originals

www.linedancer.com

Gibbons Fiberglass

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