Mike Kelley

Mike Kelley

Began fishing as a young kid with my grandfather on Lake Wentworth with bobbers and worms like many of us did at that age. I started kayak fishing in 2008 up in Cape Cod. I’ll never forget my first striped bass from the kayak which was off Race Point Beach, ever since then I’ve been hooked! I now strictly fish from Hobie kayaks, I own two outback’s and I feel they suit me the best at what I do, and that is target big striped bass at night. There really is nothing like being out on the water on a calm night with some good friends, hooking big bass in shallow water and hearing their tail splashes as they soak you with salty ocean spray. It’s what I live for. I enjoy taking out friends and family members and putting them on fish so they can also enjoy the same feelings I do and experience the adrenaline rush of fishing at night. I am very passionate about the outdoors and when I’m not fishing you’ll  find me in the woods hunting deer late in the season. I even work outdoors as a Construction Inspector, you’ll never find me sitting behind a desk.  The last few seasons I have participated in TBO’s Trifecta and even took home the crown back in 2017. Since then I’ve always felt TBO was the go to place for kayaks, sups, and accessories here in CT. I am honored to be part of the team this season and look forward to great season of seminars, demos, tournaments and of course catching big fish!