Hello and Welcome to Ultimate Bass. My name is Mike Holiday. I was born in Massachusetts, and spent most of my childhood there and in Michigan. I moved to Maryland 16 years ago and have lived there since. I have been married to my wife Allie for 8 years now, and our only child is our 5 year old German Shepherd. My first memories of fishing was surf fishing with my Grandfather for a mixed bag out of Buzzard’s Bay in Massachusetts. On any given day you could catch flounder, eel, sand sharks, tautog, stripers, skate, almost anything. Since those days I have always been a multi species fisher person. Just a tug on the line and I’m in heaven.
Home Lake: Loch Raven Reservoir
Days on the water: 100
Years fishing experience: 25, the last 8 being on a much more serious level…
Since those early days of soaking bait for a mixed bag, I’ve tried many different types of fishing. Of my 100 days on the water, I will spend a good 25-30 days each year fly fishing for trout, 5-10 days on the Chesapeake going for stripers, and another 5 days offshore going for billfish, tuna, and dolphin. My most exciting fishing experience to date was catching my first white marlin last year. I have yet to experience a type of fishing that I didn’t enjoy. My life long goal I set a few years ago is to try to catch at least one different species of fish every year on my fly rod. I only have 4 years under my belt with my new goal, but I’m hoping to have many more to come. I’ve also started tournament fishing for bass recently. What better way to add another element to fishing than making it competitive.
Life Member Ultimate Bass
North American Fishing Club
Maryland Bass Federation
University of Maryland – Terrapin Club
Creel Limit Zero