Mike Conneen

About:
I was born and raised on the Indian River Lagoon and I've been fishing it since I was a boy. At a young age I did a lot of sailing in the Bahamas and West Indies with my family. It was there that I became a master (at least that's what I thought I was) at handlining grouper, snapper and trigger fish from the side of the boat. My youth was loaded with water activities and the fact that I'm an Aquarius only adds to the fun. Playgrounds, TV and video games were not my forte. Light tackle is what I grew up on until I was in my 20's and spending time offshore, gaining heavy tackle knowledge. Fierce waves or quiet creeks, it doesn't matter to me.

An ATV accident in 2003 left me partially paralyzed and I was quickly sidetracked from my passion of fishing. With no accessible way to comfortably fish, I was finally introduced to a kayak in 2010 and I've been back on the water ever since. Kayak fishing and adventures has not only enhanced my passion but it has helped me escape from day to day obstacles I face living with a disability. The inability to walk quickly vanishes when an equalizer such as a kayak is introduced.

I currently work as the Executive Director of Anglers For Conservation. You can find more info about what we do at www.anglersforconservation.org.

2014 Reel Paddling Film Festival-Winner, best Documentary "Everyday Push"
Recipient-The Linda Goode Conservation Award-2014


Volunteer Work:
Heroes On The Water Space Coast Chapter-Founding Member
Anglers For Conservation-Board Of Directors
IRL Paddle Adventure-Founding member
Advanced Teen Anglers Camp-Camp Coordinator
The Conservation Podcast-Co-Host

Sponsors:
Harry Goode's Outdoor Shop

My Boats

Caper Series

The Caper is a compact sea kayak. Stable and easy to maneuver, this kayak comes complete with a performance hull and storage options rare for boats this size. Suitable for most body types with a roomy cockpit and an impressive weight capacity. Don’t let the size fool you – the Caper delivers big fun. Throw it in the back of your pickup and head to your favorite fishing or paddling spot. Read More

Prowler Big Game II

Designed for anglers looking for a high capacity fishing kayak that will easily carry all the necessary equipment, the Prowler Big Game II offers ample room and outstanding stability without sacrificing performance. With six removable mounting plates, the Element seating system, and plenty of storage you'll be ready for a full day of comfort and fully prepared to battle. Read More