– Salt Strong Ambassador –

Mike Murphy

St. Petersburg, Florida

Favorite Locations
Tampa Bay

Current Vessel
1998 192 Scout Sportfish

Mike Murphy
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Mike Murphy

If fishing is wrong, I don't want to be right!!


Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida
Profession: Land Surveyor/ Angler

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Thanks for checking out my Salt-Strong Ambassador Profile!

Being raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, the constant exposure to the saltwater lifestyle has always been quite alluring. At an early age I was able to start fishing the small creeks and lakes that dot Pinellas county and really enjoyed catching small brim, large mouth bass and the occasional big alligator gar. I was fortunate enough to place 2nd in a freshwater bass fishing tournament in which I won a huffy bike! Ever since then I’ve been hooked and when I caught my first saltwater snook, the passion really increased ten fold.

Ive had my 19′ Scout Sportfish for almost a year and I now fish as often as possible, I try for 2-3 times a week, targeting mainly inshore species, and enjoy every minute I can be on the water sharing my passion with others. I would have to say my favorite species to target is the illusive snook, that being said, I have been focused lately on learning everything I can about all types of fishing, including a lot of offshore trolling, bottom fishing and vertical jigging which I have found to be a whole lot of fun! I have an amazing support system from my newely wedded wife, Courtney, she enjoys going fishing with me and pushes me to go out and to be a better fisherman and person. I would say I found my keeper!!

My main motto is to let them go, let them grow because I truly believe that conservation of our beautiful fisheries now will supply an active and awe-inspiring fishery for our future generations. I am truly blessed to be able to learn and grow every day  and hope to be able to pass on my passion to whomever has an interest in this amazing sport! Please feel free to ask if you ever have any questions or want to link up and find some fish!

Tight lines everyone!!

-Mike Murphy

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