Connect Outdoors Pro Staff Team - Angler Profile - Mike Stridde

Mike Stridde

Mike Stridde Connect Outdoors Pro Staff Angler Profile

About Me: 

An avid angler, CFL (Connect Scale Fishing League) tournament angler, and outdoors man.  Love to fish, hunt, camp, golf, hike and enjoy shooting sports. Have won a buddy tournament 7 out of the last 9 yrs and came in 2nd the previous 2017 & 2018, plus a win in 2019.  Have fished against season tournament anglers and can hold my own and feel that I could compete at a high level if the opportunity was there.  Very versatile in the way I fish, whether it's power fishing or finesse can fish either way. My favorite ways to fish, give me a spinner-bait, swim-bait, crank-bait, or any top-water I'm in heaven, but my fallback is always grabbing the creature bait, on heavy braid and flipping away!  Can adapt to fishing conditions quickly, especially as they change throughout the day.  

I'm Married with 2 young boys ages 6 & 3 who I'm getting into the sport of fishing, my wife also likes to fish and she has caught her personal best twice in the last 2yrs which is 2.89 caught earlier this year. Some personal accomplishments outside of Fishing, my Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and my Certified Professional in Supply Management certification.  Have started my MBA back in Jan 2020 and will be looking to finish in Jan 2022.


Connect Fishing League Tournament - Mike Stridde

Favorite Species:  Largemouth Bass

Personal Best: 7.35 LBS

Home Lake:  Hudson Lake

Favorite Lake: Mississippi River Pool 13

Outdoor Activities: Fishing, Biking, Camping, Hiking, Hunting, Golf

Type of Boat: Ranger Sport R70 Bass Boat, 17ft with Merc 115

Tow Vehicle: Chevrolet Tahoe 

Favorite Rod: Jenko Gambler series or Bulldawg Trophy Series

Favorite Reel: Shimano Citica

Favorite Bait: Riot Baits Fuzzy Beaver

Favorite Accessory: Minn Kota Fortrex and CMC Hydraulic Jackplate.


Connect Fishing League August North - 4th Place

Connect Fishing League Sept North - 5th Place

2020 Connect Fishing League Cabin Fever Open - 20th Place

Big Bass Shootout #3 - 5th Place

Won buddy big bass tournament 7 out of last 9 years including 2019, was canceled for 2020.

Mike Stridde Connect Outdoors Pro Staff