Mike Surman has been fishing professionally since 1990. He won the first FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee in January of 1996. Over the years, he has earned 19 Top-10 finishes in FLW tournaments and has won over 50 local and regional tournaments. Mike hosted “All About Fishing,” which aired on The Outdoor Channel from 2003-2006.
Surman has been with FLW since its conception in 1996. In 2004, he recorded a career-high third-place finish in the Angler of the Year race just a year after finishing seventh. In his rookie year, Surman won his first Tour event on his favorite body of water, Lake Okeechobee, smashing the competition by several pounds. This Floridian’s go-to technique is flipping and pitching and when he’s not competing on the water, Surman can often be found on the golf course.