Meet Mike Elsea – Kayak Fishing Pro Staff

Mike Elsea – Team Dakota Lithium – Kayak Fishing

Hometown: Mooresville, Indiana

I’m 44 years old and live in Mooresville, Indiana. I have a B.S. in wildlife biology. I began fishing bass tournaments when I turned 16 yrs old, and have a burning desire to make a living as a professional bass angler.

Sport of choice in the winter? Summer?

Winter sports: hunting and fishing; summer sports: fishing

What circuits do you compete in?

KBF Pro Tour

KBF Trail Series

Bassmasters Kayak Series*

and various open tournaments

Wins, Accomplishments, and Big Moments

2018 KBF Challenge Series- Indiana Angler of the Year

2019 KBF National Champion

2019 KBF Southeast Regional Championship-2nd place

2020 The TEN qualifier

How did you start in your sport? (What’s your origin story?)

I came from the bass boat world, where I competed in the Bassmaster Opens, and the FLW Costa Series. Fishing started to get less fun for me, so I decided to go a different direction and see what kayak bass fishing was all about. I had never owned a kayak prior 2017, so I started with a cheap box store kayak just to get out on the water and have some fun. I then discovered that the sport of kayak bass fishing was bigger than I thought, so I started fishing the KBF Challenge Series to simply see what it was like. I immediately fell in love with it, and went on to qualify for the 2019 KBF National Championship…and then WON it!! Needless to say, I’m hooked for life!

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