Who says Fishing Ain’t Cool?! Pete’s Awesome Start to Muskie Season!

Could Pete’s week get any better?! First he makes Outdoor Life’s Top 20 Angler’s on the Planet, then ‘The Next Bite’ wins “Best Overall Fishing Program” from the 2011 Outdoors 360 Programming Excellence Awards! PLUS, he was one of the top five finalist’s for Best On-Air Talent! Check out the Press Release link below for more information – Congratulations Pete!

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Pete named 1 of the 20 Best Anglers on the Planet!

Outdoor life recently put together their list of the 20 Best Anglers on the Planet and Pete made the cut! The list consisted of a wide variety of people – ranging from professional anglers to guides and teachers. Check out the link below to see the complete list. Congratulations to all who made the list!

http://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/fishing/saltwater/inshore/2011/05/meet-20-best-anglers-planet?photo=0#node-1001345975

Mercury’s Film Festival Promotion!

Seems everyone has a camera at the ready these days and capturing fun times on video is easier for all of us than it ever has been. Combine that with the fun of fishing and boating, and Mercury Marine is offering a great promotion for 2011!

Mercury is introducing a summer promotion called Mercury Films, which runs from June 1 through September 30. The promotion gives our customers an opportunity to upload their own on-the-water videos to their mercfilms.com website and they’ll share them with fellow boaters online.

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Vote for the first ever “Muskie Idol”

We’ve been running the “Muskie Idol” competition over on Pete Maina’s Fan Page. A lot of great entries came through and we had a really hard time picking the top 5. They are finally up though, so please go and vote for your favorite entry. All you have to do is go to Pete’s Fan page, then to the Muskie Idol Event and click ‘like’ under your favorite entry. The person with the most likes gets a chance to fish with Pete!

Come See Pete and Mark Zona at the Bass Pro Shops Spring Classic!

Pete Maina and Mark Zona will be TOGETHER at Bass Pro shops Spring Classic this weekend! Stop in and meet both of them at one of these locations!

-Pete Maina: Friday, February 25, 2011 – Bolingbrook, IL; Seminar @ 7:00pm
-Pete Maina: Saturday, February 26, 2011 – Gurnee, IL; Seminar @ 2:00pm
-Pete Maina: Sunday, February 27, 2011 – Portage, IN; Seminar @ 2:00pm

Win a Chance to Fish With Pete!

You know how American Idol works right? You perform, we judge…then we leave it up the audience to decide! That is how you can become known as the “Next Muskie Idol”! Submit your best reason why you should be the one to fish with Pete.

You can do that by posting on Pete Facebook Fan page a letter with your reasons, maybe a photo showing your muskie-ness, or even a video, it is up to you! Your entry can be serious or it can be funny! Keep in mind we like Pink Hats over here at Pete Maina! If you don’t have a pink hat, maybe wrap your wife’s pink robe over your head :-). Just kidding, don’t let us influence you…do what you think will win…but keep it clean and family friendly!

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“Tweet for Pete!” Contest

How would you like to win a lure from Pete’s own private stash AND a free DVD? All you have to do is follow Pete (PeteMaina) on Twitter! Not only will you get all of Pete’s updates, you’ll also get a chance to win one of Pete’s lures and a DVD of your choice! Just follow PeteMaina from now until Feb. 16, 2011 and keep watching for more contests!

New Podcast – Operation Muskie 3

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Pete Maina chats with four Iraq and Afghan United States vets about their experience fishing the 3rd annual Operation Muskie event. Twenty vets are selected to participate, some have fished muskie, some haven’t. Hear their stories of how they caught their first muskie or how they lost the big one. Is truly a rewarding …event for all who participate and certainly a feel good listen to those who love muskie fishing and, appreciate all that our military do for us.This is our longest podcast ever (1 hour and 7 minutes, the last 5 min 30 secs a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute to our hero’s “Red, White and Blue”) Enjoy!

New Podcast – Pete catches up with Mark Zona

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Join Pete Maina and his guest Mark Zona, TV fishing show host for ESPN’s”The World’s Greatest Fishing Show” and BassMaster.This very funny show will have you laughing as these two friends share their fishing stories and experiences as TV Fishermen.

It wasn’t completely perfect getting started in the business, Mark Zona shares funny stories about how he almost didn’t get started! Be sure to stay till the end as these two sing Mark’s famous “Baby Cub” song … and we end the show with “Z-Train” a song written for Mark by our friend and Detroit Rocker, Brian Schram … “who say’s fishing ain’t cool?”