Mike Elder

PRO STAFF | Mike Elder, Angler Profile


Ventura, California


I am semi-retired from the food service business after 43 years, the last 25 of them as a buyer and contract negotiator. I am currently working part time in retail food service as an event specialist and sales. I also own and operate Big Mikes Fishing Charters, we charter boats around the globe for groups that want to fish. We have picked the best of the best in fishing captains and lodges to accommodate them and we do all the work, they just go and have a good time.


I have been fishing all my life both freshwater and saltwater, I was a semi pro bass fisherman back in the early 70’s, and then started fishing strictly salt water, I have had the opportunity to fish across the country and down into Mexico and try and go as often as possible.


Pink Fishing, Big Mike’s Charters


I wanted to get involved in Pink Fishing because of the stories on the website, and my grandmother, mother and sister all had breast cancer. I am currently battling my 2nd round of cancer but will be just fine. I have done 23 charity events over the years and helping Team Pink Fishing try and raise money for cancer research will be my goal from now on. It is a great organization and I am extremely proud to be involved and wear my pink.