Michael Maskevich says, "There's nothing better than reeling in a big old 9 or 10 pounder. It feels really good."
Michael Maskevich knows all about reeling in the big one. The 14 year old has spent most of his life on a boat, trying to get the big catch. "I was like 2 or 3 years old and my dad took me out to the pond in my neighborhood and I had a little brim buster and a little love worm and ever since then I've started from there and came up."
The skilled fisherman already has several awards under his belt. "There's an angler of the year award like the best angler of the whole entire year, and I've won it a couple of times."
Maskevich is the 2005 and 2006 Junior Bassmaster Angler of the Year, giving his father something to be proud about. Mike Maskevich, Michael's proud father says, "My head's a lot bigger than his is about it, that's for sure. I think if he keeps it up he'll be going places with it."
Now the fishing guru hopes that his skills on the water will lead to a professional career, reeling in the catch of the day.