Pete Maina is North America’s number one authority on Muskie and Pike fishing. He is internationally known for his prowess with muskie, northern pike – big toothy fishes! He is an entrepreneur, an accomplished author, a professional photographer, TV show host, speaker and OWAA member (Outdoor Writers Association of America). Pete currently has two BOOKS published on muskie fishing. Pete also produces educational VIDEOS and DVDS and is a very popular speaker and “personality” at fishing events and sport shows throughout North America.
Pete Maina was named as one of the “Top 20 Anglers on the Planet” by Outdoor Life Magazine (June/2011). The TV show he hosts on NBC Sports Network, “The Next Bite” (now in its 10th season on air) was awarded “Best Overall Outdoor Fishing Program” by the 2011 Outdoors 360 Programming Excellence Awards, and he was also a top five finalist for the Best On-Air Talent Award. The program also airs on WFN (World Fishing Network) and the Destination America network.
Pete works on product development and promotion with the top companies in the fishing industry, specializing in large-predator tackle and associated products. Conservation and “fisheries health” are extremely important; ultimately most important! (As well as having fun, so Pete’s goal is combining great how-to information/education with FUN, asking “Who Says Fishing Ain’t Cool?) Realizing this, Pete has been a leader in educating and promoting catch and release, selective harvest, proper (most fish-friendly) handling – and simply getting folks excited about putting “Fisheries First” for decades.
Besides being a co-host on The Next Bite TV show, Pete has appeared as an expert on numerous other fishing TV shows; regularly on the Midwest’s most popular TV show – “John Gillespie’s Waters and Woods”, as well as appearances on Mark Zona’s “Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show” and Dave Mercer’s “Facts of Fishing” on The Outdoor Channel, and he's filmed multiple muskie segments for Bass Pro Shop’s “Outdoor World” television series.
Pete is a regular contributor to Faculty of Fishing and is a pro-staffer and product consultant for: Bass Pro Shops, Berkley, AMSOIL, Bert's Custom Tackle, Down-East Rod Holders, Lakewood Tackle Boxes, Lowrance Electronics, MotorGuide Trolling Motors, Mustad Hooks, Strike King Sunglasses, Jiffy Ice Drills, Mr. Heater, Power-Pole, Red October Baits, Clam Outdoors, Beaver Dam Tip-ups and Nitro/Tracker Boats.