Anchor Wizard Pro Staffer - Dan Harkema
Dan Harkema Bio:
I am 43 years old and have lived in West Michigan all my life. I am an avid hunter and learned how to bow hunt for whitetails and gun for waterfowl on my own. I also grew up in a family that enjoyed fishing on many local lakes. Today, I enjoy riding quads with my own family.
Twenty years ago, my father and uncle took me to the "Big Man" (Big Manistee River) for some steelhead action. After 8 hours of fishing, 2 inches of rain, then 4 inches of snow, we get back at the launch and I was told, "Either you like steelheading now, or you don't!"
Well, that passion for steelheading is still there, even more now as I get older. I spend most of my time fishing the bigger rivers from our 18' War Eagle Jetsled, and tossing spinners for salmon and steelhead. I enjoy making my own in-line spinners, and there is nothing like the feeling of a head shake when a fish slams a homemade lure!
My love for the outdoors was passed on to me by my father, and I try to pass the same on to my wife, kids, and anyone that loves the outdoors.
I believe that its not about the quantity of fish you catch, it about the quality of time you spent doing what you love.
Dan's 18 ' War Eagle Boat rigged with Anchor Wizard AW-WS150
Anchor Wizard Pro Staffer - Dave Mull
Life-long multi-species angler and outdoor writer Dave Mull is proud to be a member of the Anchor Wizard Pro Staff, happy to represent and promote the unique, expertly made and highly useful products the company makes. Mull has been in the outdoor industry since 1983, starting with a column in his hometown newspaper, the Michigan City (Indiana) News-Dispatch. Other newspaper work has included outdoor columns for the LaPorte (Indiana) Herald-Argus and outdoor editor for the Elkhart (Indiana) Truth. He currently writes a weekly column for the St. Joseph (Michigan) Herald Palladium. He has been in the marketing department as a photographer and copywriter for Starcraft, makers of boats, RVs and van conversions, represented Yamaha Marine, Shimano, 3M Scientific Anglers and other top companies for a PR agency in Scottsdale, Arizona. His writing career has included stints as editor for the In-Fisherman Walleye Insider and Walleye Guide, state editor for Field & Stream, bass boat and product columnist for Bassin’ Magazine, RV Editor for Chevy Outdoors and most recently, editor/associate publisher of Great Lakes Angler Magazine. He currently is the new products editor of Great Lakes Angler and contributes to many publications and websites, including Outdoor Life, OutdoorHub.com, Great Lakes Sport Fishing News and Michigan Woods-N-Water News. His pet project is starting GreatLakesSportfish.com, a site that will include a monthly e-video magazine, reader forums and much more. His angling background includes fishing as a pro on the Masters Walleye Circuit, a whole lot of local and regional bass tournaments and three years of competing in Lake Michigan salmon tournaments. Residing in Paw Paw, Michigan, his current passion is probing the countless inland lakes and Lake Michigan for just about anything that swims, using his Anchor Wizard-equipped Hobie Pro Angler kayak, and his vintage, 16-foot MirroCraft, also rigged with an Anchor Wizard. Dave Mull can be contacted through his Great Lakes Sportfish (http://www.facebook.com/GreatLakesSportfish?fref=ts) page on Facebook.