About the Author
Capt. Mike Schmidt has been fishing for sharks for more than a quarter of a century. His shark expertise is often called upon by researchers and media. Schmidt's shark photos and videos have been seen by millions. He has placed in the Mako for Dollars, Pacific Coast Yacht Club, Mako My Night and the Mako Madness fishing tournaments, with several notable wins. He has won Mako Madness and Mako My Night tournament, in the most released fish division. His find and catch rate is very high and afforded several wins in that division. Schmidt has also placed in the OLN TV show shark series SHARK HUNTERS. Schmidt served as Tournament Director for the 2003, 2004 and 2005 Mako for Dollars Tournament. Capt. Mike Schmidt has done extensive work with juvenile great white sharks, placing satellite tags in the sharks and tracking them in the wild. Schmidt helped establish the Share the Shark Foundation, an organization dedicated to the distribution of shark meat to charities (including food banks and homeless shelters), allowing shark fishermen an avenue to contribute to their communities. Capt. Mike Schmidt's articles and photos have appeared in magazines and internet publications across the continent. Schmidt produces the acclaimed shark fishing website, www.Sharks.us , which many tout as the world's #1 website for the sport. For Schmidt the sport of shark fishing is about soul searching, the ocean's rejuvenating, positive energy, and becoming closer to God and His creations.