Crazy! Outrageous! Outlandish! Hilarious! Off-the-wall! Just a few of the words used to describe fishing funny-man Dave Mercer.
Host of television’s Facts of Fishing® THE SHOW and the Facts of Fishing® Tip Series he spends over 250 days a year fishing for just about anything that swims. When he’s not on the water, it seems like there is nothing that he won’t do to promote the sport of fishing and his passion for it. I mean, we’re talking about a guy who has eaten worms, minnows and even plastic lures on national television just to see how they tasted for a fish! He threw the first “CAST” ever in major league baseball history and has even jammed a hook into his hand just to show anglers how to get it out.
His addictive energy and comedic presence has garnered a cult-like following of fishing fans young and old, affectionately referred to as The Mercenaries and has made him one of today’s most sought-after seminar speakers. His signature blend of edutainment has had audiences rolling in the aisles while teaching them how to catch more and bigger fish than they ever imagined. He’s got a hit weekly television show, he originated the one-minute fishing tip, has an unparalleled online and social media presence in the outdoor industry, has a record selling DVD series, and he even has a book coming out! But how did it all begin? For that story, click here to read Dave’s full bio which kind of makes him sound like Huckleberry Finn or maybe Opie from the Andy Griffith Show.