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June Portfolio: Mark Romanack

Mark Romanack
Outdoor writer/TV host
mark-romanack-webMark Romanack is a lifelong resident of Michigan and one of the state’s most active outdoorsmen. A graduate of Northern Michigan University with a B.S. degree in conservation, Romanack has spent his entire career working in the outdoors helping others to better understand and appreciate our natural resources and outdoor recreation opportunities.
His career started in 1981 as an environmental educator working for the Green Point Nature Center in Saginaw, Mich. While working as a naturalist, Romanack began to write outdoor articles part time to supplement his income. His first article was published by Michigan Out-of-Doors Magazine in 1983. After a few years this part-time writing hobby grew into a full-fledged career.
Romanack made the move to outdoor writing full time in 1986. Since that time he has published 11 books on fishing, including the wildly popular “Precision Trolling” depth guide series which he researches, writes and publishes. His freelance writing efforts and photography are frequently published in dozens of local, regional and national outdoor periodicals. Romanack currently writes a monthly fishing column for Cabela’s Outfitter Journal and Michigan Out of Doors magazine. During his 20-plus-year writing career, he has authored thousands of feature articles and sold countless magazine covers and support photos. Romanack has been an active member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America since 1988.
In addition to writing and photography, Romanack has become a sought-after public speaker on a variety of outdoor topics. Considered one of the nation’s leading authorities on walleye fishing, Romanack also speaks frequently on other topics including dog training, photography and wing shooting for upland birds and waterfowl.
In 2007 Romanack was invited to host a new television series called “Off Shore Tackle’s Fishing 411” that broadcasts nationwide on the Sportsman Channel to an estimated 15 million homes. Now filming a third season, “Fishing 411” has grown rapidly both in distribution and popularity.
In addition, Romanack produces individual episodes for “Jay’s Outdoor Magazine” television, also broadcast on the Sportsman Channel.
Romanack lives in Northern Michigan with his wife Mari, sons Zackery and Jacob and their hunting dogs Raven, Mason, Tana and Dakota. Mark can be reached via e-mail at mark@precisionangling.com.

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