Mark Romanack, “the Outdoors Guy” is a life long outdoorsman and one of the nation’s most active members of the outdoor media. A graduate of Northern Michigan University with a B.S. Degree in Conservation, Romanack has spent his entire career working to help others better understand and appreciate the outdoors.
Romanack’s outdoor career started in 1981 as an Environmental Educator. While working as a naturalist, he began to write outdoor articles for hunting and fishing magazines to supplement his income. This part time hobby quickly grew into a full fledged career with to date more than 3,000 writing credits in over 60 different local, regional and national magazines.
Romanack made the move to outdoor writing full time in 1986. Since that time he has published 13 different printed books on fishing, including the widely popular Precision Trolling “Troller’s Bible” series of depth guides. Romanack’s tireless research into documenting the diving depth of hundreds of popular crankbaits and other trolling hardware ultimately led to the creation of the Precision Trolling Data, LLC phone apps used by countless anglers worldwide.
Currently Romanack is a partner at Precision Trolling Data, LLC and responsible for the annual testing required to document the diving depths of trolling lures and gear.
In 2007 Romanack plunged into the television world by hosting a new TV series called Fishing 411 broadcast nationwide on the Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network. Currently filming season 15, Fishing 411 has grown rapidly both in distribution and popularity reaching millions of homes on Dish Network, DirecTV and a host of cable TV providers.
The Romanack family is also very active on the popular social networking venues. In addition to maintaining two Facebook accounts with over 20,000 followers, the Fishing 411 team provides social networking content in the form of video, photography and written communications for all of their sponsors.
The many brands currently supporting Fishing 411 include Yamaha Outboards, Starcraft Boats, Off Shore Tackle, Jay’s Sporting Goods, Smooth Moves, Lowrance Electronics, MotorGuide, Trailmaster Trailers, Yakima Bait, Fish Hawk Electronics, Destination Ontario, Niagara USA, the Ultimate Sport Show Tour, Lakeside Motor Sports, the Lake St. Clair Walleye Association and Cisco Fishing Systems.
Romanack lives in Northern Michigan with his wife Mari, and two hunting dogs Stormy and Drake. Mark can be reached at
[email protected], https://www.facebook.com/mark.romanack and https://www.facebook.com/Fishing411.