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Getting To Know Steve Mcgoldrick



Steve Mcgoldrick is an avid Midsouth angler who was introduced to fishing at the age of six by his grandfather.


Forty-five years later, Steve’s love for fishing especially crappie and bass fishing continues even today along with the desire to be an advocate for helping to sustain and promote the growth needed for the sport of fishing.  


Born in Kentucky, Steve has lived in the Memphis and Midsouth area all of his life except for the almost 18 years spent in the United States Navy after graduating from Bartlett High in 1973.  


The thought of getting a hook wet was never far away even while stationed at Navy bases from California to Florida. Steve found the time to fish wherever he called home during his military career. In California, he fished Lake El Capitan where he was the proud holder of the record for the largest bass caught one summer. 


A truly dedicated angler who lives to get out on the water to pursue the bass hog, slab crappie and monster catfish, Steve feels it is very important for anglers around the world to share and introduce the sport of fishing to the younger generation. 


You’ll find him at the Midsouth lakes helping to introduce the sport of fishing to the younger generation by being active in local “Take A Kid Fishing” programs and volunteering at fishing derbies and rodeos. 


Steve is currently expanding his efforts to sustain the sport of fishing by developing and leading initiatives within the Midsouth fishing community to include helping senior citizens and physically challenged individuals enjoy a day on the lake fishing.  


He is also raising angler awareness of environmental issues affecting the sport of fishing.


By discussing the “Going Green” fishing initiative in person and on-line at his 2 web sites, and, Steve is helping to get this important message out to the fishing community.  


The initiative, slowly gaining momentum, includes the “Get The Lead Out” program designed to educate the public about the importance of removing lead from the fishing products on the market to protect the wildlife and children who consume fish poisoned by lead.  


Today, Steve can also be found conducting fishing instruction seminars around the Midsouth at fishing shows, fishing local tournaments held at Pickwick Lake, Sardis Lake, Enid Lake and Arkabutla Lake, or sharing his proven fishing knowledge and latest fishing tips on-line at his two web sites mentioned above.


Just as important to Steve as any of the fishing initiatives or programs taking place now is his mission to be an active participant and advocate of the “Catch and Release Program”.  


When fishing for bass, he encourages all anglers to weigh and measure the bass, take a picture and then release the bass back into the lake to battle another day.  


Additional hobbies of Steve’s include fishing, camping, watching Pro Bull Riding, enjoying the outdoors and taking people fishing. Did he mention fishing?  

Being a believer in setting goals in life, Steve has set personal goals to teach others to fish, have the best informative fishing websites on the internet and stay healthy. 
He also plans do his share in keeping our outdoors clean for the younger generation while protecting the environment. 

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