Mike Marsh is an avid outdoorsman who has hunted and fished across North Carolina. After receiving an Associate Degree in Fish and Wildlife Management from Wayne Community College in Goldsboro in 1973, he worked for the N.C. Division of Environmental Management in Mooresville, where he lived on Lake Norman. His passion for the outdoors lured him to Wilmington in 1978. He found the fishing in so fantastic he now says, “You couldn’t pry me loose from the coast of North Carolina with an oyster knife.”
Marsh’s first book, Carolina Hunting Adventures - Quest for the Limit, was published by Atlantic Publishing in 1995 and is still in print. In the years since, he has written hundreds of articles for regional and national outdoor magazines, but is best recognized for articles in North Carolina’s “hook and bullet” magazines - North Carolina Game and Fish, North Carolina Sportsman, Carolina Adventure and Wildlife in North Carolina. In October 2000, the South Eastern Outdoor Press Association honored Marsh with an Excellence in Craft award, awarding him second place in the Outdoor Magazine Article or Feature category. He currently serves as Southeastern Regional Editor of Carolina Adventure. Marsh also writes weekly outdoor news columns for the Wilmington Star-News, Tabor City - Loris Tribune, and is a contributor to the Raleigh News and Observer.