Capt. Jake Romanack


TV Host

The Outdoors Guy

      Mark Romanack is a lifelong resident of Michigan. One of Michigan’s most celebrated outdoorsmen and outdoor communicators, Mark is a graduate of Northern Michigan University and holds a BS degree in Conservation/Ecology.

     Mark’s outdoor writing career got started as a part-time job back in 1985. It wasn’t long before Mark was writing full time for a host of outdoor periodicals. To date Mark has authored over 3,000 full length magazine features, 11 different hard copy books on fishing and three fishing e-books for Kindle.

     Mark also pens a popular and free weekly fishing blog published at the www.fishing411.net web page and also on Facebook. 

     In 2007 Mark took the plunge into the outdoor television industry hosting and producing Fishing 411 TV that broadcasts nationally on the World Fishing Network, Sportsman Channel, Sportsman Channel Canada, MyOutDoorTV.com. Wired2Fish and YouTube.  To date Mark has hosted and produced over 220 national television episodes focusing on a host of freshwater fishing adventures.

Mark lives in Northern Michigan with his wife Mari and hunting dogs Drake, Stormy, and Annie Mae

Mark can be reached via e-mail at Mark@Fishing411.net 

Gabe VanWormer

TV Host

         Jake Romanack is the co-host of the Fishing 411 TV series. Fishing 411 TV broadcasts nationally on the Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network and also Sportsman Canada. Fishing 411 TV can also be found on demand at My Outdoor TV, Wired2Fish and on the Fishing 411 TV YouTube channel.

         Fishing 411 TV is an educational based fishing show that focuses primarily on fishing tactics for popular species found in the Upper Great Lakes Region. Each episode provides viewers the critical information needed to be consistently successful on the water.

         In addition to his duties as co-host for Fishing 411 TV, Jake assists in shooting television episodes, creating de-brief interviews, editing video, shooting and creating television commercials and also short video vignettes designed to provide sponsors additional product exposure.

         Jake also creates and conducts a host of multi-media fishing seminars. These popular seminars are presented at major sport shows, fishing clubs and fishing tackle retailers primarily during the winter months.

         Each summer, Jake also works closely with SmokerCraft, Inc., as their video producer. His responsibilities include shooting, editing and providing creative boating videos used in web marketing, at boat shows, at boat dealerships, dealer meetings, boating magazines and other marketing events coast to coast.



     Gabe VanWormer is the real deal when it comes to multi-talented outdoorsmen. Gabe’s passions for the outdoors include walleye tournament fishing, fly fishing for trout, whitetail deer hunting with traditional archery tackle and bear hunting with hounds. In addition to being an accomplished hunter and fisherman, Gabe works as the chief videographer for the Fishing 411 Television series broadcast on World Fishing Network, Sportsman Channel, Sportsman Channel Canada, MyOutdoorTV,com. Wired2Fish and Youtube.

     Gabe’s technology skills aren’t limited to just videography. For each episode of Fishing 411 Gabe functions as the field producer and also the editor in chief. With hundreds of full length television episodes to his credit and countless smaller video projects, Gabe is one of the most talented and experienced outdoor videographer/editors in the business. 

     Gabe is also an avid photographer who enjoys sharing his passion for the outdoors on social media. 


Social Coordinator

     Mari Romanack is the Social Networking Coordinator for a host of companies including Fishing 411 TV, Precision Trolling Data, LLC, Yakima Bait Company and also the Starcraft, Sylvan, Smokercraft, Sunchaser, American Angler and Starweld Boat brands.

     The wife of outdoor writer and television host Mark Romanack, Mari has worked in the outdoor industry for over 25 years. An avid fisherman and hunter, Mari enjoys fishing for all species and chasing waterfowl with the family hunting dogs Drake, Stormy and Annie Mae. In addition to her work as social networking director, Mari manages the travel for with the Fishing 411 TV crew, on-site still photography and coordinating media.

     Mari also works managing the Fishing 411 traveling consumer sport show display. This massive booth showcases the Fishing 411 sponsors products and travels to several cities in the Great Lakes region from January to March.  Mari can be reached at mari@fishing411.net


Media Coordinator

     Paige Romanack joined our team as assistant coordinator and editor. She assists in many tasks including coordination of Newsletter content and video content. Paige is well versed in Social Media and is responsible for keeping things running smoothly. Married just a few short years to Jake, Paige has a passion for fishing and hunting and is a quick study. She also is mom to hunting dog Kash and most recently, a beautiful baby boy who will grow up in the great outdoors.