Tappan, New York
Peter Miller is the host of Bass 2 Billfish. He is a lifelong fisherman and avid outdoorsman. Originally from Tappan, New York, Peter’s first forays into fishing took place on freshwater streams and lakes in upstate New York. Appreciating his son’s interest in fishing, Peter’s father began taking him saltwater fishing off the coast of Long Island and New jersey, where his interest quickly turned to striped bass and tuna. His first striped bass was caught within view of the World Trade Center.
At the age of ten, Peter’s family began vacationing in Miami Beach, Florida. These vacations allowed Peter to hone his angling skills while targeting a variety of offshore species. Later, Peter chose to attend the University of Miami, where in addition to earning a degree in marketing, he tailored his class schedule around a vigorous fishing regime.
During his college years, Peter began traveling to exotic locations, trying his hand at fly fishing for billfish. In 1992, during one of these trips to Costa Rica, he landed his first Sailfish on fly. A few months later, he landed his first ever billfish “grand slam” releasing a sailfish, white marlin, and blue marlin on the same day off the coast of Venezuela.
In 1993, Peter became the youngest ever Angling Director of the prestigious Miami Beach Rod and Reel Club.
In 1989, Peter and a friend established the “Get Lit Fishing Team” – a tournament fishing team which went on to become one of the most successful sailfishing teams in South Florida history. Still going strong today, Peter and his Get Lit teammates have won or placed in over 80 high profile billfish tournaments – sailfish, marlin, and swordfish. Some of there notable wins include: Three-time World Sailfish Champions, three-time winners of the Silver Sailfish Derby, teo-time Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament winners, two-time K-Rock Classic winners as well as winners of the Captain Bob Lewis Billfish Challenge, Florida Swordfish Series, Dewar’s 12 Billfish Championships, Miami Raft Invitational and others. Peter has also won numerous individual angling awards and is a three-time back-to-back divisional winner of the World Billfish Series.
When not fishing, Peter is a television host and spokesman for various fishing and non-fishing related products. He has appeared in numerous national commercials as well as over 100 ad campaigns. His most recent ads include: Raymarine, Bass Pro Shops, Ocean LED, Buff, Norelco, Ford, Wrangler, Penn, Stren, Costa, del Mar, Pelagic and Home Depot. Peter has also appeared in over 30 fishing TV shows; tournament related as well as reality based shows. He has appeared on the following networks: Versus, ESPN2, Fox Sports, Sportsman Channel and Sun Sports.