Peter Miller – Nominated for 2016 EMMY award

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Miami, FL., October 20, 2016:

Coming off a string of six total prizes at this year’s Telly Awards, celebrity fisherman Peter 12640288_1018035424885800_1345662427924209622_oMiller can now add an Emmy nomination for Bass 2 Billfish with Peter Miller, his nationally-positioned angling and lifestyle program. More than simply a platform exclusively for sport Bass 2 Billfish with Peter Miller continues to win awards for its production value while pushing Miller’s career into philanthropy and activism throughout the nation.

screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-5-05-59-pmPeter Miller has been nominated for the Talent – Program Host/Moderator category.

The Suncoast Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the standard-bearer for excellence in the television industry and the gatekeeper of the prestigious regional EMMY® Awards in the Suncoast Region. The Suncoast Chapter represents the best and brightest television and media professionals from all disciplines of the industry and from all of the Suncoast region’s television markets.*

“It is truly an honor to be nominated for this prestigious award! Ive spent the last 10 years of my life, creating, producing, directing and hosting…Bass 2 Billfish. 

My goal was to bring my guests to Florida and introduce them to the most diverse fishery in the world, while keeping it fun, exciting and real! Basically, treating them to the trip of a lifetime, all while being captured on film and then broadcast for the entire world to see.

I never dreamt that we would be recognized in this highly esteemed group of nominees. This nomination validates all the time and effort that my crew and I put forward to make the best product out there. 

Having won 6 Telly awards earlier this year was incredible, but this Emmy nomination is absolutely mind blowing”   – stated Peter Miller 

Information on the EMMY nominated episode

13568784_1105784682777540_6289011477482464443_oSeason 7, episode 6 “Andy and Sande at South Seas Island Resort Captiva, FL-pt. 1” is the show chosen for the award.

For the third season in a row, Peter Miller was able to host Andy Holland, a 32-year old from North Carolina with Down’s Syndrome. Miller was introduced to Andy through his audition tape several years 12052479_972563222766354_5412385364964350706_oago, and has invited him  

back year after year. As part of this year’s Sun Coast Emmy nominations, Andy & Sande Part 1, which featured Holland and his caretaker, Peter Miller was nominated in the “Talent” category for his exceptional hosting and hospitality. Through his presence on the program, Andy, an avid fisherman in his own right, was able to show fans of the sport its level of accessibility and therapeutic attributes.

 “Andy brings more energy and power to the room than anyone I have ever met,” said Miller of one of his favorite guests he’s ever had on the show. “Then you couple that with his sweetness and his positivity – he’s incredible.”

Watch the full episode below:


The 2016 Suncoast Emmy awards will be held on December 3rd in Orlando, FL.

 *Information regarding NATAS is credited to suncoastchapter.org

4 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Back

dsc09376-01I live a very active lifestyle! Between fishing, the gym and everyday life I put my back through its paces.  I struggled with chronic back pain for years until finally having minimally invasive spine surgery at the Laser Spine Institute.  There are a few things that I do to maintain a healthy back, and ensure I’m in top shape for whatever hurdles life throws at me. According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans experience back pain every single day.

1) Maintain a strong core

Strengthening your core is very important, as your core is what gives you gooddsc02999-01 posture and reduces strain on the lower back. According to a recent study on back pain,  poor core strength causes back discomfort due to these muscles not providing the spine with enough support to stay upright (Prevention of Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.) One exercise that I try to do every day is planking. Planking also improves your posture, balance and stability.  Visit this link at the Laser Spine Wellness blog to learn how to plank and do other helpful exercises Laser Spine Wellness: 4 exercises to help relieve stenosis pain 

2) Sleep Techniques

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Adults spend 1/3 of their life sleeping. Needless to say, the way you sleep has a major effect on how your back feels throughout the day. By perfecting your sleep position,  you put the least strain on your back. Some steps that I took were to buy a firm bed, and also ice my back, before sleep and after strenuous activity. Other methods that will help you get the best night sleep include sleeping in a neutral “S” position, and also using supportive pillows.  For more information, Here’s a great article on Maintaining good posture while sleeping via Laser Spine Institute.

3) Meditation and Relaxation 

Our body needs rest in order to repair tissue that has been damaged. Our daily lives put strain on our back and this causes stress to build up in our bodies in the form of muscle tension.  Meditation, deep relaxation and breathing are great ways to relieve muscle tension. A recent study by The Journal of the American Medical Association stated that “people screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-11-47-23-amwho practiced mindfulness meditation, breathing, yoga and cognitive behavioral changes had significantly less back pain that those who continued usual treatments.” For more information visit Laser Spine Wellness: Study Finds mindfulness meditation and yoga ease back pain

4) Improve Flexibility Through Stretching

Tightness in your muscles and tension is the root of back pain. Stretching and working on your flexibility are very important in maintaining a healthy back. According to Len Kravitz, Ph.D. and Ron Andrews M.S., P.T., of the University of New Mexico, a lack of flexibility in the lower body, particularly in the hamstrings, buttocks and hip flexors causes lower back pain and is “one of the leading causes of physical limitation in the U.S.”  In the video below, on the Laser Spine Institute YouTube channel, I demonstrate some of my favorite stretches.

 

Take it from me…living with chronic back pain for over 10 years was no fun and prevented medsc08467-1-01  from living my life to the fullest. After surgery at Laser Spine Institute, I gained my life back. It’s been over 7 years since my procedure and I couldn’t be happier about the results. Through the methods I mentioned above, it allows me to maintain a healthy back and active lifestyle. Laser Spine Institute has treated over 60,000 patients. If you or someone you know is seeking relief from chronic neck or back pain, contact Laser Spine Institute today and see how they can help you get your life back.

How to fillet Barrelfish, Blackfin Tuna and Queen Snapper presented by Kershaw Knives

There is nothing better than fresh fish for dinner! Whenever I catch fish that are a sustainable screen-shot-2016-09-16-at-12-29-36-pmspecies, that provide excellent table fare, I enjoy keeping just enough for me and my friends.

In the Florida Keys there are a lot of great eating food fish. Last trip to Hawks Cay Resort we caught blackfin tuna and barrelfish. Barrelfish is a deepwater fish with firm flesh similar to grouper. Delicious!

Another deep water fish that provides stellar tablefare is the queen snapper. Queen snapper are found throughout the Caribbean, especially offshore the Bahamas and the Florida Keys and are caught at depths more than 400 feet. Below you’ll find a demo on how to fillet this great tasting snapper.

Here are 3 how-to videos on cleaning barrelfish, blackfin tuna and queen snapper. The knives I am using in these videos is the Kershaw 9” Curved, K-Texture and the 9.5” Fillet, K-Texture  You can buy it here: Kershaw 9” Curved, K-Texture and the Kershaw 9.5” Fillet, K-Texture.

 


Diving and scuba fishing with the Salt Life crew in Key West

I have been working with Salt Life for years now, and I love the gear for my fishing and boating lifestyle. Here’s some of the Salt Life gear I have been putting to the test:

Salt Life SLX 1st Mate Hoodie buy here

Salt Life SLX UVapor Get Hooked Pocket Tee buy here

Salt Life SLX Aqua Shirt buy here

Salt Life Aqua Shield shirt being released in February 2017

Last month, I had the opportunity to go scuba diving and scuba FISHING in Key West with President of Salt Life – Jeff Stillwell.

This really was unique experience, as we dove the Vandenberg Wreck, a 600 foot artificial reef ship, the second largest in the world…2 football fields long and 10 stories tall.

I also got the opportunity to attend a reception for artist Andreas Franke’s exhibit called Sinking World.

Check out the video below for a recap on the diving and fishing adventure.

 

Costa’s #FixFlorida campaign

There has been a lot of talk in the news lately about the degradation of the Everglades and the estuaries surrounding it.

Costa sunglasses has released a new video explaining the recent events that have put three of Florida’s estuaries in danger. The damage was caused by development, agriculture and water mismanagement.

I support Costa, in that it’s important to work on positive change and restore the Everglades and also to educate on the importance of conservation. Costa’s concept is called #FixFlorida.

You can sign a declaration to support this initiative here http://www.gladesdeclaration.org Also to learn more, please watch this video.

ICAST 2016

Last week I attended ICAST 2016. This year’s show did not disappoint! Here are some highlights from the show.

YETI Hopper Flip 12YETI is always at the forefront of innovation. This year they unveiled the new YETI Hopper Flip 12. The Flip 12 is airtight and watertight. Like the other models in the hopper line, the inside is antimicrobial and food grade. It has 3.2 gallons of capacity and instead of stitching, the seams are welded together…which helps durability and makes it leak-proof. The zipper is also very heavy duty. The YETI Hopper Flip 12 also won “Best Fishing Accessory” at the show.  This is the ultimate small cooler bag! Learn more about the YETI Hopper Flip 12 here YETI Hopper Flip 12

Salt Life has been making high-quality apparel for a number of years now, and they are Salt Life booth with Larry and Jeffconstantly developing new designs. I had the chance to stop by the booth and meet with Jeff Stillwell and Larry Laska to talk about their new line of products coming out for Spring 2017.  Salt Life’s SLX UVapor performance gear are 88% polyester, 12% spandex and treated for UV30 sun protection. Furthermore, they are anti-microbial and utilize ultra light quick reaction fabric for built in cooling and ventilation. To learn more about Salt Life click here www.saltlife.com

Stopping by the Raymarine booth, I had the chance to talk about some of my favorite features on the new gS and eS units on my new Yellowfin 24 bay boat. One of the best features is the new switch panel. This adds a new level of functionality and ease of use. I can control the nav lights, washdown, bait well etc. from both stations on my bay boat. Here’s a short video about the switch panel. For more info on Raymarine products, click here: www.raymarine.com

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 10.48.55 AMNext, I had the chance to head over to the Hook & Gaff watch company to meet with Michael Sims, the President and CEO. Hook & Gaff has been producing the only watches designed to withstand the saltwater fishing environment. I love these watches! The newest model, Sportfisher II utilizes a left side crown, titatnium case and is water resistant to 200m. Hook & Gaff also has multicolored nato and rubber straps for fashion and functionality.

Lastly, I had the opportunity to stop by the Dr. Dan’s skincare booth to chat with show goers about the importance of skin care. The Dr. Dan’s line has the ultimate products to protect your skin, and heal your skin, both on and off the water. The Dr. Dan’s SunStick is my signature product. The SunStick reflects UVA and UVB rays, and it’s eco friendly with no scent. That means it’s safe for coral reefs (it’s not chemical bases) and won’t deter fish after handling your bait. I highly recommend this product! It keeps my kids and I safe, day after day on the water. For more info on Dr. Dan’s click here: http://www.drdanslipbalm.com/

 

 

Fishing off Miami with Bass Pro Shops’ Chuck Stevens 6/12

On Sunday 6/12 I had the pleasure of fishing with my good friend Chuck Stevens,  GM of the Ft. Myers – Bass Pro Shops  Chuck brought along his lifelong friends Erik and John.

We had a blast fishing off Miami with my tournament Captain Quinton Dieterle, on his charter boat the Cutting Edge.

We kept some mahi for the dinner table. Chuck cooked some up for his employees at Bass Pro Shops Fort Myers

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Tripletail…not pretty to look at…but great to eat 🙂

oooooo barracuda!

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Awesome day on the water!

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Dr. Dan’s product line launch at Bass Pro Shops

I’m proud to announce that the entire Dr. Dan’s skincare line is now being sold in Bass Pro Shops. This is huge news considering there is no other full skin care line designed specifically for outdoorsman!

Check out this quick video from the launch…read below for info on the products.

DSC09984-01One Dr. Dan’s product I have been using extensively is the SPF30 SunStick. This SunStick is a true reflectant so that UV rays do not penetrate any layers of your skin. This product provides best protection against sunburn and skin cancer. Being on the water for extended periods…I need the best protection. Dr. Dan’s uses two ingredients that act like tiny mirrors to deflect harmful rays. Furthermore, the SunStick has natural yellow wax and antioxidant Vitamin E to moisturize your skin.

Dr. Dan’s CortiBalm is the product that helped Dr. Dan’s get it’s start. This product helps me protect and heal my lips during and after long trips offshore. Hands down – Screen Shot 2015-04-08 at 11.16.36 AMthis is the best lip balm I have ever used. The key is the hydrocortisone which is perfect for healing dry chapped lips.

Thantiitchstick-smalle next product is the Dr. Dan’s Anti-Itch Stick. This product It helps alleviate pain from all bug bites, as well as jellyfish. This product counteracts the allergic reaction that occurs when you’re bitten. The Anti-Itch stick is perfect for camping trips, or fishing in remote areas.

Screen Shot 2016-06-08 at 6.00.13 PMThe Dr. Dan’s Natural Lip Balm is all natural, hypoallergenic and doesn’t use any chemicals. This product is perfect with people who have sensitive skin.  The natural lip balm only uses a few ingredients…petroleum jelly, beeswax, mineral oil and Vitamin E.

TScreen Shot 2016-06-08 at 6.09.01 PMhe Dr. Dan’s SunBlock SPF30 protects lips using the same technology as the SunStick. This product is chemical-free, but is the most effective sun protectant on the market.

 

For more info visit www.drdanslipbalm.com