This season I had the opportunity to fish with Jacob Schick from 22 Kill. 22 Kill is a veteran’s advocacy organization designed to raise awareness about the difficulties that face veterans. The name was derived from the fact that on average, a staggering 22 veterans commit suicide per day.
To learn more about 22 Kill click here: www.22kill.com
Jacob Schick was deployed in Iraq as a Marine when the vehicle he was driving struck a tank mine. He was blown 30 feet into the air. Injured, he waited 42 minutes until a blackhawk helicopter picked him up. He had collapsed lungs, multiple fractures in his left leg and arm, ligament and bone loss, and burns and holes in his left hand and arm. It took him over 15 months to recover mentally and physically. Schick had 46 operations, 23 blood transfusions and was diagnosed with post-tramautic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. Jacob spends his time motivating others through 22 Kill. What an honor to fish him with him!
Jacob and I fished out of South Seas Island Resort with Captain Ozzie Fischer. Fishing with Capt. Ozzie out of South Seas is one of my favorite destinations because great fishing is just a stones throw away from the resort.
Check out South Seas Island Resort here: www.southseas.com
Here are 2 clips from my 2 part episode with Jacob Shick at South Seas Island Resort.
I traveled to the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas at the beginning of the month to represent my new partner: Monster Products! I also had the opportunity to unveil a new commercial that I produced and directed, showcasing Monster’s new products. This was Monster’s first-ever national commercial! Check out the commercial below:
Monster held a press conference at CES, and Head Monster Noel Lee announced the partnership stating “Peter does a phenomenal job conveying his passion for music and his love of the outdoors. He’s the ideal spokesperson for Monster as we continue to design and launch products that deliver unprecedented outdoor sound and bring fans more ways to combine all their favorite music with fun outdoor activities.” See a video of Noel Lee announcing our partnership onstage at the press conference:
I listen to music constantly! It’s important in all aspects of my life…the gym, the beach, paddleboarding, fishing. I bring my music with me where ever I go…music enhances the experience. Monster’s products allow me to do just that…
One product I’ve been using a ton, is the Monster BackFloat. The Monster BackFloat floats and has a durable shockproof shell, so it’s perfect for all-weather,outdoor use. You can find Monster’s products on my site: Monster Products – Peter Miller
To view the Monster Products press release announcing our new partnership – follow the link below:
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 2016 GQ Man of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont in Hollywood.
The party was awesome! Described by the Los Angeles Times as “Times-Square-on-New-Year’s-Eve-packed with Hollywood’s best and brightest.”
I attended the event with GQ man of the year winner Usain Bolt and Gina Ford, our mutual agent. Congratulations to Usain for winning “Man of the Year” and for all other accolades, including 3 gold medals in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Other “Men of the Year” recipients included Ryan Reynolds and Warren Beatty. I am honored to have been able to attend this event!
Congratulations to James Marden and his show Westworld for 3 Golden Globe Nominations and 2 SAG Awards!
Terry Crews and Rebecca King-Crews. Terry will be hosting a special this upcoming week called “Terry Crews Saves Christmas.” Check it out: “Terry Crews Saves Christmas”
Great meeting Michael Barnett “Mike B.” Michael is a fashion consultant with Bogard Management and Consulting. Some clients included The Notorious B.I.G. and P Diddy. Check Mike out here twitter.com/ibogard
The next day I took a private tour of Universal Studios with my friend Kris Peterson. Kris is a Writer/Producer. Chris builds custom content marketing for NBC Entertainment. Thanks so much for the incredible tour!
Kris and I on the set of Psycho.
On the set of War of the Worlds. Amazing how lifelike this set is!
Thanks Gina Ford for setting up a great trip to LA.
Coming off a string of six total prizes at this year’s Telly Awards, celebrity fisherman Peter Miller 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.
Peter 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
Season 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 ago, 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.
I 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.
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.
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 me 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.
Last week I attended ICAST 2016. This year’s show did not disappoint! Here are some highlights from the show.
YETI 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 constantly 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
Next, 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/