Chef He is a grilling connoisseur and loves to experiment with specialized smoking techniques.When entertaining, he enjoys serving up recipes perfected over time. Michael has personally chosen the tools
of the trade consisting of BBQ smokers and grills to create the ideal outdoor kitchen.
The Billfish Foundation
On February, 2014, The Billfish Foundation
(TBF) honored conservation achievements at their Tag and Release
Ceremony in Miami, Florida. Michael Brauser was awarded with the 2013 award for Top Tagging Angler for Blue
Marlin in the Atlantic region.Founded in 1986, TBF has the largest billfish tagging program in the world with the largest private
international database of Billfish. They originally focused their efforts on education and research but
since their inception have added advocacy and fisheries management to their mandate.
Open Water Adventurer In Spring 2012, Michael purchased a Spencer Sport Fishing boat which he named after his wife, ‘Betsy’. It
was a great year for the Betsy crew! Michael caught, tagged and released 28 Billfish in 100 days.At the time, Betsy was one of its’ kind with exceptional speed and maneuverability. The length overall (LOA)
is 91 feet, beam 22 feet, draft 6 feet and weighs 140,000 pounds. It’s powered by two Caterpillar® C18
ACERT™ diesel enginesThe interior has a spacious galley with comfortable living quarters and roomy storage. It’s an anglers dream
with storage designed for all the gear and supplies.
Sports Enthusiast Michael is a lover of sport and is very loyal to amateur and professional teams in Florida. He is a fan of
his alma mater football team, the University of Florida, Florida Gators.Over the years, Michael has attended games, waited in line for autographs and collected sports memorabilia
of his favorite teams, Miami Dolphins (National Football League), Miami Heat (National Basketball
Association) and Miami Marlins (Major League Baseball).
Brauser became an angler when he purchased his first boat as a young man. He has a strong connection
to the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Over the years, his boats have become technically advanced with
experienced teams. Out at sea, he has filled the roles of captain, cook, boat washer and angler. Michael can
really say, “I’ve done it all”. Now an experienced Angler and Open water adventurer his love now spans into
competition and charity.Open Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament
Michael Brauser competes in the Open Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament (ABMT) which takes place annually in
the U.S. Virgin Islands. Also known as the Boy Scout Tournament, proceeds from this event supports local
projects on the Island. Michael’s approach to preservation is similar to the AMBT tournament. They follow
the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) rules especially catch and release. Competitive fishing is
not his true love however, he does enjoy the comaraderie. For more details on the ABMT see, Marlin Fishing: More Than Just Leisure