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Meet up with Captain Mike around 8:00 am at Robby's Marina to launch from one of the coolest Marinas in the Florida Keys. Take one glance over the edge of the dock to see swarms of monster Tarpon crowding the marina. Trust me, nothing gets you more excited for a day out on the water than watching a 130 lb Tarpon cruise under you as you step aboard his 18' Action Craft!...Read More
After you've had a chance to admire the giant Silver King around the dock, you and Captain Mike will discuss a game plan for the day. Whether you want to try for the inshore grand slam (Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, and Snook), or if you want to fish for dinner (Mutton Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Triple Tail, etc), Capt. Mike does it all and is willing to accommodate any technique you wish to use. He comes prepared and will provide you with all the rods, tackle, live bait, or artificial lures you will need for a successful day out on the water.
If you decide to chase the sport fish, Capt. Mike will use his knowledge of the tides and weather to take you to the best Tarpon, Bonefish, or Permit flats in the area. On these beautiful clear water flats Capt. Mike will use his wireless trolling motor to stealthily sneak you across the flat to sight fishing for these fish.
For the other denizens, Capt. Mike will put his 30+ years of experience to work taking you to all the secret channels, mangroves, and honey holes to help you catch your limits on these more delicious fish.
If fly fishing is your flavor of choice Captain Mike asks that you bring your own gear, but can also provide his own flies and fly rods as backup.
So, no matter which technique you choose to apply (and combinations of these techniques and target species are possible as well), all you need to bring is your food and drink of choice, sunglasses, and a hat, and Captain Mike will take care of the rest for your Florida Keys fishing adventure!
Born in Baltimore Maryland and raised in Westminster, Mike began fishing in a small stream behind his house at the age of 4. Growing up in Maryland gave him many opportunities to fish in ponds, streams, lakes, the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay....Read More
In his early teens and early 20s Mike started to get into firearms and sport shooting. Mike would hunt for anything that gave him a challenge and also became an avid archer for hunting and tournaments. He became a State Champion many times over and won The National Title at the age of 23.
Mike’s career choice was an electrician but at the age of 26 he had a terrible accident. He fell through a roof that was up 30 feet and broke his neck. His break was the same kind as Christopher Reeve’s (Superman). After a lot of luck and rehab Mike realized that the time he had left in this big beautiful world was now on borrowed time, and he wanted to live his life to the fullest each and every day forward.
Mike was still limited in the things he could do, but his love for the water drove Mike to change his career path. He learned to scuba dive and soon became a dive instructor. With his knowledge for fishing, diving and love for the water, he moved to Islamorada “The Sport fishing Capitol of the World”, in the Florida Keys. He ran a dive shop and soon after bought an offshore boat and started a Fishing Charter business. Mike realized he really enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion of fishing with others and loves meeting new and exciting friends. Besides, it’s not so bad to have your office under the big blue sky and nothing but water all around you!
Sailfish became Mike's fish of choice. He started competing in every tournament in town where top-3 finishes became routine. After a year Captain Mike decided it was time to try backcountry and flats fishing, so he sold his off shore boat and became a full time backcountry fishing guide. He went on to win many backcountry tournaments and is still backcountry fishing today!
Captain Mike has had the opportunity to be a fishing guide for a past president, sports figures, actors, senators and some very interesting fishermen. Mike loves sharing his interesting stories about events, people, and some pretty unique situations he has come to find himself in. This is what led Mike to The American Outdoorsman, where he is very honored to be a member of the “Pro Staff”.
Captain Mike has been a fishing guide for about 30 years now. He made a full recovery from his near death accident, and by looking at him today you would never know that it even happened! He continues to live his life to the fullest and is thankful for every day he has!
Captain Mike is the Bomb! With over 30 years of experience Captain Mike, who usually likes to bait fish around Islamorada, was more than willing to take us flyfishing, and even had an extra reel when ours got jammed. He showed us around some beautiful tarpon and permit flats and ...Read More we got tons of good shots at giant tarpon and permit. Capt. Mike clearly does it all, and his experience is hard to rival down here in the keys.
Everything about this trip was AWESOME! Captain Mike and Captain Phil were AMAZING!
Great trip. Captain Phil did a great job not only putting us on fish all day, but multiple species, which really made the day fun. We started with speckled trout, then redfish. Along the way caught a few mangroves and even a grouper that we released as ...Read More it wasn’t in season.
Absolutely awesome experience! Caught a TON of spec trout! Took a ride for crocs too. Phil was great and very knowledgeable!!
Captain Mike is the bomb! With over 30 years of experience Captain Mike, who usually likes to bait fish around Islamorada, was more than willing to take us fly fishing, and even had an extra reel when ours got jammed. He showed us around some beautiful tarpon and permit flats ...Read More and we got tons of good shots at giant tarpon and permit. Capt. Mike clearly does it all, and his experience is hard to rival down here in the Keys.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Fishing Licenses, Rods, Reels, Tackle, Bait, Saltwater Flies
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Rain Jacket, Sun Protection, Snacks and Drinks, Fly Rods and Reels if you want to fly fish
Nothing additional needed.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
Robbie's Marina, Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL, USA