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Captain Mike Jr is ready for your experience to begin with the best experience a Boca Grande Fishing Charter can offer. Some of his client's favorite charter destinations include, Little Gasparilla Island, Boca Grande, Don Pedro Island, Knight's Island, Palm Island, Englewood, Pine Island, Cabbage Key, Venice, Port Charlotte and more!...Read More
If you don't see your location listed, but you'd like a fishing charter in South West Florida, please feel free to reach out. If Captain Mike can't service the area you're interested we know tons of other guides that can!
On these inshore trips you will mostly be using light tackle spinning gear (which Captain Mike will provide). You'll be throwing either live bait (pin fish, shrimp, blue crabs) or fishing artificial lures. From hammering the mangroves in the backwaters to stalking fish on off the beaches, Captain Mike is an expert at it all and will show you how to get on the fish.
When Tarpon season is in, Tarpon trips become the most heavily desired trips Captain Mike runs, and for good reason. Between insane strength, aerial displays, and gianormous size, Tarpon are arguable one of the funnest species to chase. When the Tarpon have migrated elsewhere (October - April), your main targets for the day include Snook, Redfish, Trout, Sharks, a variety of Snapper species. Depending on the time of year don't be surprised if you catch Triple Tail, Permit, Barracuda, and Sheepsheadm and If you want to do battle with one of the biggest fish in the ocean, Captain Mike also know how to hook into Goliath Grouper!
Local Hot Spots:
TURTLE BAY Turtle Bay is a large bay with mostly shallow water. There are several deep spots in Turtle Bay as well, but navigation can be tricky if you don't have an experienced Captain. When in this area we will typically be catching Trout, Snook and Redfish.
BULL BAY Bull Bay is an isolated, world famous fishing bay, surrounded by untouched land. Past Presidents have come to this area specifically to fish these waters. The bay is mostly shallow water, with deep pockets and pot holes. During the winter months large amounts of Snook rest in these pockets for high volume fishing.
Captain Mike will provide expert advice on where the best fishing is and what species is hottest, but is most interested in doing whatever it is you'd like to do on your charter. So if there is a species you'd like to target or location you'd like to fish please leave notes when you book so Captain Mike can plan accordingly. No matter where you fish, Captain Mike has you covered with all the top-of-the-line rods, reels, tackle and lures you will need for a successful day out on the water. All he recommends you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, sunglasses, and the desire to catch a pile of fish!
Captain Michael is a 5th generation Floridian and Englewood beach native who has made a name for himself all around South West Florida as one of the areas leading charter captains. In addition to Tarpon, Captain Michael has the knowledge and experience that has made him one of the most sought-after backwater fishing Captains in Englewood, Boca Grande, Placida, Little Gasparilla Island, and more....Read More
Being a charter captain is not a career for Captain Michael, it is a passion - a passion forged by a lifetime of living in one of the world's most renowned fishing destinations.
Captain Michael is an ambitious Captain with over a decade of experience who is willing to go the extra mile for his guests. He wants to make sure your fishing trip is truly yours and will not hesitate to accommodate guest requests. With respect, integrity and an inviting demeanor, Captain Michael will always make you feel welcome and comfortable aboard his boat.
Best fishing charter out there! Captain Mike was so knowledgeable of the waters and can spot were the fish are. We had bites all day we were out, never a dull moment. I highly recommend him if your in the area. We had such a great time, we can’t stop ...Read More talking about it.
Captain Mike is awesome really knows the waters, conditions, tide and where the fish are along with a clean boat.
Captain Mike had a super clean boat, kept us on fish all afternoon, and was really great with our kids (10 & 8 years old). He gets you the right bait and the right spot and flexible to adjust plans as needed! Thanks Captain Mike - memories for a ...Read More lifetime!
We took an inshore charter with Captain Mike today and had a fantastic experience. Mike is extremely knowledgeable in the best locations to ensure everyone catches fish. He was always checking to make sure we were comfortable throughout the whole trip. We would highly recommend choosing Mike for any of ...Read More your charter fishing adventures, as you will not be disappointed! We were highly impressed by all of Mikes efforts to truly make it an awesome experience!
Mike was a Great Captain. made us feel welcome as soon as we got on the boat! He got us on fish right away and made sure we had everything we needed! We caught some really great fish and had a lot of fun!
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 License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle, Fighting Chair
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
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 3 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
6301 Boca Grande Causeway, Placida, FL 33946, United States