Gametime Fishing Charters

Want to explore the variety of fishing grounds that the Florida Keys are famous for? Make Gametime Fishing Charters your first point of call! With over a whopping 35 years of angling experience, Captain Mike Gonzalez has the local know-how to take you where the bite is hottest. From fishing the flats for Tarpon, plumbing the depths of the reefs for bottom-dwellers, or heading offshore to battle big game, you’ll be in for the adventure of a lifetime.

It’s fair to say that a passion for angling is in Capt. Mike’s blood. His family has been in the commercial fishing business since 1955, so he grew up surrounded by rods, reels, and lines. He uses the knowledge he gained during his childhood and beyond to provide a variety of first class angling trips suitable for newbies, families, and hardcore anglers – age and experience are no barrier when it comes to joining Capt. Mike on an adventure!

You’ll be traveling on Capt. Mike’s 36’ Contender center console. On board, there’s room for up to 6 anglers, making her the perfect option for the whole family, or casting off with your best fishing buddies. She’s decked out with GPS, life jackets in a variety of sizes, plenty of space for you to bring along a cooler packed with snacks and drinks, as well as outriggers to cover plenty of ground when trolling offshore.

There’s a reason that this part of Florida is known as an angler’s paradise – the incredible species on offer! Cruise the seriously shallow flats and wild backcountry for Tarpon, Snook, a variety of Snapper, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and more. Want to test your bottom fishing skills? The reefs and wrecks are home to Grouper, huge Permit, and Kingfish. Adventurous anglers can travel further offshore to come face-to-gills with Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and other hard-fighters.

Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your license are included – all that’s left is to come aboard Gametime Fishing Charters for an incredible angling adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    If you want to cover plenty of ground and travel to some seriously offshore waters, where the fish are huge and fight hard, then this 8-hour trip is the one for you! There's no limit to how far offshore your captain can take you, so you'll have the chance to cruise a variety of fishing grounds for anything from Sailfish, Marlin species, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Cobia, and whatever else is biting. Perfect for anglers who are looking for a challenge! Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and license included.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    If you want to experience the best that Florida's world-famous backcountry and flats have to offer, then join Capt. Mike on this 8-hour adventure! You'll have plenty of time out on the water, where you'll use light tackle and a variety of techniques to hook inshore superstars such as hard-fighting Tarpon and Snook, Redfish, Snapper species, Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, and whatever else is biting. Anglers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your license are included.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Reef/Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    Get ready to explore the waters around Homestead's numerous wrecks and reefs, where you'll bottom fish and more for anything from delicious Grouper and Snapper varieties, to huge Permit, Tripletail, notorious Shark species, and whatever else is biting! Spending more time out on the water means you'll increase your chances of hooking some seriously huge fish, and your captain will be on hand to help you master the best techniques. Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your license are included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    Want to target some seriously impressive big game species and spend less time out on the water? Join Capt. Mike on this offshore adventure, where you'll come face-to-gills with anything from Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, Marlin species, Cobia, and plenty more. Your captain's preferred techniques are trolling and live-baiting, and he'll happily show newbies and little ones how to master these techniques! Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your fishing license are all included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Reef/Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    If you want to try out bottom fishing and go after some seriously tasty reef-dwellers while spending less time on the water, this 4-hour trip is the perfect option! Suitable for anglers of all ages and abilities, you'll be heading to Homestead's reefs and wrecks to hook into Grouper species (including Black and Gag), Yellowtail and Mangrove Snapper, huge Permit, Kingfish, and whatever else is biting. Capt. Mike will show you the best techniques, and will provide rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a license.
  • Private trip
    SANDBAR TRIPS
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    IF YOU JUST WANT TO HANG OUT AT ELLIOT KEY OR NIXON SANDBAR AND JUMP IN THE CLEAR WATERS MIAMI HAS TO OFFER .BBQ/MUSIC/HANGOUT AND RELAX
  • Private trip
    SPEARFISHING TRIPS
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    IF YOU HAVE YOUR EQUIPMENT AND WANT TO GO WITH SOME FRIENDS TO THE REEF AND NAIL HOGS GROUPERS MUTTONS AND OTHER VARIETY OF FISH.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    If you want to explore Florida's famous backcountry waters, and hook some world-famous fish, then this is the trip for you! You'll spend less time on the water, and still have the chance to target anything from hard-fighting Snook, Redfish, a variety of Snapper, Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, and the notorious "Silver King" (Tarpon). Capt. Mike warmly welcomes newbies and little ones aboard and will show you the ropes, as well as providing top-quality rods and reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license.

About the Captain

Mike Gonzalez
Homestead, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since February 2019
"I’ve been fishing for over 35 years, and was brought up by a family in the commercial fishing industry. I've loved it ever since, and now spend my time charting." Capt. Mike grew up in the Florida Keys, and it's fair to say that a passion for angling runs through his veins – his family has been in the commercial fishing business since 1955, and he was introduced to it as a child. Now, he loves using his childhood experiences to offer first-class fishing adventures for anglers of all ages and skill levels, from newbies to hardened fishermen! On top of this, he's very eager about sharing his fishing knowledge, local tips and tricks, and turning this lifelong passion into a true profession.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Swordfish Swordfish

Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Contender 36 (Center console) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2019. Powered by 3 300HP Mercury Verados engines.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Cash

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (6)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Crew
Experience
Fishing for yellowtail
Fishing for yellowtail
Fishing for yellowtail
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Denise F.
Katy, TX
 5.00
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Fishing for yellowtail

VERIFIED   June 1, 2019
We booked a half day morning fishing trip and from the very beginning Captain Mike was communicating with us to make sure he...
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Roy R.
Pembroke Pines, FL
 5.00
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Full day reef/wreck

VERIFIED   May 19, 2019
Awesome time with great people! Definitely recommend to anyone looking for fish or even hit the sand bar! Thank you
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 20, 2020
The charter operator canceled 18 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting
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