Beeline Fishing Charters, LLC, is a veteran-owned and operated charter that offers clients of all ages and skill levels a chance to experience an action-packed day of fishing on the beautiful fishing grounds of Fort Myers Beach. Captain Mike has extensive knowledge of the local waters as well as a 20-year experience serving in the US Coast Guard. This makes him a great choice for families looking for a safe and productive day of fishing.

Your vessel for the day will be a 22’ Nauticstar center console, powered by a 150 HP Yamaha outboard. It’s a boat made for versatility and comfort. Whether you’re going for the reefs, fishing the inshore or combining the two, you will be able to do it in comfort. The boat is equipped with all the necessary electronics and equipment, as well as 2 coolers for the catch, and an extra one for food and drinks.

Thanks to its excellent location, Fort Myers Beach offers anglers the ability to choose from a variety of species and fishing techniques. Even on shorter trips, you can choose between different fishing grounds that will all test your skills unique ways. The inshore waters will allow you to target Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Mackerel while those who opt for the surrounding reefs will be targeting Grouper and Snapper.

On all trips, the captain will provide you with Penn rods and reels, as well as live and artificial bait. Live bait is always included in the price and depending on availability may be caught prior to or during the trip. Captain Mike will have water and snacks available on all of his trips, but you’re welcome to bring any other food or drinks you’d like. Alcohol is also allowed in moderation.

The last thing left for you to do is bring your sunglasses and sunscreen and set aside a date for your next fishing trip!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    Half-day trips are perfect for anglers looking to get acquainted with local fishing, those new to the sport, or families looking to spend some quality time in nature. Depending on your preference and the fish you’d like to target this trip will either take you bottom fishing the reefs for Snapper and Grouper or cruising the bay waters targeting Snook and Redfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    If you want to see what Fort Myers Beach fishing is all about but would like to avoid gettin up at sunrise, this is the trip you’re looking for. Spend the afternoon at the hottest fishing grounds in the area, catching your choice of bottom fish or opt for landing one of the prized inshore species like Snook or Redfish in the bay waters.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $650
    This trip is ideal for anglers looking to give themselves a few extra hours on the water, to improve the chances of landing exactly the fish they’ve been dreaming of. Whether you're after Groupers hiding in the reefs or want to explore the inshore waters in search of your largest Snook, this trip will give you plenty of opportunities to accomplish your goal.
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About the Captain

Michael Panichello
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
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34 Customer reviews
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Member since July 2019
I grew up in Leigh Acres, FL. Being an avid fisherman and hunter, I took every chance I could to go fishing on the waters of Lee County. After graduating from high school, I joined the U.S. Coast Guard where I spent 20 years traveling around both US coasts while spending most of my time in the Pacific Northwest. Upon retiring from the Coast guard, I came back to Lee County, bought a boat and immediately returned to my favorite fishing grounds. I am very passionate about my work and you can always be certain that my boat will be in tiptop shape allowing you to have a safe and memorable trip.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Boat specs

Nauticstar (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

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

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn rods and reels
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Done on the dock
Snacks
Drinks
Water
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Parents need to bring vests for kids under 3 y/o
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Ann S.
LAUD LAKES, FL
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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6 Hour Tour

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 26, 2022
We had a lovely day with Captain Mike.  My wife and I took a 6 hour tour, and we visited a number of places in bay area waters,...
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Adam L.
Cape Coral, Florida
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Half day fishing trip with captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 15, 2022
First time fishing charter for us. Captain Mike was awesome. Knew where to go, what we would catch, how to catch them and what...
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Aaron M.
Avon, CT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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PM trip with Capt. Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 20, 2021
Couldn’t of had a better trip! My wife didn’t want to go at first because she’s not a big fan of fishing. 15 min into...
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Tom G.
Botkins, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 15, 2022
First time out on a charter and what an amazing experience! We will definitely be doing it again. Captain Mike had us on the...
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Susan K.
Shakopee, MN
Excellent
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Excellent
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 27, 2022
Had a Great trip with Captain Mike, very Knowledgeable on fishing spots, caught many fish, my son in law really enjoyed the...
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FAQs about BeeLine Fishing Charters, LLC

BeeLine Fishing Charters, LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with BeeLine Fishing Charters, LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with BeeLine Fishing Charters, LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn rods and reels)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Done on the dock)
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

BeeLine Fishing Charters, LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

BeeLine Fishing Charters, LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with BeeLine Fishing Charters, LLC include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout