Beeline Fishing Charters, LLC

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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Spend an entire day on the water and have the full freedom to tailor the experience to your liking. Focus on targeting Snook on light tackle in the back bay waters or spend the entire trip fishing the reefs and wrecks in search of your largest Grouper yet. If, on the other hand, you’d like to mix it up that’s fine too, the choice is yours!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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.
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About the Captain

Michael Panichello
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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9 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

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

Length
22 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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Caught first shark!
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Suzanne E.
Berea, Kentucky
 5.00
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December fishing trip

December 26, 2019
We were 1st timers to fishing excursions. On vacay at Sanibel & our son asked for a fishing excursion for Christmas. We...
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Eric J.
Stonington, Connecticut
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Great time with Captain Mike!

March 12, 2020
We did a half day off shore fishing trip in March 2020 with Captain Mike and had an awesome time. Mike searched for proven...
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Scott W.
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Amazing Fishing Expedition

January 13, 2020
Captain Mike is not only an outstanding, knowledgeable guide, he is also friendly. We were catching fish all day. He even...
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Bobby P.
Naples, Florida
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Spring break 2020

March 11, 2020
A wonderful experience. Captain Mike is experienced and easy going. Never felt rushed and was always willing to do whatever...
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Bob S.
Mankato, Minnesota
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Fishing with Captain Mike

March 13, 2020
Great trip. Primary target was Sharks. Caught an 8’ & 10’ Sharks. Great captain and we’ll equipped boat....
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