Mike Morse Fishing – Tampa Bay

If you’re on the Gulf Coast of Florida, then you’ll want to get out on the water to make the most of it. Come aboard Mike Morse Fishing LLC and explore the vast riches of the inshore waters from Sarasota to Tarpon Springs. Any place, any boat ramp, any time of year – Captain Mike can be there!

With over 35 years of experience with a rod and reel, Capt. Mike knows everything there is to know about fishing. A keen angler to this day, he likes nothing more than to share his passion with others, and hopes to let you in on a few secrets to get you filling the boat.

Aboard the 22’ Century bay boat, you’ll want for nothing as you peruse the rich waters in search of plenty of exciting and delicious fish. Built for fishing these waters, she’ll speed off to the sweet spots in no time, with the shallow hull keeping you comfortably afloat in the skinny waters. Creep up quietly on your prey and cast away to catch them off-guard.

You’ll mainly be bottom fishing, but you can also try trolling and using popping corks. Using a range of live and artificial bait, you’ll have everything you need to trick the fish onto the end of your line, but the fun only starts there! Snook, Jack Crevalle, and Tarpon will give you the fight of your life as they do everything possible to get off the end of your line. Settle in for an intense battle, with great rewards.

It’s not only game fishing you’ll be doing, though. Target Snappers, Trout, Redfish, and many more delicious creatures to take home for a tasty treat at the end of the day. But don’t be fooled! These fish won’t give up lightly either, so get ready for a workout to earn your rewards!

Everyone is welcome aboard, so bring the whole family. Spend anywhere from 4 to 8 hours on the water and experience the thrill of Gulf Coast fishing. All you need to do is grab some drinks and snacks, and come aboard ready to catch plenty of fish. Make the most of your time in Florida, and get on the water with Mike Morris Fishing LLC.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    The Sportsman – 8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    What better way to discover the riches of Florida's Gulf Coast than by spending a full day going after some of its most-prized creatures? Get out on the water for 8 hours and hit up a range of different fishing grounds, in search of beauties like Snook, Jack Crevalle, and even Tarpon. These tough-fighting monsters are well-known all around the world, and landing one on light tackle is no mean feat. put your angling skills to the test, and you may even land a tasty Redfish or Snapper as an extra reward.
  • Private trip
    The Adventurer – 6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    6-hour trips are some of the most popular along Florida's Gulf Coast, as it gives you plenty of time on the water to explore a range of different fishing grounds, as well as leaving plenty of the day left for you to enjoy something else. Discover the rich inshore bays and shallows, as you go after some of the country's most-prized fish like Snook, Tarpon, and Jack Crevalles. Using light tackle, you're in for a fun-filled day out, and you may even land something delicious to take back to shore.
  • Private trip
    The Adventurer – 6 Hour Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    6-hour trips are some of the most popular along Florida's Gulf Coast, as it gives you plenty of time on the water to explore a range of different fishing grounds, as well as leaving plenty of the day left for you to enjoy something else. Discover the rich inshore bays and shallows, as you go after some of the country's most-prized fish like Snook, Tarpon, and Jack Crevalles. Using light tackle, you're in for a fun-filled day out, and you may even land something delicious to take back to shore.
  • Private trip
    The Vacationer – 4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    When on holiday in Florida, it's a crime not to get out on the water. Head out of the Gulf Coast and explore the rich inshore waters, and try fishing for some seriously prized fish. Using live, dead, or artificial bait on the end of light tackle, you'll come up against tough-fighting Snook and Jack Crevalle, as well as trying to land a tasty Redfish, Trout, or even Snapper to take back for lunch.
  • Private trip
    The Vacationer – 4 Hour Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    When on holiday in Florida, it's a crime not to get out on the water. Head out of the Gulf Coast and explore the rich inshore waters, and try fishing for some seriously prized fish. Using live, dead, or artificial bait on the end of light tackle, you'll come up against tough-fighting Snook and Jack Crevalle, as well as trying to land a tasty Redfish, Trout, or even Snapper to take back for lunch.

About the Captain

Mike Morse
Clearwater, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
41 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since July 2017
Capt. Mike is a Florida Native with over 35 years of Fresh and Saltwater fishing experience. teaching his guests how to catch a great number of fish species is his greatest reward because he knows they will take something back with them besides the memory and pictures of the great day on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Permit Permit

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Century (Bay boat) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha VMax engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   The Vacationer – 4 Hour Trip on April 22, 2021
When our original charter canceled on us, Mike stepped up and accommodated everything we needed!  The kids had a blast. ...
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Great guy, very smart in regards to fishing good with kids

VERIFIED   The Vacationer – 4 Hour Trip on April 1, 2021
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FAQs about Mike Morse Fishing – Tampa Bay

Mike Morse Fishing – Tampa Bay offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - The Vacationer – 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - The Vacationer – 4 Hour Trip PM (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - The Adventurer – 6 Hour Trip PM (6 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - The Adventurer – 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - The Sportsman – 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Mike Morse Fishing – Tampa Bay, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Mike Morse Fishing – Tampa Bay include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water, Gatorade)

Mike Morse Fishing – Tampa Bay offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Mike Morse Fishing – Tampa Bay offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Mike Morse Fishing – Tampa Bay include:
  • Black Drum
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon