Ragin' Cajun Charters

Welcome to Ragin’ Cajun Charters! Not for the faint of heart, Southwest Florida is home to one of the most diverse and exciting fisheries in the state. Between Naples, Marco Island, and Goodland lies an enormous amount of backwater that produces a bounty of fish and memories. Ragin’ Cajun Charters fishes these backwaters using live pilchards, shrimp, and mullet which keep the action going!

If you’re into sight fishing, they can put you on the platform and cruise the shallows looking for that Snook or Tarpon that looks like a log just hanging perfectly still on the flats. Or you can fish the nearshore wrecks that will always keep you guessing what’s on the line. From Grouper and Cobia to King Mackerel and Barracuda, wreck fishing possibilities are endless.

Besides that, dropping live shrimp down could end up netting up tasty Mangrove Snapper, huge Snook, or even Permit during the right times of the year. Capt. Mike also offers night fishing trips which are often extremely productive as many species, including Tarpon, love to feed at night.

Fishing is serious business for Capt. Mike and he hasn’t spared a dime providing the best equipment to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. He runs a 23’ Bluewave shallow-draft bay boat that will handle rough water and still get skinny so the fish don’t have a place to hide. The boat has a hardtop to provide you protection from the sun during those brutal summer days.

Capt. Mike uses exclusively Penn and Shimano spinning rods and reels which have proven themselves time and time again. While you can bring your own gear, the captain will prepare proven equipment that he knows won’t fail. He’s also prepared for customers that want to throw the fly with Nautilus gear.

At the end of your trip, Capt. Mike will even clean and fillet your catch, so you can head home and enjoy the fruits of your labor right away! What more could you want?



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
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Make the most of the productive waters out of Naples and spend 8 hours exploring the shallow inshore fishing grounds. These honey holes are full of exciting and delicious fish, and you'll get to utilize a range of techniques to put your angling skills to the test. Go after beauties such as Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Trout, Sheepshead, Snappers, Mackerel, Snook, and Tarpon, on what promises to be an exciting trip to sea, with plenty of tasty rewards to take home.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Don't waste a single second. Get out on the water first thing in the morning and explore the stunning inshore fishing grounds that plenty of exciting and delicious fish call home. Get ready to test your angling skills time and time again, as you go after Redfish, Sheepshead, Snappers, Trout, Mackerel, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, and many more prized fish. These strong creatures promise to make you work hard to hook 'em aboard, but the rewards will make it well worth it.
  • Private trip
    Night Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    The captain has a love for night fishing and will jump at the chance to fish at night whenever he can! In the spring and summer nights, you can cruise the passes, flats, and dock lights looking for that trophy Snook or, if the time is right, you can go after Tarpon which is by far the captain's favorite fish to chase. Big Tarpon love to feed at night and you'll be there chasing them! There's no better feeling than the joy of catching your first Tarpon – it's truly something that you'll never forget.

About the Captain

Mike Brasfield
Naples, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
19 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2019
US Navy Vet

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Blue Wave (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
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October fishing trip
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Angler Rating
17
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Roman E.
Roanoke, Virginia
 5.00
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Best Guide this side of the Mississippi River

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 6, 2020
Captain Mike was an amazing guide to book during my time down in Naples. Very informative and extremely friendly. Felt like...
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Gregory T.
Miami, FL
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 26, 2020
We LOVED our charter with Captain Mike!! He showed up on time with a sparkling clean boat.  We felt like old friends within...
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Walter J.
Bonita Springs, Florida
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 24, 2020
Great trip with Captain Mike !!!! Highly knowledgeable with excellent boat handling skills and knowledge of the waters. Mike...
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Michael K.
Clifton Heights, PA
 5.00
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Captain Mike was FANTASTIC

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 28, 2020
Just got done a great day fishing with Mike. We were both only marginally skilled at fishing, and before you knew it, Mike...
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Catherine M.
Naples, FL
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 17, 2020
Booked this trip for my boyfriend’s birthday. We had the best time! Captain Mike made the trip fun for me (not extremely...
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