Tackle Buster Charters

477 Drost Dr
Cudjoe Key FL, United States

If you are looking for a trip that offers you everything, from flats fishing to heading out 25 miles offshore, then Tackle Buster Charters will be the perfect match for you. Captain Mike Douin has been running charters for nearly a decade and knows how to make the day as enjoyable as possible for you. He is renown in this area for his excellent service and friendly personality.

Tackle Buster Charters is located in the peaceful Cudjoe Key, in Florida. This area is infamous for some of the best fishing in the world right, due to its diversity and scenery. Whatever you fancy, there is a trip for you. Just talk to Capt. Mike beforehand to decide where you will fish. A day in the backwater will be very different to a day offshore.

Various areas will yield a diverse range of species, but overall you can expect to target Red Snapper, Wahoo, Shark, and Grouper. Heading more offshore will see you reeling in Mahi Mahi and Sailfish.

You will spend the day on board a 30’ Contender boat. This beautiful vessel can comfortably fit 6 anglers without crossing lines. She has a 250 HP 4-stroke Yamaha outboard engine – when fishing inshore this engine, along with the wireless trolling motor, will have you on top of the fish before you know it.

The boat itself has full navigational and safety equipment. There is also a live bait tank that will keep your live bait fresh and ready to go. Capt. Mike prepares all live bait before the trip – this is great, as you will get to spend the maximum amount of time fishing.

Whether you are an avid angler or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome on board. There is no minimum age for children, and life vests are supplied for them.

Capt. Mike advises you to bring along plenty of water and food. When battling these awesome fish you will need to keep your strength up. All Shimano rods and reels are provided, and won’t let you down when you are going after your trophy catch.

Book today to see for yourself why Florida fishing is so popular!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Get the full impact of what Florida offshore fishing is all about. You will head out up to 25 miles, and can expect to target Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Shark, Red Snapper, Wahoo, and many more. Remember to bring lunch, you will definitely want to keep your energy up. All rods and reels are provided.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip will see you head further out, a maximum of 25 miles. You'll have your lines in the water for longer, so can spend time targeting Mahi Mahi, Shark, Red Snapper, and more. The Shimano rods and reels are provided. You should bring a packed lunch, you'll need to keep your energy up.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    You will fish either inshore or nearshore. You can expect to target Red Snapper, Wahoo, Grouper, and many more. All equipment for the trip is provided. Feel free to bring along any snacks you fancy.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    You will either stay inshore or nearshore on this trip. You can still expect to target some great fish, such as Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Wahoo, and many more. All Shimano rods and reels are provided. You are welcome to bring along snacks for the ride.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)
Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Red)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Contender (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 250HP 4-stroke Yamaha outboard engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Cudjoe Key to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Mike Douin
Cudjoe Key, Florida, United States
Member since April 2015
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Captain Mike Douin has been running charters for nearly a decade. He has been fishing his whole life and is a first generation captain in his family. For him, there is nothing better than showing people a great time on the water. Whether you are a beginner or an avid angler, he can't wait to meet you and show you an awesome fishing day. Just check out his reviews – he has been top of his game for 3 years in a row!
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 95%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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A great day!
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Jeffrey Johns
United States
 5.00
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  October 13, 2018
Due to issues out of his control we cut trip short. Graciously. Did get some good snapper to eat. Will try again
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William Lange
Summerland Key, Florida
 5.00
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   December 11, 2017
Great time.  Captain Mike was great.  Boat is clean and well maintained.  We brought home enough fish to last...
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John Sweeny
Dunedin, Florida
 5.00
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Tackle Buster Charters Is The Best

VERIFIED   August 7, 2016
Captain Mike is a great guy.  He took us to a great spot and within a half hour our arms were hurting from bringing...
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Marco Gonzalez
United States
 4.67
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Half day trip on a windy day.

VERIFIED   June 22, 2017
Great experience with capt mike. Probably the nicest captain I have ever chartered. Weather was not great but still had a good...
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David Johnson
Key West, Florida
 5.00
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A great day!

VERIFIED   June 19, 2016
Mike was a great Capt., as well as a fantastic fishing guide. He was personable and a lot of fun. Great day and we caught lots...
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