Local Knowledge of SWFL Deep Sea

If you’re looking for your next Florida fishing adventure, Local Knowledge of SWFL is the way to go! Captain Michael Hatcher is an experienced fisherman who’s spent his life perfecting his craft. He’s ready to take you to the deep waters and show you the beauty of Naples Bay, making sure you fill your bags.

You’ll be heading out on the “Sea Legs,” his 31’ custom Morgan saltwater fishing boat, fully equipped with a restroom, galley, dinette, and a shaded seating area. The boat is powered by a 375 HP Volvo engine, making it fast and reliable in these waters. The vessel can accommodate up to 6 anglers per trip.

Naples Bay is a natural gem, boasting incredible views and rich wildlife. It’s home to a variety of fish species, most of which are Florida’s beloved game fish. You can expect to find species like Cobia, Amberjack, Barracuda, Spanish Mackerel, and King Mackerel. However, Capt. Michael main targets are different varieties of Snapper and Grouper

You don’t have to worry about much, as all the fishing equipment will be ready for you on board the Sea Legs, including rods, reels, and tackle. The captain will be happy to clean and fillet your catch, so you can take it straight to the table for a delicious meal with the family upon your return home.

If you want to spend some time with your family doing a fun activity in nature, this is a great opportunity. Kids are welcome to join in on the fun, and you can teach them all about how exciting fishing can be. Just make sure you bring some sunscreen to protect you from the hot Florida sun, as well as some food and drinks to stay refreshed.

Join Local Knowledge of SWFL and come have some serious fun on the waters of Naples Bay!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,450
    You get the most out of your SWFL fishing adventure when you spend a full 8 hours out on the water. This is a trip that will take you up to 40 miles offshore to the really deep waters. There's a variety of species you can target depending on the season, but your main ones will be Grouper and Snapper. All the fishing equipment will be ready for you on board, just bring some sunscreen, some food and drinks, and you're ready for your new fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,150
    Spending 6 hours on the water will allow you to switch up your fishing technique. On this trip, you'll be travel up to 28 miles offshore. Your main targets will be Grouper and Snapper, but you'll target a variety of other species as well depending on the season. The captain will provide you with all the fishing gear, just bring some food and drinks, some sunscreen, and you're all set!
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About the Captain

Michael Hatcher
Naples, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
30 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2019
A local to the Naples area, Capt. Michael has been fishing since he can remember. He's been able to make a profession out of his passion since 2003, and specializes in taking customers inshore fishing, despite his experience in offshore fishing too. He loves showing guests the incredible nature of western Florida and hopes to share his knowledge with everyone, as his mentors did to him.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Lane) Lane Snapper
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Morgan (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1993, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 375HP Straight 6 Volvo TAMP 74 LB engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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James G.
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Great Day Out with Entire Family

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Deep Sea on July 28, 2021
“Sea Legs” knows what to do to catch fish.  It was not a “fishing” expedition… it was a “catching” expedition. ...
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Joe H.
Groesbeck, OH
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Fishing with Michael

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Deep Sea on November 8, 2021
3/4 day fishing trip with Captain Mike and Zach.  We enjoyed a relaxing day of fishing with a crew who was polite and helpful. ...
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3/4 Day Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Deep Sea on July 12, 2021
Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate with us but Captain Mike had us on fish within the first five minutes. We had...
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Lehigh Acres, FL
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Full day with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Deep Sea on June 21, 2021
We had an awesome day with Captain Mike and First mate Todd. Very down to earth. They are well experienced, patient and were...
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3/4 day offshore trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Deep Sea on November 10, 2021
Awesome guys, awesome day and overall great experience.  Ty Captain Mike and 1st mate Zack
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FAQs about Local Knowledge of SWFL Deep Sea

Local Knowledge of SWFL Deep Sea offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,150 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Deep Sea (6 hours)
  • $1,450 per group - Full Day Trip – Deep Sea (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Local Knowledge of SWFL Deep Sea, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Local Knowledge of SWFL Deep Sea include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Local Knowledge of SWFL Deep Sea offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Local Knowledge of SWFL Deep Sea offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Local Knowledge of SWFL Deep Sea include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel