Precision Backcountry Charters

Precision Backcountry Charters focuses on the experience of the real natural Florida and all its amazing species. Ranging from skinny water flats fishing to offshore trolling and reef fishing, Captain Michael Ikemeier would feel blessed to share the experience of this beautiful state with you, so join him in St. Petersburg and have a great day fishing!

The boat you’ll be using is a 23’ Scout bay boat that can sit up to 4 anglers and that uses a 225 HP Yamaha engine. It’s got snorkeling gear, a livewell, uses modern navigation technology, and features a wireless trolling motor and an ice-box.

Not many charters offer you the range of fishing spots as Captain Michael does. From rivers and lakes to inshore and offshore waters to reefs, wrecks, flats, as well as the backcountry, you’ll have a wide choice of spots you can visit. The species offer is also big. You can catch Redfish, Snook, Kingfish, Mangrove Snapper, Hogfish, Tarpon, and many more. Using light and heavy tackle, you can try your hand at bottom and deep sea fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, as well as fly fishing. The fish you catch is yours to take home and you’re free to bring your kids on the trip.

From the complete fishing gear to drinks and fishing licenses, Captain Michael takes care of it all and he will even clean and fillet your catch for free. Yours is just to show up on time.

Come visit Precision Backcountry Charters and have an unforgettable time fishing in Florida!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $300
    Looking for a quick getaway? This 2 hour trip is the one! Enough time to go out and target Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Snapper and still be home in time for lunch!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $300
    With this trip, you will go out and fish the flats and backwaters for all the great species Saint Petersburg has to offer. And you will get to catch a sunset on the water as well!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $300
    A mid-day getaway that will allow you to go target all inshore species and still have time to get back for a night out on the town!
  • Private trip
    Night Dock Light Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 30 - Sep 29
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $500
    Dock light fishing is a very unique experience that will create memories that last a lifetime! Sight fishing at night is amazing and the fish are always fired up!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $550
    You'll be fishing inshore in flats and backwater creeks. Captain Michael offers sight fishing for Redfish and Trout or deeper water fishing for Snapper and Sheepshead. Either way, you'll have a day filled with fish and fun!
  • Private trip
    Half day trip afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $550
    You'll be fishing inshore in flats and backwater creeks. Captain Michael offers sight fishing for Redfish and Trout or deeper water fishing for Snapper and Sheepshead. Either way, you'll have a day filled with fish and fun!
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $650
    On this trip, we will target as many inshore species as possible including snook, redfish, trout, flounder, and possibly some tarpon depending on the time of year the six hours gives us the opportunity to go to a lot of different spots for our best chance to catch a big one!
  • Private trip
    Half day tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $650
    Chasing tarpon on the beaches ans bridges
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Fly Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $650
    The nearshore half day includes running the beaches and targeting Tripletail and Kingfish as well as Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $850
    A full day on the inshore waters includes multiple types of fishing, from shallow flats sight fishing to deeper water targeting various fish species!
  • Private trip
    Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    Price for 2 persons
    US $950
    The Tarpon are starting to show up on the beaches and the passes, all tarpon meaning it's time to grab the opportunity and fight one of the most exciting inshore fish! All trips are full day due to the effort that goes into it and the fuel it takes to get to them. It is a once in a lifetime experience!
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 199 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Fantastic day with Capt. Mike.
Fantastic day with Capt. Mike.
Fantastic day with Capt. Mike.
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Alan S.
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Tough Conditions and Maximum Effort

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore AM on February 14, 2024
We fished in tough conditions. It was a post cold front day and the water temps had dropped ten degrees.  Mike tried a bunch...
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Bruce M.
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Great Experience!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on October 15, 2023
While the weather was challenging due to windy conditions, Captain Mike’s knowledge of the area and fish types was what saved...
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Nate B.
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Great Captain

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore AM on July 6, 2024
Mike knows how to put you on fish. He kept us out there an extra hour because we hit a pocket of trout on our way back to the...
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Jonathan S.
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Awesome trip

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip (AM) on July 15, 2024
Capt. Mike was awesome, made arrangements last minute. Super knowledgeable of the water. He did a great job putting my kids...
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Michael L.
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Fantastic day with Capt. Mike.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore AM on June 14, 2024
3rd time fishing with Capt. Mike and caught several fish on a 4 hour trip including snook, grunts, trout, grouper, snapper,...
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FAQs about Precision Backcountry Charters

Precision Backcountry Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group, additional US $60 per person after 3 guests - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • US $300 per group, additional US $60 per person after 3 guests - 2 Hour Trip (Evening) (2 hours)
  • US $300 per group, additional US $60 per person after 3 guests - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $60 per person after 3 guests - Night Dock Light Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $60 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore AM (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $60 per person after 3 guests - Half day trip afternoon (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $60 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $60 per person after 3 guests - Half day tarpon (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $60 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • US $950 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Tarpon Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Precision Backcountry Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well Big 60 gallon live well !
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Precision Backcountry Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Precision Backcountry Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Precision Backcountry Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Precision Backcountry Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Michael Ikemeier
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
9 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
199 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2021
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Captain Michael has been fishing since he could walk. Water has always been home for him. He quit his 9 to 5 to pursue his dream of working on the water. The captain would be blessed to share the experience of natural Florida with you!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Hanson (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 150HP 2018 suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Big 60 gallon live well !
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
If catch is in season and legal
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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