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
    Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $1,100
    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!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    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
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    The nearshore half day includes running the beaches and targeting Tripletail and Kingfish as well as Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    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
    Night Dock Light Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $450
    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
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    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
    $250
    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
    $250
    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!
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About the Captain

Michael Ikemeier
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
49 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2021
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
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Hogfish Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Scout (Bay boat) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake 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
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
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

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Amy N.
Cicero, Indiana
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2 hour AM trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (AM) on June 1, 2021
We had a great time fishing with Captain Mike! Since it was our first fishing trip we went with a 2 hour morning trip. Those...
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Gulfport, FL
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VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (AM) on September 12, 2021
Our family of 4 took a 2hr fishing trip with Captain Mike.  We had a great time fishing and the kids enjoyed every minute. ...
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Safety Harbor, FL
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Great Day!

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (AM) on October 24, 2021
Went for a 2 hour trip. Captain Mike knows a lot about the area and is definitely a fish specialist. We had a slow morning...
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2 hr trip with Captain Michael

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (AM) on August 7, 2021
This was my husband and I first time experiencing this kind of fishing.  Captain Michael was a lot of fun.  I was so nervous...
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Tallahassee, FL
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What a trip!!! 100%

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (Evening) on May 15, 2021
Captain Mike really did what he obviously knows best!!...and that’s putting us on FISH. As a avid angler I cant find one...
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FAQs about Precision Backcountry Charters

Precision Backcountry Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $60 per person after 3 guests - 2 Hour Trip (Evening) (2 hours)
  • $250 per group, additional $60 per person after 3 guests - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • $250 per group, additional $60 per person after 3 guests - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $60 per person after 3 guests - Night Dock Light Fishing (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $60 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $60 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $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
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • 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
  • Lake 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)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon