Capt. Mike Merritt’s Guide Service
One of our top picks in Chokoloskee . Capt. Mike Merritt’s Guide Service is based out of Chokoloskee, Florida, and offers private charters among the Ten Thousand Islands in Everglades National Park. If you would like to fish one of the most pristine areas in the world, with a unique ecosystem found nowhere else, this is the place. Fishing is great all year round, and there is such diversity of area that even on windy days there are places to go and fish to catch. Among the Ten Thousand Islands you can fish the outside barrier islands, the rivers and creeks, and hundreds of miles of backcountry waters, making this a trip of a lifetime for many people.
You will set out on a 22’ Pathfinder boat that is powered by a 150HP Yamaha 4 Stroke outboard motor. It comfortably accommodates up to three anglers, and is equipped with GPS, VHF radio, live-bait tank, and a wireless trolling motor to navigate you into those shallow hot spots and hard to reach areas.
Capt. Mike Merritt’s Guide Service use high-quality Shimano gear, fluorocarbon leaders, braided line, and live-wire circle hooks for the optimum chance to reel in Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, Tarpon, and many other species. They offer six and eight hour trips, which include the use of rods, reels and tackle, bait, lures, and fishing licenses, and can also clean and package your fish at the end of the day. To top off your adventure, why not take your freshly caught fish to one of the local restaurants, where they can cook it up for you to enjoy.
Capt. Mike Merritt’s Guide Service also offer accommodation in their 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom condo, located just 5 minutes from the dock. The condo features a full kitchen, laundry, and living room, as well as a Queen bed, and two twin beds.
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About this listing
Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2010, and restored in 2015. Powered by 150HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.
20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Checks.
About the Captain
Member since March 2016
Chokoloskee Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on January 10, 2017
It was cold, windy, and low low tides. Tough fishing conditions. Mike worked hard to find the fish. Ended up catching over 40 snook, at least 5 in the slot. Three keeper black drum. When nobody else catches fish, Mike gets his limit.
Fished January 2017John Johnson • Fished January 10, 2017Replied to this review on January 23, 2017
Great job John Johnson!John Johnson recommends Capt. Mike Merritt’s Guide Service
Replied to this review on January 23, 2017
Great job John Johnson!