Reel Dusky Fishing Charters

Reel Dusky Fishing Charters runs a selection of offshore charters out of Lighthouse Point, FL. Located a short drive north of Miami/Fort Lauderdale on Florida’s Atlantic coast, you will be fishing in some of the richest and most famous waters in the U.S., with a huge variety of species migrating between the gulf and the ocean every year.

The vessel you will be fishing aboard, the “Reel Dusky”, is a 28 ft Dusky center console with ample space aboard for four anglers. Powered by twin 200HP Evinrude Etecs, she has a maximum speed of 52 knots, meaning you’ll be out in the deep waters in no time. She comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, outriggers, and a livewell for the freshest bait. The vessel also boasts and skilled first mate who will do everything he can to make sure you get the best fishing experience possible.

Reel Dusky Fishing Charters specializes in daytime swordfishing and sailfishing, and nighttime Snapper fishing. Captain Mike Busse and his skilled first mate will also be happy to guide to you a variety of amazing species, from Mahi (Dolphin) and Blackfin Tuna to Kingfish, Grouper, Tilefish and more! Captain Mike is seriously committed to putting you on the fish, and provides high quality tackle for a variety of fishing techniques including trolling, spinning, jigging, kite fishing and deep dropping to make sure you don’t just land the fish of your dreams, you land it your way!

Reel Dusky Fishing Charters offers live bait, licenses, and a cleaning and filleting service for anything you want to take away at the end of the day.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Daytime Swordfish Charter
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,700
    up to 4 persons
    Catch a fish of a lifetime! The gladiator of the sea, Swordfish. Reaching a weight of over 500lbs, the swordfish is the most sought after big game fish in south Florida. We fish baits near the bottom of the ocean in depths reaching 2000ft. The techniques we use to target the swordfish are very technical. We travel 15 to 20 miles offshore to catch Swordfish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $975
    up to 4 persons
    8 hours out on the water fishing where you want for what you want. The captain will advise you on what is best to target depending on conditions and the time of year, with options such as Swordfish, Dolphin, Tuna, Kingfish, Tilefish, Sailfish, Snapper, Grouper, and more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    4 hours out on the water targeting any of a variety of species, depending on what you want. The captain will offer suggestions on the best fish to target depending on the fishing conditions and time of year. Targeted species may include, but are not limited to, Sailfish, Kingfish, Dolphin, Tuna, Tilefish, Snapper, and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    Night/Day Anchor Snapper Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    5 hours of night fishing, anchoring over the best Snapper locations picked out by the captain and chumming up Yellowtail, Mangrove, and Mutton Snappers, as well as Grouper, Kingfish and Sharks. Definitely a fun experience with lots of action!

About the Captain

Mike Busse
Lighthouse Point, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
21 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
9 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since December 2016
Captain Mike Busse has been offshore fishing in South Florida for over 25 years. Captain Mike started fishing at the age of 13 and since that day his main passion (borderline obsession) in life has been fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Red)
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Yellowtail)
Swordfish
Tilefish
Tuna (Skipjack)

Boat Specs

Dusky (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 200HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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Full day sailfishing
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Giovanni B.
United States
 5.00
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"One of the best fishing experiences...ever"

March 28, 2017
I have gone on fishing charters before in Hawaii, Florida, and Minnesota but “REEL DUSKY” made my last trip one...
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Kristin M.
Carol Stream, Illinois
 5.00
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Half Day trip with Captain Mike

February 2, 2017
I had been wanting to do a fishing charter for a very long time. Captain Mike did not disappoint!! He was very patient with...
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Loni V.
Boca Raton, Florida
 5.00
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Full Day Fishing Charter

December 22, 2016
What a great day of fishing with Capt. Mike and Robert. We were on vacation from Chicago and my son and wife wanted to go...
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Elaine B. M.
Boca Raton, Florida
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So Exciting!

VERIFIED   August 10, 2017
Captain Mike and his first mate worked hard to make sure we had a great day!  They explained the fish we would troll for...
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Benjamin P.
Elkton, Maryland
 5.00
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 18, 2018
Incredible trip with educated fisherman that left you with wisdom to enjoy in the future!
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Fishing Reports

Late Summer Fishing

September 01, 2019

Summer fishing has been hot and cold. Most of our charters have either been fishing for mahi or swordfish. The mahi fishing has been good one day and not so good the next. For whatever reason the mahi bite… Read Full Report →


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