Reel Dusky Fishing Charters

2831 Marina Circle
Lighthouse Point FL, United States

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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1300
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 900
    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
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 4 persons
    6 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
    Night/Day Anchor Snapper Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 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!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    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.
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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 Evinrude Etec HO 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

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 Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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

About the Captain

Mike Busse
Lighthouse Point, Florida, United States
Member since December 2016
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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.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 96%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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Incredible trip with educated fisherman that left you with wisdom to enjoy in the future!

Fished February 18, 2018
Mike Busse (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 19, 2018

Thanks Benjamin and Nate. We love to educate and have fun at the same time.

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Captain Mike and his first mate worked hard to make sure we had a great day!  They explained the fish we would troll for in the morning, then on to Dolphin a little later!  When we hit on the Dolphin, they kept us hopping!!  We had so much fun!  Highly recommend Reel Dusky and Captain Mike!!  Fish cleaned and bagged at the end!  Ready for some good eating!  I will certainly use Reel Dusky again!!

Fished August 10, 2017
Mike Busse (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 11, 2017

Thank you Elaine. You both did very well. Look forward to our next trip.

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I have gone on fishing charters before in Hawaii, Florida, and Minnesota but “REEL DUSKY” made my last trip one for the books for my kids and I. From the minute we stepped on the boat (which btw appeared so clean we could eat off the deck) to the warm welcome and instruction from the captain, this company was just what we had hoped for. Even though conditions could have been better for catching, Mike our captain gave us the opportunity to go for the big boys by trolling first and then allowed us to each have a pole in hand later in the day. Many fish were caught and we had a blast!! Would highly recommend this company to use for an awesome fishing experience.

Fished March 28, 2017
Mike Busse (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 23, 2017

Thanks John. Looking forward to catching you your Dolphin this summer.

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Fishing Reports

May Fishing Fun

May 17, 2018

Please make the rain stop! We have had more days of rain and wind in May than I can remember. With that said, the days where we were able to fish have been very good. We will start with… Read Full Report →