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.

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 th


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600 private charter
  • Night/Day Anchor Snapper Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 450 private charter
  • Half Day Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 425 private charter

About this listing

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
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
Grouper (Red)
 
Jack Crevalle

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Sailfish

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snapper (Mutton)

 
Snapper (Yellowtail)
 
Swordfish

 
Tilefish
 
Tuna (Skipjack)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Live Bait is available at charters request
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Live Bait is available at charters request
Outriggers
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Tipping is recommended
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Mike Busse
Lighthouse Point, Florida, United States
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.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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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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Had a great time would do it again if you looking for something special then all Mike you won’t be disappointed Thanks again

Fished February 13, 2017
Mike Busse (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 14, 2017

Thanks Craig. Look forward to fishing again soon.

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Fishing Reports

Red Hot Fishing After Hurricane Irma

September 21, 2017

I apologize for the delay in my reports. We had a hurricane called Irma to deal with. First let me say our thoughts and prayers go out to all the people affected by the hurricane. Especially to all the… Read Full Report →