MiRod Fishing Charters

Target a variety of fish along the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, Florida aboard MiRod Fishing Charters! Located on the Gulf Coast, Fort Myers offers some of the best inshore fishing found anywhere in the US. Providing a home to some of the most popular inshore fish in Florida, you’re bound to hook epic catches.

Hop aboard Captain Michael Rogers’ 25’ World Cat. The boat was refurbished in 2020 and features bluetooth Fusion/Bazooka stereo, Garmin GPS, full marine head, windlass, 11 rod holders, cooler, 2 Ocean Tamer bean bags, seating for 8, and lots of storage.

The boat is powered by twin 200 HP Yamaha engines and will give you a smooth and stable ride to the fishing grounds in virtually any conditions. Her two narrow hulls slice through the water which helps eliminate the pounding, slapping, and jarring you might experience on monohull boats. She’s the Cadillac of the seas.

Capt. Mike specializes in fishing the Caloosahatchee River. Some of Florida’s most famous residents reside here and you’ll test your angling skills against the likes of Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Jacks, with Shark, Sawfish, Skate, and Catfish being the possible bycatch. All trips are catch, photo, and release.

Besides fishing, Capt. Mike also offers a variety of island cruises, feel free to get in touch with him for a customized offer.

All of the gear you need for a successful day and a variety of fishing techniques awaits on board. Take your pick of light and heavy tackle, with the options of bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, and jigging.

In addition to rods and reels, all trips include live bait and licenses. Feel free to bring your snacks, drinks, and anything else you want except aerosol sunscreen, please bring lotion instead.

Whatever you choose to do, you can rely on being guided by a skilled fisherman with a wealth of local experience. Get ready for the Florida fishing adventure of a lifetime with MiRod Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Sanibel Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $900
    Spend 6 hours fishing the waters around Sanibel and battling some of the toughest pound-for-pound fish in the sea. You'll depart from downtown Fort Myers and target a variety of Shark species such as Blacktip, Hammerhead, Bull, Lemon, Nurse, and Sand.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Blind Pass Snook
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $700
    Depart from downtown Fort Myers and head to the Blind Pass to fish for Snook! The catch varies greatly depending on the season but besides Snook, you may hook into Redfish, Trout, Jacks, Ladyfish, and others.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Caloosahatchee River
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $500
    Explore the productive waters of Caloosahatchee River! You'll spend the morning targeting a variety of fish including the likes of Redfish, Snook, Trout, and many others! No need to worry about gear – Capt. Michael brings along everything you need. Pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy throughout and you're good to go! Departure times can vary as you'll typically start your trip half an hour before sunrise.
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About the Captain

Michael Rodgers
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
13 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since December 2016
Captain Michael Rodgers was born in Southwest Florida and has been fishing most of his life. After many years in the rat race he decided to get back to what is important, FISHING and being outdoors, and so started his own charter business.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

World Cat (Catamaran) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 200HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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John P.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Florida fishing experience.

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Blind Pass Snook on February 27, 2018
Never fish in FL and want to show my son how it’s done.  He moved down there away from the cold north and all the sunfish...
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Marcia Z.
Cape Coral, Florida
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Half day in May

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Blind Pass Snook on May 5, 2019
Captain Mike gave us a great day of fishing.  He was fun and easy to work with.  He did his best to get us on some fish. ...
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Pat F.
Fort Myers, Florida
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Blind Pass Snook on May 30, 2017
Trip was exactly what my grand boys wanted. Caught sharks and a sting ray which was a bonus since they hadn’t seen one before....
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Robert S.
Miami, Florida
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Half day trip full of fun.

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Blind Pass Snook on June 16, 2018
Had a great day, caught many fish. Would recommend to anyone looking for a day on the water, with some “catching” on the...
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Tiffany T.
Ellenton, Florida
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Blind Pass Snook on March 20, 2017
Absolutely great trip! Mike was helpful and patient with a first timer and very knowledgeable with an experienced fisherman....
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FAQs about MiRod Fishing Charters

MiRod Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Caloosahatchee River (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Blind Pass Snook (5 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Sanibel Shark Fishing (6 hours)

When you book a trip with MiRod Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with MiRod Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Shrimp. Pinfish when available.)
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

MiRod Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

MiRod Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with MiRod Fishing Charters include:
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout