Mike’s Fishing Services invites you to spend a day on the waters of Galveston, Texas with Captain Mike Cacciotti. Being a native to the area and having fished these waters his whole life, Mike is able to provide an exciting experience for his guests. He is a professional who welcomes families, beginners, and experienced anglers aboard.

Captain Mike will take you fishing aboard his 24’ Kenner Center console, originally built in 1998 and restored in 2017. Powered by a 250 HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots, it is very fast. The vessel features a GPS and a fishfinder used to locate the best fishing spots, a livewell to hold the bait, life vests for safety, and a CPR-trained captain.

Good quality light tackle bait cast and spin cast rods are used to target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Gulf Trout, Sheepshead, and a variety of Sharks. Capt. Mike prefers light tackle fishing technique as it guarantees fun and excitement, and also means you have to really fight the fish for an unforgettable fishing experience.

The crew provides rods, reels, tackle, and live bait on all trips. They also clean and fillet your catch so make sure you bring a cooler in which you’ll transport your catch home. You are advised to bring weather appropriate clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and of course, a camera. You will want to capture all the glorious moments on the water!

Join Mikes Fishing Services, and with his knowledge and years of experience, Captain Mike is sure to give you a truly memorable experience!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    This trip lasts for 4 hours and is the perfect option for families with little ones and newer anglers – children under 14 fish for free, too.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    This trip lasts for 6 hours and will take your group out fishing for a variety of inshore fish like Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, and beachfront Sharks. Live bait can be available for an extra charge.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Shark Fishing (3MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 30
    $650
    Join Capt. Mike and spend your morning fishing for a variety of Shark species inhabiting the waters out of Galveston, TX. Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead, Bull Shark, and more toothy sea beasts are all in the cards! Please note this is a trip for a maximum of 3 anglers.
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About the Captain

Michael Cacciotti
Galveston, Texas, United States
6 Fishing Reports
72 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2017
Captain Mike started fishing at the tender age of 6, going out with his dad and learning how to cast for and hook his first fish. Years later, while Mike worked at the oil refinery, he was also guiding part-time on the weekends. Once he retired, he took to guiding full time. Mike has over 20 years of guiding experience on the Gulf Coast.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Boat specs

Kenner (Center console) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Galveston
Nearshore Fishing
Bay
Reef Fishing
Rocks

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spin cast
Bottom Fishing
Drum and trd's
Spinning
Specks
Popping
Specks
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Must be paid by customers
Life Jackets

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Spin cast Shimano and Penn
Catch cleaning & filleting
All

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Kids 12 and under free, up to 2 kids
You Keep Catch
Clean and bag

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 72 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (101)
July fishing trip
July fishing trip
Fishing with Michael
+98
Angler Rating
70
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Lori S.
Aledo, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 Hour Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 3, 2022
Mike was very informative and he made our trip super fun. It was a pretty windy day but he took us to multiple spots to help...
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Kyle T.
Fredericksburg, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on July 26, 2022
All the guides had a rough morning. Still better than a good day at work!!! Thanks Captian Mike!!!!
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Marsha D.
Galveston, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Michael

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on July 25, 2022
We had an absolute amazing time. Captain Mike was great. Definitely recommend him.
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Jorge C.
Aberdeen Township, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Me and nephews half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on August 13, 2022
First trip for my nephew and he loved it thanks captain Mike.
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Robert R.
Houston, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on November 23, 2021
Captain Mike worked his tail off getting us on some good fish. We enjoyed everything about the trip, he was very knowledgeable...
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FAQs about Mikes Fishing Services

Mikes Fishing Services offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Shark Fishing (3MAX) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Mikes Fishing Services, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well Must be paid by customers
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Mikes Fishing Services include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Spin cast Shimano and Penn)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (All)

Mikes Fishing Services offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Galveston)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Bay)
  • Reef Fishing (Rocks)

Mikes Fishing Services offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Spin cast)
  • Bottom Fishing (Drum and trd's)
  • Spinning (Specks)
  • Popping (Specks)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Mikes Fishing Services include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spotted Seatrout