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
    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
    $550
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $425
    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
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $375
    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.
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About the Captain

Michael Cacciotti
Galveston, Texas, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
57 Customer Reviews
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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) Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

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
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting

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
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
Checks

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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Jeffrey S.
Edmond, OK
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6 hour trip with captain Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 14, 2020
Had a great morning with captain Mike. He put us onto big, keeper trout from the start. Had our limit by the end of our first...
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Cypress, TX
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Fishing with Michael

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on April 10, 2021
Honestly was probably the most enjoyable fishing trip I’ve been on, will definitely be booking another this summer!
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Midlothian, TX
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6 hr shark fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Shark Fishing (3MAX) on August 8, 2020
Captain mike is a very friendly outgoing guy and experienced fishing guide. Had a great time for my first guided trip ever....
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Karolyn S.
Houston, TX
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1/2 Day Trip w the kids

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 13, 2020
My friend, and I took our two boys ages 10 and 11 for the the 1/2 trip. We all had a blast and we all caught several fish....
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Andy S.
Katy, Texas
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Great time with great guide!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on May 8, 2021
We had a great time and Mike is excellent!
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FAQs about Mikes Fishing Services

Mikes Fishing Services offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $550 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 )

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