If you’re looking for a top-of-the-class guide to take you fishing around Crystal River, then Captain Mike’s Fishing Adventures is your stop. Here you will likely find a trip your family will long remember.

Captain Mike is a knowledgeable veteran fisherman with over four decades of experience. If someone can put you on the fish, that’s him. He knows these waters intimately and has all the skills you and your family need to get yourselves a nice fish to take home.

You will be fishing from a 24’ Carolina Skiff DLX center console. She is powered by a 150 HP Mercury engine and can reach speeds of up to 25 knots. The boat features GPS, a fishfinder, has a lie bait well, and is fitted with a trolling motor for an extra boost. The vessel can take up to four people, which means it’s great for families on vacation looking for a fun day out. The boat stores required safety gear. If you’re bringing minors, it’s best to bring life jackets for them yourself so that they are comfortable. There is Daiwa and Shimano tackle on board.

Fishing trips with Capt. Mike will see you exploring Ozello Keys for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Snook. You can also scout the flats and use popping corks for Reds and Trout, or go around backcountry waters using pinfish and plastic baits. And, during summer months, Capt. Mike can take you and kids on a scalloping trip. It’s a perfect outdoors activity to try here.

Mike also has an apartment for rent, ask him about staying there! It’s a perfect opportunity to go both scalloping and fishing in this beautiful part of Florida. After the trip you can go to one of the nearby restaurants who will cook your catch.

The captain will provide all the gear and will clean your fish. For an additional charge, Capt. Mike can clean the scallops. Water and ice are supplied onboard, while you should bring food and drinks. Make sure to pack sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and light clothes. Get your friends, and come fishing with Capt. Mike!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Scallop Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    US $350
    Scalloping (in season) All snorkel gear provided. $20 to clean scallops. The starting time depends on the tide. Please call your captain about the starting time and fishing location.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $450
    Fishing for Snook, redfish, Trout, Grouper (in season) Family Fun. All Bait & Tackle provided. The starting time depends on the tide. Please call your captain about the starting time and fishing location.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $750
    Fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout,Grouper(in season) The starting time depends on the tide. Please call your captain about the starting time and fishing location.
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FAQs about Captain Mike's Fishing Adventures

Captain Mike's Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Scallop Trip (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Mike's Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment (scallop season Only)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Captain Mike's Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Up to date Daiwa & Shimano tackle)
  • Live Bait (The season dictates the type of bait)
  • Lures (Top water, jigs, spoons, jerk baits)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting ($20 extra for scallops cleaning)
  • Drinks (Ice & water, customers bring whatever they want to )
  • Fishing License (I have a Charter License, covers all fishermen)

Captain Mike's Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (I fish the Ozello Keys for Redfish, Trout & Snook)
  • Nearshore Fishing (I also run Scallop trips in the summer)
  • Flats Fishing (We use popping corks for Trout, Reds & Flounder)
  • Backcountry Fishing (We use pinfish & plastic baits)

Captain Mike's Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Spinning tackle 15# to 50# test)
  • Spinning (Spinning with 15# to 50# test)
  • Popping (Using popping corks for Trout & Redfish)

Top targeted fish species with Captain Mike's Fishing Adventures include:
  • Cobia
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Scallop
  • Sheepshead

Meet the Captain

Mike Brothers
Crystal River, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
47 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since November 2017
I Have been fishing and diving for 50 years.. Born on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, raised on the East coast of Florida, Palm Beach County.I have been a charter Captain for over 30 years.I've been fishing and scalloping the west coast of Florida for over 30 years. I now Charter and fish in Crystal River, Ozello FL. area. I offer fishing, Manatee/Eco tours and Scallop trips, (in season). All Tackle, License, snorkel gear will be provide, along with expert instruction.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Scallop Scallop

Boat specs

Carolina Skiff 24 DLX (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
I fish the Ozello Keys for Redfish, Trout & Snook
Nearshore Fishing
I also run Scallop trips in the summer
Flats Fishing
We use popping corks for Trout, Reds & Flounder
Backcountry Fishing
We use pinfish & plastic baits

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning tackle 15# to 50# test
Spinning
Spinning with 15# to 50# test
Popping
Using popping corks for Trout & Redfish

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
(scallop season Only)
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Up to date Daiwa & Shimano tackle
Live Bait
The season dictates the type of bait
Lures
Top water, jigs, spoons, jerk baits
Catch cleaning & filleting
$20 extra for scallops cleaning
Drinks
Ice & water, customers bring whatever they want to
Fishing License
I have a Charter License, covers all fishermen

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Crystal River to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Kids under 12 fish for free
You Keep Catch
And I will clean catch
Catch and Release Allowed
I am an advocate of catch & release

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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