Captain Mike's Fishing Adventures

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 onboard.

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!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Spend a full day fishing the Crystal River area. Captain Mike will provide all the gear, and will work hard to put you on fish. Please note that the trip may start later if there is no tide. Capt. Mike wants to give you the best chances of catching fish and will let you know what time works the best. You can fish for Redfish, Trout, some Snook, Cobia, or other species swimming around.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This trip will give you more time on the water. The departure time may depend on the tide. Capt. Mike will let you know what's the best time to head out so that you can have a productive fishing trip. You should bring food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and appropriate clothes. All the gear is supplied onboard. The target species include Redfish, Speckled Trout, but you might also get Snook, Flounder, Cobia, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    This afternoon trip is great for novice anglers. You will be fishing for a variety of species, including Redfish, Trout, Cobia, some Snook, and much more. Have in mind that the departure time can vary due to the tide. Capt. Mike will let you know what's the best time to go fishing. All the gear is supplied onboard. Bring sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and water for hydration. Wear light clothes and pack a camera.
  • Private trip
    Scalloping Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $190
    price breakdown
    $190
    Four hours of scalloping in the Crystal River area. This is a great adventure for the whole family! For an additional $20, Captain Mike will clean your scallops. This is a fun activity for kids. Bring food and drinks, and make sure to pack sunscreen, sunglasses, a cap, light clothes, and enough liquid to stay hydrated. All the gear is supplied onboard. The trips run in summer time.
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About the Captain

Mike Brothers
Crystal River, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
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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

Sheepshead Sheepshead

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
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Crystal River to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
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Half Day Scallop Trip with Captain Mike
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Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Madeleine R.
Brooksville, Florida
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Scalloping trip

VERIFIED   August 21, 2020
We were lucky with the weather and only sheltered once by an island but the storm passed us by.  Captain Mike took us...
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Orlando, Florida
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Half Day Scallop Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   September 6, 2020
The Scallop trip was amazing . We live 1 block from the ocean in Key Biscayne , Fl where there is great fishing and boating...
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Tracy C.
Orlando, FL
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VERIFIED   July 15, 2020
Captain Mike took my daughter and myself on a scalloping excursion and made us feel very comfortable. He was very knowledgeable...
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Jill O.
Apopka, FL
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VERIFIED   July 12, 2020
We had THE BEST CAPTAIN in capt Mike. I would recommend him to everyone and I will definitely book with him again whether it’s...
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Paul B.
Winter Park, FL
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 26, 2020
Great day on the water with Captain Mike! The weather was fine, but the fishing conditions were tough. Even so, Captain Mike...
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