Anglers who have fished with Bay Native Fishing say that each visit to sunny Florida should include a trip or two with Captain Michael Rogal. A third generation guide on Tampa Bay, he really knows his trade. Though young, Capt. Mike has a personality, knowledge, and fishing wisdom that go beyond his years.

The captain will move his 24’ bay boat, keeping you and your party busy catching fish until your arms are sore. This vessel comes powered by a 300 HP Mercury 4-stroke engine and has enough room for up to 6 anglers. Its GPS and fishfinder will build up a clear image of where the fish are hiding, while the wireless trolling motor will ensure a quiet ride. There is also an icebox on board to keep your catch fresh during the day.

Bay Native Fishing will take you fishing for the finest species that the inshore and nearshore waters have to offer. The list of your potential catches includes Redfish, Snook, Seatrout, Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, and Spanish Mackerel, as well a King MAckerel, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Jack crevalle, Permit, and other species. 

On your day out, you will be able to try your hand at various fishing techniques, including light tackle fishing, fly fishing, spinning, popping, jigging, and other tried-and-true methods. All the necessary gear and tackle will be available on board, along with bait, lures, snacks, and drinks. Happy fishing! 



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  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This six-hour trip is ideal for those who want to catch more fish. You will be targeting Cobia, Redfish, Tarpon, and many other species depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Fly Fishing or Artificial
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    A 6 hour trip will give you just enough time to explore multiple spots and increase your chances of reeling in some prized catch. You can spend this trip either fly fishing or using artificial lures.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Artificial
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Sight fishing with artificial lures.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fly Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Poling the skinny waters of Tampa Bay tricking all the elusive game fish we have to offer!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    On this trip, you will be fishing for Redfish, Snook, Trout, Spanish Mackerel, and other species depending on your personal preferences and what's biting.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Fly fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Sight fishing for Snook, Redfish, and Trout using a fly rod on a poling skiff.
  • Private trip
    Sightfishing Trip – Artificial
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    You will be using artificial baits like Zman fishing products and Aqua Dream spoons for monster tailing Redfish, Snook, and Trout. You will be poling the shallows in a Salt Marsh Skiff.
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About the Captain

Michael Rogal
Clearwater, Florida, United States
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4 Customer Reviews
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Member since December 2017
Captain Michael Rogal is a third-generation angler who grew up fishing the waters of Florida. As a native, he knows the area like the back of his hand. Mike enjoys sharing his knowledge with his clients and friends and can cater to anglers of all skill levels and expertise. He is also a great teacher and likes fishing with both younger anglers and seasoned veterans alike.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Permit Permit
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Mercury FourStroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal
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
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Jessica S.
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December 5, 2020
Best Captain hands down in Tampa Bay.  He will put you on fish whether it’s sight fishing monster redfish with artifical...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 5, 2018
What a fabulous day!!!! Captain Mike is 5 star from beginning to end. We started the day with less than ideal conditions, post...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 6, 2018
The bite wasn’t on today, but Mike gave us his all. He went above and beyond. Great choice!
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