Captain
Mike Haney

Member since March 2016

Fort Walton Beach, United States

Background
Hi there, I am Captain Mike and my passion for fishing began while I was stationed in Alaska. It didn’t take long to realize others shared the same love for fishing as I do, so paired with hard work, dedication, and knowledge, I was able to share my experience with others. I began guiding countless fishing and hunting excursions within the Gulf of Alaska for the next several years with various clients of all types with one goal in mind, 100% pure fulfillment and enjoyment from each trip. I now reside in the panhandle of Florida, bringing the same level of customer service with me from Alaska. As of now, I have served 26 years in the United States Air Force, and fortunate enough to share the same passion of fishing and adventure with my wife, Gretchen. Together we own and operate the Salty Dawgz’ Deep Sea Fishing and Charter’s located in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

Hey, I'm Captain Mike Haney

Fort Walton Beach, United States
Background
Hi there, I am Captain Mike and my passion for fishing began while I was stationed in Alaska. It didn’t take long to realize others shared the same love for fishing as I do, so paired with hard work, dedication, and knowledge, I was able to share my experience with others. I began guiding countless fishing and hunting excursions within the Gulf of Alaska for the next several years with various clients of all types with one goal in mind, 100% pure fulfillment and enjoyment from each trip. I now reside in the panhandle of Florida, bringing the same level of customer service with me from Alaska. As of now, I have served 26 years in the United States Air Force, and fortunate enough to share the same passion of fishing and adventure with my wife, Gretchen. Together we own and operate the Salty Dawgz’ Deep Sea Fishing and Charter’s located in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

My Charter Listings

 
Fort Walton Beach
trips from
US$ 750

Fishing Reports

November Fishing

November 06, 2016

There is no shortage of Triggerfish, and large triggerfish, it will be a good day come January when they are fishable. Snapper season is still proving to be great, there has been no lack of bite. Could not dehook… Read Full Report →


Sport Fish

October 15, 2016

The Sport Fish are close to shore, there is no lack of big fish just miles outside the pass. Sail Fish were jumping everywhere and hitting anything. Caught this one trolling just a few miles outside of Destin. This… Read Full Report →


Sport Fish, WAHOO

September 25, 2016

Great Wahoo hit within the first hour of the half day trip. Screamed line, but only 15 minutes to get back and into the boat. Besides a great Wahoo, this crew brought in some great snapper, red and vermilion. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.96 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, November 24, 2017

During our stay at Navarre Beach, my husband treated some of our family to a half day of fishing.  What a treat that was for them.  They all had such positive comments about Captain Mike and First Mate Jeremy.  The boat was great and easily accommodated the 6 passengers.  They all caught several fish, and you could tell by the smiles on their faces that they had a wonderful time. 

This was our first trip to Navarre Beach, and it can be a hard decision to select a charter if you aren’t from the local area.  Make it easy on yourself and select Salty Dawgz.  You will not be disappointed.  We will always trust Salty Dawgz for our future fishing adventures. 

Thanks Captain Mike and First Mate Jeremy!!

Fished November 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 10, 2017

We were extremely satisfied with the care given to me, my wife, and three boys under thirteen. Captain and wife (deckhand) knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We wore them out. Will dang sure do it again.  Thanks again.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Mike and Mrs G were great. We had two 10 year olds along with a 14 year old. They ensured everyone had a great time!

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 15, 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 2, 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Trip was great! Captain and his wife were very nice and did everything to make trip a good experience.  Will definitely book with them again.

Fished July 2017

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Mike Haney (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thank you Philip and Crystal for letting us share in your anniversary.  We look forward to seeing you two, and the family, again on Salty Dawgz.  - Captain Mike and Gretchen

Went fishing on Thursday, June 15, 2017

This was our first deep sea charter.  Group consisted of my husband, 3 teenage boys, and myself.  We truly enjoyed the experience.  Mike and Jesse were both very informative and friendly.  We would definitely book with them again should we return to the area.  I think I have a grandson that would like to become a deckhand now!

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, June 26, 2017

We were so happy to have you join us!  Send him down, we can always add good kids to our crew.  Looking forward to seeing you again next year! - Gretchen Haney and Capt. Mike.

Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

Great day of fishing! Mike and Jesse were beyond professional. Very knowledgeable about where to catch what fish and with what bait at each spot. We were very happy with the amount of fish we caught! (50 plus catches and 24 keepers) This will be a yearly trip for us and we would highly recommend to team up with these guys!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, November 6, 2016

Best fishing charter Captain, Crew and Boat in the local area by far. They will put you on the fish with a quickness, The captains experience navigating ruff water is top notch and there knowledge on how to hook into the big ones is on point! We had a blast with a mix of seasoned fisherman and first timers. I would highly recommend them for a trip, no foo foo wine and dine charter this is a fishing machine that gets the job done every time!

Fished November 2016

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Mike Haney (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thank you Mike for the kind review.  We look forward to our next adventure with your crew!

Went fishing on Sunday, August 7, 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 17, 2016

Super great trip. Had such a fun time

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Went fishing on Saturday, November 5, 2016

We had a great time with a great group.  Nobody went home without a cooler full of fish.  The water started off pretty bumpy, but no worries.  Captain Mike was a complete professional and handled the waves amazingly.  The boat is incredible even while it is being remodeled.  Cannot wait to see the finish vessel, you can tell he loves what he does.  Everyone went home soar after battling some BIG sharks!  The deck hand did a great job and made sure everyone was taken care of and he was very personable.  He did great with the fish cleaning and more!  It was a blast and I would recommend Salty Dawgz’ to anyone!

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

I have fished many Destin trips over the years. Witnessing fist hand the industry becoming more and more corporate and commercialized to the point where the captions climb to their perch and all interaction from then on was thru the PA. It was very refreshing to find a caption and boat that reminded me of the good old days of fishing. Capt. Mike and Jessie were just a pleasure and catered the trip to us. Very accommodating and worked hard to see that my family had a great day on the water. His Boat’s old school and just how I like it. No flash here, just big turbo charged diesels plowing thru the sea was music to my ears. The boat was very organized clean and comfortable with lots of room. The kids were even allowed to go up with the caption making this boat extremely family oriented. Jessie was great helping the kids with tackle, bating hooks, and taking fish off as they reeled in one after another.  These guys made sure we had an awesome day. Thanks Mike and Jessie!

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Went fishing on Friday, June 24, 2016

Great trip!

Fished June 2016

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