Michael Regan

Member since April 2015

Galveston, United States

Background
Line Check is a group of devoted fisherman that is dedicated to putting our clients on the fish. We have been fishing the Galveston bay and Jetty complex for years and know some of the best spots. We cater to everyone regardless of experience from the novice to the avid light tackle angler wanting to take on the saltwater challenge.

Michael Regan

Galveston, United States
Background
Line Check is a group of devoted fisherman that is dedicated to putting our clients on the fish. We have been fishing the Galveston bay and Jetty complex for years and know some of the best spots. We cater to everyone regardless of experience from the novice to the avid light tackle angler wanting to take on the saltwater challenge.
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US$ 495

Fishing Reports

Black Drum Fun

January 10, 2016

Made a couple great new friends from Montana and showed them what early season fishing in Texas is all about. The day was windy, but the plan came together and we had a great Black Drum bite. I don't… Read Full Report →


Everything is bigger in Texas

March 07, 2016

Had a great trip out on Monday before the rains set in. Mike and Joe came down from Chicago and wanted to see what the fish were like in Texas. We didn't dissapoint. Joe caught the biggest fish of… Read Full Report →


Big Bull Redfish

September 03, 2016

With September here and the kids back in school, the weather is starting to cool off, HAA! who am I kidding this is Texas. The fishing is still hot too.The Bull Red run has started and they are hungry.… Read Full Report →


Fall fun

November 06, 2016

With the fall weather finally showing up. The redfish run is starting to slow. If you are wanting to come out and hook up some of these near shore brutes book soon. The flounder run is expected to kick… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.73 out of 5 stars from 30 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, November 24, 2016

Michael was an amazing guide.  Very professional and fun to fish with.  Caught some flounder and when that slowed down a bit we went out further and caught a couple big redfish.  Will definitely fish with him again.

Fished November 2016

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Michael Regan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, November 26, 2016

I had a blast fishing with you guys yesterday. I’m glad you had a great trip. I look forward to getting you back out on the water soon for another great day. Thanks again for booking with us.

Went fishing on Friday, October 21, 2016

Unfortunately the weather was not conducive for a good day for fishing.  The guide warned us the day before and would have rescheduled but we elected to go ahead despite the weather conditions.  The Guide and Deck Hand worked very hard to try to catch fish but the fish just were not cooperating.

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 22, 2016

Mike and Donald provided a great experience for me and my entire group.  The boat was in excellent condition, and the crew provided us with solid equipment and information through out the 4 hour trip that made it a very worthwhile experience, and I can think of no better way that we could have kicked off my brother’s bachelor party than this.  We did not catch as many fish as I would have liked, but that was just the luck of the day.  We did manage to come back with 4 BIG bulls that will make for a delicious fish fry in the near future.  All in all I would highly recommend Fishing Booker and will definitely keep Mike in mind for any future excursions.

Fished October 2016

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Michael Regan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, October 24, 2016

It was a little rough out there for us but we made it happen. I’m glad it was the start to the day you guys were looking forward to. Somehow the fish new it was Ryans day and he kept getting them. Thanks again for booking with us.


Went fishing on Monday, October 17, 2016

Donald and Mike were fantastic.  We had a great trip and are already planning our trip for next year.

Fished October 2016

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Michael Regan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

You guys were awesome to have on the vessel yesterday. It was our pleasure. I’m glad you had fun and will be looking forward to our future trips.


Went fishing on Saturday, October 1, 2016

Outstanding trip.  Capt. and crew went out of their way to give us an adventure despite slightly heavy sea.  My son in laws grinned the entire trip and into the night.  Caught fish that battled 10 to seemingly 20 minutes.  Capt. and crew were experienced and safe giving us the best half day trip I have been on.

Fished October 2016

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Michael Regan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, October 6, 2016

Gary,
I’m glad you guys had a blast. It was a great day. Those sharks put up some great fight’s. I look forward to getting you guys back out there and having some more fun.


Went fishing on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Captain Mike was very knowledge and experienced. We all had a great time fishing. His boat fit our party of 5 comfortably, we would highly recommend him.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, July 25, 2016

Boat and crew were excellent. It was my son’s life long wish to go saltwater fishing.  Didn’t snag any big fish but still enjoyed the day and caught a couple of sharks. Unfortunately, we were chased in by the storm. Recommend getting 2 four hour trips instead of the full 6 so you have two days and a greater chance of catching the bigger fish.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

First, the questions for this review combine boat and equipment into one rating and captain and crew into another… The equipment was terrible, but the boat was awesome! Probably one of the best boats I have ever been on. The captain did not seem to know what to do or where to take us, but the deckhand, “Zack” was great. Hard working kid and one of the most helpful deckhands we have had the opportunity to fish with. With that being said the rest of our experience with “Line Check” was far below the 5 star rating shown on there website… In fact, I asked the captain at the end of the trip if he thought our catch and experience would be displayed on there site like all of the other fishing photos and stories. This was the first Bay and Jetty fishing trip for us (my two sons and I), all other charters have been with other companies booked for deep sea or off shore fishing. We were looking for something simple that would not take the whole day, with a company that could find the fish and send us home with at least 10-15 trout between three of us. Not an unreasonable expectation… Instead, two and a half hours into our four hour trip and we had exactly ONE fish on the boat!  The equipment was lousy at best… The hooks were very small, the lines were set up with corks that drifted constantly away from the fishing area… We used only shrimp for bait (small shrimp) and frequently lost the bait without the crew noticing the loss and re-baiting the lines. At one point we set anchor next to another boat that was pulling in fish on every cast… we were less than 100 ft from them in a large school of bait fish flipping and jumping and did not catch a single fish with our small bait and floating tackle. I am not a captain and I do not know much about jetty fishing… Seems like common sense though… Why would a large fish or school of fish stop chasing larger bait fish in a sworm for a measly shrimp? I guess the captain finally realized this and the crew started changing the tackle… Once the change was made our lines started getting bites (2.5 hours in to our trip) and then the rain hit! The captain decided to pull the anchor and move away from the jetty… Upon moving, the anchor was lost and the boat could no longer be set in one spot safely without drifting. This caused the captain to want cancel the rest of the trip stating that we would probably be discounted for the remaining balance. I agreed to this as this trip was not going well and frustration with the crew and equipment had ruined the day. We started on our way back in through the heavy rain and just before arrival the captain (seeing our disappointment, I am guessing) offered to take us to another spot for a last ditch effort to catch something… we agreed not knowing the new location would be 15 ft away from the Seawolf Park fishing pier. A spot that has absolutely NO fish and could easily be reached without using a $120,000 fishing vessel. There were at least 20 people on the pier at the time casting to the same spot we were… All of them not catching anything and probably wondering the same question… Why is the big, badass boat here fishing from the pier when it can be anywhere else? Once the captain realized what us, the deckhand and the people on the pier already knew (there were NO fish here) we moved again. This time closer to docking… Only to fish for very small hardhead catfish. Ridiculous and something that we again could catch without spending $500 for the use of a boat and a captain. At this point we decided to give up and end this terrible trip… The captain took this opportunity to pitch sales for the commercial side of the operation and offered us “market price” on all of the fish we could purchase from Katy’s Seafood… A kick in the head. A place we are well aware of and visit often with out his recommendation or so called “market price” discount. Once returning to the dock our THREE fish were cleaned and the balance was paid in full, NO DISCOUNT. We spent a total of $550 with the tip for the deckhand to walk away with less the 2 lbs of fish and the only thing the captain could tell us is that “sometimes you just have bad days”. Never for a minute when reading the reviews, looking at the photos and booking this trip with “Line Check” did I imagine leaving the boat just to have to stop and buy fish on the way home. In conclusion… Terrible service, Captain cannot find fish and you will pay for there lack of knowledge, but the boat is awesome and the choice in deckhands could make or break the day.

Robert Luckie does not recommend Line Check Charters

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 16, 2016

We have Chartered boats in the past. Today was by far the Best Experience we have ever had with a Captain and Mate!! These Guys showed us a great time on the water!! They worked their butts off to put us on some BIG Fish!! They were very eager to please and their Professionalism was very much appreciated! Can’t wait to be catered by them again!! Thank You very much,
      Claus Family

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, July 15, 2016

Great fishing trip and highly recommend. We had our nephew in town from Oklahoma and he’s a good fisherman but had never fished in the Gulf. Capt. Bryan and First Mate Zak were ready to go when we arrived. They were very professional and friendly. They definitely made us feel comfortable with the safety of the boat and the experience. The boat is very nice and new with good space to move around. We were able to find a spot where we caught a large variety of fish and enough to take home for dinner. I highly recommend this charter for family trips. Also the owner Michael was goo about checking in with us before and after the trip to ensure we had what we needed and to answer any questions. Overall a very fun experience and we recommend.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, July 4, 2016

Had a great trip with captain David. He put on on fish and showed us some of the sights of Galveston. Very attentive and friendly. Would highly recommend!

Fished July 2016

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Michael Regan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Thanks for booking with us and I am glad you guys had a great trip. It was our pleasure to have you aboard today and hope to see you all again soon.

Went fishing on Monday, June 13, 2016

The captain (David) and crew (Zack) were very helpful and courteous. I would use this service again and recommend Line Check to others.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 11, 2016

Fished June 2016

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Michael Regan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 12, 2016

It was truly a great day of Smack Whacking. We came home with over 20 plus our other fish. I’m glad you guys had a good time. I look forward to doing it again. Thanks

Went fishing on Friday, June 10, 2016

Excellent trip, caught plenty of fish. Mike and crew was top notch.  Plan on booking again for deep water in the future.

Fished June 2016

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Michael Regan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 11, 2016

I had a blast with you guys on the water. It was a great day. I look forward to getting you back out there to catch more fish.

Went fishing on Sunday, May 29, 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 28, 2016

Amazing, first time going fishing out in the deep waters on a boat with my boys n it was a great experience!  Thanks to the Captain Mike n his help!

Fished May 2016

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Michael Regan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 3, 2016

That was a great trip and I know it will be one that you and your boys remember for quite a while.It was a pleasure having you aboard. Thanks again for fishing with us.

Went fishing on Saturday, May 28, 2016

Due to storms and rough water fish were scarce but the captains were knowledgeable and friendly and landed us some sand trout at the end. 

I will be using Line Check Charters for future fishing excursions.

Fished May 2016

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Michael Regan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

        I’m glad you all had a fun trip and thank you for fishing with us. I won’t forget the smile on Justin Jr’s face when he asked if we could eat every fish we brought in. I look forward to getting you back on the water soon. Hopefully in better weather!

Went fishing on Saturday, May 7, 2016

fair trip crew is young and learning their job. trip was fine .we did not catch any fish but that is not a sure thing when you go fishing . they will do better as they get more experience

Fished May 2016

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Michael Regan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    We appreciate you coming to fish with us on the 7th. I know everyone always says it’s fishing and not catching and we didn’t bring home any fish for the kitchen but it was sure fun catching the Atlantic Sharpnose Shark they always fight hard. It was a beautiful day on the water.

Went fishing on Saturday, September 26, 2015

It was a good experience.

We caught quite a few and came home with a plenty.

The crew were friendly. The location was easy.

I’d recommend Linecheck for a 4 - 6 hour trip.

Fished September 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 5, 2015

The only issue with the boat is that a toilet was advertised and there wasn’t a toilet available.  Everything else was first class.  Had a great time and caught some fish.

Fished September 2015

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Michael Regan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, September 25, 2015

David,
  I am sorry to hear that the toilet wasn’t on the boat. We do have one available but we don’t always have it on board to save space. I apologize for the inconvenience and will discuss this issue with my captains and crew. They need to remember to ask before the trip begins. I am glad to hear the rest of the trip was great. I look forward to getting you guys out on the water again.
Thanks
Michael

Went fishing on Monday, August 24, 2015

We had a great time. I got a chance to see how a shark feels.  Could not keep it but it was great. We want to go out again in October. Friends asked about our trip, they will be calling you.

Fished August 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 22, 2015

We very much enjoyed all aspects and would do it again without question.  Next time, we’d probably even do it longer than 6 hours because we enjoyed it so much.

Fished August 2015

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Michael Regan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 31, 2015

Eric we are glad to know you guys had such a blast. We can surely accommodate a longer trip.  Let us know when you are ready to go and we will go have another great day on the water.

Went fishing on Friday, August 14, 2015

Great trip,we got out to the jetty in about 15 min,and we’re fishing right away! Captain Buddy and first mate Tom we’re very patient and knowledgeable, didn’t catch a ” boat load”,but did catch some nice trout and sheep head,and the most fun ,a couple of shark’s! (Which we’re very tasty ) overall a great experience!!

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 8, 2015

Had a great time.  We were newbies and the Captain and Mate were very patient and understanding.  Also had a great sense of humor.

Fished August 2015

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Michael Regan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 21, 2015

Bill,
I’m so glad you guys had a blast. I look forward to getting you guys back out on the water again soon. Keep in touch I would love to show you guys that blue water does exist off the Texas coast.

Went fishing on Saturday, July 18, 2015

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Captain Mike and Chop went above and beyond to give us a great trip.  My kids will always remember this one.  Thanks again guys.

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Overall a good experience but only caught 2 fish worth keeping, I certainly expected to do much better than that for offshore fishing.

Doug Hendricks does not recommend Line Check Charters

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 11, 2015

This was a really fun experience. The fish weren’t biting the day we fished, but the water was beautiful.

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Captain and crew were awesome to work with.  We love the fact that there was flexibility in the departure time.  Had other boats in the area, but we were the only ones catching fish.  Captain put us in a great location and caught our first bull within a couple of minutes of casting out the lines.

Fished May 2015

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Michael Regan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 31, 2015

Great guests and a great day on the water. Who could ask for more. I am glad to hear you guys had such a great time.Thanks Again for booking with us.

Mike and the Line Check Team