Captain
Chris Michelson

Member since May 2015

Destin, United States

Background
I started fishing here in Destin around the age of 5. I began on the Okaloosa Island Pier and my passion for fishing grew from there. I eventually started going out on boats and seen the opportunities that was away from land. My first job on a charter boat was actually as a cook at the age of 15. I was allowed to fish if the customers weren't ordering food lol. I eventually became a mate on one of the boats in the harbor. I left fishing for awhile and went out to the oilfield were I ended up getting my captain's license. After several years I decided to come back to what I love. I was hired on as a 1st mate with a great captain. Then opportunity presented itself with a great partner and I now have my on fishing vessel to make memories with some great people.
Techniques
Trolling, Deep Sea, Shark Fishing, Bait Fishing and Bottom Fishing

Hey, I'm Captain Chris Michelson

Destin, United States
Background
I started fishing here in Destin around the age of 5. I began on the Okaloosa Island Pier and my passion for fishing grew from there. I eventually started going out on boats and seen the opportunities that was away from land. My first job on a charter boat was actually as a cook at the age of 15. I was allowed to fish if the customers weren't ordering food lol. I eventually became a mate on one of the boats in the harbor. I left fishing for awhile and went out to the oilfield were I ended up getting my captain's license. After several years I decided to come back to what I love. I was hired on as a 1st mate with a great captain. Then opportunity presented itself with a great partner and I now have my on fishing vessel to make memories with some great people.
Techniques
Trolling, Deep Sea, Shark Fishing, Bait Fishing and Bottom Fishing

My Charter Listings

 
Destin
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US$ 840

Fishing Reports

Trolling 4 Hour Charter

June 10, 2016

You don't get near the fish with a 4 hour trip but this little boy still had a BLAST! Read Full Report →


Red Snapper 10 Hour

June 09, 2016

Tough Bite this day but still a lot of good catches! Anglers were happy and filled their coolers! Read Full Report →


Overnight Fishing

June 07, 2016

Long day/night on the water but it paid off and the Anglers got exactly what they came for! Also caught a Blue Marlin but had to release due to size restrictions. Read Full Report →


Pick your species 10 Hour

June 04, 2016

Excellent variety of meat this day! Weather was awesome and Angler's had a great time! Read Full Report →


Awesome 6 Hour Charter

June 02, 2016

Caught plenty of Red Snapper for the whole family! Excellent fishing and even with novice fisherman! Read Full Report →


Sunset Harbor Cruise

May 05, 2016

Great night for a Harbor Evening cruise. Seen a few Dolphins and was able to have a picture perfect Sunset along with Fireworks to boot! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.70 out of 5 stars from 32 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 23, 2017

Awesome Capt, awesome 1st mate…. crew was amazing and willing to engage our group with humor, help, and good conversation.  Crew held safety as high priority but never let it become an issue or problem from having a great time… Capt used a fish tracker and always tried to put us in different locations to catch different fish

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Chris Michelson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, September 24, 2017

It was awesome fishing you guys. Hope to see you again.

Went fishing on Saturday, September 16, 2017

Great trip. We have (4) people on our trip. Caught our limit of mangrove snappers (40) within the first hour of anchoring up over the reef. Added another (8) white snapper as well in the same spot. We then went after amberjacks and load d the boy. Caught and released (8). Would recommend this to anyone who is wanting a good experience and catch a mess of fish.

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Chris Michelson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, September 18, 2017

Glad to have you guys fish with. Hopefully we can do it again.

Went fishing on Saturday, August 19, 2017

We had a great time . They put us on the fish and made sure we very worn out by the time we got back. Had a blast and would go fishing with these guys again for sure. Thanks captain Chris and Craig!

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Went fishing on Sunday, August 13, 2017

We caught 69 fish, and it was a great time.  9 of us are off these fish for our whole vacation…great times!!

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Went fishing on Friday, August 11, 2017

Had a great time with captain Chris and Johnny Rocket!  Caught tons of fish. Didn’t like so many rules on what fish we could actually keep, but that was Florida law…  Entire group (aged 9 to 55) had a blast!  Highly recommend.

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Captain Chris, 1st mate Johnny, and deck hand Chris, could not have been better! Caught lots of fish! Chris really worked hard to find the fish and we were successful at every stop! Had nine people with us, including kids, that had never fished and they loved it!!! We will definitely charter this boat and crew again!! Thanks again guys!

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Went fishing on Monday, August 7, 2017

What a great experience. Chris was awesome at locating the fish and Johnny the Deckhand was amazing at catching fish and helping everyone with in the boat. We will be back to visit One of a Kind again. Thank you Chris and Johnny for being so awesome.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Mike and Johnny Rocket were awesome!!! Highly recommend this crew. Look forward to seeing them again next year.

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Chris Michelson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 3, 2017

It’s Chris and Johnny lol. Glad you guys had a great time. Hope to do again.

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 28, 2017

Small but minor issue with the departure time. However both the capt & crew were were very helpful and gave us some extra time for the trouble.

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Went fishing on Monday, July 24, 2017

We were greatly disappointed with on this boat! Very unprofessional, boat is unkept ( tackle, pop cans/bottles from crew rolling all over, indoor cabin smells horrible, has piles of gear just thrown around, spent most of our time trolling. This bought changed hands in February- new Captain from all reviews.  We went out with another company later in the week and it was hands down a way better experience. Caught 1 triggerfish, a couple amberjacks and bait fish.

Ronda Taylor does not recommend One of a Kind Charter Fishing

Fished July 2017

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Chris Michelson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 29, 2017

I am sorry for your experience with us. The weather weather was not in our favor that day to go where I would have liked to take you guys. I did discount your trip by half due to the conditions. Glad you had a better trip on the other boat.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 27, 2017

We booked a 6hr am trip with Captain Chris and it was great. There were 3 adults and 3 kids and we had plenty of room. We started out catching bait fish which was a lot of fun in itself. On our way out we hooked into a king mackerel and Bonita trolling which was a workout. Captain told us we’d move to make sure we were on the fish and we did move a few times but always stayed on the fish…catching our limit in just a couple hours. At one point the 3 boys went inside and we were left juggling 6 poles that all had fish. A good thing about this boat compared to others I’ve fished is that the back deck was open and big, giving us all plenty of room to move around. It was a great trip and I definitely recommend it.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Had a great time and would recommend

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

We had an amazing time on our 4hr trip with Captain Chris and first mate Johnny Rocket. Craig also came along to help and was great. We took the whole family with 5 kids ranging from 17-4 and Johnny made sure everyone got involved as much as they wanted. The kids loved bait fishing and we even saw a couple sharks. The King Mackerel fishing was excellent and we seemed to be catching more than other boats around. We even had time to do more bait fishing at the end. Overall this was a great experience with a great crew. Hope to book with them in the future for a longer trip. Would definitely recommend fishing with Captain Chris and Johnny Rocket!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 21, 2017

Awsome crew, worked from start to finish of our trip. Captain Chris put us on the fish. When we returned to the marina , we had the biggest catch of the day.

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Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

Great trip. Caught more trolling than I ever thought we would. Bottom fishing was a little difficult to get on big red snapper but was good. Caught some BIG amberjack that we had to let go(not season). One guy fought a nice shark for awhile. Captain was a cool guy and was very friendly. The mate was a real great guy. If you get the chance I would recommend fishing with captain Chris and his mate Johnny (Rocket). They’re great guys. On my review for some reason it only showed like 2 stars. Just to make sure the crew get the credit they deserve I’m going to tell you they deserve 5 stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Went fishing on Monday, July 17, 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 16, 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 14, 2017

Caught very few fish.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Best money spent of our week in Destin. Deck Hand Johnny Rocket made this trip for us. Our group ranged from 13 to 76 and he was amazing. Can’t wait to come back again.

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Went fishing on Monday, July 10, 2017

We had a group of 6 go on the 6 hour fishing trip…they had a great time!! We have been coming to Destin for almost 20 years and have taken quite a few fishing trips…my husband says this was his favorite!! The captain and Johnny Rocket(deckhand) were awesome!! My 16 yr old son cldnt stop talking about his trip!! They were professional, took the time to explain, and help in any way possible. Plus they caught some nice fish!!!We will defintely book the same boat for next summer!!!! Awesome experience.

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Chris Michelson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Thanks for fishing with. Can’t wait to do it again.

Went fishing on Sunday, July 2, 2017

Captain Chris and Johnny made sure we had a great trip.  We knew we were in for a good day when we had 6 in the box by 9am. Thanks for a great experience.

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Chris Michelson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Glad you guys enjoyed the trip. Hope to fish with you again.

Went fishing on Saturday, July 1, 2017

Capt Chris and the crew were great! Professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. We took a 6 hour trip with 7 adults and 4 kids. We ALL pulled fish in… lots of fish!!

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Chris Michelson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 3, 2017

Thanks for fishing with us. Hope to do it again.

Went fishing on Friday, June 30, 2017

We had a group of 2 adults and 7 kids. Our deckhand, Johnny Rocket, did a great job teaching the kids how to drop the line and reel in our fish. He was patient and encouraging. His enthusiasm and love for the sport were contagious. We will fish with them again when we return to Destin. Highly recommend One of a Kind Charter Fishing!

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Chris Michelson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 1, 2017

Thanks for fishing with us. Hope to see you again.

Went fishing on Thursday, June 29, 2017

We had a great trolling trip with these guys! Captain Chris was polite and very hospitable and Johnny Rocket is an expert fisherman and very patient!  Our whole group had a great time - from my 11 year old son to my 74 year old Grandmother.

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Chris Michelson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 30, 2017

Glad you all enjoyed the trip. Hope to see you all again.

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Captain Chris and first mate Johnny were professional, patients, and passionate about what they do.  Handled a 7-member group vet well. Captain Chris got us into some very large Red Snappers!

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Chris Michelson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thanks for fishing with us. Hope to see you again.

Went fishing on Saturday, June 3, 2017

It was the best trip I have ever been on - Captsin Chris and his crew were outstanding! Very professional, patient, knowledgeable, and made sure we caught fish.

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 1, 2017

We had a 5 and 8 year old- great first time experience for them.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 4, 2016

Will definitely book this boat again!!!

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 29, 2016

We were a party of 10—- 4 adults with 6 kids aged 9-16yrs. old. I asked to book less than a day in advance and we were booked to go out on the Miss Aegina for a 4 hour morning trip. Randy and the crew were so helpful, attentive, and accommodating!!! They began the trip with basic safety and explanation of equipment and we were off on our way. We caught our own live bait and that in itself was a lot of fun! The two smaller children and myself really got into it and began challenging the group of 4 teenage boys to see who caught the most quickly. We then went further out to sea to begin catching the real fish. As with any fishing trip, much of the experience is left to chance, but our crew tried several different techniques to increase our chances and that’s when the teenagers started hauling them in! We caught King Mackeral, Spanish Mackeral and a few others I can’t remember the name of. Although we had only booked a 4 hour excursion, our Captain extended the trip until each and every child caught a big fish!!! I can’t tell you how much this trip meant and how much fun we had - I couldn’t imagine it being any better! We truly made some lasting memories and I will forever be thankful to Randy and the crew of the Miss Aegina for making it happen!!!

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