Captain
Mike Cybak

Member since August 2018 Texas City, United States
Background
I am the owner and the operator of Corks And Croakers and I have been fishing the Galveston Bay complex for over 15 years. Boating, fishing, and being on the water are the things I enjoy the most. I have participated in many charity tournaments and guided many anglers in preparation for such competitions. My biggest catch is a 29 inch Speckled Trout.
Techniques
I like to teach anglers the art of live bait fishing to be more successful on the water or off the bank. I enjoy throwing artificial baits as well.

Hey, I'm Captain Mike Cybak

Texas City, United States
Background
I am the owner and the operator of Corks And Croakers and I have been fishing the Galveston Bay complex for over 15 years. Boating, fishing, and being on the water are the things I enjoy the most. I have participated in many charity tournaments and guided many anglers in preparation for such competitions. My biggest catch is a 29 inch Speckled Trout.
Techniques
I like to teach anglers the art of live bait fishing to be more successful on the water or off the bank. I enjoy throwing artificial baits as well.
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Corks And Croakers

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Corks And Croakers – Galveston

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Fishing Reports

Another tuff bite

August 14, 2020

Tuff day with great results Read Full Report →


Tuff bite today

August 13, 2020

These four got the hits on a tuff day to take home some fish Read Full Report →


Father daughter outing

August 11, 2020

Fishing with dad before going back to college Read Full Report →


Mama put a hurtin on Daddy

August 10, 2020

Great table. BJ with her personal best trout Read Full Report →


Getting it done

August 08, 2020

Father and son enjoying all the fish they caught and the memories made Read Full Report →


Father and son

August 08, 2020

This little angler had a great day Read Full Report →


Drunk anglers

August 06, 2020

Lots of Bourbon maybe some scotch and definitly beer. Still caught some good fish. Maybe more if not drunk Read Full Report →


Tony the tiger

August 06, 2020

Tony and his buddy killed them today Read Full Report →


3rd time returning customers

August 04, 2020

Frank and Roy caught some very nice fish today Read Full Report →


Thunderstorm fishing

August 03, 2020

Had to get off the water early today. Caught some awesome fish before the storms came in Read Full Report →


Killer day

August 01, 2020

These two caught some big girls today Read Full Report →


Corporate trip #2

July 30, 2020

Quality over quanity today. Read Full Report →


Great day on the water

July 25, 2020

Customers are camera shy. Read Full Report →


Corporate trip

July 23, 2020

These guys got it done even with many lost fish. Read Full Report →


Quick scouting trip

July 20, 2020

My neighbor was very happy to get these fish. As i don’t eat fish!! Got to stay on them in between trips Read Full Report →


They were hungary

July 19, 2020

The Otte’s had an awesome birthday trip for Carter. Read Full Report →


Trout pounded by 6 yr old

July 18, 2020

Antonio jr. put a hurting on 13 out of 25 keeper specks. Great job!! Read Full Report →


Nice table of specks

July 17, 2020

They got it done and then some. Read Full Report →


Sometimes the struggle is real

July 15, 2020

Tough day. The fish would not eat. Read Full Report →


Did well for 1st timers

July 14, 2020

Caught some big specks. The opportunity was there!! Read Full Report →


Rinse and repeat

July 08, 2020

Another speck pounding. Dad lost his bonus red ? thats fishing. Read Full Report →


Smoked the specks

July 07, 2020

Just pounded the specks with a bonus red!!!! Read Full Report →


Nice catch

July 06, 2020

Shortened trip due to an ill angler but Tyler made the most out of his fishing time. Read Full Report →


Nice red and solid specks

July 04, 2020

Another challenging day on the full moon. Read Full Report →


Tough full moon bite

July 02, 2020

Fishing can be a little tricky on the full moon. The trout tend to get a little finicky. It makes you work harder for the bites and even more challenging to get them to eat the croaker. Persistance tends… Read Full Report →


HOT summer action

June 30, 2020

Time to book a trip Read Full Report →


HOT summer action

June 28, 2020

Time to book a trip Read Full Report →


HOT summer action

June 26, 2020

Time to book a trip Read Full Report →


Hot summer action

June 22, 2020

Time to book a trip Read Full Report →


HOT summer action

June 15, 2020

Time to book a summer trip. Read Full Report →


HOT summer action

June 10, 2020

Time to book a trip. Read Full Report →


Tuff day but very happy

June 08, 2020

Not everyday is a homerun. But we try. Read Full Report →


Great Day

June 06, 2020

Sometimes they almost jump in the boat Read Full Report →



Spring fling

June 02, 2020

Spring croakers Read Full Report →


Reds and flat fish

May 28, 2020

My anglers today caught some nice reds and flounder after the servers weather had just gone through. They did a great job getting the bites. Had an awesome day. Read Full Report →


Redfish beatdown 20+ slot reds

May 23, 2020

Michael and Jennifer unfortunatley Were stood up by a guide. They got in touch with me for a short afternoon trip. I put them on 22 slot redfish plus a dozen of reds that just missed the mark. That… Read Full Report →


Drumathon

May 13, 2020

These anglers had a great trip with lots of acton. Read Full Report →


Mixed bag today

April 25, 2020

This group caught a little bit of everything today. Read Full Report →


Reds and specks

April 09, 2020

4/9/2020 Todays trip. More than a limit of reds. Black drum. Not kept Great day on the water. Read Full Report →


Yup. Another redfish beatdown

March 24, 2020

These two had an awesome morning fighting big reds Read Full Report →


Redfish beatdown

March 17, 2020

Easy limit plus Read Full Report →


Yes another redfish beatdown

March 16, 2020

Easy limit plus. Read Full Report →


Yup Redfish beatdown

March 15, 2020

14 slot reds for these guys Read Full Report →


Redfish beatdown

March 07, 2020

Fishing is awesome. Lots of different species are locked in where i’m fishing. Book soon to get in on the action. This trip was on 3/7/2020 Read Full Report →


Black and Red drum

March 06, 2020

Highlights from 3/6/2020 Read Full Report →


Awesome day

March 01, 2020

These guys released most of their fish. They had rods bent for four hours straight. What a day!! Read Full Report →


Another redfish kind of day

February 28, 2020

Great fishing trip in 15/25 mph winds Read Full Report →


Reds and others all day

February 22, 2020

On a frigid windy day. These two beat up fish from start to finish Read Full Report →


Couldn’t take the cold rain

February 19, 2020

These two only lasted an hour and fourty five minutes in the cold pouring down rain. But that’s a nice table for a short trip Read Full Report →


King of reds

February 13, 2020

Red scouting trip. Found them!! Read Full Report →


REDFISH REDFISH REDFISH

February 09, 2020

Great morning on the water. Just scouting an area for an upoming charter. 2/9/2020 Read Full Report →


Got into the big reds

February 08, 2020

Great day with Tony the tiger. All fished released. What a day. Read Full Report →


Big red

February 01, 2020

Lots of big reds Read Full Report →


Wind and reds

December 15, 2019

Raul wanted to catch reds. He and buddy Matt after catching specks, black drum and sheepshead said. Lets catch some reds. We picked up 1 mixed in with the specks. Then we ran to the red hole as the… Read Full Report →


Water on FIRE!!

December 14, 2019

The fishing remains to be good and steady. Limits of trout, slot reds, puppy drum, sheepshead, and BULL REDS. Read Full Report →


Speck and Reds on FIRE!!

November 15, 2019

The fishing is awesome right now. Many don't want to fish in the cold. You're missing out on some of the best fishing of the year so far. It should only get better. It will also get colder. Get… Read Full Report →


Redfish are THICK!!

October 29, 2019

Today's catch 11/29/19 Easy limit of reds plus 7 slots released. Read Full Report →


New trout limit

September 01, 2019

These two fishermen surpassed the new trout limit to put a nice box together. Very nice job. Read Full Report →


Sam,Allen and Evan from Norway

August 31, 2019

The specs were challenging today. I put these guys on the finicky fish. They worked hard and had fun making the trout eat today. Put a very good box together considering the specs bad attitude. Good job guys. Read Full Report →


Half a limit on the first try!!

August 10, 2019

Chris and Zaks first saltwater bay fishing trip. They picked a day that the fish were not overly inspired to eat. Put a solid half limit on the table. Good job guys. Ya'll did good for what they gave… Read Full Report →


Nice West Bay table

August 04, 2019

Great trip with my fishing booker customers. Took just a little bit for the boys to get the hang of it. 13 yr old Katherine was natrual. She started filling the box first thing. Great outing with the family. Read Full Report →


West Galveston Bay Slam

July 27, 2019

Had a great fishingbooker trip with my crew from Dallas. They put a great box together despite the slow tides. All fish caught on Croakers in West Galveston Bay. 7/27/19 Read Full Report →


West Bay box

July 21, 2019

Went and fished West Galveston Bay with my fishing booker customers. They did a great job getting the bites and getting them into the boat. All fish caught on live croaker. Read Full Report →


Just missed 1st place

July 19, 2019

Fishing in Texas City today. Had a good big bite going on today. Good enough for 2nd place out of 28 guided teams. Fishing seems to be getting better and better. Book your trip today. Read Full Report →


Great guys to fish with!

July 07, 2019

It wasn't a home run. Got some good quality bites. Serveral trout lost at the boat. And even more missed. Guys had a great time learning to fish with croakers. Read Full Report →


Happy customers

July 06, 2019

It was hot with a once again a tuff bite. They had to work for the bites. But put a nice box together in Texas City today. Read Full Report →


Scouting for upcoming fishingbooker trip

July 05, 2019

It was a tuff day. The water in east Galveston bay was very discolored. Picked up a few trout and a couple of reds in the dirty water. Had to make my way back to Texas City to fill… Read Full Report →


Winning specs

June 22, 2019

Fished a corporate tournament today. Won the big trout pot. Both specs were big enough to take the money. 27inches. Very rough today. 20 mph winds. My guys said they would rather catch a couple big trout vs a… Read Full Report →


ABC Tournament

June 14, 2019

As stated in the last report. The fishing is excellent around Texas City. Here are some pics from the tournament today. 13th out of 77 guides. Read Full Report →


Big Specs.

June 13, 2019

Started in the dark this morning. Pre fishing for a guided tournament tomorrow. Today I caught just a ridiculous amount of speckled trout over 20 inches. At one point I stopped fishing for specs and went for the reds.… Read Full Report →


Cool spring fishing

May 05, 2019

The spec and red bite are HOT! Get in on the hot fishing while the temps are cool. This trip was a guided tournament. 3rd place stringer. Read Full Report →


On the BIG ONES

March 19, 2019

The fishing is great right now. Great numbers of BIG REDS and the trout are following suit. Book soon to get in on the action. These schools of fish will be dispursing soon to their summer haunts. Read Full Report →


Cold weather beatdown!!

February 09, 2019

I had Mattew, Rick and Stewart aboard 02/09/19. Guys did a great job with the fish. Most bites went into the cooler. Trout and reds were hungary on this cold Feb. day. Multiple multiple hook ups. Rods were consistently… Read Full Report →


Big reds and Big Specs

December 04, 2018

Catching good numbers of Big slot reds And Fat specs Read Full Report →


Redfish beat down

October 30, 2018

We have had some awesome trips this week. The fat slot reds are thick and long. The fat trout have moved in to get in on the bait fish. All resulting in very happy anglers with sore arms. Read Full Report →


Super HOT redfish action in Galveston Ba

August 26, 2018

The redfish action is hot in Galveston Bay. The cooler fall weather usually gets the reds fired up. They are early this year. Who knows what the fall will bring. Last year it was a ton of slot reds… Read Full Report →

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4.93
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Appropriate for children
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Cypress, Texas
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Why did she get to catch the flounder?

VERIFIED   August 16, 2020
Had a great morning on the water with Capt. Mike.  While he was demonstrating the technique to use with croakers he managed...
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Brenham, TX
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6 hour trip with captain mike

VERIFIED   July 28, 2020
Captain Mike kept us on fish throughout the day. He is clearly very knowledgeable and experienced with live bait fishing. The...
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Morning Fishing Trip

June 23, 2020
This was our first time Bay fishing. We arrived about 20 minutes early to find Cpt. Mike already on the water spotting the...
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Great day fishing with Captain Mike!

VERIFIED   July 31, 2020
My son and I had an awesome time fishing with Captain Mike. Had the patience to teach two rookies on fishing with croaker and...
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Half day trip with Captain Mike

April 25, 2020
Captain Mike is the BEST!  He hooked us up!  He kept our hooks baited, he casted for us when asked and netted All...
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