Captain
Michael Stapleton

Member since July 2015

Charleston, United States

Background
An avid fisherman, sailor, kiteboarder, and stand up paddler, I'm a waterman at heart. A graduate of the US Naval Academy, I spent 6 years serving in the US Navy driving ships, travelling our oceans, and gaining experiences with life on the water. Fishing has always been a passion since I was a little kid, and I love to share that passion with as many people that will let me! My number one goal is to ensure you have a safe and fun trip, stress free, all while teaching techniques and strategies to land your next Charleston lunker!
Techniques
I fish structure, flats, creeks, oyster banks, and our Charleston harbor using light to medium tackle. We'll use anything that gets the fish to eat, from live bait, frozen/cut bait, to artificial lures.

Hey, I'm Captain Michael Stapleton

Charleston, United States
Background
An avid fisherman, sailor, kiteboarder, and stand up paddler, I'm a waterman at heart. A graduate of the US Naval Academy, I spent 6 years serving in the US Navy driving ships, travelling our oceans, and gaining experiences with life on the water. Fishing has always been a passion since I was a little kid, and I love to share that passion with as many people that will let me! My number one goal is to ensure you have a safe and fun trip, stress free, all while teaching techniques and strategies to land your next Charleston lunker!
Techniques
I fish structure, flats, creeks, oyster banks, and our Charleston harbor using light to medium tackle. We'll use anything that gets the fish to eat, from live bait, frozen/cut bait, to artificial lures.

My Charter Listings

Charleston
trips from
US$ 200

Fishing Reports

January Fishing Report

January 27, 2017

Charleston fishing this winter has been fantastic! With the warm weather we've had, water temperatures are only in the mid to upper 50s, and I even saw it in the low 60s as recent as January 21st! What that… Read Full Report →


Sharkin'

August 17, 2016

These US Navy sailors had a great day, especially with the sharks! Catching sharks is a great time, and these folks figured it out quickly! Now as the water starts to cool, the Charleston fishery lights up again. The… Read Full Report →


Trout Day!

July 28, 2015

Gorgeous weather and a falling tide had us on the hunt for Reds, and Trout. With a baitwell full of live finger mullet and some big pogies, fished some flats and grass lines, but the Redfish bite was tough… Read Full Report →


Big Charleston Redfish!

July 20, 2015

Ran a 6 hour trip for a Father/Daughter today. Fished the last of the incoming tide, and about 3 hours of the falling tide. Used popping corks with live finger mullet at creek mouths, shell rakes, and then bottom… Read Full Report →


Reef Points Charters Redfishing

July 15, 2015

Fun day with a family of four! Fished the outgoing tide using live finger mullet and shrimp under corks and on the bottom with carolina rigs. Kids caught a ton of Black Sea Bass, juvenile groupers, and blue's. The… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.93 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, January 21, 2017

Captain Mike put us on the fish!

Fished January 2017

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Michael Stapleton (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Boom….Thanks for the great review Jay!

Went fishing on Saturday, June 18, 2016

Upon meeting Mike at the boat ramp, it was obvious he was well prepared, and ready to find the fish. The boat was in the water, with engine running and ready to go! Our goal was to accomplish an “Inshore Slam” meaning at least one slot sized fish from each of the trout, red drum, and flounder species. Mike knew the best spots and techniques for each type of fish we were after, and we achieved our goal before 10am!! Of course, fishing always involves some aspect of luck, but Mike’s hard work and great attitude really improved our odds. I’d highly recommend Mike and Reef Points Charters for a great fishing experience!

Fished June 2016

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Michael Stapleton (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Thanks Dan! We’ll get out there and do it again soon!

Went fishing on Saturday, October 1, 2016

Excellent! Captain Mike was awesome! we will definitely rebook with him again!

Fished October 2016

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

Thank Bobbi and Pete! Had a blast with y’all too! Cheers, Mike!

Went fishing on Monday, October 3, 2016

Fished October 2016

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Michael Stapleton (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Thanks for the great review!


Went fishing on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mike was a great captain. Enjoyed the trip and fishing!

Fished July 2015

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Michael Stapleton (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thanks Susan! The boys were great, and thank you for the great review!