Captain
Mike Stapleton

Member since July 2015 Mount Pleasant, 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 Mike Stapleton

Mount Pleasant, 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 Listing

Gnarly Goat Charters

5 reviews
Mount Pleasant
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Fishing Reports

April Fishing Report

April 19, 2017

Spring time in Charleston! Weather has been great the past few weeks, and so has the bite. The spotted seatrout are chomping everything from live shrimp and mud minnows, to artificial lures. The flounder are in, and only getting… Read Full Report →


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

Rating Summary
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4.93
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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4 Hour Inshore Trip
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Daniel L.
Charleston, South Carolina
 5.00
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4 Hour Inshore Trip

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,...
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Jay D.
United States
 5.00
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January fishing trip

January 21, 2017
Captain Mike put us on the fish!
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Bobbi D.
Linden, New Jersey
 5.00
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Great Charter

VERIFIED   October 1, 2016
Excellent! Captain Mike was awesome! we will definitely rebook with him again!
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Tom R.
Tallahassee, Florida
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susan m.
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
 4.67
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VERIFIED   July 28, 2015
Mike was a great captain. Enjoyed the trip and fishing!
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