Charter Operator
Fintastic Fishing Charters

Member since June 2016 Islamorada, United States
Background
Captain Mike Patterson started fishing at the tender age of 4 years old in a stream behind his house in Maryland and he continued to fish the state's diverse fishery as he was growing up. Although Captain Mike started his career as an electrician, he suffered an extremely serious accident at 26, when he broke his neck. Deciding from this point on to live his life to the fullest, he became a dive instructor and moved to Islamorada, where he ran a dive shop and led offshore fishing charters. Having enjoyed a successful career offshore, he decided to become a full-time backcountry fishing guide, entering and winning multiple backcountry tournaments. He's now been a fishing guide for over 30 years and, having fully recovered from his near-death accident, is determined to continue living his life to the fullest and to be thankful for every day he has on this earth. Captain Mike fishes with captains Chris and Phil. They are also amazing captains and will make your day on the water perfect.

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Islamorada, United States
Background
Captain Mike Patterson started fishing at the tender age of 4 years old in a stream behind his house in Maryland and he continued to fish the state's diverse fishery as he was growing up. Although Captain Mike started his career as an electrician, he suffered an extremely serious accident at 26, when he broke his neck. Deciding from this point on to live his life to the fullest, he became a dive instructor and moved to Islamorada, where he ran a dive shop and led offshore fishing charters. Having enjoyed a successful career offshore, he decided to become a full-time backcountry fishing guide, entering and winning multiple backcountry tournaments. He's now been a fishing guide for over 30 years and, having fully recovered from his near-death accident, is determined to continue living his life to the fullest and to be thankful for every day he has on this earth. Captain Mike fishes with captains Chris and Phil. They are also amazing captains and will make your day on the water perfect.
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(23 reviews)
Islamorada
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4.5 / 5
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Brendan B.
Eagle, ID
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning trip with Captain Chris fishing near mangroves

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 5, 2022
Our family had a Great time with Captain Chris fishing for Mangrove Snappers and such.  All four of us caught multiple fish...
Brendan B. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 22' T
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Jess H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 3, 2023
Jess H. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 19'
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Jon C.
New Haven, CT
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

AM half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 18, 2022
One fantastic day of fishing! Highly recommend it
Jon C. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 22'
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Michael N.
York, PA
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Whole day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 2, 2022
Fishing was slow. Pockets of small fish, few keepers. Did a lot of moving around but the bite wasn’t good.
Michael N. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 22'
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Shawn G.
Auburn, AL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with captain chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 12, 2022
Tough day with wind, but captain Chris put is on fish! He was very knowledgeable about the area and explained a lot of what...
Shawn G. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 19'
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