Captain
Mike Patterson

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 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 full, 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. Mike's notable clients include a former president, sporting greats, actors, senators, and some very interesting fishermen. He has 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.

Hey, I'm Captain Mike Patterson

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 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 full, 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. Mike's notable clients include a former president, sporting greats, actors, senators, and some very interesting fishermen. He has 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.

My Charter Listings

Islamorada
trips from
US$ 450
Islamorada
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US$ 500

Customer Reviews

4.33 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 22, 2017

Weather was less than ideal, still managed to catch lots of mangrove snapper and even hooked up with a couple of sharks near the end of the trip. Very knowledgeable and fun. Would definitely use this charter again. Fishing with Captain Phil made you feel like you were fishing with one of your buddies. Took this trip with my wife, he was very respectful, patient, and instructional, as this was the first time for both of us doing this kind of fishing!

Fished April 2017

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Mike Patterson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Thanks Chris. We at Fintastic Charters would like to thank you for your kind words.
Capt Mike Patterson