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 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. 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.

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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 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. 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.
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Fintastic Fishing Charters – 18'

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Fintastic Fishing Charters – 22'

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Customer Reviews

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4.91
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out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Mandy W.
Mokena, IL
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on March 29, 2021
Everything about this trip was AWESOME! Captain Mike and Captain Phil were AMAZING!
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Grand Marais, MN
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on March 22, 2021
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Danielle K.
Frankfort, IL
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Half day with captain phil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 24, 2021
Absolutely awesome experience! Caught a TON of spec trout! Took a ride for crocs too. Phil was great and very knowledgeable!!
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Rich F.
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 27, 2021
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Dale T.
NO FORT MYERS, FL
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Birthday

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 2, 2020
We went to the Keys to celebrate my birthday and to go fishing. Captain Phil haves is a great time!
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