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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4.6 / 5
(23 reviews)
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4.5 / 5
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 32 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Jim Z.
St. Petersburg, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 19, 2019
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Chris E.
Brandon, Florida
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall
Weather was less than ideal, still managed to catch lots of mangrove snapper and even hooked up with a couple of sharks near...
Chris E. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 19'
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Tom L.
Dallas, TX
Good
3.0 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Good
3.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 23, 2021
Captain Phil covered a lot of ground! When the fish were biting, we would cast for a while, no. It’s, we would move on to...
Tom L. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 19'
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Russell S.
United States
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with Capt Phil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 13, 2018
Good effort by Capt Phil to put us on fish. We did catch a few keepers. Overall a good day.
Russell S. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 19'
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David A.
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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 trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 3, 2017
My boys and I had a great time.  We caught some good fish.
David A. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 19'
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