Captain
Mike Elling

Member since January 2017 Montauk, United States
Background
Spending time on and around the water has always been an important part of Captain Mike Elling's life. Growing up in Northport, a small fishing village on Long Island, he spent his childhood fishing, clamming and working on boats. This led to a lifelong passion for the outdoors. As he grew up, he worked on many commercial fishing boats, starting out on the old oyster dredge boats that fished out for Northport. After moving to Alaska to fish for Cod and Pollock, he joined the Navy, where he was stationed in Virginia Beach. This gave him the chance to fish the bountiful waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, and South Carolina. When he sustained a serious injury to his leg in the first Gulf War, Captain Mike was honorably discharged from the Navy. After that point, he dedicated his life to charter fishing. Mike has lived and worked in Montauk since 2000, working on commercial and charter fishing boats as well as serving local marinas. Now, he wants to share all this experience with you.

Hey, I'm Captain Mike Elling

Montauk, United States
Background
Spending time on and around the water has always been an important part of Captain Mike Elling's life. Growing up in Northport, a small fishing village on Long Island, he spent his childhood fishing, clamming and working on boats. This led to a lifelong passion for the outdoors. As he grew up, he worked on many commercial fishing boats, starting out on the old oyster dredge boats that fished out for Northport. After moving to Alaska to fish for Cod and Pollock, he joined the Navy, where he was stationed in Virginia Beach. This gave him the chance to fish the bountiful waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, and South Carolina. When he sustained a serious injury to his leg in the first Gulf War, Captain Mike was honorably discharged from the Navy. After that point, he dedicated his life to charter fishing. Mike has lived and worked in Montauk since 2000, working on commercial and charter fishing boats as well as serving local marinas. Now, he wants to share all this experience with you.
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My Charter Listing

Montauk Charterboat CUJO

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (31)
Montauk
trips from $825

Customer Reviews

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4.8
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out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Steven L.
New York, NY
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Half Day Inshore

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore - Afternoon on August 3, 2021
Family trip with two young boys and first timers. The CUJO is a roomy, comfortable boat, and Captain Mike and Steve did everything...
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James N.
Richmond, VA
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore - Afternoon on August 8, 2021
Capt Mike and Mate Steve were the best! I’ve been fishing out of Montauk many times but never with a team as efficient, ...
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Phares C.
Bergenfield, NJ
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3/4 day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Inshore - Morning on August 10, 2021
Captain Mike had us on the fish all day. He went above and beyond to ensure that my group went home happy. Excellent...
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Eric M.
New York, NY
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Perfect Day!

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore - Afternoon on July 14, 2021
A perfect day.  Kid friendly.  Super flexible and super fun. And lots of fish caught.  Thanks Captain Mike!
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BRIAN G.
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Inshore - Morning on October 7, 2021
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