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

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(67 reviews)
Montauk
Trips from US $800

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 67 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (40)
Half day trip with Captain Mike
Half-day morning trip
Half-day morning trip
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Angler rating
59
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
98%
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Philipp K.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore - Morning on August 19, 2023
Philipp K. recommends Montauk Charterboat CUJO
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Tanja N.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Inshore - Afternoon on June 25, 2023
Tanja N. recommends Montauk Charterboat CUJO
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Adam G.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore - Morning on July 29, 2023
Adam G. recommends Montauk Charterboat CUJO
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Peter S.
Lincoln Park, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Awesome Half Day Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore - Afternoon on June 12, 2023
We had an amazing morning of fishing with Captain Mike and his first mate, Jim.  Caught about a dozen Stripers and Blues all...
Peter S. recommends Montauk Charterboat CUJO
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James Y.
Derby, Connecticut
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 morning trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore - Morning on August 17, 2023
Great day with Mike and Jim.  They were patient and knowledgeable and put us on the fish.  They were patient with our kids...
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