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.

My Charter Listing

Montauk Charterboat CUJO

Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 20 reviews
Montauk
trips from $700

Customer Reviews

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4.94
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Annual MTK fishing trip.
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Full Day Trip on Cujo
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Suzanne R.
Mount Sinai, NY
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Day Trip on The Cujo Fishing Boat with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Inshore - Afternoon on August 25, 2020
We had an awesome day on a great boat with a fantastic Captain.  Stripers were biting and we were reeling them in. ...
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Gary C.
Brooklyn, New York
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Half day fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore - Afternoon on August 11, 2020
We had an amazing afternoon fishing with Mike.  The boat was great, and he had us hooking fish all afternoon.  Thanks...
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Scott C.
Ridgewood, NJ
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Inshore - Morning on August 10, 2020
Capt. Mike and John are great!  They know where to go and how to fish.  Fabulous day with both of them.
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Dino V.
Bayville, NY
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Half Day with Capt Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore - Morning on August 25, 2020
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Kenneth L.
New York, NY
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore - Afternoon on August 18, 2020
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