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
(68 reviews)
Montauk
Trips from US $800

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 68 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
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Half-day morning trip
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Angler rating
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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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Adam G.
New York, New York
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day out!

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore - Morning on August 13, 2022
Extremely nice and knowledgeable captain and a great first mate. 2nd time going out in Cujo - always catch a lot of fish!
Adam G. recommends Montauk Charterboat CUJO
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Angela H.
Southampton, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore - Afternoon on July 7, 2022
This was an amazing fishing trip experience!!!  10++ for Captain Mike and Steve! We caught some huge striped bass.
Angela H. recommends Montauk Charterboat CUJO
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Andrew F.
New York, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great fishing trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore - Morning on June 26, 2022
I took my son out fishing and we caught a lot of stripers!! Captain Mike and first mate Steven we awesome and so friendly.
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Robert B.
Reading, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Sunset Fishing on August 13, 2022
Captain was knowledgeable and friendly.  Mate was as well. Had a successful and highly pleasant trip.
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James N.
Richmond, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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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