Captain
Michael Manis

Member since March 2017 Punta Gorda, United States
Background
Captain Michael has fished all his life and loves fly fishing. He started teaching fly fishing as a sport back in 2003 and has never looked back. He loves being on the water with fellow anglers and targeting the fish species that populate the southwest Florida's waters.

Hey, I'm Captain Michael Manis

Punta Gorda, United States
Background
Captain Michael has fished all his life and loves fly fishing. He started teaching fly fishing as a sport back in 2003 and has never looked back. He loves being on the water with fellow anglers and targeting the fish species that populate the southwest Florida's waters.

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Punta Gorda Fly Charters

2 reviews
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Fishing Reports

Water temperature is just right

January 04, 2019

Let's look for and pick one of our warm winter calm days between fronts. With today's weather and wind technology it's easier than ever to pick the right day. The water is clean and the fishing has been consistent.… Read Full Report →


Working between the fronts

December 27, 2018

We're starting to make our way back up into some of the many back country creek systems while working between cold fronts. As water temperatures hover around 60 degrees, numbers of gamefish like snook, redfish, and spotted sea trout… Read Full Report →


Mixing it up between the mangroves and T

December 17, 2018

For the most part, especially first thing in the morning, its cooled off quite a bit. The wind can be an issue; but we fish the mangroves when it blows and get out on the open grass flats when… Read Full Report →


Working Winter's Turtle Grass flats

December 08, 2018

Our pattern of cool north winds and winter low tides has been providing some good open flat sandhole fishing. By that, we mean that if we can get to where we want to be on any of our favorite… Read Full Report →


Prime Time

May 16, 2018

Without a doubt, this is one of the best times of year to be on the water. As always, it’ll go way too fast. Bait, scaled sardines and threadfin herring, move in and are scattered throughout the harbor and… Read Full Report →


Working the backcountry to the beaches

April 01, 2018

At this point, Punta Gorda Fishing Charters could find ourselves anywhere from the backcountry to the beaches. As the water temperature warms, bait will move into the harbor from offshore where it’s been holding in the deeper more stable… Read Full Report →


Spring Transition

March 04, 2018

Again, its transition time around the harbor, only this time we’re heading into spring. The winter pattern of low tide sand hole fishing is about to change. We’ll still get to deal with the wind, but warmer air and… Read Full Report →


Winding down a winter pattern

February 09, 2018

Typically, February is an extension of the previous two months in that cooler north winds and low tides provide some decent backcountry sand hole opportunities. This is where redfish and spotted sea trout drop into the shallow depressions on… Read Full Report →


Working with the fronts

January 21, 2018

In many ways, this is a period of contrasts where it can be difficult to find a routine. Sure, the mornings are consistently cool and tides are definitely low. But for the most part, the wind seems to keep… Read Full Report →


Cooler mornings and low tides

November 03, 2017

For the most part, this month marks the beginning of a winter pattern. The combination of cyclical low tides combined with strong breezes associated with northern fronts change everything. In addition to dropping the temperature, the predominant northerly winds… Read Full Report →


Transitioning into October Redfish

October 01, 2017

October 2017 This month continues the transition that began last month as we push slowly towards cooler weather. Although it’s still extremely hot during the day, I can feel the difference just before dawn. Before low tides and consistent… Read Full Report →


Sight casting snook on fly

April 20, 2017

Snook are moving up and down the outside shore lines on the east side of Charlotte Harbor between Alligator Creek and Pirate Harbor. This is a maze of mangrove shorelines and creek systems that holds good numbers of snook… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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4.83
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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Appropriate for children
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Cushing, Oklahoma
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Full Day fishing the flats.

February 6, 2018
We ( a party of 2) wanted to fly fish the flats. Mike had great equipment and worked hard to get is back in the flats for fish....
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Frankfort, New York
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Fishing with Capt. Mike

March 14, 2017
Captain Mike’s knowledge of Charlotte Harbor is incomparable! My family and I have been fishing with him for over a decade....
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