Captain
Mike Whitley

Member since July 2014 Destin, United States
Background
Captain Mike has owned Pescador III for a decade now, but has been fishing the prolific Florida waters ever since he was a kid. He loves the way people's faces light up when they catch their first fish aboard his 51' Sportfisher. In his own words: 'I get my excitement from watching the kids or ladies catch fish for the first time. Or the guys catching their biggest fish ever. Even though I personally don't fish as much, that’s my way of getting pleasure from fishing - and it feels great.'

Hey, I'm Captain Mike Whitley

Destin, United States
Background
Captain Mike has owned Pescador III for a decade now, but has been fishing the prolific Florida waters ever since he was a kid. He loves the way people's faces light up when they catch their first fish aboard his 51' Sportfisher. In his own words: 'I get my excitement from watching the kids or ladies catch fish for the first time. Or the guys catching their biggest fish ever. Even though I personally don't fish as much, that’s my way of getting pleasure from fishing - and it feels great.'
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Pescador III - 51′ Sportfisher

192 reviews
Destin
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Fishing Reports

Snapper and Grouper

July 06, 2016

The fish are biting. Red snapper are starting to bite better, now that we only have just over a week left in the season. But more importantly, the groupers are biting as well. Have had several nice gag groupers… Read Full Report →


Fish are hungry!

May 14, 2016

It was a beautiful day. Started out catching bait for amberjacks. While bait fishing, we caught several Spanish Mackerel. Headed out to catch amberjack, which we caught our limit in addition to banded rudderfish, red snapper, vermillion snapper, triggerfish… Read Full Report →


Spanish Mackerel are here

April 10, 2016

Had the pleasure of taking out a family to troll for Spanish Mackerel. The Spanish Mackerel were on fire as well as Little Tunny, what we call bonita. These folks had a blast fighting these fish and getting them… Read Full Report →


Great tasting fish and beautiful weather

March 05, 2016

Headed out for a day of fishing and the weather was perfect. Calm seas and comfortable temperatures. Caught a couple scamp groupers, several triggerfish and a nice mess of vermillion snapper to take home for dinner. Had several nice… Read Full Report →


Triggerfish are biting!

February 21, 2016

Headed out today with a great group for a 6 hour fishing trip. They caught their limit of gray triggerfish, along with some vermillion snapper and red porgy to take home with them to eat. Red snapper were biting… Read Full Report →

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4.74
out of 5 stars from 192 reviews
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Fishing with Mike
Fishing with Mike
A Good 6 Hour Trip
+172
Angler Rating
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Jeff D.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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AJ was Amazing

VERIFIED   June 24, 2019
This was our first deep sea fishing trip. AJ our deck hand was such a breathe of fresh air. He was great with teaching us how...
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Mark G.
Pensacola, Florida
 5.00
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6 hr am trip

VERIFIED   April 17, 2019
  Beautiful day. Great conditions. Lots of fun. If they would not have told us that it was a slow fishing day, we would...
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Craig M.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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8 Hour trip with Capt. Mike and Team

VERIFIED   NEW  July 30, 2019
Had a great trip with Capt Mike and team. The guys took great care of us…..  We had a large party with lots of teenage...
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Sherman C.
Madison, AL
 5.00
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   April 24, 2019
Our six hour fishing trip went off flawlessly.  Captain Bill put us right over fish time after time that day.  His...
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Michael P.
Baton Rouge, LA
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3/4 day fish trip with Capt Bill

VERIFIED   NEW  July 31, 2019
Fantastic day on the gulf with a very upbeat and knowledgeable crew. Loved every minute of it. Whole family went and every...
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