Captain
Mike Cyr

Member since November 2015

Key West, United States

Background
I am a native guide, born and raised in Key West. My uncle started charter fishing in 1945 and he helped to bring a lot of our family members into the industry. In the 80's through present day, I have had my two brothers, four cousins and my uncle all working in the charter industry. Now my two sons have also become two of the best flats guides in the Lower Keys. We have always viewed fishing and guiding as our passion, not just a job.
Techniques
I like to touch base with my anglers the evening before the trip to get an idea of what their expectations and skill levels are. From there we will create a game plan for the next morning that will provide them with the opportunities to score.

Hey, I'm Captain Mike Cyr

Key West, United States
Background
I am a native guide, born and raised in Key West. My uncle started charter fishing in 1945 and he helped to bring a lot of our family members into the industry. In the 80's through present day, I have had my two brothers, four cousins and my uncle all working in the charter industry. Now my two sons have also become two of the best flats guides in the Lower Keys. We have always viewed fishing and guiding as our passion, not just a job.
Techniques
I like to touch base with my anglers the evening before the trip to get an idea of what their expectations and skill levels are. From there we will create a game plan for the next morning that will provide them with the opportunities to score.

My Charter Listings

 
Key West
trips from
US$ 475

Fishing Reports

Bonefide

February 15, 2017

20-25 knt. SW wind before a cold front produced schools of big Bones coming down the flats. It's been great all week. Fly fishing and 10 lb braid is the weapon of choice. Read Full Report →


Fly fishing for Bonefish and permit

February 07, 2017

Today we fly fished with a novice saltwater fly-fishing client and had multiple shots at Bonefish and permit. One especially large permit over 35 pounds, unfortunately 20 knt. winds, increasing cloud cover, and rain cut the trip short. Read Full Report →


Bonefishing, permit and cudas

January 31, 2017

Warm winter bonefish! The warming water temperatures this week have plenty of schools of Bonefish coming across the flats we were able to get my client his first on fly and his buddy was able to get a big… Read Full Report →


Bonefish, permit, and tarpon

April 23, 2016

Gangs all here! Multiple shots at all three with a fly rod. My angler released his first Bonefish. Read Full Report →


Grand slam possibilities

April 20, 2016

We are getting consistent shots at a grand slams on a daily basis. On this day my 78 year old angler released his tarpon and bonefish but windy conditions interrupted his cast at multiple schools of bone fish. Read Full Report →


Tarpon Mania!

April 15, 2016

Tarpon migration has begun. Some really big fish are here. We caught 3 on our half day trip and a barracuda. Biggest tarpon was over 150. Read Full Report →


Spring free for All

March 29, 2016

Tarpon and Bonefishing have been really consistent and successful this past week. We are super excited to be seeing the fish in these numbers this early into our spring. Read Full Report →


Bonefish and Tarpon

March 17, 2016

The transition from winter time fishing to spring has begun.Excellent bonefishing today with light winds and almost no cloud cover. We had multiple shots at some single, doubles and one school of about a dozen. Plenty of sharks up… Read Full Report →


Cudas and Permit

March 06, 2016

Barracuda fishing continues to be fantastic and with the warming up of the water temps we had multiple shots at some giant permit. Casting has been challenging in 20 knot plus wind but that also makes it fun and… Read Full Report →


Alligator

February 22, 2016

Thomas Collins caught this giant Cuda on a casting plug today. Water temperatures are warming up and bonefish and permit should be back on the flats this week. Read Full Report →


Tigers of the Sea

February 20, 2016

Barracuda fishing had been spectacular! Tossing top water plugs, tube lures and flies to giant Barracudas should be on everyone's bucket list! Read Full Report →


Plenty of action

January 30, 2016

With the advent of colder water Temps we have been drift fishing the basins for action. Fishing the"muds" can be a lot of fun, sometimes a hook up on every cast. Seatrout, jacks, and Lady fish. We also had… Read Full Report →


Barracuda time!

December 23, 2015

Barracuda action has really picked with the passage of a recent cold front and water temperature drop. Sight fishing and casting tube lures and top water plugs to these silvers missiles has to be experienced by anybody who loves… Read Full Report →


Shark fishing with topwater plugs

December 16, 2015

Casting topwater plugs to sharks in 1-2 of water is a blast. This leads to spectacular strikes and aerobatic leaps. Blacktips will jump 10' out of the water sometimes and spin in the air 3 or 4 complete revolutions! Read Full Report →


Bonefish

December 05, 2015

Very good Bonefishing today, we released two, largest about ten pounds, and had plenty of more shots at others. Spin tackle using 10lb. braid and live shrimp was used. Lots of barracuda and sharks swimming around. Read Full Report →


Permit

November 28, 2015

Strong winds from a cold front didn't discourage Permit on the flats. Lady angler, Meg, went one for two on 10lb. Spin. Read Full Report →


Lots of Permit action

November 16, 2015

Permit have been flooding the flats this last week in great numbers with an occasional shot at big bonefish. We also have had a lot of fun playing with Lemon and Blacktip sharks on surface plugs. this leads to… Read Full Report →


Bonefish once again has been very good

November 12, 2015

Bonefishing is still very good with a few shots a permit on both tides. Plenty of barracuda and cruising sharks to keep things interesting. Read Full Report →


Great bonefishing this last week of Nov.

November 07, 2015

Large numbers of bonefish still coming through at the start of the incoming tides this last week. We also have had multiple shots at tailing permit. Sharks have been around in good numbers and some big barracuda are starting… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 4, 2017

We have been on many charters through the years . Caption Mike was out standing , very inventive to our every need . Hard day but never stoped trying , Will go again next time we come back .

Fished May 2017

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Mike Cyr (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 5, 2017

Thanks Chris you guys were great sorry your big Tarpon jumped off

Went fishing on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Put me on the fish, gave advice when needed, and I caught the fish I went for.

Fished March 2016

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Mike Cyr (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, April 8, 2016

Thanks for the review and congrats on your giant tarpon, hope you can back and catch your Permit and Bonefish.


Went fishing on Monday, February 22, 2016

A little windy, could not go to the Marquees.Great captain(Mike).Caught a large Barracks.

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

We had some chances at our target species but our casting needed improvement. Capt Mike was wise enough to know it was time for us to get some fish in the boat and we had fun with multiple species. We also took a run to find some bone fish but no luck. I think it was a good trip based on time of year and temperature.

Fished February 2016

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Mike Cyr (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Thanks Joel,
I really enjoyed fishing with you guys and hope you can come back for tarpon in the spring or summer!

Went fishing on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Had a great time with this charter despite the strong wind and choppy water that day.  Caught some big barracudas…

Fished February 2016

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Mike Cyr (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Thanks for the good review and yes, Mother Nature rules this game. The great thing about flats and backcountry fishing is being able hide in the Lee of the islands and still catch fish despite the weather conditions. Hope to see you for tarpon season!

Went fishing on Friday, June 12, 2015

C Hawk Charters has never disappointed. I’ve been out with Captain Mike several times and would highly recommend. He knows the Key West flats like the back of his hand and will get you in the right spot with the right setup for the conditions. All of the equipment is in good condition and you can tell that they take pride in their work. I’ve never been out with the other guides from C Hawk but have met them all and they are very professional and friendly. I would wrap this up by saying that C Hawk is your best bet in KW.  I had zero salt water sport fishing experience on my first time out and Mike was very patient and I landed a nice tarpon! Really what more can you ask for, it was a great experience.

Fished June 2015

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Mike Cyr (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

I had a great time fishing with you and look forward to your return next summer. Thanks for the great review.


Went fishing on Saturday, June 13, 2015

Capt. Mike took my son and I out tarpon fishing in June 2015.  It was the best fishing trip ever!  To see our giant tarpon skyrocketing out of the water is a memory we will never forget.  Thank you Capt. Mike!

Fished June 2015

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Mike Cyr (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanks Cindy, you guys were a blast!

Went fishing on Saturday, February 15, 2014

Look no further!  You are in for a real treat if you include an outing with Captain Mike Cyr as part of your Key West experience!  I am a novice fisherman and he was extremely patient with me!  He is very knowledgeable!  You’ll have fun catching with him!

Fished February 2014

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Mike Cyr (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanks Tina, I really enjoyed fishing with you and look forward to your return.