Captain
Mike Dates

Member since September 2014 Destin, United States
Background
Mike has been a USCG-licensed Captain since 2002, but he's fished the waters of Destin since 1969. A true native to the area and he just can't get enough of the beautiful village and her incredible fishery. He will work tirelessly to put you on the fish, and employ his wealth of knowledge and experience on every trip he runs. On a personal note, I love this business because I get to meet some really great people everyday and I feel relaxed and at home on the water. Start out as a client, end the trip as a friend.
Techniques
I prefer live bait fishing but I also artificial bait fish when the conditions exists.

Hey, I'm Captain Mike Dates

Destin, United States
Background
Mike has been a USCG-licensed Captain since 2002, but he's fished the waters of Destin since 1969. A true native to the area and he just can't get enough of the beautiful village and her incredible fishery. He will work tirelessly to put you on the fish, and employ his wealth of knowledge and experience on every trip he runs. On a personal note, I love this business because I get to meet some really great people everyday and I feel relaxed and at home on the water. Start out as a client, end the trip as a friend.
Techniques
I prefer live bait fishing but I also artificial bait fish when the conditions exists.
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 57 reviews
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Great time considering the weather !!
Fishing with Mike Dates
Fishing with Mike Dates
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Appropriate for children
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Catch intended fish
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Scott G.
Macon, Georgia
 5.00
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Best trip ever

VERIFIED   June 16, 2018
Capt. Mike is a true professional it just so happens he has salt water in his veins.  For the week leading up to the trip...
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David E.
Mobile, AL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  March 28, 2019
Captain Mike was great. Cared a lot about our fishing experience. Helped us learn things about fishing that we did not know...
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Michelle M.
Destin, Florida
 5.00
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Fishing with Mike Dates

VERIFIED   September 18, 2018
We had an amazing time today fishing with Mike.  We really appreciated all the little things like how he baited our hooks...
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Kurt K.
Ballwin, MO
 5.00
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3 Hour Kids Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   July 26, 2018
We had a great time with Captain Mike! He was really attentive to the kids and made sure they had a great time. We caught 10...
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Will M.
Glen Allen, VA
 5.00
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   December 30, 2018
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