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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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Doug M.
Bixby, OK
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6hr trip. Highly recommend Capt. Mike. Kind…laid back

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on July 26, 2021
About us:  I am a lifetime fisherman from Oklahoma, and all of my family have fished, but this was our first saltwater adventure....
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Matt L.
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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6 Hour Bay Fishing Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on June 21, 2021
We originally had scheduled an off shore fishing trip with Captain Mike for 6 hours. Unfortunately, we were not able to go...
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Timothy V.
Sand Springs, OK
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6hr Trip With Captain Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on June 23, 2021
Captain Mike was a wonderful guide. He worked hard to get us our limit of Red Snapper . I had mentioned when I booked the trip...
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Jordan C.
Winder, Georgia
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8 Hour Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 29, 2021
Captain Mike was awesome. He kept us on fish all day. This picture doesn’t do it justice. We were bringing them in all day....
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Jeremy T.
Lawrenceburg, TN
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Great trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on August 25, 2021
We got delayed a bit by the weather but Mike kept me informed on what was going on and when we could leave.Mike is very knowledgeable...
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