Captain
Michael Dawson

Member since September 2017 Holiday, United States
Background
Growing up in Tarpon Springs area, I grew up fishing the waters of the Tampa Bay area. The first fish I ever caught was a 32" Speckled Trout. Ever since then I have been hooked. My fishing career took off in high school when I started a fishing club at Tarpon Springs High School. I then went to USF Where I was the president of the USF fishing club and team. I have done work with TheOnlineFisherman and am the official guide of The Patriotic Angler Podcast.
Techniques
Fishing Changes everyday, This is why there is no preferred style of fishing. As a Captain I also pride myself in asking the client how they want to fish, what they want to target, what do they want to learn. When you book a trip with Patriotic Guide Service, the day is for you, not for us.

Hey, I'm Captain Michael Dawson

Holiday, United States
Background
Growing up in Tarpon Springs area, I grew up fishing the waters of the Tampa Bay area. The first fish I ever caught was a 32" Speckled Trout. Ever since then I have been hooked. My fishing career took off in high school when I started a fishing club at Tarpon Springs High School. I then went to USF Where I was the president of the USF fishing club and team. I have done work with TheOnlineFisherman and am the official guide of The Patriotic Angler Podcast.
Techniques
Fishing Changes everyday, This is why there is no preferred style of fishing. As a Captain I also pride myself in asking the client how they want to fish, what they want to target, what do they want to learn. When you book a trip with Patriotic Guide Service, the day is for you, not for us.

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Patriotic Guide Service

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Fishing Reports

REDFISH BITE IS RED HOT!

September 17, 2017

Hurricane Irma did not effect the bite out there for us. On this 6-hour charter we caught fish until the family could not lift there arms any more. The morning starts off for myself as i launch the boat… Read Full Report →

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4.88
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
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Appropriate for children
100%
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Lisa H.
Tarpon Springs, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 21, 2020
Captain Mike was great! Very knowledgeable and personal! Will definitely book again!
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 5.00
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 10, 2020
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Mike H.
Apopka, FL
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VERIFIED   March 19, 2020
Mike was great with the kids . Patient with the tangles, and put us on some good fish. Everyone had a great time.
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Andrew H.
San Juan
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VERIFIED   March 4, 2020
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Mark B.
Gulf Shores, AL
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The Best!

VERIFIED   January 16, 2019
I contacted numerous boat captains regarding a trip on a cold January day.  I decided on this captain and I’m very...
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