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

14 reviews
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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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Jeff A.
Douglasville, Georgia
 5.00
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Spring Break Half Day with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   April 5, 2018
Booked a PM trip on the way home from Spring Break.  Got lucky Captain Mike had an opening to take my wife, my son and...
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Edwin G.
United States
 5.00
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Great Day On The Water!

February 5, 2019
The trip was a great experience overall! My dad and I were able to learn a lot of new techniques on catching bait, grouper,...
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New Port Richey, Florida
 5.00
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6 hr trip with Captain Michael Dawson

February 27, 2018
What a day! Captain Michael was a great person to begin with, very knowledgeable, super nice, and worked hard. He got us tons...
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Trent L.
Tarpon Springs, FL
 4.67
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Shark Fishing with some extras

VERIFIED   June 4, 2018
The trip was great. They were relaxed and easy to talk to and if we ever frustrated them, you would never know it. They taught...
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David C.
Tampa, FL
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Half day trip with captain mike

VERIFIED   September 15, 2018
awesome trip fishing started slow but captain mike had a couple options for us until we started getting hits. very knowledgeable...
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