Captain
Mike Riccard

Member since February 2016

Orlando, United States

Background
I established Schooled Up Redfish Charters in September of 2015 at 21 years old. Having been fishing the Mosquito Lagoon from the age of 4/5 years old, I have a great love and passion for being on this body of water and have no plans of leaving. Guiding others to a catch and memory of a lifetime while them sharing that experience with their loved ones is the greatest part of this "job." I have never considered one part of my career to be work. As the saying goes – if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life.
Techniques
Targeting shallow water redfish, black drum, and sea trout and fishing them by sight whether using artificial lures, live bait, or my personal favorite- fly fishing.

Hey, I'm Captain Mike Riccard

Orlando, United States
Background
I established Schooled Up Redfish Charters in September of 2015 at 21 years old. Having been fishing the Mosquito Lagoon from the age of 4/5 years old, I have a great love and passion for being on this body of water and have no plans of leaving. Guiding others to a catch and memory of a lifetime while them sharing that experience with their loved ones is the greatest part of this "job." I have never considered one part of my career to be work. As the saying goes – if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life.
Techniques
Targeting shallow water redfish, black drum, and sea trout and fishing them by sight whether using artificial lures, live bait, or my personal favorite- fly fishing.

My Charter Listing

Schooled Up Redfish Charters

Orlando
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trips from $350

Fishing Reports

August-September Bull Redfish

August 28, 2018

This August has proved to be fantastic fishing, catching many bull redfish in the 30lb range. We have had good opportunities at catching these 43-50 inch fish in only a foot of water every trip we have gotten out… Read Full Report →


Month of September

August 31, 2017

During the month of September we see some of the best fishing of the year! Bull Redfish are in the middle of spawning, meaning the big 20-30lb fish push up in the shallow water to feed and reproduce. We… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (15)
4.71
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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3\/4 day trip on Mosquito Lagoon
3\/4 day trip on Mosquito Lagoon
3\/4 day trip on Mosquito Lagoon
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Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Mark M.
Port Orange, Florida
 5.00
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3/4 day trip on Mosquito Lagoon

VERIFIED   August 10, 2018
We had an awesome day of fishing on Mosquito Lagoon!  We have been on numerous fishing charters and Captain Mike provided...
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Kenny W.
United States
 4.00
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Half day with captain Mike

VERIFIED   July 27, 2018
.I would like to say thank you to captain mike for taking me and my son out for a night time charter. I booked his half day...
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Douglas W.
Apopka, FL
 5.00
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Half Day with Capt Mike

VERIFIED   March 23, 2018
Conditions were not the best but Capt Mike worked hard to put my son on some big reds. Great guide and good person. Look forward...
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Duane R.
Indianapolis, IN
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 19, 2018
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Randy A.
Joplin, MO
 4.33
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Half day trip with captain Mike

VERIFIED   July 17, 2018
Captain Mike was great. Fishing was not real good. They have had alot of rain and water was real dirty.
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