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, Estados Unidos
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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4.90
out of 5 stars from 73 reviews
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Greg B.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Julio 2, 2019
Great day. Afternoon fishing, captain Mike called and warned us of rough seas and other options for fishing.  We ended...
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Ray G.
Brentwood, TN
 5.00
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Spanish Mackerel Boatload!

VERIFIED   Marzo 19, 2020
My son (9) and I had a wonderful trip with Captain Mike!  Our enjoyment and happiness were always first on his mind. ...
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Joe M.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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3 hour trip

VERIFIED   Julio 31, 2019
Captain Mike was great!  We planned this trip last minute and had to make some last minute changes..Captain Mike accommodated...
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Adam F.
United States
 5.00
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3/4 Day Trip with Capt Mike

VERIFIED   Junio 26, 2019
If you want to fish, then First Shot with Capt Mike at the helm is your trip. Mike worked hard to keep us on and targeting...
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John K.
Lubbock, TX
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Day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Junio 22, 2019
We did a small 2hr trip for my 5yr old son to see if he would like fishing from a boat. He loved it, Captain Mike was extremely...
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