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Captain Mike Merritt's Native Guide Service

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Chokoloskee, FL, USA
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About Captain Mike Merritt's Native Guide Service
Fishing Charters in the Everglades National Park. Fishing out of the Rod and Gun Club in Everglades City. I fish the Everglades 10,000 Islands for Redfish, Seatrout, Snook, Tarpon, and Cobia. I have , 3/4 day and full day fishing charters available year round. $800 per day, $700 for 3/4 day charter. I am a native Floridian, and a 3rd generation fisherman of this area and know how to put you on fish. I know if you are a happy client you will recommend me to others so I work hard to make my clients happy.
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Tom wrote a review Mar 2022
Naples, Florida4 contributions
I have been fishing with Captain Mike numerous times in the past three years. What a great experience! Mike gets you on the fish and works hard to get you catching fish. We all know there is a big difference between fishing and catching. Capt. Mike helps you with the technique as well as the location of the fish. Works hard to bait the hooks and keep the rods in the water. A delightful and challenging day on every trip. Boat is about a 16 foot open outboard with plenty of room to accommodate casting fore and aft. Clean and fast to get you to the action. Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated and a sandwich to eat between fishing locations. Protection from the sun is a must. A better fishing experience is hard to find.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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John J wrote a review Mar 2022
Naples, Florida356 contributions137 helpful votes
Mike scored big again yesterday. Brothers went fishing on a day with bad winds, choppy seas and bait was hard to find. We spent the day back country in the rivers and creeks. Mike did a lot of precision eating to put us in prime spots. Highlight of the day was this big snook which managed to get into the mangrove. Mike guided Gene on keeping the line tight while he manuverd the boat over the fish. Then Mike took the rod, put its tip down in the creek and proceeded to coax the snookout. The fish took off across the creek and the fight was on again. What a beast! Almost couldn't fit it in the net.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Lyle D wrote a review Jan 2022
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Captain Mike grew up in the area, and has exceptional knowledge of the available fish and their habits. If you are unable to book through TripAdvisor, go to his website or Facebook page to book your trip. You'll have an excellent time.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Jennywalsh wrote a review Dec 2021
Saltash, United Kingdom72 contributions44 helpful votes
Had two great days with Mike having fished with him before. Every day is different and this time he found a school of black drum and we caught 20lb plus fish for fun. My son hooked the big one at 44lb! We caught a huge variety of fish both trips and second trip went snook fishing and lost count of the number we caught plus hooked some nice ones up to 12lb or so. Mike never gives up on the day and always gives everything to make your day a success. Fantastic!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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John J wrote a review Nov 2021
Naples, Florida356 contributions137 helpful votes
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Gary and I fished with Mike yesterday under tough conditions. North to northwest winds and choppy seas. Mike decided to try for bait and was successful. We then headed into the back country where we had an unbelievable day of snook fishing. Landed two over the slot snooks as well as four in the slot snooks. Mike kept on changing baits and we ended up landing snook on pilchards, ladyfish chunks, and jigs. The wind was always a challenge and Mike worked hard to find holes where the trolling motor would keep us well positioned. On top of the great snooks we brought home one top of the slot Redfish.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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