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Captain Mike Patterson's Fintastic Fishing Charters

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Islamorada, FL, USA
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About Captain Mike Patterson's Fintastic Fishing Charters
Fishing Everglades National Park and Flats around the Florida Keys in the Islamorada area. We have two boats. An 18ft Action Craft and a 22ft Pathfinder. We are proud sponsors of Mercury Marine and always have new equipment on our boats. We handle all kinds of groups, experienced anglers and families that just want to go out fishing for the first time. We specialize in having fun first.
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danjo70 wrote a review Jun 2020
Miami3 contributions4 helpful votes
Very disappointed. Capt. Mike had friends in town, so he put us with Capt. Phil. After about an hour of fishing, some bad weather was moving in, so we had to dodge the storm. We thought we were heading to another fishing spot, since we booked a 3/4 day, but Capt. Phil took us back to Robbie's (while Capt. Mike managed to stay out and continue fishing). So were charged for a half day of fishing (4 hours), but only got 1 hour of fishing and 2 hours of boat ride. Capt. Phil said he was sure Capt. Mike would give us a discount for a 2nd day 1/2 day. I gave Capt. Phil my number. He said he would check with Capt. Mike on what that discount would be and get back to me. Never heard back from him. Called Capt. Mike very early the next morning. Got a VM. Called again later, straight to VM. Lost my business and a chance at a positive review.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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bandcquick87 wrote a review Apr 2018
Islamorada, Florida5 contributions
Had a great day out with Mike and Phil. Friendly girl vs boy competition. The girls slayed it with a 3 hundred pound Saw Fish. What an awesome experience with two great guides. #robbies #islamorada
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Marie C wrote a review Mar 2018
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I booked this back country 1/2 day fishing trip directly with Capt. Mike. He said my husband and I would have a great time, well, we didn’t. First of all, we didn’t even get Capt. Mike, we got a cowboy instead. It was one disappointment after another. It was not a smooth boat ride at all, there were only 2 of us and he ran out of bait (??). We have done this back country fishing trip before with someone else and knew what to expect. Unfortunately with hurricane Irma, that fishing guide was unavailable cause he lost his boat and house. We felt “pressured” to give a tip with several “tip reminder” stickers on the boat. When we got off the boat - there was Cap. Mike - what? The 2 fish that I caught were then butchered with a dull knife by Capt. Cowboy into several pieces! Like I said, one disappointment after another. Since we didn’t get the experienced Capt. Mike (as advertised) it was not an enjoyable, satisfying nor safe fishing trip. Not fin-tasting at all. Buyer beware!
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Date of experience: February 2018
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tkkrueger wrote a review Feb 2018
Chicago, Illinois10 contributions4 helpful votes
This was our 5th time out with Captain Mike. Great to see an old friend and catch up. Very east to set an appointment. Bring your drinks and sunscreen and prepare to get on some fish. The rest is provided tackle bait etc. The ride out to the hot spots is beautiful. His boat rides very smoothly and it’s a great time to chat. Once on the spots, grab the rods and start to get some fish in the cooler. We were getting snapper and red fish. Mike knows exactly where to go and will get you on fish. Its up to you to catch them. I would recommend for first time anglers up to experienced fishermen. Can’t wait to get back.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Dennis L wrote a review Jul 2017
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It was an extremely hot late July day so we decide to have some fun near Islamorada , and catch some snook, snappers and groupers. We chose light tackle,light rods and 12 lb line. Hold on , a 35Lb Tarpon doesn't know I'm on the other end of this light line. A 10 minute battle getting this guy to the boat, anybody can use a winch and 100 lb braid, but Capt Mike coaches me the whole way. Great fun on this trip Lease your heavy stuff on the dock and have some real fun with Capt Mike. Dennis Lemons Thanks
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Date of experience: July 2017
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