Captain Mike Merritt’s Native Guide Service

Capt. Mike Merritt Chokoloskee, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Fish the Everglades Ten Thousand Islands!

Captain Mike has been in business since late 1990’s and knows the Everglades and South Florida area very well. Come fishing for snapper, permit, snook or tarpon. Specializing in flyfishing and jigging, we’ll put you on the fish!

Full day trip for 2 guests available. Trip cost covers both anglers and everything you need for a great fishing trip. Not only will you have a great day of fishing with Captain Mike, you will also get to know the history of the Florida Everglades and see the wildlife of the area including crocodiles, spoonbills, eagles, falcons, manatees, and the occasional bobcat.

Raised in Everglades, City, Captain Mike is a third generation fisherman who has been fishing since 6 years old and running his own boat sine 13 years old. He has been a Professional Fishing Guide in SW Florida for over 25 years. Captain Mike specializes in catching Snook, but can catch everything the Everglades has to offer.

With his expert knowledge of Ten Thousand Islands, top of the line fishing equipment, and 22’ Pathfinder, he knows how to keep his customers on the fish. The clean and well maintained vessel is equipped with casting platform, live well, and all USCG Certified Safety Equipment. There is also have a Remote Control Trolling motor.

Trip prices include fishing licenses for both anglers, live bait, lures, rods & reels and tackle. Captain Mike will also clean and bag your catch for you! All you need to bring is polarized sunglasses, hat, food, and drinks (no glass). You may also want to bring sunscreen and a light jacket – you never quite know what the Florida weather will do.

Fishing Ten Thousands Islands in SW Florida is a marvel… there is truly no other fishing trip is like it. With over 35,000 acres of mangrove habitats, this chain of islands and remote islets is home to some amazing wildlife. And Captain Mike has the experience to know where to take you to the fish. There really is no better choice for a great day of fishing in SW Florida, book with Captain Mike and Native Guide Service today!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

150 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee

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Trips start at $750

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1-2 guests

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2009 22' Center Console

150 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances



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Includes 1 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 2 guests

Includes 1 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 2 guests)

Trip time: 8:00am to 4:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Full day fishing in Everglades National Park for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Seatrout depending on time of year and what fish are feeding. Live bait and artificial lures are used. I fish all year long. 


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Latest Fishing Report

    Fish Species

    Black Drum
    Mangrove Snapper
    Spotted Seatrout

    Additional Details

    Safety Features

    • Life Jackets
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • First-Aid Equipment
    • CPR-Trained Crew
    • Flares
    • VHF Radio


    • GPS
    • Fishfinder

    Boat Features

    • Cooler

    Boat Gear

    • Casting Platform
    • Livewell

    Fishing Techniques

    • Jigging
    • Light Tackle
    • Spinning

    Fishing Policies

    • Children Welcome
    • Clients Keep Catch
    • No Illegal Substances

    Price Includes

    • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
    • Fishing License
    • Fresh or Live Bait
    • Lures
    • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

    Minimum Age

    • No age limit

    Fishing Location

    • Backcountry
    • Flats
    • Inshore
    • Offshore
    • River
    • Wreck

    About the Vessel


    Capt. Mike Merritt

    Boat Type

    Center Console

    Boat Length


    Year Built


    Engine Manufacturer

    Yamaha F150

    Number of Engines


    Engine Horsepower

    150 HP