My friend Kevin and I spent 1/2 day fishing with Capt Mike Bailey. The weather was perfect, and the Gulf was as flat as a lake. As soon as we left Gordon’s Pass, there were birds diving, and fish everywhere. We tossed out some jigs, and in minutes we had several spanish mackerel in the cooler. Mike paused to net some live bait, and then we headed out a short distance to a wreck, where we anchored. In the next couple of hours we had an amazing time. We caught and brought to the boat 4 goliath groupers, one of which was estimated at approaching 300 lbs. Unbelievable! We also caught a nice size black grouper, but season had ended two days earlier, so back he went.
Mike is a great Captain. His knowledge is outstanding, and we can’t wait to fish with him again.
Captain Mike was a great host. My fiancé and brother had a wonderful morning. We arrived at 7:30 in the morning and departed minutes later. My brother caught a 100 lb plus grouper and a 20 plus pound snook!! We caught a lot of other fish as well but these two will be remembered forever. He took the last half for dolphin watching which really topped the morning off. CPt Mike will put you on the fish and he will tell you if it’s a good day to fish or not. Fortunately the moon was right, winds were light and the laughter was abundant.
Great Day of Fishing!
Reviewed November 12, 2011
From the time we entered the Gulf we were pulling in the fish. Captain Mike’s expereince, equipment and boat is top of the line! He has over 30 years of experience out there on the water and this was eveident as all the other fishing guides were always trailing behind. We seemed to be on the fish first at each…
Captain Mike Bailey, who is the owner/operator of his fishing operation at the Port-o-call Marina is a must do for all who would like to learn, or who just want to go fishing for the day.
What a wonderful experience especially because it was my first time fishing.
We were with a couple and their daughter. They are from England but have lived
in many parts of the world. The daughter was visiting from Kuwait, where she is working and residing.
Captain Mike did an excellent job of helping us catch the biggest fish. Thanks Captain!!
My wife and I almost never fish, but thought this fishing charter might be fun. The day turned out to be one of the funnest we have ever spent in Florida. We caught our first fish (a Jack) in about 10 minutes and caught multiple, nice Mackerels after that. Because we are dolphin enthusiasts, Cpt. Mike was able to get the dolphins to swim in our wake several times. The dolphins swam so close, they could have almost jumped in the boat. This was a great day enjoying nature, with a very experienced, interesting, and interactive Captain. Thanks Captain Mike! We can’t wait to bring our teenagers on our next trip to share in this great experience.
Shark fishing with Capt. Mike
Date of review: Mar 25, 2011
Took my boys fishing with Capt Mike (our fifth trip) for shark. We caught a nice angry 7′, 130 lb Thresher. Great time! Mike is very professional, great teacher and always seams to know where the fish are biting, and always keeps a sense of humor My boys have grown up fishing with Capt. Mike and always look forward to…
Date of review: Mar 24, 2011
Captain Mike was courteous, patient, and a pleasure to spend half the day with. I let him know i would love to catch a shark (My wife has an affinity for sharks but not boats) and then target Tarpon. We left dock at 7:30 in the morning and were out to the artificial reef within about a half hour. 10-12…
Caught 150 lb tarpon
A Fun, Educational, and Exciting Trip With Capt. Mike!
Date of review: Mar 23, 2011
The trip went too fast! It was wonderful hearing about the history of Naples, the families who live there and seeing their beautiful homes! Capt. Mike also got the dolphins to swim near the boat and do beautiful leaps into the air! They were beautiful! It was sooo exciting!
Off-shore Fishing Experience – Excellent!
Date of review: Mar 20, 2011
Captain Mike showed our group of 4 adults a fun, fish-filled morning. Every time our line was in the water, a fish would take it. When we moved on to the ‘big’ fish, Dan landed a Golaith Grouper! Fastest 4 hours of the day. Thanks for showing us how, Captain! – Dan, Denise, Sarah, Leigh, Wisconsin
This was not just a fishing trip. Very entertaining!
Date of review: Mar 18, 2011
We enjoyed the trip very much! We’ve never caught such a variety of fish species on any trip before. The action was nonstop. We also enjoyed the trained wild eagle and the dolphin show. These were unexpected treasures we will always remember. Thankyou, Dr Bob and Nip
Catch Fish Now!!
Date of review: Mar 16, 2011
Having hired charters from the Great Lakes to Alaska to the Gulf, I would highly recommend a trip with Mike. He not only is a great captain and fisherman, but a hunter as well. I believe in catching fish, and so does Mike. If the fish were not in one spot, there was no hesitation in relocating to hunt the…
The best part of my trip to Naples!!!
Date of review: Mar 16, 2011
Visiting from London, England. I was refered to Captain Mike and I had a great time, learned some important fishing skills and caught some great fish!
Highlight of our Vacation
Date of review: Mar 14, 2011
Outstanding experience all-around. We caught hammerhead and blacktip sharks, grouper, kingfish, mackerel, and one very unlucky gull. We were on the fish as soon as a line got a line wet. Capt. Mike’s boat and gear was perfect for the four of us. The boat was clean and had plenty of room. All the gear was was in great shape…