Captain Mike Murray

Hello, everyone!  I was born and raised in Gulfport, Florida, a small fishing town minutes from Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

Ever since I can remember I have been fishing, whether for fifteen minutes before school or all day during summer vacation.  I grew up on the water and on my family’s boats.

In my teens I moved to Land O’Lakes, Florida, where I began to bass fish and compete in bass tournaments.  This type of fishing taught me patience on the water and the use of artificial lures.

After high school I moved to Tampa, Florida, where I attended college to become a Firefighter/Paramedic.  I have been a professional Firefighter/Paramedic since 1998 and am currently
assigned to Tampa Fire Rescues fire boat “The Patriot”, a 69 ft. Firestorm model.  My schedule at the fire department allows me to spend a lot of time on the water and keep up on where the fish are.

Along with charters, I also fish in tournaments.  I specialize in chasing redfish and fish in a monthly redfish tour.

With the Fire Department and charter fishing I feel like I have the best of both worlds.  I get to spend most of my time on boats and on the water.  Being outdoors and on the water is my life’s passion, and if you book a charter with me I hope I can make it yours too for the duration of our trip.  I know there are a lot of great guides here in the Tampa Bay area, and picking the one that’s right for you isn’t easy. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.  I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Until then, tight lines!

***** 5 Stars

My wife and I booked a trip with Captain Mike that included us, our 2 teenage boys and their grandfather.

Captain Mike was extremely professional and accommodating, not to mention he kept everyone busy catching fish.

He did an incredible job with everyone on the boat no matter the level of experience.

A pleasant experience for our family that we will always remember.

If you are ever in the Tampa Bay area, we strongly suggest making contact with Captain Mike.

***** 5 Stars

Captain Mike took my friend and I out for the day and we had blast. He knew all the best spots and got us a ton of fish on a weekend that I heard several others describe as a tough weekend to fish. He was extremely courteous; we couldn’t have asked for a better captain!