Islamorada, Florida, United States
Suggested Tip: 20%
Spend a day on the bow of Capt. Mike’s Maverick HPX Mirage 17ft. skiff sight casting in gin-clear water to tarpon, bonefish, permit, redfish and snook. From April to July Mike focuses primarily on tarpon as this is the heaviest migration season. The Florida Keys is considered one of the best tarpon fisheries in the world and Capt. Mike has them dialed. In the fall and winter months after the tarpon migration slows, Mike switches gears to bonefish and permit on the flats, and begins exploring the backcountry for redfish and snook.
Capt. Mike provides all the necessary fishing equipment and tackle for a day on the water, but he welcomes anglers to bring their own if preferred. Mike launches his boat from the Angler House conveniently located in the heart of Islamorada. Fishing license is included in the price of the trip. Mike practices catch-and-release fishing to preserve the precious resource.
Islamorada, Florida, United States • 10+ years of experience
Capt. Mike Alfano is one of the most reputable and sought-after flats guides in the Islamorada region. He specializes in fly fishing and light tackle for tarpon, permit and bonefish. In addition to guiding, Mike is also a firefighter, paramedic and is the Captain of the Davie, FL Fire & Rescue near Fort Lauderdale, FL. Mike began his professional guiding career in 2017, but his passion for fly fishing was sparked long before that. Mike lives in Islamorada full-time and has been a student of the fishery for 15+ years. He’s a regular in the local tarpon tournaments with several podium finishes and considered to be a top contender each year. He sits on the board of the Florida Keys Fishing Guide Association and is an active member of Captains for Clean Water. Mike is a father of two daughters, a phenomenal fishing guide, a stand-up guy, and an advocate for local conservation initiatives.
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