Capt. Mike Manning
Capt. Mike Manning is a tarpon specialist with two decades of stalking andcatching the silver king under his belt. Capt. Mike is a proven tarpon
tournament angler, and master of tarpon on the beaches, back country and the world famous Boca Grande Pass.
With nearly all of his professional fishing charters dedicated to tarpon, anglers can be sure they have chosen a guide who is laser-focused on the prize. For Capt. Mike, it’s eat, sleep, and breathe tarpon every day from April to November. It’s his relentless passion and commitment to the silver king that makes Capt. Mike the right choice when catching tarpon is your goal.
Capt. Mike is well known and respected by his peers, the industry, the community and within his strong client base. He has been featured on several television fishing shows, newspaper articles, and is a featured guide writer for the St. Petersburg Times.
In addition to leading successful Florida fishing charters, Capt. Mike serves as a field consultant for Mercury Outboards, Andros Boats, St. Croix Rods, Berkley Fishing Line, Shimano Reels, Motor Guide Trolling Motors, Mirr-O-Lure, and 12 Fathom Jigs.
Capt. Mike runs an impeccably kept 24′ Avenger. The boat features a “tuna tower” for the advantage of spotting fish on the shallow flats from great distances. The boat is powered by a “state of the art” current year model, Yamaha 300. The boat is specifically and uniquely designed to fish the backwaters to the near shore reefs of the Gulf Coast. The “hi tech wonder” draws just inches of water, yet offers a full transom and adequate freeboard to safely fish in most any conditions. A high thrust electric trolling motor is utilized in stalking wary tarpon and a push poll is used to creep up on fish in shallow water. She comfortably and safely fishes 1 to 4 people. The boat is equipped beyond all Coast Guard standards. A VHF radio and cellular telephone are always on board.
“Call or email me and I’ll be happy to discuss the best tarpon charter option for you.” – Capt. Mike Manning
Mail: 6030 Boca Grande Causeway unit 14, Boca Grande FL. 33921
My Boca Grande tarpon charters depart from the Boca Grande Guide Docks:
580 5 St East Boca Grande FL. 33921