About Captain Mike

About Captain Mike

Capt Mike

Mike Cape May Ferry
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Captain Mike has been fishing for 50 of his 53 years of life.  His father was Air Force and traveled all over the world while Mike grabbed his fishing rod to head out to any body of water, fresh or salt to try to catch something, anything with any bait he could get his hands on.  Many childhood afternoon was spent on some farmer’s pond or lake trying for bass, crappie, or catfish.
 
Captain Mike served in the Army for 24 years before retiring out of Fort Monroe in 2004.  He continued to fish fresh or salt water his entire Army career.  But as soon as he was assigned to the Hampton Roads area in 2000 his addiction to saltwater took off on a new level.   The last 14 years he has spent most every free moment on the water somewhere in the bay or offshore.  In 2007, Mike started overnighting offshore in his 29 foot Hydrasports.  Swordfish become his new passion.  And while Captain Mike does not land a sword every trip, he has caught many swords at night including the largest sword landed in Virginia for the 2013 year.   Nothing is more exciting than drifting along the shelf at night when the quiet is erupted with the sound of a Tiagra 50w screaming.  While offshore is his passion, fishing in the bay is something done every chance he gets from striped bass, cobia, red/black drum, tog, flounder, you name it, he has caught it.  Captain Mike also obsessed over safety while on the water with items such as a liferaft, EPIRB, XM weather, AIS receiver, radar, DSC/MMSI emergency procedures, SPOT PLB always ensuring he meets or exceeds all USCG safety requirements.
 
He loves fishing with children and watching the joy on their faces as a fish tugs on the other end of the line.  Mike and his wife Lanie have participated in the Wish-A-Fish program taking children fishing for the last 10 years.
 
Captain Mike holds a USCG 50 Ton Master’s License and is a member of both the Virginia Charter Boat Association and the National Association of Charterboat Operators.  Seaduction is a drug free vessel complying with USCG drug regulations.
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