"My wife Gabi and I went flats fishing with Captain Mike. It was absolutely outstanding! We had a ball. Mike took extra-special care of my wife Gabi. She thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our trip, as did I. We caught several species, including redfish, sea trout and snapper. Mike did everything, including cleaning the fish. Then he recommended ‘Catches’. They cooked our fish and we had a fabulous dinner. We highly recommend both The Reef Chief and Catches! We’ll be back for more!"
Matt and Gabi Raney

Captain Mike,

I wanted to give you something else to post on the customer comments section of your website, so here it is:

My girlfriend and I were in Florida for the weekend and wanted to try our hand at saltwater fishing. We called Captain Mike at Reef Chief Charters and booked one of the new flats fishing trips. I was a little apprehensive going in, as I had never before paid for a fishing trip and didn't know what to expect. Five minutes out on the boat with Captain Mike and I knew the trip was going to be worth it, we were treated like family from the very beginning. Mike coached my girlfriend and I as we pulled in trout after trout, as fast as he could bait our hooks at our first destination. We then moved on to another location, and within minutes were hauling in reds in a beautiful backwater mangrove setting. My girlfriend, who is new to fishing, never had to bait a hook or cast a rod. We got back to the dock and Captain Mike filleted and bagged our catch and even recommended a restaurant where they would cook it for us!

My girlfriend, who never cared much for fishing prior to this experience, is already planning our next trip out with Captain Mike.

Thanks for everything!
Reed Atkinson

Hi Captain Mike,
Our family had a wonderful time on your lovely boat. We definitely would fish again with Reef Chief when we are in Tampa next time.

Thank you for showing us the roots to deep sea fishing!

Best regards,
Michelle Luu

I went out fishing with you last weekend and I wanted to thank you for the great time we had. The only thing we did wrong was only book a half day. I found that out when my 90 year old grandfather made it clear that he was not ready to go home when we were in the car. We were worried that it would be too much for him as it was but I guess we were wrong. He is still talking about it. We will be booking another trip with you when I get back to Florida.

Thanks again for a great time and looking forward to my next trip with The Reef Chief


My wife and I were treated to a fishing trip for our 50th. Wedding Anniversary, compliments of our son and daughter. We went out on The Reef Chief with Capt. Mike out of Port Richey. The trip out was uneventful but things picked up when we arrived at the fishing grounds. Capt. Mike put my wife on to catching Grunts, which she did non-stop! The rest of our party were very busy catching Grouper and Sea Bass. Everyone had a great time and we were treated like royalty. There were six of us in our party and we all had plenty of room. The boat was clean and had a lot of safety equipment on board. When we docked, Capt. Mike filleted our catch and we all went home with clean hands. I would recommend fishing aboard The Reef Chief to anyone interested in a fun day of fishing.
Howard C. Angeloni Sr.

Thanks for the great trip. Cooper and I had a great time. I am sure that the service you provided has convinced us to make another trip next year. I have attached some photos of the catch. Thanks again and safe fishing.

Capt Mike, was absolutely professional, his boat and crew were great and his fish finding abilities were amazing. He made my families celebration of our mom and dad's 50th anniversary a truly amazing day.

Thanks again,
Howie Angeloni, Jr.

Captain Mike,
Just want to thank you again for a great charter trip in late March. Even though it has been a few weeks since the charter, it is still the highlight of our week in Florida. My boys (age 11 and 8) love to fish but even if they had never fished before, your charter made things so simple. Since they caught so many fish, (that you cleaned free of charge-- which is a great extra service that so many charters were charging for), we did not have to worry about fish stories as we had the proof of the catch. We had 5 people (3 adults and 2 kids) and your boat had plenty of room and we were never cramped. Both you and your Mate were excellent on keeping up with unhooking the fish and adding bait to our hooks. You definitely know the area and made the trip very interesting. The boys are already talking about next year.