capt. mike downs


about the captain

Captain Mike Downs was born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Florida. A third-generation Floridian, his family were fishermen of Marco Island long before a bridge connected it to the mainland. Today, Capt. Mike and his wife, Alycia, live on the Peace River. These waters are his backyard and he knows how to get away from the crowds to find un-pressured fish. He spends countless hours on the water, sharpening his knowledge and observing fish behavior, determined to provide you with the best possible fishing experience.  

A steward of the environment, Capt. Mike practices responsible conservation to ensure healthy, thriving fisheries for future generations. He and his wife, Alycia, coordinate a non-profit event C.A.S.T. for Kids Charlotte Harbor through which they share their love for fishing with children in their community. The event allows kids to get out on the boat (many for the first time) with experienced captains and catch their first fish. 

When not fishing, Capt. Mike can be found on Charlotte County's Marine fire boat, protecting the local waterways and citizens. Serving as a Marine Operations Firefighter-Paramedic, you can guarantee that safety is priority #1. Capt. Mike is a safe, responsible boat captain who operates at the highest level of boater etiquette and has an innate ability to guarantee your comfort while aboard his vessel. 

Capt. Mike is proud to offer special rates for First Responders and Military. Please inquire when making a reservation.