Mike Haynes

Meet Captain Mike Haynes

Captain Mike Haynes of Fishbonz Charters

For an unparalleled fishing odyssey, Captain Mike Haynes of Fishbonz Charters in Crystal River stands as the pinnacle of expertise, offering an exhilarating angling experience in the town's pristine waters. Captain Mike's fervor for fishing is as profound as the depths he explores, his infectious passion for angling evident whether he's guiding veterans or initiating novices into the realm of fishing. His commitment to environmental stewardship and his eagerness to impart his wisdom establish him as a revered figure within the fishing community, ensuring that each voyage under his command is both enlightening and thrilling.

Captain Mike Haynes is a consummate authority on fishing, especially within the Crystal River region. He is the source of the Florida West Coast Fishing Reports, broadcast live on social media platforms, and has made appearances as a guest captain on various fishing shows. His extensive experience has refined his skills and knowledge, making him an indispensable asset to anglers seeking a fruitful day on the water. His profound understanding of the local aquatic environment, the habits of different fish species, and the dynamic conditions of the water ensure he can tailor each fishing excursion to the desires and abilities of his clients, crafting an adventure that is both educational and exhilarating. Captain Mike's standing as a reliable guide and his dedication to sustainable fishing practices underscore his mastery of the craft.

Captain Mike Haynes, the esteemed guide and owner of Fishbonz Charters in Crystal River, brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to every fishing expedition. With an infectious enthusiasm for angling and a deep respect for the aquatic environment, Captain Mike is dedicated to providing an unforgettable and educational experience for all who join his charter. His expertise extends beyond the waters of Crystal River, as he actively shares his insights through various platforms, including Florida West Coast Fishing Reports and appearances on popular fishing shows. Captain Mike's commitment to sustainable fishing practices and his genuine love for teaching make him a beloved figure in the fishing community. Alongside his skilled crew, he ensures that every trip is not only a chance to catch fish but also an opportunity to connect with nature and learn from one of the most experienced guides in the region.

Boat Details:

The Hewes flats boat, crafted in 2020, is an epitome of modern angling technology. Powered by a robust 115 HP Yamaha SHO engine, it offers a remarkable maximum speed of 50 knots, ensuring a swift and exciting ride on the water. With a spacious 19-foot length, it comfortably accommodates up to three passengers, making it the perfect vessel for an intimate and thrilling fishing experience.

Fishbonz Charters assures an unforgettable day on the water that will leave everyone yearning for more, and perhaps even reluctant to depart.

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Expertise & Attributes

9 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Saltwater Fishing
Live Bait
Technical Fishing
Good with New Anglers
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait
Medical Supplies


Crystal River Center Console

Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

Boat Guest Capacity: 3

Boat Length: 19

Manufacturer Name: Hewes (Flats boat)

Model Year: 2000

Number of Engines: 1

Horsepower per Engine: 115

Maximum Cruising Speed: 50

Boat Registration: Not Given

Features: GPS, Fish Finder, Wireless Trolling Motor, Livewell / Live Bait Tank