Captain Michael S. Murray
Hello, everyone! I was born and
raised in Gulfport, Florida, a small
fishing town minutes from Boca
Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Ever since I can remember I have
been fishing, whether for fifteen
minutes before school or all day
during summer vacation. I grew up
on the water and on my family's boats.
In my teens I moved to Land O'
Lakes, Florida, where I began to
bass fish and compete in bass
tournaments. This type of fishing
taught me patience on the water and
the use of artificial lures.
After high school I moved to Tampa,
Florida, where I attended college to
Firefighter/Paramedic. I have been a
since 1998 and am currently
assigned to Tampa Fire Rescues fire
boat "The Patriot", a 69 ft. Firestorm
model. My schedule at the fire
department allows me to spend a lot
of time on the water and keep up on
where the fish are.
Along with charters, I also fish in
tournaments. I specialize in chasing
redfish and fish in a monthly redfish
With the Fire Department and charter
fishing I feel like I have the best of
both worlds. I get to spend most of
my time on boats and on the water.
Being outdoors and on the water is
my life's passion, and if you book a
charter with me I hope I can make it
yours too for the duration of our trip. I
know there are a lot of great guides
here in the Tampa Bay area, and
picking the one that's right for you
isn't easy. Feel free to contact me
with any questions you may have. I
am looking forward to hearing from
Until then, tight lines!
Reel Therapy Fishing Charters