Native Floridian Capt Michael Bales has been fishing for over 35 years and full time professionally guiding for 15. He has fished and guided waters all over the world to include Alaska, the Rocky Mountain west, GA, and FL! Even a brief period as a Taimen and Trout guide while living in Europe!

While not guiding in Alaska, you can find Capt Mike silently poling the waters surrounding Charleston, South Carolina from Kiawah Island to Bull’s Bay including Isle of Palms, Folly Beach and James Island. Having grown up on the Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River Lagoon and the Canaveral National seashore guiding for Redfish, the marsh and coastal flats further north drew Mike to South Carolina. Having been an Alaska Professional Guide for 15 years guiding for all five species of Pacific Salmon, Steelhead, and World-Class Rainbow trout. He has experience operating jet boats, float rafts and drift boats in remote coastal rivers of Alaska, as well as offshore boats and inshore boats in the coastal waters of the southeastern US.