Captain Mike Avinon

Captain Michael Avinon

Captain Michael Avinon, a fifth generation Floridian, has been fishing in Florida his whole life. He started off as a first mate in the Florida keys, then moved to Naples in 1992 and began his career as a charter captain. Over the years he’s won numerous tournaments and also holds six world records that are still currently unbroken. Gaining popularity in southwest Florida as a captain has led him to appear in multiple fishing television shows, including Captains Tales, Sportsman’s Adventures with Captain Rick Murphy, Real Animals with Captain Mike Anderson, and most recently with Captain Blair Wiggins. He has also had multiple appearances on Florida Insider Fishing report as well.

Captain Michael believes the key to a successful fishing charter is having a patient, knowledgeable, fishing guide who not only puts you on fish, but teaches you how to fish. So if you’re looking for an unforgettable fishing experience then Captain Michael is excited to meet you!


Findictive Charters is owned and operated by Captain Michael Avinon and is located in beautiful Naples, Florida. We offer trips for everyone, including families and friends, from novice to the expert level. Whether you are looking for a twelve hour offshore experience or a half day inshore venture we can customize a trip for everyone. We invite you to join us to fish and explore the pristine, unspoiled, and calm waters of Southwest Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Fish for Snook, Snapper, Tarpon, Sharks, Pompano, King Fish, Grouper, Jacks, and a lot more. No matter the season, we have an adventurous trip waiting for you.



All rates are for up to 6 adults for Offshore and 4 for Inshore. Please CONTACT US FOR QUESTIONS ON CUSTOMIZING A CHARTER.

Full Day Offshore Fishing Charters
  60 miles into the Gulf of Mexico for grouper, snapper, kingfish, plus many other species. On full day fishing trips we also wreck fish for Goliath Grouper (catch and release only), barracuda, cobia and giant permit.
Half Day Offshore Fishing Charters
20 miles into the Gulf and fish for grouper, snapper, or other seasonal species.
Inshore Fishing Charters
10 miles of shores and calm bays of Naples or Marco Island area and fish for redfish, snook, snapper, or other seasonal species.

Types of Charters

Inshore Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Inshore fishing varies by seasons. Starting in the spring we catch snook, tarpon and redfish in the bays, and permit, cobia and barracuda along with huge goliath grouper on the nearshore reefs. In the winter we fish in the bays for sea trout, sheepshead and black drum, and nearshore reefs in the winter we fish for snappers, sheepshead and gag grouper.

Offshore Fishing Red Snapper

Offshore Fishing

For offshore we fish year round for red grouper, catching our limit on most trips. Other species we fish for include snapper, cobia, permit, kingfish and African pompano. The water temperature’s offshore in the Gulf of Mexico stay warmer longer than inshore in bays and backwaters, allowing us to fish many different species year round.

Our Boats



2023 35′ Contender powered by Yamaha outboards for offshore fishing. Includes a T-top for ample shade and protection from the sun and occasional rain storm. Restroom on board.


24′ Pathfinder for fishing shallow bays and nearshore reefs. Includes a T-top for ample shade and protection from the sun and occasional rain storm. No restroom on board.



Best Charter Fishing Experience Ever!

This guy is the best hands down! Extremely knowledgable and down to earth. You wana catch great fish and have fun? This is the guy! He was relentless in getting us to the best spots and making sure we all caught fish, which we did. Once we got to a spot where he said we should hit some grouper, we were non stop on the rods n reels! It was amazing. Within a matter of seconds we were catching red grouper! (Literally dropped the bait in and felt a bite). By the way, he started the day by catching live bait for us which made a HUGE difference! He truly made this an experience to remember and we’ve been fishing for years in Florida and all over Michigan.”

Frankie G

Frankie G

Outstanding in all Respects

Undoubtedly the best charter captain we have fished with and we’ve been doing this for 30+ years in many parts of the world. Mike has exceptional knowledge of the area, a superbly equipped and very fast boat and a real desire to please his clients. Out this week for a session where we fished several marks and caught a great variety of fish, some of which made it to the dinner table. He can ‘smell’ good fishing spots and will move if sites are no producing bites.”

Stuart E

Stuart E

Great Day with Grandson

Took my 16 year old grandson for a 1/2 day charter with Captain Mike and had one the most rewarding with Colin. We first targeted red grouper and snapper and kept very busy catching almost non stop. We got our limit of red grouper that ranged from 23″ to 26″ and released a whole lot more. We then went after gag grouper and Colin quickly had a big gag hooked but before he could get it to the boat a large goliath decided to battle him for it and the goliath won when it got back to the wreck. Mike then went to another location and on the first drop Colin had another gag on and won the battle with a 28″ gag. What a wonderful day. Mike did a great job for us and we will never forget the the great time together. I highly recommend Captain Mike and the Findictive.”

Val R

Val R


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 880 12th Ave S, Naples, FL 34114

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