Michael Ikemeier

Meet Captain Michael Ikemeier

Meet Captain Michael Ikemeier and Precision Backcountry Charters

Prepare for an extraordinary adventure as we introduce you to the remarkable Captain Michael Ikemeier, the driving force behind Precision Backcountry Charters in the scenic city of St. Petersburg.

Captain Michael's deep-rooted passion for fishing has been a lifelong journey, ingrained in him from an early age when the waters became his natural habitat. Opting to leave behind the confines of a traditional 9-to-5 job, he fearlessly pursued his dream of a career on the water, transforming his love for fishing into a fulfilling livelihood. As an experienced and committed captain, he considers it a privilege to share the unspoiled beauty of natural Florida with every guest who steps aboard his vessel. Under Captain Michael's guidance, you can expect an unparalleled fishing experience brimming with enthusiasm, expertise, and a heartfelt appreciation for the waters surrounding St. Petersburg. Prepare to forge enduring memories on your fishing expedition with us!

Captain Michael is a true aficionado of light tackle fishing, showcasing his prowess both offshore and inshore. He particularly relishes the art of sight fishing, delighting in the challenge of spotting and targeting fish in shallow waters. Whether engaging in inshore or offshore trolling, he revels in the thrill of flat lining live bait—an exhilarating technique that promises an unforgettable time on the water. With a profound passion for these diverse fishing methods, Captain Michael eagerly imparts his knowledge to ensure a memorable and rewarding fishing adventure for all his guests.

The 23' Hanson stands as an impressive fishing vessel, propelled by a robust 225HP Yamaha engine that guarantees a smooth and efficient ride on the water. Originally crafted in 2018, this boat seamlessly blends modern design with dependable performance. Capable of reaching speeds up to 35 knots and accommodating up to 4 guests, it provides an ideal setting for an intimate and thrilling fishing experience in the waters of St. Petersburg, FL.

Additionally, the 17' Ranger Banshee offers versatility and agility in fishing pursuits, powered by a reliable 50HP Yamaha engine. Originally built in 2000, this boat has proven its reliability over time, consistently delivering exceptional fishing outings. With a maximum speed of 10 knots and room for up to 3 guests, it ensures a personalized and enjoyable fishing excursion in the vibrant St. Petersburg waters.

Precision Backcountry Charters guarantees a delightful day on the water that will captivate and delight everyone involved, ensuring an unforgettable fishing experience!

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Expertise & Attributes

7 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Nature / Wildlife Views
Saltwater Fishing
Live Bait
Fly Fishing
Good with Large Groups
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Fly Lines
Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes

Rods, Reels & Tackle


Fishing License

Fly Fishing Equipment

Catch cleaning & filleting

Live Bait


What to Bring

Food and drinks

Sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses & hats)

Weather Appropriate Clothes

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout

BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash.

GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 1 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.

GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.

TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.



Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

Boat Guest Capacity: 4

Boat Length: 23

Manufacturer Name: Hanson

Model Year: 2018

Number of Engines: 1

Horsepower per Engine: 150

Maximum Cruising Speed: 30

Boat Registration: Not Given

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