About Us

Angler’s Academy is an educational service to help anglers of all ages and skill levels to become  better fisherman.  Angler’s Academy uses hands on and interactive techniques to help you catch more and bigger fish.   Anglers Academy uses guides with extensive experience to teach you, using fun and interesting methods, to lead you to a great fishing experience.  Angler’s Academy takes pride in conservation, fishing ethics, and respecting our environment.  From basic rigging and casting to big game tournament fishing Angler’s Academy is here to make you a better angler.  Any location or species Angler’s Academy can teach you what it takes to fish like a professional.

Captain Mitchel Vitale, founder and lead guide of Angler’s Academy, is a 100 ton licensed captain.  A Florida native with a lifetime of fishing experience and fifteen plus years as a professional in the fishing industry.  Captain Mitchel has an outstanding reputation in the fishing and yachting community.  A worldwide sport fisherman, he has worked with some of the worlds top sport fishing crews in places from Panama and the Pacific, to Mexico, the Gulf of Mexico,  Caribbean, Bahamas, East Coast, and the local Florida waters.  Captain Mitchel has participated in, and become successful in many tournaments, specializing in the billfish circuits.  Captain Mitchel has been featured in many publications, tv shows, and youtube videos.  Captain Mitchel runs private charters and crews on many of the world’s leading sport fishing boats. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Captain Mitchel works with many people in the yachting and fishing industry and has the resources to make sure you have everything you need to be a better angler.

Angler’s Academy offers a variety of services to educate you in the setting of your choice.  Angler’s Academy can teach you one-on-one, in a group clinic, on a guided fishing adventure, or in a fun fishing themed party.  Angler’s Academy also specializes in junior anglers and teaching them the best ways to improve there skills as an angler using fun and interesting methods.  Angler’s Academy is in the works to offer a summer camp for junior anglers.


“After fishing South Florida and the Bahamas for over thirty years you learn who has value when trying to catch big fish.  Mitchel Vitale has been my go to person when for over 10 years. Mitchel has the experience and expertise of a great fisherman that so many others lack. If you would like to learn from a true professional  Mitchel is the guy to call.”  -Capt. Jeff  Maggio


“Over the years I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t, across many different disciplines of fishing. My understanding comes from years of fishing with and learning from the best anglers out there, and I’m excited to share my experiences with other passionate anglers.” – Capt. Mitchel Vitale