If you would like to keep some fish for cooking,  please bring your own cooler to take your fish home with you in (cleaning is not included). 


We only allow you to keep bass that are around 2 lbs and under.  These are the best size for eating. 

Largemouth bass weighing 10 pounds or more are generally considered trophies, and are always released so they can be allowed to spawn more trophy bass ... it's in the genes! 


But you are welcomed to take plenty of photographs, and, if you want to have a replica made, take complete measurements prior to the release.

FLORIDA LICENSE IS REQUIRED IF OVER 16

ACQUIRE A LICENSE EITHER:



RESIDENT LICENSE
     
  Annual Freshwater Fishing-  $17.50

Freshwater/Saltwater Fishing Combo - $33.00

Resident 64-65 - $14.50/year

Senior Citizen (65+) Hunting and Fishing is Free, must have proof of age and residency (such as FL driver's license or ID card)

NON-RESIDENT LICENSE

Nonresident 3-Day Freshwater Fishing - $17.50
Nonresident 7-Day Freshwater Fishing - $30.50

Nonresident Annual Freshwater Fishing - $47.50

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NECESSITIES

ALL YOU NEED (or might want) TO BRING IS:


  • SUNGLASSES (preferably polarized)
  • HAT/CAP/VISOR
  • CAMERA/SMARTPHONE (we usually bring one, too)
  • A FLORIDA FISHING LICENSE (see "Licenses")
  • A LAYER OF CLOTHING OR A JACKET (in case the day starts out chilly)
  • ANY ADDITIONAL DRINKS AND/OR SNACKS (water is provided free of charge)

A deposit of $100 per boat/per day is required to hold your reservation and may be made by either:


1)   Mailing a check to our address on the Contact page;

2) Sending it to our Paypal account, which is under email captdick@bassfishingguide.com; or

3) Giving us a credit/debit card number by phone only (texting or email is not secure)


Deposits are fully refundable up until one week prior to the scheduled trip, within 4-7 days prior to the scheduled trip a 50% is refundable, and no refunds are available if notice is given in less than 4 days prior to the scheduled trip.


The reason for this is 1) trips may have been refused due to already being booked, and 2) bait is purchased in advance and is non-returnable.

Fishing is one of the most relaxing sports known to mankind, the mild rocking of the boat is calming.  The fresh air is invigorating.  The sounds of nature are soothing.

This, in itself, is most satisfying.  But then you either feel a tug at the end of your line or you hear the rapid clicking of the line being pulled out of the reel.  Your guide has already instructed you what to do, so you set the hook  and suddenly the unleashed fury of a largemouth bass stirs your adrenaline to its limit.

You have conquered something that few men or women have.  You have captured the elusive Florida Black Bass, possibly a trophy size (usually considered to be 10 pounds or over).  If so, you may have a mount replicated as a souvenir and be able to release the largemouth bass back into its habitat for others to enjoy, just like you did.

Then, your guide prepares everything for you to do it again ... over and over again ... until your time is up or your arms are so tired and your stomach so bruised from the rod butt that you can't go on.  For an angler, it's the greatest feeling in the world.

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A 6 hour trip begins begins at approximately 7:00 a.m., or first light, and you will fish for 6 hours and come in shortly after 1:00 p.m. (depending upon how long it takes to get to your fishing spot).  You are welcome to pack a light lunch to enjoy while on the water.  You may need to bring a cooler as there might not be enough room in the beverage cooler that is provided.

Then your Orlando area bass fishing guide or Kissimmee fishing guide will bring you back to the location where you met that morning.  At that time you will pay the guide for your day(s) trip(s), plus bait.

All of our Orlando area bass fishing guides and Kissimmee fishing guides are U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains with a minimum of 10 years experience.

    All of our Orlando area bass fishing guides and Kissimmee fishing guides are required to carry liability insurance.

    All of our Orlando area bass fishing guides and Kissimmee fishing guides are required to be equipped with either a minimum of an 18 ft. bassboat with at least a 150 h.p. outboard or a minimum of an 18 ft. pontoon boat with at least a 50 h.p. outboard.

    All of our Orlando area bass fishing guides' and Kissimmee fishing guides' boats are required to pass any and all "on-the-water" safety inspections.

    All of our Orlando area bass fishing guides' and Kissimmee fishing guides' boats are required to be fully supplied with all the necessary tackle (all in top notch working order).

    All of our Orlando area bass fishing guides' and Kissimmee fishing guides' boats are required to have a compartment or cooler iced down and filled with bottled water, with room for your additional refreshments, if desired.

    All of our Orlando area bass fishing guides' and Kissimmee fishing guides' boats are required to be equipped with aerated livewells or baitwells.

6 - HOUR TRIP

4 - HOUR TRIP

A 4 hour trip begins begins at approximately 7:00 a.m., or first light, and you will fish for 4 hours and come in shortly after 11:00 a.m. (depending upon how long it takes to get to your fishing spot).  

Then your Orlando area bass fishing guide or Kissimmee fishing guide will bring you back to the location where you met that morning.  At that time you will pay the guide for your day(s) trip(s), plus bait.

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Taxidermy service is available for creating a replica of your trophy bass, but we do not promote skin mounts.

To have a replica made, take plenty of pictures and then measure the length and girth of the fish.  Then revive it in the water (guide will show you how) and release it back to give someone else the same thrill you just had.


We do this because it has been proven that big fish will genetically breed big fish. Many people are not aware that most largemouth bass over 5 pounds are females, and they will lay upwards of 250,000 eggs at a time.  Of course, not nearly all will survive, but when we kill a trophy bass, we are destroying the possibility of her passing on her genes to create many more trophy bass.


We refer to Elwood's Taxidermy Service.

PAYMENT

DEPOSITS

what to expect

Live Bait - We use wild and domestic shiners, which are not included in the price because the cost varies between seasons due to the difficulty in catching them.


Artificial Bait - So far, we have an A+ rating for safety ... and we would like to keep it that way.  Therefore, we only allow one angler in the boat with the guide when fishing with artificial baits that have unprotected hooks.  If you have any questions regarding this, please contact us.  Your safety and well-being are foremost on our minds, closely followed by you having a terrific time.

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To make a reservation we will need your  debit/credit card.  Otherwise, a deposit of $100 per boat/per day is required through Paypal.  Balance is due at the conclusion of your trip(s).*

Final payment may be made either by cash or credit/debit cards, as we accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.  Please note that there is a 4% convenience fee for payments made by credit/debit cards.  

If your Orlando area bass fishing guide or Kissimmee guide performs above and beyond your expectations tipping is allowed, but not expected.

*All non-US residents must pay by cash (USD) or by Paypal.  So sorry for any inconvenience.

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INCLUDED WITH THE FEE FOR YOUR FISHING TRIP IS:

BOAT (BASS OR PONTOON), MOTOR, FUEL, RODS, REELS, TERMINAL TACKLE, LIFE JACKETS, BOTTLED WATER, COOLER W/ICE, QUALIFIED GUIDE, INSTRUCTIONS (IF NEEDED)

NOT INCLUDED WITH THE FEE FOR YOUR FISHING TRIP IS:

COST OF LIVE BAIT*


RATES:
4 Hours - 1 or 2 people $300.00, each additional person is $50.00 [Plus Bait*]

6 Hours - 1 or 2 people $400.00, each additional person is $75.00 [Plus Bait*]

*BAIT

We use live shiners (wild or domestic) and they will run anywhere between $12 - $24 per dozen (depends on difficulty in catching them), and we generally take 3-4 dozen (or more for larger groups).

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