Capt Bill Goudy Jr

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Capt Bill Goudy Jr

20' Ranger
1 to 3 people

Lake Wales, FL

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Hello, I am Captain Bill Goudy Jr., a licensed master captain. I was born in Southeast Iowa and raised on the Mississippi River. I’ve been fishing ever since I was a little kid. I caught the bass fishing bug early in life. When I was younger, I found an old Johnson spoon in my father’s tackle box, tied it on, and caught a Bass. Instantly hooked on fishing, my pursuit of having a career in it was inevitable. Living on the river where his family owned a campground and bait shop, he has been putting people on fish for years. He has been married for 21 years and is a father of 4 and grandfather of 1. He moved to Florida to pursue his dream of being a full-time fishing guide.  Captain Bill will help get you on some beautiful trophy largemouth bass on your trip. The Winter Haven Chain of Lakes, Lake Toho, Lake Kissimmee, the NEW Fellsmere lake, and other surrounding Central Florida bass fisheries are his kingdom, and he’s ready to show you around.

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My preferred style of fishing for Largemouth Bass here in Central Florida is with live bait. It is the most successful method to land quality largemouth bass all trip long. Every month of the year, you can utilize this bait to help land fish. Also, it is perfect for anglers of all ages to get addicted to the action. Additionally, I love to catch bass with artificial baits. Artificial bait can be a fun way to bring fish to the boat. I can educate clients and anglers on using some of the best lures to catch bass across the United States.
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Species Capt Bill catches

Largemouth Bass




  • Fishing Chairs
  • GPS & Fishfinder
  • Life Jackets
  • Catch and Release Allowed
  • Cooler, Ice, Bottled Water

About this Tour:

  • Boat Specs: 20+ ft
  • Boat Capacity: 3 People
  • All Fishing Equipment
  • Boat & Fuel
  • Photos

Fishing Techniques:

  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Livebait
  • Fly Fishing
  • Artificial Lures

Fishing Equipment:

  • Spinning Rods
  • Baitcasting Rods
  • Left & Right Handed
  • Fly Rods (request only)
  • Braid & Mono Line

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Bill Goudy
I have done 4 days with Capt Bill on Headwaters lake and I already have my next trip booked. He knows the lake and where the fish are. I lost track of how many fish i caught. I did catch some Florida giants including 1 over 8 pounds. I would highly recommend Capt. Bill! I would also recommend you book him early.
- David Barfield

Very good person

Bill Goudy
This guy definitely knows his way around the lakes! We caught 40 fish, all above 2lbs. A great guide and most importantly a great person. Very nice person. Definitely recommend Bill if you are looking for a guide.
- Dysonn Clair

Caught Bass in a Cold Front

Bill Goudy
Capt. Bill knows his stuff. I was in Florida in Dec ‘22 and booked a trip with him. The entire souther US was blanketed by an extreme cold snap and it was in low 30’s the day of the trip. Capt Bill took me to Headwater’s Lake and we still caught them. Had 40 fish that morning with two over 5lbs and 2 over 4lbs. You definitely need to book a trip with Capt Bill because you can catch nice bass in any conditions.
- Greg Haddix
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