Capt Darrel Thomas

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Capt Darrel Thomas

22' Nitro
1 to 3 people

Orlando, FL

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Introducing Capt. Darrel Thomas

Capt. Darrel Thomas started fishing at age 5 with his family all over Northern California. He got his love of fishing from his father. From ages 11-25, Darrel played competitive baseball.  After graduating high school, he received a baseball scholarship to attend Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA.  His promising career as a pitcher was derailed after suffering a shoulder injury in 1991.

Darrel always said once his baseball career was over, that he would go into broadcasting…so he enrolled in broadcasting school.  After graduating, he worked in radio and started a successful DJ entertainment company in the San Francisco Bay Area.  His DJ entertainment company grew to include voice-over recordings, sound reinforcement, and audio production.  After 15 yrs, Darrel sold the business and relocated to Central Florida in 2002…he quickly regained his childhood love of fishing.

To fuel his competitive spirit, Darrel began fishing bass tournaments in 2009. In 2010, he was chosen to be an FLW Wal-Mart Fishing Ambassador, where he acted as a consultant during their Spring Fishing Expo. In 2011, he won his first Walmart BFL tournament on Lake Toho, FL.  He has written five (5) fishing-related articles for Coastal Angler Magazine (Lakeland, FL edition) and the Winter Haven Sun newspaper.

Darrel moved to Texas in 2012.  He became a member of the Dallas Bass Hookers Fishing Club and competed in monthly club-sponsored tournaments.  He also competed in a variety of other bass fishing circuits including B.A.S.S, F.L.W, Bass Champs, and Texas Team Trail.

Darrel moved back to Central Florida in 2018, where he resumed his fishing career.  As well as becoming a bass fishing guide, he is currently a member of the Tampa Bay Bassmasters.  He continues to compete in bass club tournaments and other regional bass tournament trails.

His Passion for the Sport.

Capt. Darrel’s goal during each trip is to instruct and teach.  He hopes his clients will walk away having learned a few things they may not have known about bass fishing. His goal is to help his customers become better anglers, promote his sponsors and help them market their products and services.
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Species Capt Darrel catches



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

About this Tour:

  • Boat Specs: 21+ 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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3/4 day with Capt Darrel

Darrel Thomas
Met Capt Darrel at the moorings as arranged, made us feel very welcome. Boat in very good order and more than suitable for our trip. During the whole session Darrel kept us over fish and gave good advice throughout. By the end of the session a number of good sized bass where caught with a couple of other species caught and returned. Highly recommend Capt Darrel.
- Simon Davies

Great Guide,Great experince,

Darrel Thomas
As a Saltwater fishermen my entire life i never knew why so much attention and why such a big industry is built around the largemouth bass,spending the day with Captain Darrel was a real eye opener for me,we caught a bunch of fish and some big ones too,but more important than that was that i was fishing with a Fishermen who knows Bass and Bass Fishing inside and out,i will be coming back for sure,but in the meantime ill be hitting the local lakes back home employing the techniques i learned from Captain Darrel,Thank you again for sharing your knowledge and a GREAT DAY on the water!!
- Raymond Cohen

Great trip

Darrel Thomas
Great trip. Caught plenty of bass. Will go again.
- Wise Johnson

1st fishing trip to Florida

Darrel Thomas
Darrell was a great guide and he showed us a new way to fish that we really haven't done that much back in Ohio, using a jerk bait. My son and I caught about 15 bass and had a great time.
- Mark_M

Had a Great Time

Darrel Thomas
We went out for peacock bass fishing and had an absolutely great time! Mark is a true expert and had us catching fish all day!
- Danielle

Amazingly patient

Darrel Thomas
Darrel was amazingly patient, knowledgeable, and obviously skilled concerning all things bass. The communication to set up the outing was clear and thorough from start to finish. He made sure that both of my strong personality wielding sons had an amazing time by being consistently available and helpful throughout the entire morning. It’s fun to fish with someone who truly enjoys what they do!
- Katie Sanders
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