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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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

Refreshing this fishing guide

Darrel Thomas
I can’t even begin to say how rewarding and refreshing this fishing guide and trip was in so many ways. I live in Central Florida and booked this trip so I could go fishing with my dad. First…Darrel is the prime example of not only a fishing guide, but what a positive experience someone you don’t know should feel like after the whole experience.. Once you have completely finished your fishing trip with Darrel best feeling comes to you like a curve ball.. really! you will be in great hands and will capture anything you were missing before the excursion. Darrel, thank you for your patience and unconditional leadership. You are truly an eye opener of well roundedness in being a fishing guide. Thank you, best to you always!! Oh and yes we caught some fish!
- Christina Eighmey

Absolute blast

Darrel Thomas
My buddy and I had an absolute blast bass fishing with Darrel recently on a guys trip from Illinois. He put us on the fish in no time and he knows the waters very well! We completed the "dirty 30" hauling in 30 quality bass between us all during our time on the water! His rod & reel combos are professional grade and he knows his tackle and when to change strategies very well! His boat is super clean and modern with poles staged and ready to go. The entire experience was also very rewarding as an angler as our own skill sets were required as the fish turned active, slower, and then active again as we kept chipping away toward our goal under his guidance. Overall it was honestly an awesome experience with a class act person who was genuinely invested into our experience both on and off the water. We had great conversation the entire time and I enjoyed picking the brain of a professional bass fisherman who has competed in the tournament arenas. I speak for both of us that we are looking forward to the next trip with Darrel when visiting the Orlando-area!
- Kyle Haines

Great Experience

Darrel Thomas
So happy that we chose Darrel for our charter today. Great guide!!! We live locally and fish Central Florida lakes often. Darrel was really knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Great guy! O and we also caught 30 Bass today!!! He really knows the butler chain of lakes. I would highly recommend choosing Bass brothers if your wanting a great guide.
- Don Jordat
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