Capt David Nelson

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Capt David Nelson is a full-time fishing guide in Orlando. When choosing David you get decades of experience and knowledge with freshwater and saltwater fishing on his private boat, using artificial lures and live bait.

If you’re looking for the closest thing to a guarantee for your next trip Captain Dave is the guy. He offers trips for trophy largemouth bass fishing on Lake Tohopekaliga, Johns Lake, the Butler Chain, Conway Chain, and the Winter Park chains of lakes as well. Keep in mind that you’ll need a Florida freshwater fishing license on all trips for everyone aged 16 and older.

Hop aboard the new 22’ Blue Wave with a capacity for 4 guests. Rods, reels, and tackle are included in the price of your trip, as well as live bait, except for shiners, which are an additional cost. You’re welcome to keep your catch as long as it’s within legal size and limit!

Book a trip with Captain Dave to escape the beaten path and take to the open water for a peaceful yet exciting fishing adventure.

Never taken a fishing charter, read these pros and cons and these amazing reviews to see what we mean. You can contact Capt David directly with any questions you may have below!

USCG CredentialsThis captain has successfully passed an enhanced check by US CoastGuard and is Bass Online verified legal
Child FriendlyWe look forward to the opportunity to teach children to fish. We carry all of the appropriate safety gear and ensure that our boats are a clean and safe environment for children all ages.
Disability FriendlyProvides Fishing Access for Anglers with Disabilities. Select an area below to book you next trip!

Service Areas:


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

About this Tour:

  • Boat Specs: 21+ ft
  • Boat Capacity: 4 People
  • All Fishing Equipment
  • Boat & Fuel
  • Photos

Fishing Techniques:

Fishing Equipment:

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

Species Capt David Catches




Great time!

David Nelson
Lake Tohopekaliga Fishing Trip - 4 Hrs Schedule : Morning Session (Private)
- Channy Laux

Great Time

David Nelson
Bass Fishing with Capt. Dave was one of the fun things we did for our vacation in Orlando area. Caught so many fish I can't keep track of. Our largest catch was more than 5 pounds strong & beautiful bass. Capt. Dave knows the best fishing spots and tricks. Beside learning to bait, cast and reeling we also enjoy the quiet time on the lake.
- Channy Chhi Laux

We love Capt Dave

David Nelson
What a great morning on Lake Butler! We caught lots of fish - Captain Dave was great with directions both before and during the trip. His boat was very clean and he had all the appropriate equipment. In addition to being professional, he was patient and kind with our 4 year old son. Thanks for making my husband’s 41st birthday a memorable one! We will definitely be back.
- Dena H
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