Everglades Fishing at Holiday Park

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Fishing Broward Everglades Park

FISHING Broward Everglades Park

Everglades Park Pontoon Fishing Trips

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A 4-hour private fishing charter will allow you to get a taste of what Broward Everglades Park Fishing is all about from Pontoon boat.

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Everglades Holiday Park Pontoon Fishing Charter

This 6-hour private fishing charter will provide you with a more in-depth experience of fishing in the Broward Everglades Park for bass from Pontoon

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About Broward COUNTY Everglades Park Fishing Tour Details

Visit the Broward County Holiday Park in the Florida Everglades and witness nature’s wonders all around you while fishing. The river of grass will amaze you as we drive our late-model bass boats to the fishing destination. It’s a thrill plus very educational. Stay confident this is not just another airboat tour, it’s an experience that you get to explore the Florida Everglades, sightsee and catch bass all in one!

Home to hundreds of Everglades creatures and watery wildflowers. Holiday Park is the perfect place for both entertainment and learning. Explore a forest of unspoiled wonders at the Broward County Holiday Park and see for yourself what makes the wetlands so wildly wonderful. The Everglades is an attraction in Fort Lauderdale not to miss, the hidden secrets of nature’s own will develop your curiosity as you explore Everglades Holiday Park and Sawgrass Recreation Park in Broward County. Come out, explore, and let’s go fishing! Read More


Trip Core Details

    • Region: Ft Lauderdale Florida
    • Duration: 4, 6, 8, & 12 hrs
    • Cancellation: 8 hrs in adv.
    • Weather-Related: Full refund
    • Instant Online Confirmation
    • Includes All State Taxes

What's Included:

  • All Fishing Equipment
  • Professional Captain
  • Boat & Fuel
  • Cooler & Ice
  • Bottled water
  • Photos

Targeted Species:

Peacock Bass
Largemouth BassOscar

What's NOT Included:

  • Florida Freshwater Fishing License for those ages 16+
  • Live bait if desired is also additional and is purchased the morning of the trip. (optional)
  • Food or Specialty beverages


  • Fishing Chairs
  • GPS & Fishfinder
  • Life Jackets
  • Catch and Release Allowed
  • Keep Fish Allowed within Laws

About this Tour:

  • Boat Specs: 20+ ft
  • Boat Capacity: 4 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

TIPS FOR Everglades

There is no “special” magic bait for the Florida Everglades bass fishing. The live bait, or what the locals refer to as shiners, will always work best. Always start your morning with a topwater lure, spinnerbaits, and chatter-baits when the wind is blowing hard. Plastic worms are a go-to all the time, especially on those hot, calm days.

Double-digit bass is not typical for the Everglades, but the average bass gets pretty fat, and big fish are around 8lbs. Use floating lures near a structure (lily pads, sunken trees, etc.), commonly known as hollow body frogs, and hold on tight. Be sure to compensate with line size and use braided lines to get them out of the Lilly pads; generally, 30lb to a 60-pound braided line is best.


You have available everything you need, including tackle; all that is missing is you. Driving down the Florida Everglades canals is genuinely the ultimate fishing experience before you leave for your next trip. Make you read an updated Everglades fishing report to cut down on the learning curve. Another favorite among local ways to catch Everglades fish is on a fly rod, using any topwater bug, fly, or lure. Seeing the bass come to the surface and suck that fly is something you won’t soon forget.

An excellent location to teach yourself fly fishing or someone else. You’re able to catch a lot of fish and experience what it’s like to fight a fish on a fly rod. For beginners, start with a long rod; this is a starting point to get the basics of casting down. Then work on accuracy and distance, which will help you land more fish. Everyone wanting, knowing, or with interest in bass fishing, it’s the place that is magical over other locations.

What is Entailed:
  • Fishing beautiful South Florida on a boat fully equipped with top-quality rods, reels, hooks, and artificial lures.
  • Exploring top state-ranked Broward County Holiday Park in search of trophy largemouth bass, hard-fighting Peacock bass, alligator gar, and so much more.
  • Guided fishing tour by a USCG professional fishing captain knowledgeable of South Florida and all of its waters.
  • Take home a souvenir of your big catch with perfect photos taken by your guide and spread it on social media as desired.
Local Operator Information:

Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers for your destination, are included on your Confirmation email. Our Trip Managers select only the most experienced and reliable guides in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Additional Information:
  • Participants are encouraged to bring comfortable shoes, a light-colored shirt, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.


The best times to fish the Broward County Holiday Park are from May to July. This time of the year offers quality-sized fish in the 3-8lbs range, and significant bass numbers caught per day. On weekends, boat traffic can be a problem, but mainly at the boat ramp and parking lot. It’s known to Floridians and quoted by the Fish and Wildlife Dept as the #1 fishery in Florida for the number of fish caught per hour.

Everglades is legendary for the number of bass caught per outing; plastic lures are the most successful. It could be in the forum of a Senko, Lizard, Swimbait, and they continue to produce year after year. Ranked consistently as one of the top lures for the everglades is a topwater lure, and the Zera spook by far is the local favorite and produces the best for big fish.

The good thing about Everglades fishing is you don’t have to be a professional angler and know all the specifics about the lures mentioned. Best of all, go fishing; take what you have. It will probably work. You can enjoy fishing with both artificial lures and live bait. Wild-caught live shiners are ultimately the bait of choice everywhere when looking to catch that trophy bass, but domestic shiners also work very well in the Everglades.

Bass anglers can have success also using deep-diving crankbaits and Carolina-rigged worms in deep river channels. Early morning and late evening topwater bites can be right near the flats along the creek channels. Cichlid fisherman can enjoy catching on live minnows or jigs along the edges of the dropoffs. The action is red hot almost all year round.

Everglades Fishing Reviews

Peacock Bass Fishing

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Would recommend Captain Mark Rose to anyone looking to catch Peacock Bass.
- Clark Schlatter

I'm tired, I can't fish any more!

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Capt., Mark Rose said on the beginning of our ride to the fishing area," Terry, you're going to be awful, tired catching fish today". Two hours later, this 70-year old's, arms, back, and whole body ached. I decided to sit and let my husband take over the bow, to fish. Mark was very attentive to my lack of fishing experience and gave me the fishing trip of a lifetime. Can't wait till next time.
- Terry L Sobolewski

Everglades was on fire

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Went out with Mark Rose last week in the Everglades for Peacock bass. Had a great two days! Mark is very knowledgeable and put us on fish non stop. Highly recommend going out with him in Florida or up North on Lake Erie.
- Ron Hammond
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Local Broward cOUNTY Holiday Park Fishing Guides

Meet the TEAM of local South Florida fishing guides, we know the best spots, baits, and techniques to give you the greatest fishing guides.


There are two main reasons why you should fish the Everglades with a local fishing guide: firstly, safe navigation, and secondly, a local expert provides you with the best opportunity to guarantee you will land a trophy largemouth bass and a lot of techniques to take home for your next trip.

All of our local experts and Everglades fishing guides come with a fully qualified set of requirements from the United States Coast Guard. Years of professional experience in this fishery will provide you with an outstanding outdoor experience. Enjoy learning new techniques and methods of catching trophy largemouth bass.

When fishing the Everglades, a fishing guide understands what to do and where to go. Either during the morning or afternoon. When fishing during the weekends, you can have a good day, or it could also be a big zero if you don’t know how to get away from all the boats and find the fish under those conditions. So, hop on board with one of our local experts, and they would love to show you around. We have luxury bass boats and pontoon boats are available if you prefer. They have years of experience when it comes to navigating this fishery during all conditions.

If there is one place in Fort Lauderdale, you should consider for getting outdoors; the Park in the Everglades called, Broward County Holiday Park should be very high on that list. This premier bass fishing destination is known for its incredible catches. When considering a trophy Everglades bass fishing guide, be sure to book multiple days on the water with one of our local experts, and they will give you the best chance at landing that fish of your dreams.

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Broward County Holiday Park BOAT RAMP

Broward County Holiday Park airboat vendor does not own the boat ramps; they are FWC boat ramps. However, the FWC and Broward County work together to keep access. It is not the best place to use, and NOT at all angler friendly; minutes after arriving, you understand the people running the park don’t care about boater access. The complete focus is on big Airboat operations and selling tickets.

With that said, you have the same right to the boat ramps as anyone. There is a new double boat ramp to the west of the front parking lot, very easy to use, and has good docking. Based on the time of day, it can be a mess getting in and out of the ramp due to tour buses and people for the airboat tours. Located rear of the main building in a field, in the parking lot for your truck and the trailer. Again an attempt to get anglers not to use this location.

More on Holiday Park Boat Ramp

The fishing in this area, especially when water levels are lower, is fantastic and worth fighting with the airboat operation. But the poor access and rude airboat drivers will make your trip, not the most satisfying experience. We highly recommend calling  FWC by clicking here if your experience is less than pleasant due to the airboat operation.

Enjoy the area without limits; under regular hours, this location is open 24 hours a day so you can enjoy incredible Everglades fishing. The Everglades is a family fun trip, a day of fishing in the Everglades at Broward County Holiday Park is a unique way to enjoy the wonders of the outdoors – quiet, calm, peaceful, and relaxing. The beauty is fantastic, and you’re sure to encounter a few wildlife surprises during your adventure.

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Area Things to Do

Looking for well-deserved things to do? Ft Lauderdale 23-mile span of sandy beaches awaits you. Hotels, restaurants, shopping destinations, and attractions are open for business. Enjoy a splash of fun with us,  we have taken enhanced safety and health protocols are in place, so you can relax and set the hook while enjoying a change of scenery. No matter where you are staying by the Hard Rock Casino or  Ft Lauderdale Beaches there are many great things to do in Lauderdale.

When it comes to water activities Fort Lauderdale, you can’t visit without getting in the water? Sea Experience Scuba Diving is offering a two-for-one PADI scuba diving class that’ll have you out on the coral reefs the same day. If you’re not quite ready for scuba, try the snorkeling tours leave from various beach locations and include gear, pictures from the tour, a dive map, and a fish ID card.

And don’t forget the most quintessential summer water activity: fishing. Fishing Headquarters in Fort Lauderdale is offering two-for-one deals for regular adult tickets on a four-hour drift fishing trip on weekdays. For an even longer day out at sea, Sport Fishing Charter is offering 20% off fishing trips that last four, six, or eight hours.

If it’s gators you’re in search of, head west to Weston for an airboat ride at Sawgrass Recreation Park to experience the Everglades. Or, to experience a little bit of everything, a tour through Fort Lauderdale’s waterside mansions and yachts against the backdrop of music.

Everglades Holiday Park Map

Broward County Everglades Park

OUT Holiday Park

Broward County Holiday Park is a multi-user park; recreational users are air-boaters, anglers, birders, campers, equestrians, hikers, bikers, kayaks, canoeists, power boaters, picnickers, tourists, scouts, and photographers. Many such users are involved in organizations such as Florida Trail Riders, International Game Fish Association, Broward County Airboat, Halftrack, and Conservation Club.

To achieve the optimal public recreational experience at Holiday Park in the Everglades, Broward County collects information related to Broward County Holiday Park to develop an image of the optimal public recreation opportunities for the area. The vision must reflect the recreational needs of residents and visitors and recognize environmental and regulatory constraints. Keep the history and heritage and historical educational opportunities sustainable. A statement from Broward County when they took it over, as of the date, they have made it a money-making airboat ride for tourism with little to NO effort for the locals.

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