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Peacock Bass Fishing Guides Florida

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South Florida Guides ★★★★★ 4.9 46 reviews
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Fishing for Peacock Bass in the Sunshine State

Peacock bass fishing enthusiasts know that Florida offers an unparalleled combination of superb weather and exceptional fishing experiences. However, finding the perfect fishing guide can be a challenge. That’s where our Peacock Bass Fishing Guides in Florida come in. Step aboard one of our charters, and you’ll quickly understand why it’s a brilliant idea. Florida’s urban jungle offers a unique blend of nature’s wonders, making it one of the Sunshine State’s most beloved pastimes, accessible year-round. Thanks to Florida’s delightful climate, anglers can explore a diverse range of native and exotic fish species in these pristine waters.

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Capt Brett Isackson

Brett Isackson ★★★★★ 5 87 reviews
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United States Coast Guard 25USCG Verified

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Captain Brett Isackson has devoted over 15 years to being a full-time fishing guide in South Florida. He is the go-to expert when it comes to fishing for exotic species like peacock bass and clown knife fish [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
22’ Sterling
1 to 4 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt Mark Rogers

Mark Rogers ★★★★★ 4.9 45 reviews
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United States Coast Guard 25USCG Verified

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Angler's Top Choice

Capt Mark Rogers is a full-time Southwest Florida fishing guide for bass and saltwater offshore fishing. Fished 15 yrs as professional as a B.A.S.S. Elite Pro. Mark was raised [Read More]
Bass Boat Red
21’ Boat
1 to 3 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt Robery Miley

Robert Miley ★★★★★ 5 44 reviews
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United States Coast Guard 25USCG Verified

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Capt Robert Miley is a full-time South Florida fishing guide and started fishing Everglades in 1970. A well known as the “King of Peacock,” and has over 20 years of knowledge [Read More]
Bass Boat Red
21’ Z9 Nitro
1 to 3 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time
Saltwater Fishing Charters

Capt Wayne Fellows

Wayne Fellows ★★★★★ 4.9 96 reviews
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United States Coast Guard 25USCG Verified

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Capt Wayne Fellows a South Florida native, has been immersed in the world of fishing since a young age. His journey began at just four years old, and by the age of five, he proudly reeled in his first catch,[Read More]

Bass Boat Red
23’ Blue Water
1 to 5 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt Kirk Osborne

Kirk Osborne ★★★★★ 4.9 46 reviews
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United States Coast Guard 25USCG Verified

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Capt Kirk Osborne’s fishing journey began in 1969 when his father introduced him to the wonders of the Everglades. Their initial catches were modest panfish, but one particular memory stands out – the day his dad took him on a remarkable fishing adventure [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
20’ Ranger
1 to 3 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt Tim Nichols

Tim Nichols ★★★★★ 4.8 28 reviews
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United States Coast Guard 25USCG Verified

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Capt Tim Nichols has spent the last 5 years as a professional bass fishing guide in South Florida, with 15 years of angling experience, achieving numerous milestones and successes in his career [Read More]
Bass Boat Red
22’ Sterling
1 to 4 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt Rick Mitchell

Rick Mitchell ★★★★★ 5 12 reviews
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United States Coast Guard 25USCG Verified

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Capt Rick Mitchell is a full-time freshwater and saltwater inshore guide. After 25yrs as a 2nd lieutenant in the US Army he is falling his passion fishing tournaments and [Read More]
Bass Boat Red
23’ Skeeter
1 to 4 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time
Saltwater Fishing Charters

Capt John Larsen

John Larsen ★★★★★ 5 23 reviews
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United States Coast Guard 25USCG Verified

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Capt John Larsen started guiding to share his passion and knowledge with others. John has enjoyed the Florida waters all his life as a Native. It could be said that he was raised for this. It started [Read More]
Bass Boat Red
22’ Sterling
1 to 4 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt Dave Rhoden

Dave Rhoden ★★★★★ 5 2 reviews
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United States Coast Guard 25USCG Verified

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Capt Dave Rhoden has a deep-rooted passion for the outdoors and fishing. Join him on his 22′ Sun Tracker Pontoon boat, an ideal vessel for families and groups of up to 6 anglers.[Read More]

Bass Boat Red
28’ Pontoon
1 to 6 people
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Capt Mark Rose

Mark Rose ★★★★★ 4.9 361 reviews
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United States Coast Guard 25USCG Verified

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Capt Mark Rose hometown is Pittsburgh PA. Mark has been fishing Lake Erie and Lake Okeechobee since 1999. He fishes Lake Erie in the spring for smallmouth he loves [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
22’ Ranger
1 to 4 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt Bobby Kimble

Bobby Kimble ★★★★★ 5 23 reviews
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United States Coast Guard 25USCG Verified

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Angler's Top Choice

Capt Bobby Kimble a dedicated full-time fishing guide based in Palm Beach, Florida, originally hails from Virginia. His journey into the world of fishing began during his teenage years, and it quickly became his lifelong passion. Bobby’s love for sports and the great outdoors has kept him engaged and enthusiastic throughout his career  [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
21’ Nitro
1 to 3 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt DJ Timms

DJ Timms ★★★★★ 5 43 reviews
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United States Coast Guard 25USCG Verified

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Angler's Top Choice

Captain DJ Timms is a dedicated full-time fishing guide in South Florida. With expertise in guiding for both Trophy Large Mouth Bass and Peacock Bass, he brings a wealth of knowledge to his craft. Born and raised in South Florida and a proud Marine Corps Veteran [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
22’ Hewes
1 to 4 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt Kayman Mills

Kayman Mills ★★★★★ 5 12 reviews
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United-States-Coast-GuardUSCG Credential Verified

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Angler's Top Choice

Captain Kayman Mills is a seasoned full-time guide, specializing in trophy largemouth bass fishing on Lake Okeechobee and thrilling peacock bass expeditions in the Florida Everglades. When you embark on a fishing journey with Captain Kayman, you’re in the hands of a genuine local expert. [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
22’ Ranger
1 to 4 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt Richard Hernandez

Richard Hernandez ★★★★★ 5 56 reviews
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United States Coast Guard 25USCG Credential Verified

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Capt Richard Hernandez is excited for you to join in on the great private peacock bass charters. Capt Richard was born in New York City, and like other moved here many moons ago. He is a veteran and has a CG license Master 100 [Read More]
Bass Boat Red
18’ Mako
1 to 5 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt Brian Sweeney

Brian Sweeney ☆☆☆☆☆ 0 0 reviews
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United States Coast Guard 25USCG Verified

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Capt Brian Sweeney a fishing guide on Fellsmere Reservoir, Lake Osborne, and the Florida Everglades. Originally from Maryland, Brian grew up fishing the rivers and lakes in the mid-Atlantic area before studying at the University of South Carolina [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
19' Crestliner
1 to 3 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt Spencer Cookson

Spencer Cookson ★★★★★ 5 6 reviews
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United States Coast Guard 25USCG Verified

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Capt Spencer Cookson is a full-time fishing guide in Florida from September – May and in New England during the summer months. While in Florida he will be guiding for Peacocks, Largemouth, and Clown Knifefish on the Lake Ida [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
20' Skeeter
1 to 3 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt Levi Hutchison

Levi Hutchison ★★★★★ 5 27 reviews
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United States Coast Guard 25USCG Verified

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Capt Levi Hutchison originally from Texas, has split his time between Texas and Florida over the past 6 years. A native Texan, he left the Texas lakes behind to explore the world of peacock bass and exotic species in South Florida. With his experience, he can provide you with a wide range of fishing options in this vibrant region. [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
18’ Mako Pro
1 to 4 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time
Popular Asked Questions
Is this considered a South Florida Fishing Charter?

Absolutely, you’ll be in the capable hands of USCG-certified licensed captains who specialize in fishing charters, including peacock bass fishing guides in Florida. Some captains are experts in both freshwater and saltwater, and you can find all the essential details on their profile pages. Take a moment to review the boat, equipment, and the species they target to ensure it’s a perfect match for your fishing preferences.

For more information on fishing charter pros and cons, read here.

Are these also South Florida fly fishing guides?

Many of our captains possess fly fishing expertise, although some may focus on other techniques. However, we also offer dedicated fly fishing guides to cater to your needs. If your goal is to target Peacock bass, Snakehead, largemouth bass, and clown knife fish using fly fishing, simply search for the fly fishing emblem on the captain’s profile page to find the perfect match.

How much to tip South Florida fishing guide?

The topic of tipping often raises questions for clients who wonder, “How much should I tip?” It can be uncomfortable to discuss at the end of a fishing day. When clients ask this question, many fishing guides feel uneasy and share various advice. To help avoid this awkward situation, here are some tips.

It’s crucial to consider the effort your guide has put into getting you in front of fish, regardless of the conditions. Ask yourself if you’ve learned something during the day. Did your guide explain casting, spotting, and hooking fish? Was it a fun and enjoyable experience on the water?

Many customers gauge the quality of their experience and the effort put forth by their gratuity. Tips typically range, with some clients offering $100 per day. However, some clients may tip differently. Remember that your tip should be based on what you can afford, and any guide who judges you for your tip doesn’t truly appreciate you as a customer.

Rest assured that your business is highly valued, and your satisfaction is our priority.

About Florida Peacock Fishing Guides

Endless Opportunities for Fishing with Peacock Bass Guides in Florida Florida offers an abundance of opportunities when it comes to peacock bass fishing guides. From exploring canals for peacock bass to the weedy banks for Snakehead and deep holes for Clown Knife fish, South Florida is a haven for anglers looking for Oscars. The shallow flats of the Everglades present opportunities for trophy largemouth bass. When you fish with a South Florida fishing guide, you can expect action-packed outings with numerous peacock bass and largemouth bass.
These species are so plentiful that even a half-day charter promises fantastic action for the entire family. If everyone is having a blast, you can easily extend your trip by an hour or two!

The South Florida region is teeming with convenience and diverse angling opportunities. In addition to the fantastic freshwater fishing, you can also explore offshore species like Mahi Mahi, tuna, grouper, snapper, and amberjack. Inshore fishing offers encounters with snook, tarpon, redfish, and other thrilling sport fish.

South Florida is a fishing mecca, and you won’t have trouble finding a fishing guide to take you out. Fishing charters are as common as 7-11 stores; they’re on every corner. However, the real question is, how do you choose the right one?

Choosing the Right Fishing Guide

Avoid booking services that take a commission from captains. Instead, opt for companies like Bass Online, where the guides are passionate anglers themselves. We’ve formed a team of South Florida fishing guides, working together under the best conditions to provide customers with the most satisfactory service available in the South Florida fishing industry.

Our expert guides specialize in the finest bass fishing across South Florida, covering areas like “the Everglades, Lake Ida, Lake Osborne, Markham Park, Sawgrass, and Miami,” renowned for their hard-fighting Peacock bass. Whether you’re a novice angler or an experienced bass enthusiast seeking prime waters and modern techniques, we’ve got you covered. We especially enjoy introducing newcomers to the world of fishing and making them enthusiasts. We provide everything you need for a fantastic day on the water.

Best Practices for South Florida Fishing Guides

When guiding fishing trips, our primary focus is on safety, fun, education, and, especially when kids are onboard, creating an atmosphere of enjoyment. It’s not just about fishing; it’s about appreciating the diversity of fish and wildlife. As guides, we have a role in promoting conservation and responsible catch and release.

We adapt our style and techniques to accommodate everyone, from novices to hardcore anglers with specific species in mind, such as Clown Knife Fish.

The Everglades, a hidden gem in South Florida, stretches between Naples and Fort Lauderdale, south of Lake Okeechobee. It flows south into Everglades National Park, offering saltwater flats for sight fishing. Here, you can target Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and Sea Trout.

When you’re ready for your next fishing charter, reach out to one of our South Florida fishing guides for expert guidance and a memorable angling experience.

Rules & Regulations

Please note that fishing licenses are not included in freshwater charters, but they are included in saltwater charters. Obtaining the appropriate license is the angler’s responsibility, though the guide will provide guidance. South Florida has specific regulations in place, and responsible captains will ensure you fish within the bounds of the law.

Getting to Know the Area

South Florida stretches from Naples to Fort Lauderdale and from Okeechobee South, encompassing Miami, Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. This region offers a plethora of fishing locations, with numerous lakes, ponds, and canals where families can enjoy the great outdoors together. Just be mindful of any posted “no fishing” signs!

Peacock Bass Fishing Guides Reviews

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South Florida Guides
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I took my six-year-old son out with Bill to go fishing for Peacock bass over the weekend, Bill is the best captain I have ever met for children, the most patient, put us on Fish, extremely resourceful, I would recommend him to anyone i would Fish with him again
- Brian good

Fishing Lake Ida

South Florida Guides
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Had a great time fishing Lake Ida with Capt. Fellows. He knows his stuff. I want to return and fish saltwater with him next spring. PS : If you have white legs be sure to apply plenty of quality sunscreen!!
- Pete Bau

south florida guides
★★★★☆
Oscar fishing
- Joseph Jaquith
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Discover Florida’s Premier Fishing Guide Locations

For a wide array of choices, explore various regions where our expert guides are based using the interactive map below. Simply click on the map regions or the hyperlinked names to dive into your fishing adventure. This versatile database empowers you to select your desired fishing areas or target specific fish species. To further refine your search, delve into the guide profiles, which highlight their unique specialties, service locations, and the species they specialize in.

If you’re interested in focusing on a particular species, say, Peacock bass, you can directly click on the species link, instantly accessing a comprehensive list of Florida’s finest fishing guides dedicated to that species.

Enhance your search with dedicated guides for Fort Lauderdale, Lake Ida, the Everglades, and West Palm Beach. All of these exceptional bass fishing guides cater to the stunning Southeastern lakes, including “Lake Ida, Lake Osborne, the Everglades, and the Miami area, known for its hard-fighting Peacock bass.”

You’ve landed at the ultimate destination, Florida’s premier Peacock bass fishing guides – the #1 rated Guide Service globally.

Also, don’t miss our insightful fishing reports, brought to you by the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and our esteemed TEAM members from the largest Florida fishing guide service. Let’s embark on an unforgettable fishing journey together!