South Florida Fishing Guides

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Fishing in South Florida

When it comes to South Florida fishing, there’s hardly a better place with better weather or fishing than Florida. Consider jumping aboard a fishing charter with one of our South Florida fishing guides, and you’ll show you why it a great idea. This undiscovered land in the Everglades is a force of nature and one of Florida’s most popular parts, and it’s open and available throughout the year. Thanks to the beautiful climate, it holds some of the most exciting native and exotic fish species anywhere.

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Capt Brett Isackson

Brett Isackson ★★★★★ 5 39 reviews
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Capt Brett Isackson is and has been a full-time fishing guide in South Florida for over 15 years. Is the go to guide for all exotic species specialist, peacock, clown knife fish and [Read More]
Bass Boat Red
22’ Sterling
1 to 4 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt Robery Miley

Robert Miley ★★★★★ 5 26 reviews
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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

Capt Mike Groshon

Mike Groshon ★★★★★ 5 69 reviews
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Capt Mike Groshon was raised in Northern Virginia, he grew up fishing lakes and rivers in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia then as most headed south for warmer weather and…[Read More]

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

Capt Wayne Fellows

Wayne Fellows ★★★★★ 4.9 72 reviews
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Capt Wayne Fellows was born and raised in South Florida. He started fishing at the age of 4 years old and catching his first fish at 5 (a 10 lb grouper). Like most people, my love for fishing…[Read More]

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

Capt Kirk Osborne

Kirk Osborne ★★★★★ 5 19 reviews
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Capt Kirk OsborneIt all started in 1969 when my father started taking us to the Everglades to go fishing. First, it was a small panfish, but then one of my best memories. It was when my dad took [Read More]

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

Capt Tim Nichols

Tim Nichols ★★★★★ 5 17 reviews
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Tim Nichols has been fishing for the past 15 years and a professional South Florida bass fishing guide for over 5 years and has had many accomplishments along the way. He has been very [Read More]
Bass Boat Red
22’ Sterling
1 to 4 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time
Saltwater Fishing Charters

Capt Dave Rhoden

Dave Rhoden ★★★★★ 5 1 reviews
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Capt Dave Rhoden was born-and-raised Floridian that loves the outdoors and fishing. Hop on board his 22’ Sun Tracker Pontoon boat perfect for the whole family up to 6-anglers. [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
28’ Pontoon
1 to 6 people
ADA accessible fishing
ADA Accessible

Capt John Larsen

John Larsen ★★★★★ 5 13 reviews
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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 Levi Hutchison

Levi Hutchison ★★★★★ 5 6 reviews
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Capt Levi Hutchison grow up in Texas, although spent a lot of time in Florida over the last 6 years. He’s a Texas native that left fishing Texas lakes for peacocks and exotics! He can offer you many options here in South Florida! [Read More]
Bass Boat Red
18’ Mako
1 to 4 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt Bobby Kimble

Bobby Kimble ☆☆☆☆☆ 0 0 reviews
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Capt Bobby Kimble is a full-time fishing guide in Palm Beach Florida and he was born in VA. As a teen was introduced to fishing and was hooked. His love of sports and the outdoors kept him busy. Loves to share his knowledge [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
21’ Nitro
1 to 3 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time
Frequent Asked Questions
Is this a South Florida Fishing Charter?

Yes, these are all USCG certified licensed captains who conduct fishing charters in South Florida. Some captain fish freshwater and saltwater, which is carefully outlined on all the captain’s profile pages. Be sure to look over the boat, equipment, and fish species to make sure it alines with your needs.

Are these South Florida fly fishing guides?

Most of our captains do have fly fishing experience, while others do not. But we also have captains that specialize in fly fishing customers. If you are looking to catch a Peacock bass, Snakehead, largemouth bass, and clown knife fish, look through the captains for the fly fishing emblem on the captain’s profile page.

How much to tip South Florida fishing guide?

You ever wonder… “How much should I tip?” This is a topic most captains hate to discuss when clients ask of them at the end of a day of fishing. When do customers ask us how much is it proper to tip you? Most fishing guides usually cringe and give them some story for advice. So to prevent that uncomfortable situation, here are a few tips.

It is vitally important that you feel your guide has worked hard to put you in front of the fish (no matter the conditions) judge him or her on the effort. Did you learn anything? Did he explain the process of casting, seeing, and hooking fish, etc.? Was it a fun day and enjoyable experience out on the water?
Most customers tend to judge the quality of the experience given and the effort provided for the day by their gratuity. It’s not uncommon to receive tips of $100 per day. Unfortunately, the opposite happens when those customers just walked off the boat. At the end of the day, it is based on what you can afford, and that any guide that judges you for the tip you provide doesn’t truly value you as a customer. We can assure you, your business is GREATLY appreciated here either way!

About South Florida Fishing Guides

The opportunities are endless when fishing in South Florida. The canals for peacock bass, the weedy banks for Snakehead, deep holes for Clown Knife fish, and shallow flats of the Everglades for trophy largemouth bass are just some of the opportunities. Fishing with a South Florida fishing guide will yield numerous peacock bass and largemouth. These species are plentiful, so going on a half-day charter will get you great action for the whole family. If everyone is enjoying themselves, extend the trip by an hour or two!

The numerous area around South Florida boasts great convenience and opportunity for anglers. Aside from the great freshwater, there are great offshore species like Mahi Mahi, tuna, grouper, snapper, and amberjack, while fishing inshore for snook, tarpon, redfish, and other sport fish.

South Florida is the mecca of fishing, and you’ll have no trouble finding a fishing guide to take you out. Fishing charters are like a 7-11, there on every corner, so you can’t use that excuse. But the question is, who do you hire? How do you know?

Look for this in a Fishing Guide

Don’t use a booking service; the captain is paying them a commission. Use companies like Bass Online, where we all fish! We’re a group of South Florida fishing guides that have gotten together as a TEAM. Under the best conditions to provide you the customer, the most satisfactory service in the area that the South Florida fishing industry has ever seen.

The finest bass fishing guides in South Florida on “the EvergladesLake IdaLake Osborne, Markham Park, Sawgrass, and Miami area for hard fighting Peacock bass,” you have come to the right place, Florida’s most extensive and #1 rated Guide Service.

We specialize in working with new anglers and experienced bass anglers looking for prime waters and modern techniques. Bass anglers who are out for an authentic, fun learning experience. But what we enjoy the most is getting those first-timers “hooked” on fishing. We provide everything you need for that big day.

Best Practices of a South Florida Fishing Guides

When taking a group of people fishing, the objective is safety first, fun, educate, especially if kids are onboard. No just about fishing, conservation, and the outdoors because they are future fishing guides.

This goal is to catch fish and create an atmosphere of fun and intriguing time on the water. It should not be just about fishing, you should see lots of different fish and wildlife. The eco-system depends on us promoting conservation, which starts where necessary with catch and release.

When being a South Florida fishing guide, we take the novice, amateur at best, and hard-core anglers and adjust our style and techniques for them. We get anglers that want to target specific species, like the Clown Knife Fish, and that okay as well.

The Everglades is a hidden gem in South Florida; it is located between Naples and Fort Lauderdale and South of Lake Okeechobee. Then that water flows south into Everglades National Park, where it becomes salty, and you can do sight fishing on the flats for Snook, Red Fish, Tarpon, and Sea Trout.

When you’re ready to embark on your next fishing charter, be sure to contact one of our South Florida fishing guides for their expert advice.

Rules & Regulations

Florida fishing licenses are not included in freshwater charters, but saltwater they are. This is not a choice of the captain but a way for Florida to get additional money for its resources. Making sure you get the proper license is the guide’s job, but actually getting it can only be done by you. Specific regulations are in place, and reputable captains will make sure you’re fishing within the laws of South Florida.

Learning About the Area

As we mentioned before, South Florida is located from Naples to Fort Lauderdale and from Okeechobee South. So that puts Miami, Palm Beach, and Ft Lauderdale in the heart of Florida’s healthiest fishing locations. Because of this, there is plenty of fishing locations. Remember, if it’s posted no fishing, then cast a line!

Fishing is a family activity; there are plenty of fishing lakes, ponds, and canals in the area that can keep them happy and outdoors.

South Florida Fishing Guides Reviews

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South Florida Guides
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We had the best trip ever! Traveled all the way from GA and it was the best fishing experience EVER!!! We caught so many Peacock Bass that we were literally exhausted from catching so many fish. Mr. Bill was the best guide and we are so thankful that he made our trip possible and such a great success. We will be back for more soon!! Very pleased with our booking with bassonline.com. Very helpful and informative when I needed anything.
- Kayla

BUCKET LIST FISHING

South Florida Guides
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Hands down the best BUCKET LIST FISHING FISHING EVER!!! We had way too much fun with Captain Bill Boliek with bass online fishing guides. He was awesome, and put us on the best “honey holes ever”. I didn’t know it was possible to actually be exhausted from fishing so hard, but we were all slap wore out after 6 hours of catching hundreds of fish. We will be back soon and can’t wait for the charter.
- Kayla Thompson

Peacock Bass Extravaganza

South Florida Guides
★★★★★
Captain Dave Manack was ready to go before we even arrived. He was extremely courteous, experienced, and accommodating. His sense of humor made us laugh and definitely kept us on our toes! He was diligent on finding my father and I the perfect spot for the exotic peacock bass that we flew down from PA to catch. Our four hour trip flew by quickly with the sounds of our reels screaming with another fish on the line. We walked away with a once in a lifetime experience and big smiles on our faces. You can't go wrong with this hardworking, Green Onions ringtone playing, salt of the Earth Captain! Thanks again Dave!
- 27alysiah

Captain Bill was awesome!

South Florida Guides
★★★★★
My brother and I went out for a 4hr bass fishing trip. Our captain, Bill, called the night before to let us know that the largemouth bite was a little slow and offered us a Peacock Bass trip instead. We agreed and had a BLAST!! Bill was super personalable and his stories made the trip fun and entertaining. He put us on the fish! He provided all tackle and honestly just made the trip super enjoyable. My brother and I caught 50+ bass each in the 4hr trip. I highly recommend this trip and try to request Bill as your captain!
- Matt W

Capt. Dave is the best!

South Florida Guides
★★★★★
Capt. Dave is the best! My girlfriend and I caught over 36 fish in 5 hours in the Everglades. All peacock bass. Cichlids and oscars . The man is a legend as far as I’m concerned. Best charter I’ve ever been on. Would 100% recommend using Bass Online fishing.
- Jordan Pachino

Capt. Brett did a great job

South Florida Guides
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Capt. Brett did a great job of finding some fish. Water levels were way up due to a storm, which caused some challenges getting the boat in the water and some of the normal fishing spots had changed. Capt. Brett worked around theses problems and gave us a good day of fishing
- Randall Wilson
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Florida Fishing Guide Locations

Need more choices, search the different regions where our guides are located by using this below map. Click on map regions or any of the hyperlinked names. The database enables you to select a fishing areas or by Species. Refine your guide search by reading the guide profiles which displayed their particular specialty, locations and species they target. Should you wish to just target a particular species, like Peacock bass for example, you may just click on that particular species link, and you will see a listing of all fishing guides in FL that target that species.

Refine your search by Peacock bass fishing guides Florida, Fort Lauderdale fishing guides, Lake Ida fishing guides, Everglades fishing guides, West Palm beach fishing guides. All bass fishing guides in that service lakes in the Southeast like “Lake Ida, Lake Osborne, the Everglades and Miami area for hard fighting Peacock bass. You have come to right place Florida’s largest and #1 rated Guide Service on the planet.

Also check out fishing reports sponsored by the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and TEAM members of largest Florida fishing guide service, so let’s go fishing!

We are continuously adding new guides to this page. If you have went with a guide before and he is not listed please call the office for details, they have most likely got moved to a different page. If you are a bass fishing guide in the Southeast Region of Florida, tired of struggling, wanting to work with a team please contact us by using this guide contact form!

South Florida Fishing Guides Service these locations

Palm Beach * Boynton Beach * Boca Raton * Fort Lauderdale * Hollywood * Miami * Homestead * Florida Keys * Miramar * Plantation * Pompano Beach * Davie

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