Take a Ft Lauderdale fishing guide out to explore the urban canals, backcountry of the Everglades and private lakes of of the unknown! The most diverse freshwater fishing anywhere in the WORLD! The close proximity of the Fort Lauderdale Beaches and the International Airport offers fish of so many diverse species- fishing simply does not get any better than this! We offer fishing guides out of Ft Lauderdale for peacock bass, largemouth bass, Asian snakehead, snook, tarpon, bowfin, crappie to name a few.
If you would like to hit our exclusive Private Lakes of South Florida – It takes less than thirty minutes to reach the best fisheries. If you’re looking for the the calmer waters of Everglades Backcountry, this will be more your speed; don’t worry we have a guide for you. Fly fishing, live-bait fishing or all artificial lures; every part of Ft Lauderdale shorelines is at your fingertips. No matter the style of Ft Lauderdale bass fishing or the species, we have the perfect charter waiting for you!
Visit 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, Florida Everglades fishing is not just another airboat tour. It’s an experience that you get to explore the Florida Everglades and catch bass all in one!
Home to hundreds of Everglades creatures and watery wildflowers. Everglades is the perfect place for both entertainment and learning. Explore a forest of unspoiled wonders at the Everglades and see for yourself what makes the wetlands so wildly wonderful. The Everglades is an attraction in Ft Lauderdale not to be missed, the hidden secrets of nature’s own will develop your curiosity as you explore Everglades. Come out, explore and let’s go fishin!
Fishing on Private Pits of Ft Lauderdale are a real treat, there are 12 lakes in all and are exclusive to you….you will not see another boat! Get to enjoy one of Florida’s most precious natural resources, its filled with big trophy bass. Largemouth bass as well as peacock bass, crappie and big bluegill.
When planning a vacation to Ft Lauderdale consider taking a guided bass fishing trip with Florida’s largest and most respected fishing guide service. Our guides are full-time bass fishing guides and professional tournament anglers that know how to provide the perfect fishing experience for our customers. Catching trophy bass on these private pits will create a memory you will not soon forget!
Markham Park is located in Broward County. It drains eastward from Water Conservation Area II past Ft Lauderdale to a non-navigable salinity canal system which has florida control structure that prevents saltwater intrusion from the Atlantic Ocean. Markham Park Canal provides excellent freshwater fishing in more than 30 miles of boat accessible canals and small lakes. The canal ranges from 20 to over 100 feet in width, averages about eight feet deep, and some lakes are more than 30 feet deep.
The lakes near Ft Lauderdale are often noisy and congested on weekends, but this area can be avoided if needed. From the boat ramp, it is 1.0 miles to the entrance of great fishing. Immediately east of the canal is Sawgrass Expressway Extension. There are some navigable flood control structure on Ft Lauderdale canal system. the combination of Ft Lauderdale canal system provides urban anglers more exciting fishing opportunities.
Lake Okeechobee is the most “famous big bass lake” in Florida, well-known for the quantity and quality of bass the lake produces. This reputation on Lake Okeechobee has continued for many years as producing the biggest and best large-mouth bass fishing in from Ft Lauderdale. On Okeechobee the two primary ways to fish are with artificial lures or wild shiners. Bass fishing on the “Big O” with wild shiners is the preferred bait for many anglers for trophy bass. It just happens that it’s the natural food that they feed on daily. Wild Shiner fishing became very popular many years ago when anglers fishing Okeechobee for largemouth bass would see their feeding habits. It has become the increasingly popular choice because once you’ve experienced this style of fishing you’ll quickly recognized that its much more than just sitting and watching.
It may seem like a long distance from Ft Lauderdale, but its not. From the Ft Lauderdale beaches its about 50 to 60 minutes to catching the big one. The driver is fantastic with zero traffic, because you travel north on SR27 right through the heart of the Everglades. Well worth the drive…there is only one Lake Okeechobee!
Most all of our ‘Bass’ style boat are single and dual console, Powered by 200, 225 and 250 hp outboard engines – 19′, 20′, 21′ & 22′ in length, fast and comfortable dry ride, Trolling Motor, Anchored by Power-Pole Anchoring System. This boat will provide you with comfort, stable ride, and the ability to fish the lakes and flats!
Captain Brett was born and raised in Davie, Florida. Brett caught his first fish at the age of eight on a fishing trip with his father, he was hooked and has been bass fishing ever since. he also enjoys fishing light tackle and fly fishing for bass, peacock bass, snakehead and what ever else in Miami for the past 30 years! Brett moved to Davie, FL at the age of two and realized his love for South Florida fishing – its beauty and its incredible fishing opportunities in the outdoors.
He decided to become a Miami Fishing Guide to share his experience and fishing knowledge of South Florida areas with new friends; whether a beginner, intermediate or a professional. Brett specializes in everything, livebait, fly fishing and light tackle. Brett’s goal is to share as much fishing and local knowledge as possible on your trip while providing major entertainment. Brett has a huge repeat business, a testament to his understanding to Customer Service!
Captain Tony is a South Florida native that began fishing at the early age of ten with his brother. I think my father gave us rods to keep us out of trouble, never guessing that some day I would turn it into a full time career as a fishing guide.
But for those endless days that we spend on the water, I can’t thank them both enough for it has nurtured a passion for fishing and the outdoors that fills the soul. This is what I bring on the boat for my clients that get ignited by my passion for what I do.
If someone asked me to describe myself as a fishing guide, I am not quite sure what that would be. Captain Tony recognizes his expertise can often be the difference in creating a memorable day of fishing and a fantastic one. He is ready to show you, your family and friends a great day of bass fishing!
Captain Roger was born in Venezuela and raised in Miami, Florida. Roger caught his first fish at the age of eight from the local lake, he has been hooked ever since. Guided many pros, fishing legends and MLB baseball players, like Bill Dance, Jimmy Houston and others. Fishing for the past 10 years!
He decided to become a Miami Bass Fishing Guide to share his experience and love for the sport. His fishing knowledge of Miami lakes is second to none; whether your a beginner, intermediate or a professional. Roger specializes in Peacock Bass, Largemouth Bass using fly equipment and light tackle. Roger is fluent in Spanish and English to make you and your family more comfortable. Roger’s always shares as much fishing knowledge as possible on our trip, all while providing a safe and major league fishing experience. He knows this is the single most important aspect in providing Anglers with the trip of a lifetime. Roger has a firm belief in conservation and is an advocate of catch and release when available.
Captain Robert is a Professional Tournament Fisherman that brings a truly higher standard of fishing and a personal to putting you on the big ones. Captain Robert will run to where the fish are, utilizing all types of tournament tactics and equipment including: fishing out of his new Nitro Z9 bass boat. If you’re really looking to catch fish and have a really good, fun time, Captain Robert is your man!
Captain Robert specializes in bass fishing charters including peacock bass and other fishing expeditions. He loves to teach anglers new techniques and will fish pretty much anything that swims and puts up a battle!
You will absolutely love fishing with Captain Robert; he is not only an expert in the field, he’s a fun guy to fish with a big heart!
Largemouth bass grow 4 to 8 inches (10 to 15 cm) during their first year, 8 to 14 inches (20 to 30 cm) in two years, 18 inches (40 cm) in three years. They are usually green with dark blotches that form a horizontal stripe along the middle of the fish on either side. The underside ranges in color from light green to almost white. They have a nearly divided dorsal fin with the anterior portion containing nine spines and the posterior portion containing 12 to 13 soft rays. Their upper jaw reaches far beyond the rear margin of the eye.
All about the Florida Peacock Bass The butterfly peacock (also called peacock bass) is an extremely popular freshwater game fish introduced to south Florida in 1984. It is readily caught by bank and boat anglers using a wide variety of tackle and bait that ranges from live shiners to artificial lures and flies. Butterfly peacock prefer live fish and fish imitation baits often used by largemouth bass anglers, but they rarely hit plastic worms commonly used to catch largemouth bass.
The bowfin is the only living representative of an ancient family of fishes. It has an air-bladder that functions like a lung, and can be seen gulping air. They have a long, stout body; big mouth with small, sharp teeth; long dorsal and rounded tail fin. Males have a dark spot with a bright orange halo on the tail fin. The spot is absent or inconspicuous on females.
Prehistoric fish with ganoid (bony) scales that have peg-and-socket joints forming a hard armor. Irregular round, spots occur on top of the head, all over the body and fins.
Bluegill have the deep-bodied look of “bream,” with a long dorsal fin and slightly forked tail. A dark ear covering and a blotch at the dorsal fin’s back bottom edge set them apart. Bluegill are common throughout Florida but are best known in lakes and ponds.
A deep body with nearly symmetrical dorsal and anal fins and a speckled pattern on the body and fins identify the black crappie. Unlike most other panfish, crappie spend much of their time offshore feeding on small fish in lakes or in large slow-moving clear water rivers. They nest in colonies from February to April. Nests are fanned by males over gravel or muddy bottoms in depths of 3-8 feet, with big fish deeper. Primary food items are crustaceans, aquatic insects and small fishes.
Most all inshore style boats are open, they have no cover or air condition
You are welcome to bring alcohol on board any of our charters, but please avoid bringing glass on board as it poses a safety hazard.
Standard bait is not included unless otherwise specified
Live bait is typically not included in the price and the cost is the responsibility of the charterer.
Most all bass boats do NOT have a bathroom (“head”) on board (but are generally close to restrooms while fishing)
Cancellations & Refunds
If not otherwise specified, our cancellation window is 72 hours or more prior to the charter for standard trips and 14 days or more for over six and yacht trips.
Customers who cancel within the cancellation window will receive a full refund of any amounts paid.
Customers who cancel after the cancellation window expires are responsible for the full amount of the charter, any catering or add ons that have been purchased, plus a 20% gratuity.
We can arrange custom catering on most all trips, ranging from drinks and snacks. Most of the locations also have access to resorts on the water for lunch.
Please contact us for a catering quote.
Children are very much welcome and permitted on all charters and there is no minimum age.
Any fish that are caught on your charters and are legal to take belong to you, Florida State law regulates what you can and cannot keep.
Food & Beverage
All of our charters provide a cooler with ice for you to store any food or beverage you bring. We also provide bottled water.
A 15-20% gratuity for your Captain is customary and not included in the price.
Everyone on freshwater charters ONLY are required by state law to purchase a temporary fishing licence. $17.00 for 3 days!
We will provide the exact address of the lake/boat with your confirmation or upon request, locations are subject to change depending on weather.
Due to US Coast Guard regulations most freshwater charter boats are limited to a maximum of four passengers. Many of our boats will only accommodate two or three, this is why its important to let us know at the time of booking so we can get you the biggest boat available.
Unless otherwise stated or discussed, you are chartering the whole boat and there is no additional parties.
Seasickness is another term for motion sickness and typically manifests itself in the form of fatigue, nausea, and vomiting. In the freshwater charter there is no need to be worry about seasickness as the water is calm.