Florida Bass Adventures Trip Information

FISH WITH A FRIEND OR A STRANGER - Here are some suggestions to better prepare you for your trip and make it much more enjoyable. First, get to know your guide (me) by browsing through the site and taking advantage of the information provided. It's always much easier to get in the boat with someone you know something about rather than meeting a total stranger. It's why I have put so many pages on this site. Also, for those coming with you send them a link to the site and let them get to know me a little bit. Lastly, read up on the lakes provided on the site. There is great information there to give clients a great idea of what they can expect to be fishing while out with me.


It's greatly appreciated when clients get in my boat and tell me how much they enjoyed my site. It's built for you and for you to enjoy. Thanks


No Fish No Pay Policy - All live bait fishing trips are guaranteed that you will catch a fish or you don't pay for anything. (this includes the cost of bait) Exception to this would be a fishing trip that happens after a severe cold front or during high winds.


As a tournament angler lure fishing with clients is my preferred choice but that isn't always was best for the client. So, for clients who choose artificial lures for your fishing trip I will be more than happy to accommodate your request. But please don't ask me to guarantee that every client who uses lure will catch fish. It's just not a realistic expectation. What I can guarantee is that I will put you on fish, show you everything needed to catch those fish and then the rest is up to the client. With lures, only the person holding the rod can dictate whether or not a fish will eat the lure.


RESERVATIONS- A deposit is not required to make a reservation but is available via Paypal on the Reservations page if you would like to make one. In all other cases a clients credit card information will be used to hold the day but will not be charged unless a client fails to show for their reservation.  If paying balance with a credit card, payment can be made at the end of the trip same as a cash payment. Clients must have the credit card in hand at the time of payment. There is a convenience fee of $5.00 per $100 charged if paying by credit card.


CANCELLATION POLICY - In the event you cannot make your scheduled day a notice of at least 2 weeks must be given prior to your trip. Any cancellation less than 2 weeks will incur a full days charge to the credit card provided.


TRANSPORTATION - At this time pick up is only available to clients staying on International Drive or Universal Blvd. Pick up is not part of guide services offered. If clients have use of a vehicle this is the preferred method to arrive to your destination. Currently, Uber and Lyft offer great transportation rates and provide insurance in the event of an accident which no guide can as our vehicles are not commercial vehicles.


WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU HAVE MADE A RESERVATION - Print the directions provided on the site, purchase your fishing license, call me the night before your trip. It's that easy.


TACKLE AND EQUIPMENT: Everything you need to enjoy your day is supplied. Rods, reels and all artificial lures. If you are booking an artificial lure trip and would like to bring your own reels you may do that also but please do not bring any tackle or lures.


WHAT TO BRING - A Guide trip is designed for you to be able to just show up and go fishing without needing any tackle. Here is a list of what is not  provided that you may want to bring:

- If you are meeting me at Lake Toho, please print and bring the directions provided on the directions page.
- Your fishing license.
- A hat and polarized sunglasses are great to help with glare and UV. light.
- A sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15.
- A still camera (cell phones work great for this) or if you want a video camera.
- Rain gear. Believe it or not Disney makes quite a bit of money by selling ponchos so it may come in handy at the park as well.
- Snacks that are easy to carry and easy to consume. Bags of chips, muffins, large bags of cookies would not be considered "easy".
- Sandwiches on 8 hour trips that are already prepared and ready to eat.
- NO BEER PLEASE. My insurance does not allow alcohol on the boat during fishing trips.  thanks


- Ice, water and Gatorade are provided but if you would like to bring something else there is always plenty of room in the cooler. If you bring soda please bring 20 oz bottles not cans.
- Rods and Reels.
- All lures and Terminal Tackle
- Captains license and Professional Guide insurance.


CHILDREN - Children will always be welcome on my boat. Children are the future of the sport and the goal is for them to leave with a desire to continue fishing at home. If you bring your child expect them to have a great time and catch all the fish!


SURPRISE FEES - There will never be any surprise fees on the day of your trip. All costs are listed on the guide rates page. It is preferred that payments on the day of your trip be made in cash. It is the responsibility of the client have the correct amount as I do not carry cash. Personal checks and company checks are not accepted.


START TIME - Generally just before safe light as it is the most productive time of the day. Start time will be discussed the night before your trip.