As a Native Floridian, I grew up right here in Orlando, Florida spending many weekends with my family bass fishing on the St. Johns river, Lake Toho and Lake Kissimmee. When I wasn't fishing with my family you could usually find me fishing the Econ River or any pond that I could get to with my bike. But don't be mistaken, just because I was fishing these amazing bodies of water it didn't mean I was catching 10lb bass. Those early years are what taught me to appreciate the outdoors and everything it offers. Eventually, the athlete in me took over and fishing took a backseat for a time while I played baseball, basketball, track and studied martial arts.
A couple of years out of high school I joined the United States Marine Corps just before the 1st Gulf War spending time in North Carolina and Iwakuni, Japan. The time spent serving my Country as a U. S. Marine is one of my proudest achievements. There is no doubt that the experience gained from the Military has a huge influence on how I approach my responsibility as a Professional Guide. As an ambassador to the sport I feel it is important to show clients that you can become a better angler by using honor and integrity in pursuit of big bass rather than take shortcuts.
Your Orlando Bass Fishing trip will be a great experience spent with a Full Time Professional bass fishing guide that has integrity and commitment towards his clients best interest.
In 1992 I was honorably discharged and went on to work with the Pepsi Bottling Group and Frito Lay here in Orlando enjoying success with those companies for the next 10 years. It is during this time that the passion for fishing really took over and I began working towards one day fishing full time and guiding for a living
In 2003 I created Florida Bass Adventures and started guiding on Lake Walk in Water which is south of Orlando. Unfortunately, Lake Walk in Water suffered from the hurricanes of 2004 losing much of it's vegetation and with it the ability to be a year round trophy bass lake. This is when Lake Toho became our primary focus and as you can see from the numerous trophy bass photos, we have done pretty good. Recently, I have expanded to cover the St. Johns river as well as include some of the smaller chains in the area so that regardless of the conditions clients can have a great day.
Along with being a full time Orlando bass fishing guide I compete on the Bassmaster Southern Trail and the FLW Bassmaster Weekend Series tournaments. Proving my abilities against top competition is for my own personal gain but gives potential clients the confidence in knowing that I have the experience and knowledge to show them proven tactics and cutting edge techniques to help them achieve their goal.
I am committed to making your Orlando Bass Guide trip a once in a lifetime experience that will have you dreaming about big bass and leave you wanting to come back for more. You can expect that I will know where the big bass are and what it takes to help you catch them!
What does this mission statement mean? Well, it is what every client should expect from their guide especially those that claim to be Professional Guides and truly do this as a full time job. While many guides appear to be the same on the surface, not all are. When fishing with me, you won't have to listen to me on the phone calling other guides to find out where the fish are and you won't be fishing next to another guide watching his clients catch fish.
This means your day will be spent catching bass, how to pattern them, and then learn the techniques needed to catch them once you locate them.