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What is Bottom Fishing?




Ask any fishing enthusiast, and they will tell you that there are all kinds of fishing methods out there. Techniques such as netting, angling, netting, spearfishing, and even hand-gathering are the most well-known methods. However, there is one method that also merits some extra study, and that would be bottom fishing. There are a lot of bottom fishing enthusiasts out there, but of course it all begs the question: just what is a good summary of bottom fishing?

Bottom fishing can be defined as simply dragging your bait along the bottom of your given waterway or if anchored, just letting your bait lay on the bottom.

Indeed, there are many species of fish that love to frolic at the bottom of the water. Species such as the Grouper, Halibut, and the Red Snapper all flock to the bottom of the sea because they enjoy hiding and playing among the reefs. Bottom fishing is one method of catching this elusive prey.

My daughter-in-law caught her first fish.

In freshwater you can find catfish and carp as well as other species that prefer the bottom and tend to stick around there

Of course, if you are going to try bottom fishing, you need to know a little about the right methods of going about it. Just like anything else, the more diligent you are in studying this discipline, the better off you will be.

There is a huge potential for success, but you should consider some tips for doing it right. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

How do you do bottom fishing, anyway?

As a beginner, that’s the first question you must ask yourself. A good and simple mental picture of bottom fishing would be fishing that is devoted to the bottom of the water. Simply put, there are many types of fish that are either quite hesitant to come up to the surface or hardly come up at all.

This type of fishing helps the sportsmen be able to more readily catch these types of fish. Additionally, one of the most beautiful aspects of bottom fishing is that it can be done on both the land and from a boat.

Although it’s only a cathartic benefit, you also get a tremendous sense of accomplishment and joy when you are smiling in front of the camera and holding up the catch from your first bottom fishing experience!

What are some of the tools that I need for bottom fishing?

Of course, you might be surprised just how popular bottom fishing is among anglers.

However, either way, you must possess the correct tools in order to do it the right way. There are several essential pieces of gear and many other optional pieces of equipment that will make your bottom fishing venture a success each and every time. Consider some of the following:

The Hook, Line, and Sinker

The first thing you will need for a successful bottom fishing experience would a hook, line, and sinker. You have probably heard the phrase “hook, line, and sinker” used as a phrase. That basically means something is a sure bet. Well, in the case of bottom fishing, it is also a sure bet that you will catch some bottom-dwelling fish as long as you look after these basic elements. Let’s look at a few of them individually:


The hook is the first part of this three-part combination, and all three of these make up a “rig.” Hooks are ideally supposed to be circular, especially if you are going after large game fish. You will want something that is very durable simply because of the fact that you are probably going to have a fight on your hands. Other options for seasoned bottom fishermen would include “J” hooks and treble hooks, but these require setting before they can be used. Circular hooks are good because they will help you to avoid “deep hooking” a fish’s throat or gut. However, you don’t want to pull too soon or you will end pulling the hook out completely and allowing the fish to escape.


When you start talking about lines, you are definitely delving into an age-old debate. Indeed, when it comes to bottom fishing, every angler has an opinion regarding lines. It is almost as old as the sport itself. One of the first things you need to realize about lines is that bottom fishing angler has their own opinion about what the best line truly is. Some anglers have a strong preference for a mono line, while others prefer the braided version. However, there are also quite a few out there who prefer a fluorocarbon line. Consider some of the differences between these three:


One of the best things about a braided line is that it has developed a reputation for being a line that is truly one of the strongest ones out there. A braided line has the potential to handle some tremendously huge fish. However, one of the cons to this option is that braided lines can be difficult to handle and their efficiency can also be very pricey.


Fluorocarbon lines are good for doing fishing around lakes, streams, and rivers that have rocky bottoms. A fluorocarbon will be a line that will give good feedback, and it has a tendency to be better for fishing in clear water. However, this option too is a bit difficult to handle, and it can be challenge to tie knots with this option. Many anglers recommend that you get a combination of at least two of these, and some bottom fishers will even air on the side of caution and get all three just to be certain.



Of course, your next step to becoming a champion bottom fisher would be to invest in a good collection of sinkers. Ideally, you should have some examples that are good at maintaining a solid

weight in order to fully drop to the bottom of the lakebed. You should also be aware that these sinkers will come in several different variations, such as the following:


These sinkers are round in shape, and one of the key advantages to using one of these for bait is that the fish are not only inclined to take them, but they also can swim a short distance with them without encountering any resistance, making this a very deceptive bait indeed. These are my personal favorite because of the way it slides up and down on the line it gives you a better feeling when a fish bites. It seems to be more sensitive. However if you want to change weights or add weight or take some weight off for any reason it is more difficult because you have to cut your line and re-tie.

Darren’s hand made fishing weights egg weights and split shot.


The pyramid sinker is an option that will be characterized by a sharp tip at the end. These sinkers are popular by anglers because they have a tendency to hold the bottom and anchor it within the sand well.

Of course, all three of these sinkers are a good thing to have, simply because they all allow for different situations on different days. Don’t think for a minute that you can always use the same sinker on the same lake day after day. Why? One word: currents. At the very minimum, you will need a nice repertoire of sinkers because they possess different weights, responding to the current better.

What about using rigs?

Besides all of these other tools, one of the things that many bottom fishers love to use would be bottom fishing rigs. This is a very effective tool for bottom fishing, and some bottom fishers swear by it. Simply put, a bottom fishing rig is a specific tool that will increase the chances of landing a

bottom-dwelling fish. Indeed, there are many different variations out there, and there are quite a few homemade versions as well. However, here are some of the most common examples:

Darren Enns Rods use the Carolina rig mostly. Check out those hand made sinkers.

The Carolina Rig

Also called the sliding sinker rig, this device is made up of an egg sinker and it helps you properly land these fish without placing more weight on the lead and scaring away the fish. The main thing to remember about the Carolina Rig is that it is all about the egg sinker, and the other thing to remember is that this is a good rig for a beginners to use simply because it is so easy to build.

The Spreader Rig

Also known as the Chicken Rig, this type of rig is very versatile. This type of rig can cover a lot of ground with their two hooks, and many individuals use this type of rig with bank sinkers because they do an excellent job when you are fishing within rocky bottoms.

The Drop Rig

This is also called a 3-way rig, and it has developed a reputation of being a great way to fish within the surf. The 3-way rig is one of the best ways to connect the leader line, main line, and the shorter sinker line as well. The drop rig will also do an effective job of keeping your hook floating in a precise manner.

The Knocker Rig

This Knocker Rig is also called a “straight line” and it is also a very popular tool among bottom fishers simply because it allows them to feel a bit from a fish almost immediately. This is a simple barrel-shaped swivel connected to a simple leader. It will also have a bead, sinker, and leader at the end.

Tip from Darren – I love bottom fishing. Usually I use a Carolina rig with an egg weight and cut anchovies when I fish for striped bass on my local freshwater lake. I just let my line drop until it hits bottom and then crank it up a couple of turns. Also when I have gone on day fishing trips off shore in Florida I have used the same method with success.

What Kind Of Bait Should You Use?

Of course, this all begs the question: just what kind of bait should I use? Well, it’s not as difficult as you might think. Of course, you will get all kinds of opinions from the bottom fishing hobbyists among you. However, many individuals have found some incredible luck with utilizing dead bait. Such items as menhaden, mullet, sardines, or cigar minnows all can be used effectively just as long as you let them sink to the bottom so that it will effectively fool the larger fish you are looking to catch.

Live Bait

Of course, the other option is always going to be live bait. Is this a bit more challenging? Sure. However, once you gain a foothold in the disciplines of the proper care and management of live bait, you will soon realize that the rewards can be immensely greater than simply using dead bait. For example, if you are after larger fish, using live bait is just about the only way to go. Moreover, using live bait is also good because at times you will have to catch it yourself. There are many times where the pure fisherman will get just as much enjoyment out of catching the bait as they do in using the live bait for catching the bigger fish.

Lures and Jigs

Finally, another effective measure for catching large bottom fish would be through the use of lures or jigs. These items come in many different sizes and shapes, and it does take a large element of skill. It will take some practice and some experience in order to do this right, but there is no question that your sense of accomplishment will be that much more immense when you are holding up your latest fishing conquest and getting your picture taken!

Where Should I Bottom Fish?

Of course, this all begs another question: where can you bottom fish in the first place? The first step you should take is to strongly consider your location. Bottom fishing is different from a pier, and it is different when you are doing from a surf. Additionally, it is an entire world differently if you decide to bottom fish from a boat. Let’s take a look at each of these bottom fishing challenges individually:

Fishing From a Boat

Let’s look at bottom fishing from the boat. This can be the most rewarding way in order to fish for this bottom game. Moreover, there are at least a few different ways from fishing from a boat:

My 10 foot Tiny Boat

Anchoring Your Boat

One of the best ways to fish from a boat is to find a productive spot and then simply anchor your boat and fish from there. You can even use twin anchors to guard against the drawback of currents as well. Of course, one downside to anchoring your boat is that it can spook the fish and make them go elsewhere. However, you will know soon enough if that is the case.

Drifting With Your Boat

If you want something a bit more challenging, you can keep the boat moving. However, there are many advantages to keep a boat moving with the current. One great method is to go ahead and fish with live bait while the boat is in motion. Many have done this with great success.

You can also fish from the shore, even though this can be a challenging method. Ask other fishing

enthusiasts how they go about doing this. Fishing from the surf is also an option, but be aware of the fact that it is diametrically opposed to fishing from the pier even though they might appear similar.

Whatever route you might take, you will be able to catch all kinds of fish as long as you are diligent with it. You will be having your photograph taken with your next catch in no time!

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Fishing Willow Beach – Catch Fish Near Las Vegas




Can You Fish at Willow Beach?

Willow Beach is a long-time classic fishing destination. It’s a part of Lake Mohave on the Colorado River. The black rock canyons are just below Hoover dam and are part of Lake Mead National Park. Its Cold waters are on the north of Lake Mohave.

I’m going to share stuff here that you won’t find anywhere else.

Back in the day, they used to catch huge
rainbow trout out of that little beach. I remember when I was a kid they had a café in by where the
store is. Other Species we caught were Carp, Catfish, and Bass.

Inside the café, we used to go there to eat breakfast in the mornings before we went
fishing or we would go fishing early and come to the café after a couple of hours of fishing.
Inside the café.

The walls were lined with hundreds of pictures of anglers with their catch. These
were all rainbow trout at the time and you had to have a trout over 5 pounds to get on the wall.

There were also taxidermy trout on the walls along with other wildlife that you can find in the
area. If I remember right there was a bighorn ram mount at the front entrance.

Later on, as I grew up in the 80s and 90s the decor changed a little bit. The trout pictures were still on the wall
but the trophy at the front of the store was in a case and it changed to a striped bass.

Around this time striped bass got out of Lake Mead into the river system. They had a heyday eating up

Because of that, they grew to enormous sizes. I can’t remember exactly but I seem to
recall a striped bass in the display case that was over 60 pounds if I remember right.

This place is the iconic big fish travel destination. There have been people coming here for decades to
catch big fish whether they be trout or striped bass.

I took a 100 person survey on facebook if people like bass fishing best or trout fishing best. Here’s the results.


Can You Swim at willow beach?

There is no swimming allowed at the marina but if you go outside the buoys you can swim. You should be warned that the water is ice cold year around though.

Do I need an Arizona fishing license to fish at Willow Beach?

There is a lot of confusion unless you already know about whether you need a license to fish at
Willow Beach or not.

First of all yes you do need a license to fish at Willow Beach. However, if
you have a Nevada license that will work as well.

It doesn’t matter if you are on a boat or on
the shore as long as you have a Nevada or an Arizona license you are good to go.

Do I need a stamp for Arizona or Nevada at Willow Beach?

The answer is
no. Some time ago they did away with the stamps. Now when you buy the license it is included
with the license if you get it in Nevada or Arizona does not matter.

Do I need a trout stamp at Willow Beach?

Again the answer is no. Back in the day you
used to have to buy a trout stamp but nowadays that is included with the license as well no
matter which state you come from Arizona or Nevada.

Photo Angler Place Date More Info
alt Darren Enns Willow Beach 04/10/2021 More Info
alt Victor Jr. Lake Mead 06/21/2021 More Info
alt Earl Rohn Willow Beach 06/15/2021 More Info
alt Martin McElroy Echo Bay 06/17/2021 More Info

Do I need a stamp for a second pole at Willow Beach?

Once again the answer to that is no. It is
included with the license and you can have up to two poles but a maximum number of three hooks
between the two poles.

So I usually fish one pole with one hook in the other pole with two
At the end of this article, I will give you a willow beach fishing Report for 2021

Can I catch striped bass at Willow Beach?

The answer is absolutely yes you can.

What are the
recommendations for catching striped bass?

Well you can do it similar to the way you do it in
Lake Mead- bait fishing with anchovies that are frozen.

Cut them in thirds and put them
on a standard worm hook. Use about 1 ounce of weight and toss them out there about as far as
you can get them.

If you are on a boat you can do the same thing or you can go upstream a ways and float down slowly with an anchovy on the hook slightly above the bottom.

recommended way to catch striped bass is using baits that mimic baitfish. Either a lure that
mimics a shad or one that mimics a trout or even bluegill.

These are terrific to use because
the bass and the striped bass love to eat these smaller fish, especially trout.

In case you did not know trout are stocked at Willow Beach every Friday. When this happens it’s like buffet time for
the striped bass. This would be a good time to throw out a swim bait that looks like a trout.

last but not least you can use live bait which you can get from my buddy mike

Can I catch trout at Willow Beach?

Again the answer to this is an astounding yes.

How do you catch trout at Willow Beach? I would suggest the old standby Berkeley power bait and fish
somewhere around the picnic area by the store or the fishing pier over by the hatchery.

Probably the best place to catch trout. Anywhere in between that is able to be official legally is
good as well. If you have a boat or kayak you can go up or downstream and fish The coves. The
trout like to hang out in there as well and you can catch some real big trout at Willow Beach.

Both of my sons have caught 5-pound trout there. In case you were wondering yes this was
recently it was 2020.

My son Lorin at Willow Beach – This Rainbow Trout was caught on a Berkley Mousetail

I know the best do you eat the trout but the hatchery also put out some
very large ones for the anglers to catch. You can also use lures like spinners for trout and even
jerk baits that are semi-small.

Another popular soft bait or mouse tails made by Berkley. Also,
regular old nightcrawlers are a great option. You can get them from my friend mike

Marshmallows are a good bait for trout as well. Some people use the garlic-flavored ones made
specifically for fishing but the little colorful marshmallows that you put in your hot cocoa do a
nice job too. (the garlic flavored ones give me bad breath)

Lastly, a super very good option is wax worms or mealworms that you can get at
the store at Willow Beach. Keep in mind Arizona time is different than Nevada time most of the
year and the store closes fairly early.

My Son Jerren. His Beautiful Rainbow trout was Caught on a nightcrawler available in LasVegas Here

What are some Willow Beach fishing tips?

The first tip I would give you is to try to fish in the off
hours to beat the crowds.

A lot of people go down to Willow Beach If you try to go during a holiday weekend you are
going to fight for elbow room. I would say if you go in the morning during the week that would be
a terrific time.

Ethan Enns fishing on the pier at Willow Beach during an off time when there are not too many crowds

It doesn’t matter if you are going just to kayak or if you are fishing, the middle of
the week is a good time.

Late in the evening is also a good time. Only the most diehard
fisherman are out there after about 10 PM so getting a spot is not so hard except maybe on the
weekends. They do have a very nice fishing pier at Willow Beach and it’s quite large but in the
late summer, there’s a lot of grass around the pier so it’s kind of difficult to fish.

If you are going to fish the pier in the late summer you are going to want some sort of gear that you can cast out
very far. This will get you out past the grass and give you a better chance of getting a striper.

Mouse tails and wax worms seem to do the best on trout if you can see them. Plop one of these
baits in front of them and you can usually get their attention with it especially the wax worms
and regular worms.

The best piece of advice I can give you if you want to catch trout is to go
there on Friday morning. Prepare for heavy traffic along the shore because a lot of people know
that the department of wildlife stocks Willow Beach at the ramp on Friday mornings at about eight.

Watch out for the no fishing signs. You need to stay in the designated fishing areas which are a
little ways away from the docs. If you are fishing for striped bass this is a good time too.
Because the stripers come in to eat the trout. Putting something out there that looks like a trout
is a good bet during this time.

A Colorado River Rainbow Trout caught off the fishing pier at Willow Beach south of Hoover Dam. Caught on Berkley Power Bait. Orange

Willow Beach trout stocking schedule 2021

All I can tell you is that they stock Willow Beach at about 8:00 AM every Friday morning. There
are occasions when that schedule is changed for example during Covid lockdowns they did not
stock for quite a long time.

There may be other reasons why they don’t stock for example if it is
a holiday. Other than that they are pretty regular about it.

Willow Beach Fishing Guides

There are fishing guides that will take you fishing at Willow Beach. The one I recommend is
Travis Pitt Bass Experience.

Tell him Darren from FishinMoney sent you.

Willow Beach Fishing Report 2021

It’s willow beach. itseveryones favorite place to go get skunked. However if you follow the tips I give in this article you can also hit one out of the park. Oh and if you land-a big one, make sure to stop at the Willow Beach General Store and put your name on the board! and Tell em FishinMoney sent Ya!

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The Top 5 Bass Fishing Guides for Lake Kissimmee



The Best

Florida Bass Charter–407-821-6101 Captain Tim and his fantastic team specializes in live bait and artificial bait trips. They know every technique that will catch you largemouth bass in Florida. This is not just a job for Captain Tim; this is his life and his passion. He is the best bass Fishing Guide for Lake Kissimmee. He lives to fish, and he enjoys taking vacationers out and sharing his expertise. The crew at Florida Bass Charter are United States Coast Guard certified. They follow all safety measures, and they are ready and willing to teach you all the techniques you need to know to catch largemouth bass in Florida. Give him a call and book your trip now. 

Florida Bass Charter Gettin-er Done

If you are looking to catch trophy bass, you need to visit Kissimmee, Florida. Kissimmee Lake is the third-largest in Florida, offering 35,000+ acres of fantastic angling and stunning scenery. Lake Kissimmee is the largest with the Kissimmee chain of lakes, located 15 miles away from Lake Wales and approximately 40 miles from Orlando, Florida. Forget the amusement parks, museums, and other attractions and book a fishing guide for a day. Go out and have an adventure. Explore the beautiful Florida waters, learn how to fish for the first time, or try to catch a huge trophy bass. 

Lake Kissimmee has slightly warmer water temperatures than some other lakes in this area. Because of this, you can see many largemouth basses. There are many anglers in this area that will fish Kissimmee during summer. With a combination of heat and warmer water temperature, you will find an abundance of largemouth bass. If you can schedule your vacation/fishing trip during the complete moon phase, you can catch bass closer to the shore.  

Fishing on Lake Kissimmee

If you are an experienced angler, a pro, or use a guide, make sure you take advantage of the thick vegetation. All the guides will know this and know where the hot spots are going to be. Kissimmee doesn’t become as crowded as some of the more transparent lakes in Florida because of the heavier vegetation. An ideal hiding place for the Bass in this area; eelgrass, bulrush, and knotgrass. These vegetation types help protect bass, allowing them to grow to Lake Kissimmee’s large sizes. 

One of many highlights for fishing on Lake Kissimmee is catching Bass between 5-8 pounds. Now and then, some anglers can wrangle in a 10+ pound largemouth bass. While out on Lake Kissimmee, keep your eye out for large sections of reed or eelgrass. This is where you can find larger schools hiding out. 

Tips for Fishing on Lake Kissimmee

Fishing on the upper area of the chain of Kissimmee lakes can be a little more challenging. This area is more acidic and has tannin-stained waters. The lower Kissimmee chain has more shallow water and is sensitive to changing weather fronts during colder months. A lot of anglers choose to wade fish. Many boat ramps and fishing camps will grant access to wade fishing. In the Florida lakes, watch out for hydrilla. Hydrilla can make navigating these waters complex, so it is recommended to use a fishing guide if you have never been on Florida’s water.

When fishing on Lake Kissimmee during spring and winter, for best results, use flipping plastic baits or a slow-trolling golden shiner. If you search for largemouth bass during the fall or summer months, your go-to lures will be plastic worms, rattling crankbaits, and jerk baits. You will want to have a good arsenal of lures and other equipment no matter what time of year you go out fishing for largemouth bass. 

Popular lures for Lake Kissimmee 

The type of lure you use will depend on the area you are planning to fish and the kind of fish you plan to catch. I am providing a shortlist below some of the most popular lures for catching Largemouth Bass in Florida, specifically Lake Kissimmee and the surrounding area. 


This type of bait is perfect when fishing around hydrilla or eelgrass that are abundant in Florida lakes. Using your rod tip, you need to perform a complex jerking motion to get through the thick vegetation. Using jerk baits, you want to mimic shad and shiner colors, as this is the type of prey that bass is attracted to. 

jerk bait

Speed Worm

Speed worms are the most popular and most versatile lure that you can use to catch Bass in Florida. You can use the speed worm; use it along with a heavyweight in cover, choose to worm it on the bottom of the lake, swim it back to you, or use it as a top-water lure. 

Swim Bait

This type of bit works exceptionally well around grass and lily pads on Lake Kissimmee. It is effortless to use; rig it up on a lightly weighted swimbait hook, throw it out, & reel it in slow and steady. The fish will go crazy! Make sure you are in or around some vegetation. 


With spinnerbait, you can catch trophy-sized bass. All you need to do is find an abundance of baitfish swimming around and toss in a white spinnerbait. Spinnerbait may not catch you the most fish, but it could snag you the biggest Bass of The trip if used correctly on Lake Kissimmee.


This style of bait is best in the same areas and situations as your jerk bait. The thickness of vegetation will determine how you use a rattletrap; if hydrilla is thick, then you want to throw your rattletrap out and steadily reel it back in. If you are in sparse vegetation, you can do the Yo-Yo technique; bounce your line up and down. 

Lakes in The Kissimmee Chain

The lakes within the Kissimmee chain of lakes range in size from about 200 acres to 44,000 acres. The smaller lakes will, of course, have more limited fishing opportunities. I have included three of the most popular Bass Fishing lakes in the Kissimmee chain below. 

Lake Tohopekaliga

Twenty-two thousand seven hundred acres make up the most famous lake in Florida and the entire country. It is well known for producing more trophy Bass consistently than any other lake. According to Florida Wildlife Commissions’ biologist, for every 10-acres of land, there is one Bass over 10-pounds. Bassmaster Magazine has named Lake Toho “the most consistent lake for both numbers and trophy-sized bass.”

Lake Hatchineha

A top-class bass area, Lake Hatchineha offers gorgeous scenery. This lake is smaller and less known than other lakes in the Kissimmee chain. At only approximately seven thousand acres, Lake Hatchineha is a favorite spot for local anglers. The average depth is only 3-feet, and the deepest area comes in at 8-feet, making it one of the shallowest. Fishing on Lake Hatchineha is best done during the early mornings, evenings, late at night during summer, or in winter months.

Cypress Lake

At Cypress, you cannot only catch your share of largemouth bass, but you also see a variety of wildlife. Alligators, Osprey, and Eagles, among many others. All are living in their natural habitat. Cypress Lake has a record of 18-pound largemouth bass. This part of lake Kissimmee is best fished during the fall months but produces largemouth bass all year round. The locals prefer to slow-troll small jigs, which helps them locate the schools of baitfish. 

Top 5 Fishing Guides

I’ve given you information about the fishing on Lake Kissimmee and the surrounding areas. Now, I will provide you the names of the top 5 best fishing guides in this area. They will all make sure that you have all the information that I didn’t include. Your guides will also make sure that you have an incredible time on your Florida fishing adventure. 

1. Florida Bass Charter–407-821-6101                                                        

Captain Tim and his crew use top-of-the-line equipment and fishing gear at all times. He also guarantees that you will get your money back if you do not catch a fish with a wild shiner. No matter how many people want to go out fishing with Captain Tim, he can accommodate. If you need one boat, he has it; 5 boats are doable, and even 15 boats work just fine. Captain Tim not only owns Bass Fishing Charter, but he also has a bait and tackle shop that other fishing guides in the area use; Get Hooked Magic Baits. During the off-season, Captain Tim fishes the Florida lakes at the pro level.                                     

2. Super Bass Fishing Guide Service                             

Captain Joe Ventrello will provide his clients with conclusive guidance and instruction to ensure they have a successful Florida fishing experience. Captain Joe welcomes people of all skill levels and all ages to use his guide service. He also has extensive knowledge of tackle and other products to help make your trip a fun success. You can choose to go out on the lake with Captain Joe for a full day or ½ day of angling fun. Super Bass Fishing Guide Service is family-friendly (they welcome and enjoy children) and has everything that you could need for your fishing experience; Bring yourself.    

3. Central Florida Bass Fishing                                           

They have recognized captain John Leech on ESPN, Field & Stream, Outdoor Channel, and more. Captain John is well known in this area and will take you out Bass Fishing on Florida’s best lakes. He will consider the weather, water level, and time of year and then decide where the best place to go fishing for the day. After you guys meet up, first thing in the morning, you will make a stop for needed bait, food, drinks, and whatever else you will need for your adventure. You have package options that include 2, 4, 6, or 8-hour options. Captain John will make sure that you have an exciting, memorable trip and that you finish your day toting many basses to shore.

4. Orlando Fishing Guide                                          

Captain Randy Dumars specializes in artificial and live bait; The Orlando Fishing Guide team is here to help you accomplish your dream; catching a trophy-sized bass. They use state-of-the-art bass fishing boats or bay boats, and each guide is professional and exceptionally knowledgeable on Kissimmee and the surrounding lakes. Call them or visit their website today and book your Bass Fishing trip. They are ready and excited about taking you out on the waters of Florida, providing you with an exceptional experience of a lifetime. 

5. Horizon Fishing Charters                                          

Captain Brent Kirkendall is located in Lake Toho Fishing Camp. Horizon offers ½ day, ¾ day, and full-day options. They are only available for Lake Toho and Lake Tarpon, but they know all the secret “hot spots” in those areas that will produce large Bass numbers. All of your gear is tournament grade, from the boat to rods, reels, fishing lines, and more. They will instruct you on different techniques using a variety of lures. They use bass boats that can navigate shallow areas where larger vessels can not go. 


If you are looking to snag that trophy bass or go bass fishing, Kissimmee Lake and surrounding areas are the most productive areas. There are a large variety of places along Lake Kissimmee that the bass fishing guides can take you. They know all of the best places to fish at each particular time of the year. They can look at the weather and the fishing report and know exactly where to go for the day. All the fishing charters in the Kissimmee area are very knowledgeable and have been
taking visitors out fishing for many years. You can be confident that whichever fishing guide you choose from the list above, you are going to have the time of your life. I will guarantee you that you will catch an abundance of largemouth bass when you fish on Kissimmee Lake.
Remember to purchase your Florida fishing license and call in advance to book your Florida Guide/Charter, they get booked up in a hurry just before the summer season.                                                                                                        

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Best bait shop in Orlando (live Bait / Custom Plastics)




If you are taking a trip to Orlando, Florida for a huge fishing trip, then I am going to offer you some spectacular information. This will help you in catching a lot of fish, having a superb time, and going home with a ton of stories to tell. I have found the best bait and tackle shop in the Orlando, Florida area. They offer hundreds of hand-made, custom baits for catching fish on all of the Florida lakes. The owner of this particular bait and tackle store is also a United States Coast Guard certified fishing guide. Captain Tim Bagwell knows all there is to know about the lakes and fishing in Florida.


Where can I buy bait in Orlando?

Get Hooked Magic Baits is the premier place to get all of the bait and tackle that you will need to be successful while fishing in Florida. Tim’s website ( offers any kind of bait and tackle that you can imagine. All the baits are custom-made and used all over the United States for outstanding fishing. Whether you are a beginner, a pro, young, or old Get Hooked Magic Baits has everything you need for a fantastic fishing trip, no matter where you are. (Captain Bagwell says It’s not about the baits it’s about the magic.)

Let’s take a gander at the website and give you all of the best information possible, including all of the contact information that you need, in case you have any questions or concerns. Get Hooked Bait & Tackle is the go-to bait and tackle shop in the Orlando area.

Best Bait Shop in Orlando – Get Hooked Bait & Tackle

If you are in the Orlando area and you are looking for the best tackle possible for fishing the Florida waters, please stop in at 358 Story Road Suite A in Ocoee, Florida. The staff atGet Hooked Bait & Tackle will help you find everything that you need to make your fishing trip successful. Whether you live in Florida or you are there on vacation, stop in and see Captain Tim and his extremely knowledgeable staff.

Best Bass Baitshop Website

If you are wanting to take a look at everything they have to offer, before you get to Florida or to use in your own lakes then take a look at their spectacular website It is extremely user friendly and organized. They have thousands of items to choose from in a vast array of shapes, sizes, and colors. You can do a ‘search for a particular product or you can browse one of their many categories; flukes, worms, frogs, jerk baits, and trick worms just to name a few. They also have rods, reels, combos (in-store), and everything else you need for a spectacular fishing trip

If you can not find something that you are looking for, feel free to email [email protected] or give them a call at 1-407-347-3072. Tim and his amazing staff will be more than happy to help you with any questions that you have. Also available on their website is Get Hooked merchandise and terminal tackle. You can also visit their other website Not only do they have all the fishing equipment that you need for your fishing trip in Florida, they also offer Bass Fishing Guide Trips. Check it out and book your trip today.

Where can I buy live bait in Orlando?

Tim and his crew offer live bait all year round at Get Hooked Bait & Tackle. It is actually some of the best live bait in the state of Florida. Choose from crickets, minnows, shiners, wild shiners, and worms. At Get Hooked Magic Baits they have all of your must-have fishing supplies. They also have buckets and aerators for the live bait. They have forgotten not a single thing that you will need for an amazing fishing trip in Florida.

Get Hooked Magic Baits has every type of bait you will need to catch every type of fish that roams the waters in Florida. They can provide advice on the best spots to fish, the best times of day to go fishing, and they can answer any other questions that you may have. You can follow Tim and his crew on Facebook or


Check out their blog from either website or You can also see photos and videos of their catches … using the Get Hooked Magic Baits very own custom baits. Everything you need and everything you need to know about fishing in Florida can be purchased and answered by Captain Tim and his staff. Browse their website and you will see for yourself. Their baits are popular all over the United States, no matter where you are going to be fishing their baits will get you what you want.


Captain Tim Bagwell and his team are extremely knowledgeable about all things fishing in the Orlando, Florida area. His bait and tackle shop Get Hooked Bait & Tackle has thousands of options to choose from. They sell and ship all over the United States. Check out the website and see for yourself, all of the ‘magic’ that Tim has to offer, whether you are fishing in Florida or fishing ‘in your own backyard.’

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