What techniques do you use?
  1. Drifting – Quietly floating along with the current allows us to stealthily target bass in their natural habitat. I use specialized drift socks for precision boat control.
  2. Spinning – With light spinning tackle, we can precision-cast to bass cover and structure with finesse lures and plastics for high action.
  3. Trolling – Trolling with crank baits, live bait or other lures allows us to efficiently cover water to find where bass are active. Multiple rods help identify productive patterns.
  4. Light & Heavy Tackle – I tailor the choice of light or heavy tackle to the technique and size of the bass we are targeting that day.
What can I expect Capt. Paul to supply for our all-inclusive fishing guide trip?
Rods, Reels, Lures, Digital Photos, Rain Gear, Free Pick-Up Within 5 Miles of Boat Ramp, Coke Products and *Water *Zephyrhils Natural Spring Water

Detailed Gear:
Rods ‣ Vexen Rods ‣ Lew’s Reels
Hooks ‣ Eagle Claw Hooks Lures ‣ Strike King Lures ‣ Bass Munitions Lures ‣ Glo Pro Lures ‣ Mega Bass Lures
Line ‣ Cajun Line ‣ Fluorocarbon Line ‣ P-Line Braided
Weight ‣ Woo Tungsten Weight
Bait Scent ‣ Liquid Mayhem Scent
What features does your boat have?

Boat Features

‣ 2013 Skeeter Bass Boat 250hp Yamaha Sho (Fits 4)
‣ 2021 AVID 19′ Bay Boat 90hp Yamaha Sho (Fits 5)

‣ Greenlight (for night time crappie and bass fishing)

‣ Humminbird Imaging

‣ Humminbird Fishfinder

‣ Minn Kota Ultrex 80/US2 Trolling Motor Navigation

‣ Cooler


‣ Fishfinder

Boat Gear

‣ Casting Platform

‣ Livewell

‣ Snorkeling Equipment

Fishing Locations

‣ Lake

‣ River

Fish Species

‣ Largemouth Bass

‣ Crappie

Safety Policy

‣ Life Jacket for Children/Adults

Safety Features

‣ Life Jackets

‣ Fire Extinguishers

‣ First-Aid Equipment

‣ CPR-Trained Crew

‣ Flares

Is a fishing license required?

As per state fishing regulations, all clients joining my fishing charters need to have a valid fishing license. Licenses can be easily obtained online or at bait shops, even just hours before your trip. I recommend registering for your license ahead of time to be covered.

Register for FWC License

‣ Freshwater Fishing (3 day) $17.00

‣ Freshwater Fishing (7 day) $30.00

‣ Freshwater Fishing (1 yr) $47.00

What lakes do you guide on?

‣ Lake Cypress
‣ Lake Toho
‣ Harris Chain
‣ Butler Chain of Lakes
‣ East Lake Toho
‣ Harris Chain of Lakes
‣ Lake Kissimmee
‣ Lake Jackson
‣ Orlando’s FAB FIVE
‣ Conway Chain of Lakes
‣ Lake Ida — 52 CENTS PER MILE (12 HOUR DAY)

How should I prepare for my trip?

To make sure you’re prepared for a great day of fishing, please bring:

‣ Cap
‣ Sunglasses
‣ Sunscreen
‣ Snacks

What types of fish will I catch?

You can expect to catch Bass throughout the day, but you may come across Crappie, Gar, Pickerel, Catfish, Perch and Speck.

Do you use live bait?

While live bait is not included in the base pricing for my fishing charters, I do recommend using live shiners and minnows to increase your chance of catching bigger bass.

‣ Large & Domestic Minos: $12 per Dozen
Large Wild Shiners: $23 per Dozen

If I need to cancel my fishing trip, what is your cancellation policy?

I understand unexpected schedule changes happen. If you need to cancel your trip for any reason, please contact me as soon as possible by phone or email.



What if it rains?

I always tell my clients that the fishing is going to be great no matter the weather! Rain or shine, we will head out on the water as planned. A little rain won’t scare away those bass. I supply high quality rain suits to keep you dry and comfortable in rainy conditions.

Do you provide transportation?

I provide free pick-up and drop-off within 5 miles of boat ramp.

Do I need fishing experience?

Not at all! I welcome all experience levels aboard my charter. I take pride in being able to guide both seasoned anglers as well as provide a fantastic introductory fishing trip for complete beginners.

What is the passenger capacity?

My boat is optimized for private fishing trips of 1 to 4 people. Four passengers is the maximum I can comfortably accommodate.

When is the best time to fish in Orlando?

The prime time for bass fishing in Orlando is November through Mid-May. The cooler weather has the largemouth bass more active and feeding aggressively to fatten up for winter. 

What if I encounter a language barrier or have a communication disability?

In the military I worked with interpreters. Not knowing the language should not stop us from having a good time! Demonstrating is the best method. Call to specify what special needs you need. If I don’t have it, I can provide you with another guide.



Wheelchair accessibility not accessible, but still accountable. PS Bass Guide Service supports the PVA as boat captain locally for several years and familiar with the resources needed.

Do you provide lunch?

Lunch is not included in the price, but arrangements can be made. Most of the meeting places have restaurants and stores nearby. The best option is to continue fishing and bring snacks with your group.