Questions and Answers for Peacock Bass Fishing
Thank you for choosing our guide service. We will do our very best to assure you of a professional, quality, fun filled and relaxing day. Your business and repeat business are what makes it possible for us, to make a dream become reality.
This should help make planning your trip a worry free and memorable experience. We look forward to talking and fishing with you.
We have put together a list of some of the most commend asked questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you don’t find the help you need. We can be reached by filling out our email form or (888) 629-BASS (2277).
What are your rates? (Questions and Answers)
All rates are for one or two people, a third person can be added, For a complete list of our rates please click here!
What to bring ? (Questions and Answers)
Hat, Sunglasses (polarized if possible), Camera, Sunscreen, if you have special skin conditions be sure to cover up. Jacket, for the morning boat ride, in the winter it can be cool on the water.
Food is not included, Alcohol (BEER) is allowed!
What is included? (Questions and Answers)
All tackle is provided, we use G-Loomis rods, Abu Garcia Rods, Shimano and Abu Garcia reels and finest lures the industry has to offer. Shiner rods floats, hooks are also included. We have both bait casters and spinning reels for you to use. If you prefer left hand retrieve over right handed please request them when making your reservation. If you plan to artificial fish and you feel more comfortable with your own equipment don’t hesitate to bring it. We also have customers that only bring their favorite reels, and we provide the rods. This makes flying easier, no rods to be broken. Of coarse your Captain is included, his boat and all fuel that is required.
Fly-rods are not included. (Questions and Answers)
Transportation from the Miami airport to the Hilton Hotel is provided. We also provide transportation from other areas and many others can be arranged for additional charge. Cooler, Ice and water.
What is NOT Included: (Questions and Answers)
Live Bait: Shiners run between $5.50-$10.50 a dozen. On an average a full day with 2 people you will use 5 to 8 dozen.
You are required to have a freshwater fishing license, so you have three different options to choose from to get one. The good news is ages under 16 and over 65 are not required to have one!
Once you have arrived: – Go to local Bass Pro Shops, Wal-Mart, tackle supply store or online at FWC.
At the boat ramp or before: – Dial (888) FISH-FLO and they provide you with a # over the phone.
Fishing License: Non-Resident -7day $17.00 or 1 year $32.00
Resident – 1year $17.00
Food: We have several great lunch locations on the water, including The Hilton has a great lunch buffet menu (open 7 days a week) or experience a famous Latin cuisine on the water side at “Sonia’s”. (closed Monday & Tuesday). Fill free to bring a lunch and eat on the boat!
Is deposit required? (Questions and Answers)
A $100.00 deposit per boat, per day is required to reserve a date. Your deposit is fully refundable if you cancel 3 days prior to your trip are less other arrangements have been made. Deposit will also be refunded if we cancel do to bad weather. Deposits and payments are accepted by Visa, Master Card, American Express online only.
Credit cards are taken at the boat ramp!
How do I make reservations? (Questions and Answers)
You can book a trip by calling us directly at (888) 629-BASS (2277) or by Email [email protected]
You can also pay using our reservations page by clicking reservations!
Does the guide fish? (Questions and Answers)
Yes & No, While you are shiner fishing your guide will not fish are less asked to. If your artificial fishing your guide may fish with you if needed. This mainly is to establish the pattern for that day or to boost your confidence that the fish are in the area. We do assure you though that your guide will not “front end” you or catch all the fish once a pattern is established. This is your fishing adventure and we are full-time professionals!
What size & style of boat do we run? (Questions and Answers)
Most all of us fish out of brand “New” Skeeter bass boats powered by Yamaha motors. Over 3/4 of the team have them with the others soon receiving them. They range from 18′ to 22′ and are built for comfort and have plenty of storage, these are the nicest boats you will get to fish out of anywhere.
Start Time? (Questions and Answers)
We prefer to begin the majority of our trips at daybreak. But, will schedule trips to begin at other times upon request. Expect to be on the water for at least an hour longer than your scheduled trip. We do not count time only fish! If were meeting at the Hilton recommended start time is between 7 & 8am to be pick upped at the docks. If were meeting at the tackle shop the meeting time will be approximate 1 hour earlier.
What should I Expect? (Questions and Answers)
Expect to have FUN! Everyone wants to catch that once in a lifetime trophy fish. Unfortunately, we don’t catch them all the time. So, just come enjoy yourself and appreciate everything you put in the boat. We will do our best though, to try and get you that trophy Peacock bass!
Women & Children: (Questions and Answers)
Restroom facilities are usually close by most fishing areas. We have no problem taking restroom breaks when needed. We enjoy working with women or children and instructing them on various fishing techniques, so all family members are welcome.
Group & Company Trips: (Questions and Answers)
We can arrange for multiple boats/guides, as many days as you’d like to fish. We are located close to Ft Lauderdale and Miami attractions. Big fish tournaments with a weigh-in can also be arranged. Just let us know what you want to do, and we’ll set it up.