Bass Flats & Beyond is a locally-owned charter service. If you’re looking for the perfect inshore trip, fishing the shallows of Stuart, FL is as good as it gets, and Capt, John Larsen knows all the best spots to visit. Snook, Tarpon, and a host of other inshore gamefish lurk in these murky waters, just waiting for a hook to come their way.

Spend the day fishing aboard a 22’ Sterling flats boat. This incredible vessel is as at home in the Indian River Lagoon as she is the local lakes. She is equipped with Garmin electronic to lock you on the best spots around, and can cruise at staggering speeds to make sure you waste no time getting to them.

You have a range of trips to choose from for your day. With options for anything from two to eight hours on the water, any schedule or budget is catered for. You can also pick your target species from one of the longest lists you’re ever likely to see.

Tarpon, Trout, and Snook top the bill, but you can also find Mangrove Snappers, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Pompano, and so much more. Capt. John specializes in light tackle and fly fishing. He provides quality conventional tackle and welcomes fly anglers to bring their own gear along, too.

All trips come with tackle, lures, and licenses as standard. Bait can be caught on the trip, or can be purchased ahead of time for a small surcharge. At the end of your trip, all your catch will be cleaned and filleted for you, so remember to bring a big cooler!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $599
    Want to battle the biggest and meanest inshore fish around? Spend the whole day on the water, battling Monster Silver Kings, super-sized Snook, and a whole range of other inshore favorites. This is as good as it gets, so don't miss out!
  • Private trip
    6 hour trip
    In demand! Last booked: 13 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $499
    More time of on the water give you a better chance of hooking that 45 inch snook or 80 pound Goliath grouper. There is also a better chance the captain will be able to cast net some live bait for no additional cost.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $399
    Spend a little longer on the water for your chance to battle Snook, Tarpon, Trout, Jack Crevalle, Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, and much, much more.
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About the Captain

John Larsen
Stuart, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
27 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since April 2018
My dad owned a dive shop in Jupiter. I got familiar with with the reefs and wrecks spearfishing when I was very young. Later on, at UCF, I was on the Bass fishing team and won some tournaments. I'd say that ever since then Bass fishing is my absolute favorite. I got intimately familiar with both freshwater and saltwater fishing in Florida.

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Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Pompano Pompano
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sterling (Flats boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 250HP Mercury ProXS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 hour trip on October 25, 2020
John is great.  Fantastic boat.  Really knows the flats!
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FAQs about Bass Flats & Beyond - Stuart

Bass Flats & Beyond - Stuart offers the following trips to customers:
  • $399 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $499 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 hour trip (6 hours)
  • $599 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Bass Flats & Beyond - Stuart, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bass Flats & Beyond - Stuart include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Bass Flats & Beyond - Stuart offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Bass Flats & Beyond - Stuart offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bass Flats & Beyond - Stuart include:
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Pompano
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon