BGS South & Beamers Guide Service

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World-class fishing awaits with BGS South & Beamers Guide Service. Based out of a private dock in Big Pine Key, the Florida Keys’ incredible fishing spots are just minutes away from Captain Mark “Beamer” Beam. Target a range of thrilling and delicious fish in the inshore and nearshore waters with a true expert. He has over 45 years of professional fishing experience under his belt, and knows exactly what it takes to run a successful charter.

Bring a friend or loved one aboard the 21’ Mako bay boat. She’s a compact vessel, ideal for traversing the shallow inshore waters and bays. Thanks to the 150 HP Mercury engine, you’ll reach speeds of up to 32 knots as you seek the sweetest fishing spots. With Garmin and Cobra navigational equipment, you’ll have no problem locating the fish, so get ready for a productive day.

You’ll usually head up to 6 miles offshore. Hit the reefs and bottom fish, or work your way around the mangroves and other top fishing habitats. Capt. Beamer may prepare some bait before you leave the dock, or you can immerse yourself in the full fishing experience and catch it on the way out. Try spinning or drift fishing to catch the bite of tasty Trout, Mackerel, Cobia, and Snappers, and you may even catch the bite of a great Shark.

Whatever’s biting at the end of your line, you’re in for an incredible day’s fishing. At the end of your trip, the captain will clean, prepare, and bag your catch for you to take home. The taste of success will be sweet as you enjoy a well-earned meal later that night. With all licenses provided, there’s nothing left for you to do than get booking with BGS South & Beamers Guide Service and see why the Keys are an angler’s paradise.

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 20 - Mar 25
    up to 1 person
    + $100
    each additional person
    Leave the captain's private dock and head "out front" (ocean side) or "out back" (Gulf side) around 8:00 a.m. and get back to shore around 4:00 p.m. You'll have around 7 hours of actual fishing, which is plenty to reel in some incredible fish. Target delicious Snappers, Cobia, Mackerels, and you may even catch the attention of a tough-fighting Shark. The captain is happy to adjust times if necessary and will reschedule if the weather is bad. You won't miss out on an action-packed day on the water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 20 - Mar 25
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    Wake up with a splash as you head out to the Keys' rich, pristine waters. Home to a range of exciting fish, you'll use live bait to target a diversity of species. Try bottom fishing for Snappers, while you'll drift fish for Trout, and spin for Kingfish, Cobia, and you may even catch a Shark. Get ready for an exciting morning's sportfishing, with the reward of a delicious fish to take home at the end of the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 20 - Mar 25
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    This afternoon trip is the perfect getaway to the Florida Keys' incredible inshore and nearshore fishing spots. Target a range of delicious and exciting fish with live bait. Try bottom fishing, drift fishing, and spinning to catch the bite of Snappers, Kingfish, Cobia, Trout, and even some beastly Sharks. You're in for an incredible time sportfishing, with the added bonus of earning yourself some dinner.
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About the Captain

Mark Beam
Big Pine Key, Florida, United States
49 Fishing Reports
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
An avid angler since childhood, Captain Mark "Beamer" Beam can boast of over 50 years of fishing experience. Beamer got into the hunting / fishing business in 1985, going full-time in '89. Since 2011 he's been spending the winter months and most recently June, and parts of September & October in the Keys and started running charters again. Just two years ago he caught 8 Kings over 50 Lbs., and routinely catches Snappers, Mackerel, Cobia, Trout, Sharks, Etc... .

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Targeted Species

Cero Mackerel
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Mako (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

21 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:

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Fishing Reports

Back in the Saddle !!!

December 04, 2019

Two weeks from today we’ll be back on BPK (Big Pine Key FL) for three and a half months of WARM Winter Fishing Mayhem !!! It’s the time of year I’ve come to look forward to the most…After putting… Read Full Report →

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