World-class fishing awaits with BGS South Charters LLC. Based on Big Pine Key, in 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 nearshore, inshore, or off shore 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 LTS Bay Boat. She’s a compact vessel, ideal for traversing the shallow inshore waters and bays and stable enough to navigate the off shore waters when the conditions allow. 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 8 to 24 miles out. Hit the reefs and bottom fish, work your way around the mangroves and other top fishing habitats, or head for the Blue Water Off Shore. 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, Grouper ... Go Off Shore and look for Mahi, 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 and see why the Keys are an angler’s paradise.



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  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Back Country/Reef Winter AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 20 - Mar 29
    $450
    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 a variety of baits to target a diversity of species. Try bottom fishing for Snappers, drift fish for Trout, and spin for Kingfish or Cobia. 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
    5 Hour Trip – Backcountry/Reef June
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 23 - Jul 10
    $450
    This is our Go To Trip with a lot of flexibility with with wind & weather ... We may drift fish the Back Country Flats (Gulf Side) for snappers, etc., or try bottom fishing for Snapper & Grouper Out Front (Ocean Side). Get ready for an exciting morning's sportfishing, with a reward of delicious fish to take home or have one of the many restaurants in our area cook your catch. This trip takes about five hours with typically four hours plus or minus of actual fishing !!!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore May-July
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Jul 10
    $500
    We'll head offshore in search of weeds, pallets, etc., that are holding bait and Mahi. You'll be in cobalt blue water casting jigs & bait looking to hook up on one of the most beautiful and tasty fish that swims in the ocean. This is a wind/weather related trip, if the winds are a little sporty we won't be able to get offshore and the conditions won't be the best for this style of fishing anyway ... however, your day won't lost, we'll just stay closer to shore and look for snappers, groupers, etc.
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About the Captain

Mark Beam
Big Pine Key, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
235 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
75 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
Yep BGS South Fishing Adventures is following all the recommended Covid 19 procedures "always have kept my gear and boat spotless" !!! 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. Two winters ago he caught 8 Kings over 50 Lbs., and routinely catches Snappers, Mackerel, Cobia, Trout, Sharks, Etc... & PS: If you try and contact Capt. Beamer with questions or look to book a trip during daylight hours it may be evening before he's able to get back with you, because unless the weather's bad he'll be On The Water and may not have cell or internet service !!! Tight Lines ...

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Targeted species

Cero Mackerel Cero Mackerel
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

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

Length
21 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
North & South of Big Pine
Nearshore Fishing
North & South of Big Pine
Offshore Fishing
When Weather Permits !!!
Reef Fishing
South of Big Pine & Marathon
Flats Fishing
Deep Flats, typically looking for Snapper & Trout
Backcountry Fishing
North of Big Pine

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Penn, Shimano, Finn Nor
Bottom Fishing
Jig Fishing with bait & artificials
Spinning
Penn, Shimano, Finn Nor
Drift Fishing
One of My Favorites !!!

Amenities

GPS
Garmin 740s
Fishfinder
Garmin GPS Map 743XSV
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Plenty of Ice

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn Shimano Finn Nor
Live Bait
May be caught during the trip
Lures
Jigs, Crank Baits
Catch cleaning & filleting
And bagged
Drinks
Water, Gatorade
Fishing License
Provided

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
10 & Older & bring a Life Jacket !!!
No Smoking
Just don't allow it !!!
You Keep Catch
Yep
Catch and Release Allowed
Yep

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Noel B.
Loxahatchee Groves, Florida
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore May-July on July 3, 2022
My wife and I decided last minute to take a weekend trip to the Keys, and do some fishing. We saw all the great reviews Capt....
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore May-July on June 25, 2022
Captain Beamer was the best! My son and I chartered him and his boat for 6 hrs, we wanted to catch Mahi, he put us right where...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore May-July on June 22, 2022
My son and I had a half day reef trip with captain Beamer.  We had an excellent time catching mutton snapper, yellow tail,...
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VERIFIED   1/2 Day Back Country/Reef Winter AM on February 7, 2022
he called/text the day & night before about what we wanted to catch. Because of cooler weather the morning of the trip he askeed...
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VERIFIED   1/2 Day Back Country/Reef Winter AM on January 19, 2022
It is impossible to express in words the fun and wonderful fellowship I enjoyed for 3 conservative days with Mark. With...
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FAQs about BGS South Charters LLC

BGS South Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 1 guest - 1/2 Day Back Country/Reef Winter AM (5 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 1 guest - 5 Hour Trip – Backcountry/Reef June (5 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $75 per person after 1 guest - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore May-July (6 hours)

When you book a trip with BGS South Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Garmin 740s
  • Fishfinder Garmin GPS Map 743XSV
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box Plenty of Ice

Trips booked with BGS South Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn Shimano Finn Nor)
  • Live Bait (May be caught during the trip)
  • Lures (Jigs, Crank Baits)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (And bagged)
  • Drinks (Water, Gatorade)
  • Fishing License (Provided)

BGS South Charters LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (North & South of Big Pine)
  • Nearshore Fishing (North & South of Big Pine)
  • Offshore Fishing (When Weather Permits !!!)
  • Reef Fishing (South of Big Pine & Marathon)
  • Flats Fishing (Deep Flats, typically looking for Snapper & Trout)
  • Backcountry Fishing (North of Big Pine)

BGS South Charters LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Penn, Shimano, Finn Nor )
  • Bottom Fishing (Jig Fishing with bait & artificials )
  • Spinning (Penn, Shimano, Finn Nor)
  • Drift Fishing (One of My Favorites !!!)

Top targeted fish species with BGS South Charters LLC include:
  • Cero Mackerel
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout