BGS South Charters LLC

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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Back Country - Reef Jan. - March AM
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 27
    US $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.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Back Country - Reef May June AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 5 - Jun 28
    US $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 !!!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Back Country - Reef Nov. / Dec. AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 30 - Dec 31
    US $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.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Offshore May - June ... AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 5 - Jun 28
    US $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 snapper, grouper, etc.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Jack (Almaco)
    Almaco Jack
  • Private trip
    Offshore May June ... PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 5 - Jun 28
    US $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 snapper, grouper, etc.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Jack (Almaco)
    Almaco Jack
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FAQs about BGS South Charters LLC

BGS South Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $375 per group, additional US $75 per person after 1 guest - Back Country - Reef Jan. - March AM (5 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $75 per person after 1 guest - Back Country - Reef May June AM (5 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $75 per person after 1 guest - Back Country - Reef Nov. / Dec. AM (5 hours)
  • US $425 per group, additional US $75 per person after 1 guest - Offshore May - June ... AM (6 hours)
  • US $425 per group, additional US $75 per person after 1 guest - Offshore May June ... PM (5 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 We'll use live bait when fishing for Cobia, Kings
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minn Kota Terrova
  • 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, live & dead bait set ups)
  • 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 baits & artificials )
  • Spinning (Penn, Shimano, Finn Nor, Custom)
  • Jigging (This is one of my most productive tactics !!!)
  • Drift Fishing (One of My Favorites !!!)

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

Meet the Captain

Mark Beam
Big Pine Key, Florida, United States
346 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
125 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
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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 ...

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Mako (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 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 baits & artificials
Spinning
Penn, Shimano, Finn Nor, Custom
Jigging
This is one of my most productive tactics !!!
Drift Fishing
One of My Favorites !!!

Amenities

GPS
Garmin 740s
Fishfinder
Garmin GPS Map 743XSV
Live Bait Well
We'll use live bait when fishing for Cobia, Kings
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota Terrova
Ice Box
Plenty of Ice

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
8 & Older please bring a little Life Jacket !!!
No Smoking
Just don't allow it !!!
No Alcohol
welcome, I don't drink at all on my charters !!!
You Keep Catch
Yep
Catch and Release Allowed
Yep

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Recent fishing reports

Wind Against The Tide ...
Wind Against The Tide ...
February 23, 2024
Started off like a dream come true ... then we woke up ... calm winds and no tide looks good on paper ... NOT ... we stuck with it and ended up with a nice cooler full of Mangroves, a nice Yellowtail, a Bluefish, etc., however, worked for every one of em with the bonus fillets and ... a good time was had by all ... to be continued ...
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Front & Back ...
Front & Back ...
February 22, 2024
We started out front, but the wind & current was more than I wanted to deal with. After a quick re-group out back, we went ... got on em on the first cast, and it was on ... Mangroves, Spots, & Yellow Jacks joined us for the ride back to the dock ... & a good time was had by all ... to be continued ...
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They're Back ...
They're Back ...
February 21, 2024
The Back Country had been a little stingy of late until today ... Boom ... The bite was solid & steady ... Mangroves & Spots ruled the day ... and a good time was had by all ... to be continued ...
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