BGS South & Beamers Guide Service

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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Reef/Offshore June
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 7 - Jun 28
    $400
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    Leave the captain's private dock and head "out front" (ocean side) around noon and get back to shore around 7:00 p.m. You'll have around 5.5 hours of actual fishing, which is plenty to reel in some incredible fish. Your main targets in June will be Mahi Mahi and a variety of Snapper species inhabiting the reefs. 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
    1/2 Day Backcountry Patch Reef/Reef
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 20 - Mar 25
    $300
    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 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
    1/2 Day Reef/Offshore June
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 7 - Jun 28
    $300
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    Leave the captain's private dock and head "out front" (ocean side) around 2 PM and get back to shore around 7:00 p.m. You'll have around 5 hours of actual fishing. Your main target during the month of June will be Mahi Mahi and different kinds of Snapper you'll find around the reefs. 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.

About the Captain

Mark Beam
Big Pine Key, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
91 Fishing Reports
9 Customer Reviews
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 Cero Mackerel
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

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

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

Length
21 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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

Payment

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:
Cash

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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Experience
Half day trip
Half day trip
Bobby & Black Grouper
+16
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Robert B.
Riverview, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  March 16, 2020
We started out cruising the canal and it was a chance to get to know the captain and for him to get to know us we decided to...
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Mark B.
East Syracuse, NY
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Half Day with Beamer

VERIFIED   March 5, 2020
Great time with Captain Beamer.  We originally tried to get out to the Patches, but waves pushed us back.  We quickly...
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John W.
Oshawa, ON
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Half day fishing trip with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   December 30, 2019
Perfect day out on the water for two of us. We are really green fishermen and Mark could not have been more accommodating....
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Keith O.
Falls Church, Virginia
 5.00
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Half day of Amazing fishing with Capt. Beamer

VERIFIED   February 10, 2020
What an Amazing day with Capt. Beamer. This was my wife’s first fishing trip and we gave the Capt. a long laundry list...
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Alan D.
Jacksonville Beach, FL
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3/4 day with Captain Beamer

VERIFIED   January 24, 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our day fishing and caught between 80-100 fish including mackerel, blues, snapper, lady fish, trout and...
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Fishing Reports

Flats - O - Ramma ...

March 28, 2020

Went out with Jeffrey (Feelin Fishy) and looked for Permit ... they were a No-Show so after passing on several Cuda's I finally took a swing at one and connected ... Nice consolation prize to head back on !!!… Read Full Report →


Mahi ,,, Finally !!!

March 26, 2020

Finally the winds laid down enough to get off shore ... Capt. Jeffrey joined The BGS South Crew (me) for a last shot of the 2019 / 20 Winter Season to get off shore and look for a Mahi… Read Full Report →