World-class fishing awaits with BGS South & Beamers Guide Service. Based on 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
    1/2 Day Back Country/Reef Winter AM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 20 - Mar 25
    $375
    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 AM
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Jun 30
    $375
    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.
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About the Captain

Mark Beam
Big Pine Key, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
166 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
39 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) 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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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Recent Fishing Reports

Thank God for The Back Country ...
Thank God for The Back Country ...
June 17, 2021
The wind keeps doin it's wind thing and Thank God for The Keys Back Country ... Once again we were able to find enough cover and have a fun day catching Mangroves, Yellow Tails, a couple crazy big sharks( that we were a little under gunned for), etc... a good time was had by all ... to be continued ...
Mother Nature threw us anther curve ...
Mother Nature threw us anther curve ...
June 15, 2021
Mother Nature threw us anther curve this am so Out Back we went AGAIN ... It worked out AGAIN ... we picked up a nice bunch of Yellow Tails, a Yellow Jack, Mangroves, Lane Snappers, Blue Runners, Blow Fish, Garfish, & a Red Grouper ... & a good time was had by all ... to be continued ...
Beggars can't be Choosers ...
Beggars can't be Choosers ...
June 14, 2021
Mother Nature teased us with a possible chance to go off shore ... Not ... Then acted like we might get to go Out Front ... Not ... So Out Back We Went ... No complaints ... The YT's, etc. showed up and ... a good time was had by all ... to be continued ...

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Bob E.
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1/2 day trip with captain Mike

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Back Country/Reef Winter AM on March 24, 2021
We wanted eaters to cook fresh and bring home. Trip started a bit rough with swells, but change plan to fish island area on...
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James H.
Tampa, Florida
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Minnesota anglers getting er done, holy Mackerel!

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Back Country/Reef Winter AM on February 12, 2021
Best fishing trip we’ve ever taken, absolutely slaughtered these southern boys!  Caught over 30 nice fish in less than 3...
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Back Country/Reef Winter AM on February 10, 2021
I was a guide for many years and can tell you that Capt. Mark is an expert. He’s an excellent host and paid close attention...
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Louisa B.
Winter Haven, Florida
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A day that will go down in history!

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Back Country/Reef Winter AM on February 6, 2021
I cannot say enough good things about Captain Beamer and the amazing guide service he runs. He is not only organized, fun,...
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Fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   NEW  1/2 Day Reef/Offshore June AM on June 3, 2021
Captain Beamer knows where the fish are at!! We had an excellent time even though the wind picked up and the waves were bigger...
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FAQs about BGS South & Beamers Guide Service

BGS South & Beamers Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 1/2 Day Back Country/Reef Winter AM (5 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 1/2 Day Reef/Offshore June AM (5 hours)

When you book a trip with BGS South & Beamers Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Garmin 740s)
  • Fishfinder (Garmin 740s)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box (Plenty of Ice)

Trips booked with BGS South & Beamers Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn & Shimano )
  • Live Bait (May be caught during the trip)
  • Lures (Jigs, Crank Baits)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (And bagged)
  • Drinks (Water, Gatorade)
  • Fishing License

BGS South & Beamers Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (North & South of Big Pine)
  • Nearshore Fishing (North & South of Big Pine)
  • Reef Fishing (South of Big Pine & Marathon)
  • Backcountry Fishing (North of Big Pine)

BGS South & Beamers Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with BGS South & Beamers Guide Service 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