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.



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  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Reef/Offshore June AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 6 - Jul 4
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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 … Our main target in June is Mahi and a variety of Reef Snappers … 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 Back Country/Reef Winter AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 20 - Mar 25
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 6 - Jul 4
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    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
110 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
16 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
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

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
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
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Stephen K.
San Juan
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 21, 2020
Our 5th trip to the Keys had us looking for a new adventure. Beamer really stepped up and gave us a laid back fishing trip...
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Robert B.
Riverview, FL
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VERIFIED   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 W.
Eddington, PA
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Excellent half day trip w/ captain beam

VERIFIED   June 12, 2020
Couldn’t have a better experience.  Capt beamer is tremendous.  We caught at least 60 fish, about 12 -14 keepers. ...
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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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