Next time you’re in Florida and need to get away from the hustle and bustle of it all, come down and book a trip with Building Up Sports Academy. Captain Dave has been running fishing camps for nearly 2 decades, teaching sportsmanship and teamwork to the next generation.

The day will be spent fishing Lake Clarke and the surrounding canals in his 22’ bay boat. This is a stable boat that will be able to maneuver into areas that are normally hard to reach. You can fish 360° around the boat.

The fish you’ll be primarily targeting is Peacock Bass. Lake Clarke also offers the opportunity to fish for Sunshine Bass and Largemouth Bass. The bycatch includes Catfish, Gar, Chain Pickerel, Clown Knifefish, Mayan Cichlid, and more. These are great fish to catch, and the Peacock Bass in particular will give you a fun fight as you try and bring it into the boat.

After you’ve taken your photo, you’ll need to release your catch. This keeps the fishery thriving, allowing future generations to wet their lines in these waters.

Included in the price of the trips are top quality rods and reels. These won’t let you down when reeling in a trophy catch or your first ever fish. Capt. David will prepare live bait for you before the trip, so no time is wasted on the day. There will also be chips, soda, and water on board for you.

Customers older than 16 need to bring a license and themselves, and the adventure can begin.

Book a trip with Building Up Sports Academy today for a fantastic fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Sunset Peacock Charter (2 1/2 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 9 - Oct 1
    $285
    Spend a beautiful sunset fishing on Lake Clarke targeting 3 species of Bass – Peacock, Largemouth, and Sunshine. Other species that might take the bait are Clown Knifefish, Chain Pickerel, Gar, and more. Everything you need to successfully fish is included, from the rods and reels to the live bait. Even chips and drinks are provided. Very popular! * This is a 2 1/2 hour charter
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Peacock Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $310
    This trip offers the best value to customers. You'll target a range of species, including Peacock Bass, Largemouth Bass, and Sunshine Bass. Other species you could catch include Catfish, Gar, and plenty more. Live bait is provided for you, along with the rods and reels, chips, and drinks. The captain fully supports catch and release when fishing Lake Clarke. You must purchase a fishing license before the day of the trip.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Peacock Charter (Afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $310
    This trip offers the best value to customers. You'll target a range of species, including Peacock Bass, Largemouth Bass, and Sunshine Bass. Other species you could catch include Catfish, Gar, and plenty more. Live bait is provided for you, along with the rods and reels, chips, and drinks. The captain fully supports catch and release when fishing Lake Clarke. You must purchase a fishing license before the day of the trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Charter (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $415
    This trip is very popular! You'll target a range of species, including Peacock Bass, Largemouth Bass, and Sunshine Bass. Other species you could catch include Catfish, Gar, and plenty more. Live bait is provided for you, along with the rods and reels, chips, and drinks. The captain fully supports catch and release when fishing Lake Clarke. You must purchase a fishing license before the day of the trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $415
    This trip is very popular! You'll target a range of species, including Peacock Bass, Largemouth Bass, and Sunshine Bass. Other species you could catch include Catfish, Gar, and plenty more. Live bait is provided for you, along with the rods and reels, chips, and drinks. The captain fully supports catch and release when fishing Lake Clarke. You must purchase a fishing license before the day of the trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Peacock Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $515
    Fish and explore beautiful Lake Clarke and the surrounding canals. Peacock Bass are one of the toughest fighting freshwater species in the world. Lake Clarke offers 3 different species of Bass: Largemouth, Peacock, and Sunshine Bass. In addition to Bass, you can also catch Mayan Cichlid, Clown Knifefish, Chain Pickerel, Gar, Catfish, and more. Live bait, fishing gear, drinks, and chips are included. Please buy a fishing license before the day of the trip.
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About the Charter Operator

Captain Dave / Building Up Sports Academy
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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50 Customer reviews
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Member since April 2019
Founder of Building Up Sports Academy, I have been running fishing camps and clinics for over 18 years in South Florida and Nantucket, Mass. We started running Peacock charters 6 years ago. I live on the Lake Clarke Shores chain of lakes and canals.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Peacock) Peacock Bass
Catfish Catfish
Clown Knife Fish Clown Knife Fish

Boat specs

Seahunt Bay Boat (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Lures
Snacks
Chips
Drinks
Water
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
Min. age 4, life vests provided
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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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Customer reviews

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4.9 / 5
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Satisfied with the boat
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John M.
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Sunset Peacock Charter (2 1/2 Hour) on March 22, 2022
I just arrived home from a sunset charter with Building Up Sports Academy. My 21 y/o son and I were greeted by Captain Dave...
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William M.
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5-hour charter trip with captain Dave

VERIFIED   5 Hour Peacock Charter on June 30, 2022
The trip was awesome Captain Dave was very friendly knowledgeable of the fishing spots he catered to us very nicely as well...
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Shannon G.
New Haven, CT
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   Sunset Peacock Charter (2 1/2 Hour) on April 11, 2022
My two boys had the time of their life. This is a trip they will never forget! The captain was amazing! He was wonderful with...
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Patricia T.
Margate, Florida
Excellent
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2 1/2 hour trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   Sunset Peacock Charter (2 1/2 Hour) on March 21, 2022
2 1/2 hour trip with Captain Mike. Captain Dave was extremely knowledgeable, very friendly, and we had the best time! The environment...
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Joseph P.
Edison, NJ
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Peacock Bass fishing

VERIFIED   Sunset Peacock Charter (2 1/2 Hour) on May 26, 2022
Great Trip. I’ve done many fishing trips and this was the best one yet. Captain was amazing with my children, knew right...
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FAQs about Building Up Sports Academy

Building Up Sports Academy offers the following trips to customers:
  • $285 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - Sunset Peacock Charter (2 1/2 Hour) (2 hours)
  • $310 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Peacock Charter (3 hours)
  • $310 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Peacock Charter (Afternoon) (3 hours)
  • $415 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Charter (AM) (4 hours)
  • $415 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $515 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Peacock Charter (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Building Up Sports Academy, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Building Up Sports Academy include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Snacks (Chips)
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Building Up Sports Academy offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing

Building Up Sports Academy offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Building Up Sports Academy include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Peacock)
  • Catfish
  • Clown Knife Fish
  • Crappie