Building Up Sports Academy – Captain Dave

Next time you’re in South 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 over 2 decades, teaching sportsmanship and teamwork to the next generation.  Captain Dave lives on the chain of lakes and has over 20 years of experience fishing and chartering.

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 boat even has a head for emergencies. 

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 Knife Fish, 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.

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 and bottled water on board for you.  Kids and families are welcome. A fishing grab bag is included for children 12 and under.

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
    2 Hour Trip – Peacock (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $240
    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 Clown Knifefish, Catfish, Gar, and plenty more. Live bait is provided for you, along with the rods and reels, chips, and drinks.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Bass (Peacock)
    Peacock Bass
    Clown Knife Fish
    Clown Knife Fish
  • Private trip
    Sunset Peacock Charter (2 1/2 Hour)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 9 - Oct 1
    US $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 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $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 Clown Knifefish, Catfish, Gar, and plenty more. Live bait is provided for you, along with the rods and reels, chips, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Peacock Charter (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Charter (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $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 Clown Knifefish, Catfish, Gar, and plenty more. Live bait is provided for you, along with the rods and reels, chips, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $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 Clown Knifefish, Catfish, Gar, and plenty more. Live bait is provided for you, along with the rods and reels, chips, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Peacock Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $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.
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FAQs about Building Up Sports Academy – Captain Dave

Building Up Sports Academy – Captain Dave offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $240 per group, additional US $25 per person after 3 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Peacock (AM) (2 hours)
  • US $285 per group, additional US $25 per person after 3 guests - Sunset Peacock Charter (2 1/2 Hour) (2 hours)
  • US $310 per group, additional US $25 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Peacock Charter (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $310 per group, additional US $25 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Peacock Charter (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $415 per group, additional US $25 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Charter (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $415 per group, additional US $25 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $515 per group, additional US $25 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Peacock Charter (5 hours)

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

Trips booked with Building Up Sports Academy – Captain Dave include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Live Shiners included)
  • Lures
  • Snacks (Chips)
  • Drinks (Water)

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

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

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

Meet the Charter Operator

Captain Dave / Building Up Sports Academy
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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82 Customer reviews
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Member since April 2019
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Founder of Building Up Sports Academy, I have been running fishing camps and clinics for over 18 years in South Florida and Nantucket, Mass. I have been fishing this waterway for close to 20 years. We started running Peacock charters 9 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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Live Shiners included
Lures
Snacks
Chips
Drinks
Water

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
Min. age 3, 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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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great trip, friendly Captain
Great guy! Took us to his spots, caught bass! Beautiful
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Awesome 4 Hour Trip with Capt. Dave

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) on March 20, 2024
We have been deep sea fishing and my boys wanted to try inshore this year. They are 7 & 9 and Capt. Dave is amazing. My youngest...
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on June 6, 2023
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2 Hour trip with captain Dave

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Peacock (AM) on May 10, 2023
Captain Dave leading up to our trip kept in communication with us, helping us with getting to the location of where we would...
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John P. U.
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Hooked

VERIFIED   NEW  Sunset Peacock Charter (2 1/2 Hour) on April 9, 2024
Captain Dave got us in last minute and put us on some cool freshwater cichlids and peacock bass, very friendly and personable...
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Great trip, friendly Captain

VERIFIED   NEW  Sunset Peacock Charter (2 1/2 Hour) on April 2, 2024
Highly recommend Captain Dave He is immediately welcoming once on his boat and we found some great fish. He cares about...
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