Building Up Sports Academy

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 David 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
    5 Hour Peacock Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $490
    price breakdown
    $490
    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.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Peacock Charter
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $285
    price breakdown
    $285
    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
    $285
    price breakdown
    $285
    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
    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
    $260
    price breakdown
    $260
    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
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About the Charter Operator

Captain Dave / Building Up Sports Academy
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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14 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 5 years ago. I live on the Lake Clarke Shores chain of lakes and canals.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Crappie Crappie

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks

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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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John F.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Peacock Charter on February 20, 2021
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Ashley H.
The Villages, FL
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VERIFIED   3 Hour Peacock Charter (Afternoon) on July 7, 2020
Wonderful with kids!!!!! Super informative about the area and fish. We had a good time we just didn’t catch much, we just...
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VERIFIED   Sunset Peacock Charter (2 1/2 Hour) on June 4, 2020
Had a great time with Captain Dave. Very knowledgeable and just a fun guy. would like to return for another trip.
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Houston, TX
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VERIFIED   3 Hour Peacock Charter (Afternoon) on March 7, 2020
Awesome trip giving my son the info for June.
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Naomi B.
Lake City, Florida
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Peacock Charter on June 21, 2020
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