Get ready for a freshwater adventure in Central Florida with Family Style Fishing! Your guide for the day, Allen Maddox, is a 3rd-generation angler and Florida native with a lifetime of experience fishing the lakes and rivers around Orlando. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing family trip or the ultimate freshwater challenge, your time on board will be tailored to fit your needs and preferences.

You’ll be fishing from a 22’ Sea Swirl bay boat, equipped with a wireless trolling motor, live bait tank, state-of-the-art navigational equipment, safety gear, and fishing tackle. The boat’s shallow draft is perfect for fishing rivers, lakes, and other low-lying areas and the deck is spacious enough to accommodate you and 3 other guests. Everyone can fish at the same time and kids of all ages are more than welcome aboard.

You’ll be targeting Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Crappie, and Sunfish while casting, jigging, and trolling. Allen also specializes in popping, drifting, and spinning so you can expect to switch up your style depending on what your target species is.

If the sun is too hot and you prefer night fishing, Allen also offers trips starting at 6:00 p.m. so you can fish while you enjoy the beautiful sunset. You’ll be provided with high-end rods and reels made by Penn and Abu Garcia. You can also buy live bait for an additional price of $30 a dozen. At the end of the day, your catch will be cleaned and filleted so it’s one step closer to becoming a delicious entrée!

Your fishing license is already taken care of so you can come straight to the dock ready to fish! Just be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure and bring some sunscreen as well as your favorite food and drinks.

Book your next adventure with Family Style Fishing and get ready to have an incredible journey fishing the lakes and rivers of Central Florida! Just click on that Instant Book button at the top and start counting the days down!



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  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Mar 1
    $375
    Get ready to enjoy a fun 6 hours of action-packed fishing! You'll be fishing the rivers and lakes around Orlando to target species such as Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Sunfish, and more! You'll be supplied with premium fishing gear and a Florida State Fishing License. Please keep in mind that there's an additional fee for live bait at $30 per dozen. Just arrive at the dock 15 minutes before departure, bring snacks, drinks, and sunscreen and get ready for an incredible journey!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $300
    Discover some of the many untouched rivers and lakes around Orlando and get ready to catch some amazing freshwater fish! Your main target species include Sunfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, and Catfish. Your guide will supply the rods and reels, as well as your fishing license. Please note that there's an additional fee for live bait ($30 per dozen). Just bring some snacks and drinks and be sure to arrive 15 minutes before the trip and the rest will be taken care of!
  • Private trip
    Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $300
    Get ready to fish at night and target a range of freshwater species, including Crappie, Sunfish, Catfish, and Largemouth Bass. You'll be provided rods and reels and your fishing license is covered by the boat. Please note, an additional fee will be charged for live bait ($30 per dozen). Feel free to bring snacks and drinks.
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About the Captain

Allen Maddox
Orlando, Florida, United States
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29 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2019
Allen Maddox has been fishing since he was old enough to hold his own rod and reel. He’s a 3rd-generation fisherman and Florida native and grew up fishing all the rivers and lakes of central Florida. He’s been running charters as a licensed captain since 2015 and before that, he used to manufacture underwater fishing lights. Being able to take families out on the water and show them a great time has become his favorite part of the job. He loves teaching beginners different fishing techniques, especially children, as there’s no greater feeling than passing that same passion down to the younger generation. Allen invites you to join him on an incredible adventure of freshwater fishing in Central Florida and get ready to catch some awesome fish with Family Style Fishing!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Catfish Catfish
Crappie Crappie
Sunfish Sunfish

Boat Specs

Sea Swirl (Bay boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Catch intended fish
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Great Fathers Day Trip with Captain Allen

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on June 20, 2021
This could not have been better. My mom and sister are brand new anglers and Captain Allen walked them through every part of...
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4 Hour night trip

VERIFIED   Night Trip on July 13, 2021
Was awesome trip, got to catch my record breaking bass. Captain was knowledgeable and very kind. My grandmother went with and...
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Great Day with Captain A!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on February 20, 2021
Thank you Captain Allen! Marcel & I enjoyed your company and value your many years of Crappie fishing expertise😀 You are...
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on September 6, 2021
Captain Allen did a great job. He was set up and ready to go 30 minutes early. We went to numerous fishing holes.  He...
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Half Day with Captain Allen

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on August 29, 2021
The trip was GREAT. My boyfriend and I had an AMAZING experience. We will definitely go again. The captain was personable and...
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FAQs about Family Style Fishing

Family Style Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Night Trip (4 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Family Style Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Family Style Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Abu Garcia & Penn )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Family Style Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Family Style Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Family Style Fishing include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Sunfish