Bass Whisper Guide – Fort Lauderdale

Discover the hidden wonders of the Florida Everglades with Bass Whisper Guide, and get ready for an incredible journey! Your guide for the day, JP Mckay, is a tournament-winning angler with over 30 years of experience as a guide, fishing throughout southern Florida. His clients describe him as a great host who enjoys having people aboard.

JP is extremely knowledgeable about spawning and feeding patterns, as well as which seasons produce the best types of fish. After fishing for so long, understanding these waters has become second nature to him. There’s nothing that makes JP happier than transferring that passion to new anglers and having them hook their first big Bass.

You’ll depart from Everglades Holiday Park, aboard a 21’ Storm Bass boat. Her shallow draft makes her perfect for planing skinny waters, giving you an ideal Bass fishing experience. She’s equipped with a fishfinder, wireless trolling motor, top-quality Shimano gear, a live well, lures, and baitcasters. Each trip accommodates 2 guests and both can fish at the same time without tangling lines.

Your main targets for the day are Peacock Bass and Largemouth Bass. Both are extremely popular due to their good game qualities, and are fun to catch for anglers of all ages and levels of experience. Make sure you bring a camera along because Peacock Bass is perhaps one of the most beautiful and interesting-looking freshwater fish out there!

You’ll also be able to target various Panfish, such as Bluegill Crappie. These fish are lots of fun for kids to catch due to their size. It’s the perfect opportunity for young ones to build their confidence!

If you enjoy live baiting, you can buy fresh shiners before the trip. Native shiners cost $10 a dozen, and wild golden shiners go for about $20 a dozen. Just be sure to purchase a fishing license online, pack some snacks, drinks, sunscreen, and light clothing, and get ready to fish the Everglades with Bass Whisper Guide!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    This full-day trip will see you fishing the Everglades for Largemouth and Peacock Bass. Other species you can target are Panfish, such as Bream, Bluegill Crappie, and Oscars. Your trip includes lures, but if you want to use live bait, your guide JP Mckay will show you where you can buy shiners. You'll have to purchase a fishing license before your trip but everything else will be provided, including top-of-the-line Shimano rods and reels. Get ready for a fun day of Bass fishing and book your trip today!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    Enjoy a fun and productive morning, targeting Largemouth and Peacock Bass along the Everglades. You may also encounter various Panfish, such as Bream, Oscars, and Crappie. This trip includes lures, but if you want to use Shiners as live bait, your guide will show you where you can purchase them before the trip. Also, please keep in mind you'll have to buy a fishing license online prior to your trip. Shimano rods and reels are provided. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks and get ready for an adventure!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    Bass Whisper Guide will take you on an adventure in the Everglades to target Largemouth and Peacock Bass. Other fish you may encounter along the way are various types of Panfish, including Crappie, Bream, and Oscars. Your trip will include lures, but if you want to use live bait, your guide will show you where you can buy shiners before the trip. Please note, you'll have to purchase a fishing license prior to your trip as well. All else will be taken care of, including gear and tackle. Fish on!
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About the Captain

JP Mckay
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
25 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2017
JP has been guiding for over 30 years, as well as catching trophy fish and winning tournaments for more than 27 years. He is an extremely pleasant and interesting person with tons of fishing and tournament tales to tell, so when you go out on your trip, pay close attention to what he's saying! JP is a patient and knowledgeable teacher who loves seeing his anglers smile. He says, "There is nothing quite like seeing a grandfather catch his biggest Bass or a grandson catch his very first Bass!"

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Peacock) Bass (Peacock)
Crappie Crappie

Boat Specs

Storm (Bass boat) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Pro XS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle

Amenities

Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
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Friendly captain
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Stephen M.
Arlington, VA
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Catching Nirvana Capt, McKay is the Master

VERIFIED   February 22, 2020
Capt. JP McKay provided me with a fishing experience of a lifetime. My four hour afternoon trip into the Everglades Holiday...
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Major L.
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Whole day

VERIFIED   January 22, 2020
My brother and I had a great time! JP was the best! We had a cold front come through and fishing was tuff.. he was determined...
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Jarad U.
Katy, TX
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Half day trip for peacock from Texas

VERIFIED   March 7, 2020
Had a great time fishing for peacock bass. Even brought my wife along and she caught some fish. Caught many different kinds...
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Larry P.
Belgrade, 00
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Great Day with The Bass Whisperer

VERIFIED   March 10, 2020
We caught all the species and number of fish you could ever want.  JP also taught me a couple techniques I’ll be using...
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Fabio A.
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Excellent day of fishing with Captain JP

VERIFIED   NEW  July 3, 2020
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