Cental Florida Outdoors

With Central Florida Outdoors, even moments can last for a lifetime. Captain Thomas is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and passing it on to other anglers. As he’s been fishing in the area his entire life, rest assured you’ll be in good hands.

You’ll fish aboard the captain’s 23’ Carolina Skiff. She accommodates up to 6 guests and the whole group can fish at the same time. With all navigational and safety equipment, she features everything you need for a successful day on the lake. There’s a cooler for snacks but feel free to bring your own if it’s small.

Largemouth Bass is the most sought-after game fish in freshwater and it’s your turn to experience what it’s all about! And let’s not forget Hybrid, which is some of the hardest fighting freshwater fish in central Florida.

After the trip, you can keep your catch or release it.

Kids are welcome as well, so this can easily be an adventure for the whole family. You can purchase your fishing license online or at certain stores. Your fishing equipment is covered, so you just need to bring drinks, snacks, and sunglasses.

Florida fishing is not all about the Gulf or the Atlantic. Visit Lake Harris and experience something different with Central Florida Outdoors.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $230
    This 2 and a half hour trip will take you targeting Largemouth Bass and Hybrid but you can also catch Catfish or Sunfish. Bring your whole family, as these trips are great for novices and you don't need previous experience. Your fishing equipment is covered, make sure to purchase your fishing license. Live bait is $20 per person. Trip location varies each day, the exact location will be discussed after booking.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $349
    This trip will take you targeting Largemouth Bass and Hybrid but you can also catch Catfish or Sunfish. Bring your whole family, as these trips are great for novices and you don't need previous experience. Your fishing equipment is covered, make sure to purchase your fishing license. Live bait is $20 per person. Trip location varies each day, the exact location will be discussed after booking.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    $349
    The afternoon trip will take you targeting Largemouth Bass and Hybrid but you can also catch Catfish or Sunfish. Bring your whole family, as these trips are great for novices and you don't need previous experience. Your fishing equipment is covered, make sure to purchase your fishing license. Live bait is $20 per person. Trip location varies each day, the exact location will be discussed after booking.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Sun)
    $400
    This trip will take you targeting Largemouth Bass and Hybrids but you can also catch Catfish or Sunfish. Bring your whole family, as these trips are great for novices and you don't need previous experience. Your fishing equipment is covered, make sure to purchase your fishing license. Live bait is $20 per person. Trip location varies each day, the exact location will be discussed after booking.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Sun)
    $650
    This trip will take you targeting Largemouth Bass and Hybrids but you can also catch Catfish or Sunfish. Bring your whole family, as these trips are great for novices and you don't need previous experience. Your fishing equipment is covered, make sure to purchase your fishing license. Live bait is $20 per person. Trip location varies each day, the exact location will be discussed after booking.
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About the Captain

Thomas Goodman
Orlando, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
9 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since November 2019
Captain Thomas has been fishing for 20 years, guiding for 3 years. Being local to the area, he knows all the good fishing spots. The main reason he started to guide fishing trips is so he could teach other people and pass on his knowledge. His trips are great for the whole family.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass Hybrid Striped Bass
Sunfish Sunfish

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (13)
He said the fishing trip was better than Disney!!
Father son vacation, First time on the lake fishing\u2026.Amazing!!!
Father son vacation, First time on the lake fishing\u2026.Amazing!!!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
78%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Elliott R.
Orlando, Florida
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Father son vacation, First time on the lake fishing….Amazing!!!

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (PM) on April 13, 2022
What an Amazing experience!! This was both of our first time out on the lake fishing. Thomas set us up with Captin Adam. The...
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Russell F.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day pm trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 8, 2022
We did a 4 hr pm trip the captain put us right on the fish the whole time nice boat and equipment definitely 100% satisfied...
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Carmel N.
Ocala, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Captain Thomas

Half Day Trip (AM) on March 5, 2020
Captain Thomas has taken me on several fishing trips!  I am not an experienced fisherman but with his guidance, help and encouragement...
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Kyle S.
Miami, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with reel good fishing!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 11, 2020
Where do I begin? One of the best days I’ve ever had on the water! As a small mouth guy from Canada, I had no idea what I...
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John C.
The Villages, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day with Capt Tom

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on April 17, 2021
Great time had by all, even though we had a lot of rain.  Must have caught around 40 large mouth bass.  Capt Tom was a great...
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FAQs about Cental Florida Outdoors

Cental Florida Outdoors offers the following trips to customers:
  • $230 per group, additional $125 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $349 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $349 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Cental Florida Outdoors, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Cental Florida Outdoors include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Penn, Daiwa)
  • Drinks (Water provided)

Cental Florida Outdoors offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Cental Florida Outdoors offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning (Live bait)

Top targeted fish species with Cental Florida Outdoors include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Hybrid Striped Bass
  • Sunfish