Winter Haven Fishing Charters

When people think of fishing in Florida, their minds often wander to the Gulf of Mexico or the Everglades. Yet inland in Central Florida lies some of the best Bass fishing the state offers. Captain Bill and Team aim to share his passion for fishing in this beautiful destination, the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes. You have endless options to explore what Florida offers, and he would love to be your guide and show you around.

He’ll show you around on a boat perfect for lake fishing. His Ranger bass boat that’s powered by a Yamaha engine. It’s small, lightweight, trustworthy, and the for the type of fishing you’re going for, it ticks all of the boxes and even ticks the box of having an onboard ice box for your drinks.

Largemouth Bass will be your primary target fish. It’s great fun to catch and it makes for a tasty meal afterward. If you’re lucky, you’ll also get to enjoy some Crappie alongside on your dinner plate.

Captain Bill shall provide you with Penn rods and Abu Garcia reels, a perfect light tackle for the spinning you’ll get up to. He mainly fishes using lures, but live bait can be provided upon request. Water is provided so take something else if you prefer and some snacks. You’ll need to book your Florida fishing license before you join him, which you can sort out online.

Captain Bill deeply loves this area, fishing and providing a great customer experience. In his own words: "I strive to put you on quality fish all trip long and will work hard at showing you the best experience possible."



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4-Hour Bass Fishing Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $325
    The best way to start your day is to conquer a few fish and set yourself up for a great rewarding lunch out in the sun. Well, you can do that on this morning trip out on the White Haven ecosystem. There's little chance of disappointment when you’re out chasing after Bass with Bill as he knows all of the tricks to reel in a few over just a short space of time.
  • Private trip
    4-Hour Bass Fishing Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $325
    This is a great entry-level trip for beginners to the sport as you aim to reel in some Largemouth Bass. Captain Bill uses light tackle and spinning on his trips which is the bread and butter of fishing. When you're out with him on the lake you'll be able to get to grips with this and set yourself up for a lifetime of future fishing feats.
  • Private trip
    6-Hour Bass Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $400
    Give yourself an extra couple of hours enjoying the fishing just before Florida’s afternoon sun truly hits. You'll be giving yourself just that little bit of extra time to top up your bags with some extra Largemouth Bass and maybe even some Crappie for a culinary treat. So, don't hesitate to hop aboard with Captain Bill as he shows you his favorite fishing grounds.
  • Private trip
    8-Hr Bass Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $500
    For those of you who are coming to Florida to fish then this is the trip for you. Lake fishing with some gentle spinning is the ultimate way to kick back and relax. Not only that but you'll hopefully be doing it with the sun on your back. So loosen up, crack open a cold one, and start reeling in some of the Largemouth Bass and Crappie that swim around in the Winter Haven waters.
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FAQs about Winter Haven Fishing Charters

Winter Haven Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $325 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4-Hour Bass Fishing Trip AM (4 hours)
  • US $325 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4-Hour Bass Fishing Trip PM (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 6-Hour Bass Fishing Trip (6 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 8-Hr Bass Fishing Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Winter Haven Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures

Winter Haven Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Winter Haven Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Winter Haven Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Crappie

Meet the Captain

Bill Goudy Jr.
Winter Haven, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
79 Customer reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since March 2020
Hello, I am Captain Bill and a licensed master captain. Originally born in Iowa and raised on the Mississippi River. I've been fishing ever since I was a little kid. I caught the Bass fishing bug early in life. When I was younger, I found an old Johnson spoon in my father’s tackle box, tied it on, and caught a Bass. Instantly hooked on fishing, my pursuit of a career in it was inevitable. Living on the river where his family owned a campground and bait shop, he has been putting people on fish for years. He has been married for 21 years and is a father of 4 and grandfather of 1. He heard about Headwaters Lake being open, so he moved to Florida to pursue his dream of being the first full-time fishing guide on Headwaters and now has a team of guides that work with him.  Captain Bill and the team will help get you experience Headwaters and Stick Marsh like no other, producing beautiful trophy Largemouth Bass all day long. Also, enjoy fishing Winter Haven Chain of Lakes and the surrounding Central Florida Bass fisheries are his kingdom! Don't look any further, choose the sure thing by clicking the book now button now. Let's go catch some trophies that the others only talk about!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Crappie Crappie

Boat specs

Ranger 185vs (Bass boat) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 175HP Yamaha engine.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures

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
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