Captain Bill Goudy Jr–Winter Haven

When people thinkis fishing in Florida their mind often wonders to the Gulf of Mexico or the Everglades. Yet inland in Central Florida lies some of the best Bass fishing that the state has to offer. Captain Bill Goudy Jr has the goal to share his passion for fishing in this beautiful destination that is the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes. You have endless options to explore what Florida has to offer and he would love to be your guide and show you around.

He’ll show you around on a boat that’s perfect for lake fishing. He has a 18’ Ranger 185vs bass boat that’s powered by a 175HP 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 icebox for your drinks.

Largemouth Bass will be your main target fish. They’re great fun to catch and also make for a tasty meal after. If you’re lucky you’ll also get to enjoy some Crappie alongside it on your dinner plate.

Captain Bill shall provide you with Penn rods and Abu Garcia reels, which are a perfect light tackle for the spinning that 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 as well as some snacks. You’ll need to book your Florida fishing license before you join him which you can sort out online.

Captain Bill really has a deep love for this area, fishing and providing a great customer experience. `I strive to put you on quality fish all trip long and will work hard at showing you the best experience possible.’



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  • Private trip
    8-Hr Bass Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    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.
  • Private trip
    6-Hour Bass Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    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
    4-Hour Bass Fishing Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    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
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    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.
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About the Captain

Bill Goudy Jr.
Winter Haven, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
4 Customer Reviews
Member since March 2020
Hello, I am Captain Bill Goudy Jr. and I am a licensed master captain. I was born in Southeast 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 to have 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 moved to Florida to pursue his dream of being a full-time fishing guide.  Captain Bill will help get you on some beautiful Largemouth Bass all day long. The Winter Haven Chain of Lakes and the surrounding Central Florida Bass fisheries are his kingdom, and he's ready to show you around.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Crappie Crappie

Boat Specs

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

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
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

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Maki B.
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June 25, 2020
I went out with Captain Bill on the Winter Haven chain of lakes. We used wild shiners and I caught a bunch of fish from 3 to...
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September 1, 2020
I had a fantastic time fishing with Captain Bill.  Bill put me on fish right away and all day long.  In a few hours...
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July 20, 2020
Capt Bill always delivers, been many times and always happy with the result and his woundful personality. Highly recommend,...
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