Captain Bill Goudy Jr – Palm Harbor

On the ink and side of Palm Harbor lies Lake Tarpon, a peaceful retreat for you to get some fishing done. Captain Bill Goudy Jr is ready to show you the waters that he loves so well and to catch some fish with you.

He welcomes you to join him on his 18’ Ranger 185vs bass boat. It was originally built in 2003 and is powered by a 175 HP Yamaha engine. It’s the ideal craft for some casual fishing out on the lake given its short size and ability to play host to a small, amicable group of people.

Largemouth Bass is the name of the game when you go fishing with Captain Bill. It’s his favorite fish to catch and they pose a fun challenge for all ages and levels of ability. Additionally, you may find yourself reeling in a couple of Crappies when you’re out with him.

He has some great fishing gear for a spot of spinning including Penn rods and Abu Garcia reels. He’ll also supply you with bottled water that’s kept chilled in his cooler. There’s more space in that cooler for you to fit in some of your own drinks and some snacks too. You’ll need to purchase a fishing license before you embark on this trip which you can do online. Be sure to take some sunglasses and sunscreen for this trip as the sun down in Florida gets real hot.

For a truly relaxing trip chasing after some Largemouth Bass, get yourself booked on this excellent lake fishing trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8-Hr Bass Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    If you're a fishing enthusiast then you've just found yourself a great chance to get some lake fishing done. You'll spend the day with Captain Bill as he shows you some great spots to reel in some Largemouth Bass. There is also always the chance that you score yourself some bonus Crappie on this Full Day Trip on Lake Trapon.
  • Private trip
    6-Hour Bass Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    When Captain Bill's boat is heading back to the jetty you may be wishing that you had a couple of extra hours to get a few more fish. Don't let yourself suffer that feeling of regret and make sure you have a fulfilling amount of time aboard his boat. The fun doesn't get old when you're targeting Largemouth Bass in the sun, so don't be afraid that you'll get bored of this extra time!
  • Private trip
    4-Hour Bass Fishing Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $325
    The early bird catches the worm and the early fisherman catches the fish. Morning fishing normally brings forth the best results so if you want a short trip with plenty of action then you've found yourself the ideal trip. You'll mainly be targeting Largemouth Bass. Captain Bill has a lifetime of experience going after this species so you're in a great pair of knowledgable hands to help you get the job done.
  • Private trip
    4-Hour Bass Fishing Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $325
    A short afternoon trip is a great opportunity to get your kids or a friend who's new to the sport hooked onto it. The target fish, Largemouth Bass, is a fish that's simple enough for all levels to catch, yet it still offers a fun challenge as they flip in the water, determined to not join you aboard.

About the Captain

Bill Goudy Jr.
Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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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.

About this listing

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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VERIFIED   4-Hour Bass Fishing Trip PM on June 17, 2021
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VERIFIED   4-Hour Bass Fishing Trip AM on January 27, 2021
Fishing was a little slow at first but Captain Bill got us on some fish and we accomplished what we set out to do which was...
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VERIFIED   6-Hour Bass Fishing Trip on February 18, 2021
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FAQs about Captain Bill Goudy Jr – Palm Harbor

Captain Bill Goudy Jr – Palm Harbor offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4-Hour Bass Fishing Trip AM (4 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4-Hour Bass Fishing Trip PM (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6-Hour Bass Fishing Trip (6 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 8-Hr Bass Fishing Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Bill Goudy Jr – Palm Harbor, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Captain Bill Goudy Jr – Palm Harbor include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures

Captain Bill Goudy Jr – Palm Harbor offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Captain Bill Goudy Jr – Palm Harbor offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Captain Bill Goudy Jr – Palm Harbor include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Crappie