Fellsmere Reservoir – Capt Bill G

Exclusive Fellsmere Charters with Captain Bill Goudy Jr are the best chance at your giant Bass of a lifetime! Capt. Bill runs fishing trips at Headwaters Lake and Fellsmere Reservoir, ever since the beginning, and now offers his experience and knowledge to you. He also has a lifelong experience fishing and looking forward to sharing his skills.

There’s enough room on the boat for up to 3 anglers to go fishing. The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 19’ Ranger. Newly built in 2018, it has everything you’ll need for catching fish at the lake or shallow waters.

Capt. Bill specializes in Bass fishing with artificial lures, but happy to use live bait if it better suits your desires. The headwaters of Fellsmere are in the 4 to 8 feet range and are one of the best places with 10 to 20’ water as well. Let the captain know which techniques you’d like to master and he’ll adjust everything.

It’s one of the top 5 trophy Bass locations in the entire world, making it definitely worth a trip. Since you are the focus for the day, all trips are private. There’s no one else on the boat, and you can choose between a morning or an afternoon adventure.

This is a premier guide service and the captain provides quality equipment and bottled water. He welcomes vets, handicapped, ladies, couples, and especially kids.

Fellsmere Charters looks forward to fishing with you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    Join for the day of fishing, maximize your effort with the most opportunity. With the most success of catching numbers and quality of fish, this is the perfect day of fishing. This place is huge, so there are spots to fish for days without fishing the same stuff.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    You can bag yourself a few extra beauties with a couple more hours on the water. Fellsmere has enough fish to go around so you're sure to not get bored on this trip. All your fishing equipment is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $325
    An early wake-up call will reward you with plenty of action on the Fellsmere Reservoir. The Largemouth Bass and Crappie love to get up and moving at dawn so you have a great chance to bag yourself a few big fish all before lunch.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $325
    This is a great chance to immerse yourself in the world of fishing. Bring your kids along or a buddy that's been curious about getting started on the sport. Captain Bill is always on hand to provide some tips and pointers to get you into the swing of things.

About the Captain

Bill Goudy Jr.
Fellsmere, Florida, United States
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19 Customer Reviews
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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) Largemouth Bass
Crappie Crappie

Boat Specs

Rangere (Bass boat) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 175HP Yamaha engine.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Warren D.
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6 hr trip with Cpt Bill

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 26, 2021
Awesome day on the water with Cpt Bill. I’m a baitcaster and lure fisherman but he introduced me to live wild shiner fishing. ...
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip on December 6, 2021
38 big bass in just a few hours! This our third trip with Capt. Bill, who knows this lake like the back of his hand. Already...
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on May 18, 2021
Worked tirelessly in strong winds and occasional rain to try find fish for us, Caught many, one weighing around 8 pounds. Several...
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Leesburg, FL
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Knowledge was outstanding!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on March 14, 2021
Experience surpassed my expectations! Took me to a spot - threw about 15 in the boat- once that died out- we went...
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Half day trip with Capt. Bill

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on May 3, 2021
Captain Bill was awesome!!! Fun, knowledgeable, and let us fish with the perfect dash of helpful tips…
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FAQs about Fellsmere Reservoir – Capt Bill G

Fellsmere Reservoir – Capt Bill G offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fellsmere Reservoir – Capt Bill G, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Fellsmere Reservoir – Capt Bill G include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks

Fellsmere Reservoir – Capt Bill G offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fellsmere Reservoir – Capt Bill G offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fellsmere Reservoir – Capt Bill G include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Crappie