Bass Fishing with Capt. Jonathan

Various launching points
Kissimmee FL, United States

Based in St Cloud, Florida, Capt. Jonathan Wilson fishes the exceptionally clear waters of East Lake Tohopekaliga nearly every day. Situated within easy reach of Orlando, St Cloud is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and Capt. Jonathan will help you make the most of your time in the beautiful scenery of the Lake by providing a first class fishing experience.

Capt. Jonathan fishes aboard a 20 ft Eagle Tournament Edition boat that was designed specifically for fishing for Bass. Featuring a 150 HP engine, the boat can travel quickly around the local lakes to wherever the best fishing happens to be. A trolling motor is fitted on the boat, allowing anglers to approach spooky fish quietly, and a GPS and Fishfinder will make sure the experienced captain will get you to the best spots to fish. There is also plenty of dry storage on board for all your personal belongings.

When you fish with Capt. Jonathan you will mainly be targeting America’s most popular game fish and Florida’s state freshwater fish, the Largemouth Bass. You will be fishing with high quality light tackle by Shimano and Penn and could be using both live bait and lures. Wild Shiners, one of the most effective Bass baits, are included in the price of the trip. Great tasting Crappies are also frequently targeted on Jonathan’s fishing charters.

All rods, reels and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip and the captain will happily clean and fillet any fish you want to take home with you at the end of the day.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 475
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Bass and Crappie fishing with no hidden charges. The price includes the best bait you could hope for when targeting Bass: 2 dozen Wild Shiners.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 375
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Bass and Crappie fishing with no hidden charges.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Bass and Crappie fishing with Captain Jonathan

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth)

Boat Specs

Eagle Tournament Edition (Flats boat) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Jonathan Wilson
Kissimmee, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
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I was born and raised in Vero Beach, Florida, and have been fishing since the of age 5. I learned to appreciate fishing at a young age. I've been a USCG licensed captain for over five years and I love to teach other people how to fish and show them the fun of fishing. I fish almost every day to make sure I'll always be able to bring the clients the most action when they're fishing.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.77 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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Two things.  No, three.  (No one expects the Spanish Inquisition…)  One, it’s always toughest to fish in August.  Regardless, it was a great day fishing with Captain Jonathan.  We fished (catch and release, so that there will be more fish in the future) a large portion of the lake, but nearly all the fish (Largemouth, Bowfin, Pickerel) we caught were from one, single, small ten (10) foot diameter hole on a weed bed edge.  Two, we had great conversation all day on a wide variety of topics.  Captain Jonathan is no slouch in the rhetoric department.  And finally,  every time we had a strike, Captain Jonathan would call out, “Steve, get the rod…” I would respond, and try for the fish.  By the way, my name is Ken.  But today, during a great experience, I was proudly “Steve” for a day.

Fished August 11, 2018
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We had a great time on the morning fishing trip! Jonathan was great coaching to putting us on the fish all morning.
He made us feel welcome, comfortable, and took care of everything. We will definitely call Jonathan on our next trip. Thanks Jonathan!

Fished July 15, 2018
Jonathan Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 16, 2018

Thank you for me to go bass fishing with look forward to seeing you again safe travels

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My family of 2 boys, wife and i had a great time fishing with Captain Jonathan. He is fast in communication, very patient with my kids as it was their first time and an expert angler with lots to share if only with have more
time with him. He surely got us all stoked on fishing! Highly recommended and we can’t wait to go fishing with him again the next time we are in Orlando:)

Fished April 4, 2018
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