Jurassic Park Fishing Charters

Who wants a freshwater adventure?! Only 2 miles from the coast, you can join Jurassic Park Fishing Charters on the Ida Lake chain. Captain John has been fishing here for over 25 years and wants to share his knowledge with other people. So leave the ocean for a day and come to these calm waters to relax.

You’ll be fishing on a 2022 20’ Avid Boats bay boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. This boat is powered by a Yamaha Vmax SHO engine and a wireless trolling motor. The best thing is that it takes only a few minutes to reach your fishing spot and start enjoying your trip.

Capt. John is an expert when it comes to catching Clown Knife Fish, Peacock Bass, and Snakehead. You can also go after Largemouth Bass, Crappie, and Hybrid Striped Bass. Choose if you want to target them using light tackle or fly fishing gear. Another advantage you have fishing with this charter

All fishing equipment is covered by the captain but feel free to bring your own if you want. He’ll also prepare bottled water but feel free to bring other beverages and snacks. It’s recommended to have your hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses with you.

A day of relaxation is right here. Join Jurassic Park Fishing Charters at the lake and have fun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    US $200
    This short morning trip will take you after Peacock Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Snakehead, and many more. There's not a lot of time on this trip, so make every attempt count!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $200
    If you've never fished before and want just a glimpse of this sport or you simply don't have the time, this quick trip is just for you. Join for 2 hours packed with freshwater action.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    US $350
    Start the day with some freshwater action. Captain John will take you to exclusive fishing spots where you can target Clown Knife Fish, Peacock Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, and many more. Earlier trips availble upon request
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    US $450
    6 hours of fishing with Capt John for various species, such as Peacock bass, Clown Knife Fish, Snakehead, and Largemouth Bass. You'll be using light tackle with live bait, artificials, and fly rod Earlier trips availble upon request
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    US $550
    8 hours of fishing with Capt. John, targeting south Florida's exotic and native species on light tackle using live bait, artificial, and fly rod! Go after Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Snakehead, Clown Knife Fish, and more. Earlier trips availble upon request
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Dovel G.
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Bucket list fish

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 10, 2024
I remember watching fishing shows when I was a kid from the Amazon, and they were catching so many exotic fish. The Peacock...
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Amazing!!!!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 18, 2024
John was absolutely wonderful as our Captain . He was friendly, informative and all around a pleasure. And we caught so many...
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Great time

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on January 15, 2024
Exactly what you want from a fishing trip Communication with the captain was perfect and immediate. He was on time...
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Erik R.
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Fantastic Family Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (AM) on February 13, 2024
Had a great little trip out on the water with Captain John. We literally caught fish the second we stepped on the boat. Kids...
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Richard D.
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John Great Guide w me Senior and with Families

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on March 4, 2024
Met promptly nice safe roomy boat and equipment.  He got up early and netted live bait. I will be 87 fished a lot John great...
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FAQs about Jurassic Park Fishing Charters

Jurassic Park Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $200 per group - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • US $200 per group - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • US $350 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Jurassic Park Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minn kota i-pilot

Trips booked with Jurassic Park Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Jurassic Park Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Jurassic Park Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (St croix rods)
  • Spinning (Shimano reels )
  • Fly Fishing (Nautilus reels and allen rods )

Top targeted fish species with Jurassic Park Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Peacock)
  • Clown Knife Fish
  • Crappie
  • Hybrid Striped Bass
  • Snakehead

Meet the Captain

John Shanley
Delray Beach, Florida, United States
14 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
80 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2021
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I have lived on the Lake Ida chain for over 25 years and I love that I get to do my favorite thing in the world every day. Living on the lake gives me the ability to have the most affordable rates and superior knowledge on the lake and surrounding area. I want to share my passion and knowledge for fishing with everyone!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Peacock) Peacock Bass
Clown Knife Fish Clown Knife Fish
Crappie Crappie

Boat specs

Avid boats (Bay boat) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
St croix rods
Spinning
Shimano reels
Fly Fishing
Nautilus reels and allen rods

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn kota i-pilot

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer