Captain Eric Planer of FloBass Fishing Charters is dedicated to providing the best and most unique freshwater angling experience in South East Florida.

Every trip is custom-tailored to accommodate the species you wish to target, customer’s needs, time of year, water conditions, etc. In the waters that Captain Eric covers, you’ll find Peacock Bass, Largemouth, Snakehead, Clown Knife Fish, Bowfin, Gar, Tarpon, Snook, and dozens of other native and exotic species.

What sets Captain Eric apart from many other fishing charters is his intimate knowledge of the backwaters that span from West Palm Beach to Homestead. Rather than charter out of a single location, Captain Eric tows his boat to a wide array of locations to provide the best trip possible.

Fly fishing, live bait fishing, conventional spinning tackle, and artificial lures, Captain Eric covers it all and can accommodate any angler aboard his 19’ ActionCraft skiff. All gear provided. Live bait available upon request for additional fee (market rate). All anglers above the age of 16 will need to purchase a Florida fishing license.

A cooler with ice and lots of bottled water will be provided by Capt. Eric. It’s a good idea to bring along a lunch or any snacks you may wish to enjoy during your fishing trip. Alcohol is allowed as well. Other items recommended for an enjoyable day on the water are a hat, sunscreen, protective sun clothing, polarized sunglasses, and lots of smiles.

Captain Eric is a devoted guide and angler. His passion is teaching. When you’re aboard his vessel, you can expect to leave a better angler than when you started the trip. His charters are more than just about catching fish and burning up time on the water. It’s about the experience and sharing a passion for fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Everglades Largemouth
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $550
    Everglades Largemouth Bass fishing charter up to 4 anglers. Fly fishing, conventional spinning tackle. Live bait is available upon request at market rates. Typically Capt. Eric targets Largemouth Bass in the Miami Everglades area. However, the location will be determined by Capt. Eric based on customer needs and water conditions in order to provide the best experience possible. Largemouth and Bowfin are the primary species here, but occasionally we run into Peacocks.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Bass (Peacock)
    Peacock Bass
    Bowfin
    Bowfin
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Peacock Bass
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $550
    Peacock Bass fishing charter for up to 4 anglers. Fly fishing, conventional spinning tackle. Live bait is available upon request at market rates. Coverage from Homestead through West Palm Beach. Typically Capt. Eric targets Peacock Bass in the Everglades. However, the location will be determined by Capt. Eric based on customer needs and water conditions in order to provide the best experience possible.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Bass (Peacock)
    Peacock Bass
    Bowfin
    Bowfin
    Clown Knife Fish
    Clown Knife Fish
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Everglades Largemouth
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $700
    Everglades Largemouth Bass fishing charter up to 4 anglers. Fly fishing, conventional spinning tackle. Live bait is available upon request at market rates. Typically Capt. Eric targets largemouth bass in the Miami Everglades area. However, the location will be determined by Capt. Eric based on customer needs and water conditions in order to provide the best experience possible. Largemouth and Bowfin are the primary species here, but occasionally we run into Peacocks.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Bass (Peacock)
    Peacock Bass
    Bowfin
    Bowfin
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Peacock Bass
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $700
    Peacock Bass fishing charter up to 4 anglers. Fly fishing, conventional spinning tackle. Live bait is available upon request at market rates. Coverage from Homestead through West Palm Beach. Typically Capt. Eric targets Peacock Bass in the Everglades. However, the location will be determined by Capt. Eric based on customer needs and water conditions in order to provide the best experience possible.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Bass (Peacock)
    Peacock Bass
    Bowfin
    Bowfin
    Clown Knife Fish
    Clown Knife Fish
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Snakehead (2 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $700
    Bullseye Snakehead fishing charter up to 2 anglers. This trip is recommended for experienced anglers only. Experience with a bait caster is recommended but not required. Snakehead charters are run out of the Margate, FL, area. However, the location will be determined by Capt. Eric based on customer needs and water conditions in order to provide the best experience possible. We will be targeting the Snakeheads with top water frogs, swimbaits, and spinnerbaits.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Snakehead
    Snakehead
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Everglades Largemouth
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $850
    Everglades Largemouth Bass fishing charter up to 4 anglers. Fly fishing, conventional spinning tackle. Live bait is available upon request at market rates. Typically Capt. Eric targets Largemouth Bass in the Miami Everglades area. However, the location will be determined by Capt. Eric based on customer needs and water conditions in order to provide the best experience possible. Largemouth and Bowfin are the primary species here, but occasionally we run into Peacocks.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Bass (Peacock)
    Peacock Bass
    Bowfin
    Bowfin
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Peacock Bass
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $850
    Peacock Bass fishing charter for up to 4 anglers. Fly fishing, conventional spinning tackle. Live bait is available upon request at market rates. Coverage from Homestead through West Palm Beach. Typically Capt. Eric targets Peacock Bass in the Everglades. However, the location will be determined by Capt. Eric based on customer needs and conditions in order to provide the best experience possible.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Bass (Peacock)
    Peacock Bass
    Bowfin
    Bowfin
    Clown Knife Fish
    Clown Knife Fish
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Snakehead (2 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $850
    Bullseye Snakehead fishing charter up to 2 anglers. This trip is recommended for experienced anglers only. Experience with a bait caster is recommended but not required. Snakehead charters are run out of the Margate, FL, area. However, the location will be determined by Capt. Eric based on customer needs and conditions in order to provide the best experience possible. We will be targeting the Snakeheads with top water frogs, swimbaits, and spinnerbaits.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Snakehead
    Snakehead
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Lee D.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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We had a great fishing trip!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Peacock Bass on January 25, 2024
Really enjoyed our time with Eric! Eric, not only got us on the fish. He showed us different techniques, that worked great....
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David D.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Peacock Bass on March 16, 2024
What a trip. Caught my first clown knife fish and tons of peacock bass. Absolutely brilliant. Would definitely be going back...
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Chad B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Largemouth Bass trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Everglades Largemouth on December 29, 2023
Capt Eric was excellent. 1. On time. 2. Organized. 3. Great knowledge and conversations. 4. We caught...
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Thresa G.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   March 12, 2024
The charter operator canceled 1 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting.
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Brandon H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

What a peacock bass dream

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Peacock Bass on October 14, 2023
We were catching fish all day long. Eric was a great captain, very knowledgeable at what he did. A great time, 10 out of 10...
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FAQs about FloBass Fishing Charters

FloBass Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $550 per group, additional US $100 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Everglades Largemouth (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $100 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Peacock Bass (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $100 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Everglades Largemouth (6 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $100 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Peacock Bass (6 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Snakehead (2 MAX) (6 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $100 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Everglades Largemouth (8 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $100 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Peacock Bass (8 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Snakehead (2 MAX) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with FloBass Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with FloBass Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

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

FloBass Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Artificial lures and live bait all on light tackle)
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with FloBass Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Peacock)
  • Bowfin
  • Clown Knife Fish
  • Snakehead
  • Snook
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Eric Planer
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
9 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2023
Hey there, I'm Captain Eric Planer! Growing up in sunny South Florida, I had a blast honing my angling skills in the local lakes and ponds. After school, you could find me riding my bike to the nearby pond and reeling in around 30 Largemouth Bass before dinnertime. Good times! I also pursued an automotive technology degree and worked as a skilled technician specializing in diesel vehicles. But as much as I enjoyed my automotive career, I couldn't ignore my true passion for fishing and the great outdoors. So, I took a leap of faith and decided to follow my heart. Now, I'm living my dream as a fishing guide, sharing my love for the water and helping people create unforgettable fishing memories. Join me, and let's embark on an exciting fishing adventure together!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Action Craft (Skiff) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Artificial lures and live bait all on light tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

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

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