Fishing South Florida – Freshwater

Step aboard Captain John Emery’s specially crafted flats fishing boat and get ready for a day of fishing South Florida’s untouched fresh waterways for a variety of exotic and exciting fish. Captain John is a second generation professional fisherman who has an in-depth knowledge of the best areas and techniques for getting the most out of your day on the water.

Your trip will take place aboard a 20’ Lake And Bay boat that can comfortably take up to three people. Designed for fishing the flats and backcountry, this versatile vessel is equipped with a trolling motor, anchoring system, and a live bait tank for professional and accurate freshwater fishing. The boat is fitted with a 250 HP Mercury engine that will allow you to move quickly between fishing spots and get the most out of the time on the water.

The waters you will be fishing are home to a rich variety of freshwater species, such as the exotic Butterfly Peacock Bass, Snakehead, and Midas Chiclids, as well as the ultimate freshwater sport fish – Largemouth Bass. All these and more can be found in South Florida’s extensive canal system, which is not only a fisherman’s paradise, but also a beautiful and untouched ecosystem.

Whether you are most at home fishing with light spinning tackle, baitcasters, or fly fishing gear, Captain John will provide the equipment and advice you’ll need for a productive and enjoyable day.

No matter if this is your first time fishing or you are a seasoned pro, take a trip with Fishing South Florida and hook a fish to remember.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 3 persons
    Take a day out of the daily grind and let yourself enjoy eight hours of fishing for multiple freshwater species with an experienced guide. Depending on the bite, your main targets will be Peacock Bass, Snakehead, and Largemouth Bass.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 3 persons
    This 6-hour trip will include fishing for Peacock and/or Largemouth Bass (among other species) in some of the most beautiful rivers and lakes of South Florida.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    Target exotic species such as the Butterfly Peacock Bass, Midas Chiclids, and Snakehead found nowhere else, as well as native Largemouth Bass while exploring South Florida's vast canal system.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    This afternoon trip will take you fishing for exotic species like the beautiful Peacock Bass. You might also find Midas Chicids and Snakehead, which are unique in the US to the South Florida area. On top of that, native Largemouth Bass is also an option as you explore the expansive canal system of South Florida.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Peacock)
Snakehead

Boat Specs

Lake And Bay (Flats boat) originally built in 1996. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

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
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal

About the Captain

John Emery
Miami, Florida, United States
Member since October 2016
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Born into a fishing family, Captain John Emery has been fishing all his life. A second generation fishing guide, he has 27 years of experience helping people catch their fish of a lifetime. Captain John is a very family friendly guide who enjoys showing kids the ropes and getting them well and truly hooked!
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Orlando, Florida
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VERIFIED   February 28, 2018
Had a great time and experience- fish weren’t biting but learned a lot and had a great time. Thank you!’n
Kathie Bierwiler recommends Fishing South Florida – Freshwater
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