AJ’s Freelancer Bass Guide Service

3096 Stillwater Drive
Kissimmee FL, United States

AJ’s Freelancer Bass Guide Service invites you to enjoy a day on Lake Toho, Florida, catching magnificent Bass. Year after year, this beautiful lake produces more Bass over 10 pounds in weight than any other lake in the country. This is what makes it a Bass mecca. And this is where you will fish with AJ’s Freelancer Bass Guide Service.

Your guide, Arthur Jackson, who’s been in business since 1970, is Orlando’s largest and oldest continuously-operated fishing guide service. He is knowledgeable and kind, loves spending time on the water and loves to recall a tale of a trophy Bass caught aboard his boat.

He will provide you with the fishing gear and lures, but you are also welcome to purchase wild shiners as bait prior to the trip. They run at $18-$24 for a dozen and are the most effective Bass bait there is. Depending on the length of your trip, you can purchase 3-6 dozen. More info in trip descriptions, so head on to the trips section.  

AJ’s Freelancer Bass Guide Service will take you fishing aboard a 20 foot Skeeter Bass boat originally built in 1998, and restored in 2014. It is powered by a 200 HP Mercury engine and contains the necessary safety and electronic equipment.

Your trip will not be about catching Bass only, so make sure you bring a camera to capture stunning sights of wildlife from Bald Eagles, Hawks, Osprey’s, various species of duck, as well as Alligators.

Since Lake Toho is so conveniently located near the Disney World, the SeaWorld, the Universal Studios, and the Orlando Convention Center, you can book a trip to escape the chaos of the imaginary world and join AJ’s for a fishing adventure made for adults.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip runs in the Fall and Winter months, as the Bass do not enjoy feeding in the Summer heat. Wild shiners are normally used for bait. They can be purchased prior to the trip at $18-$24 per dozen. Expect to use up 5-6 dozen shiners on this trip. You can also use artificial bait.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip will allow more time on the water and a few changes of productive spots on Lake Toho. This trip also runs year round and is productive even in the summer months when Bass lose interest in feeding around midday due to heat. Wild shiners are normally used for bait. They can be purchased prior to the trip at $18-$24 per dozen. Expect to use up 4-5 dozen shiners on this trip. You can also use artificial bait.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 250
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip is great during the whole year. In the summertime, Bass do not like the heat too much, and are only feeding in the mornings. That is why this trip is an absolute must year round. Bass are normally caught with wild shiners which are sold prior to the trip at $18-$24 per dozen. You will probably use up 3-4 dozen. You can also use artificial bait.
  • Private trip
    2 and 1/2 Hour Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 195
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Special 2 and 1/2 hour peak fishing time trip. Fish only the peak first 2 and 1/2 hours of fishing time in the morning. Great if you're short on time. Also great for kids.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth)

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bass boat) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2014. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

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 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
No Smoking
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

About the Captain

Arthur Jackson
Kissimmee, Florida, United States
Member since February 2017
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Arthur Jackson or "Jamie" has been fishing on Lake Toho since 1970. He used to come down from Maryland every year with his father, and they would fish with Captain Ed Chancy or one of his guides. After years repeating this tradition, Jamie was hooked on the idea of guiding and fishing for a living. At the age of 11, he made the decision to work for Captain Ed when he grew up, and he made it a reality at the age of 20. He purchased his own boat and moved to Florida to pursue his dream. After 6 years of guiding he became partners with Captain Ed, who became like a second father to him, teaching him all he knew about fishing. After many years of running the business together, Ed died of a heart attack while on the lake in 1998. Jamie continues to this day to run the business and guide on the lake.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 95%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.60
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
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Four hour trip with Russell
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Daniel Hoffman
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   May 26, 2018

Captain Dumas did a great job guiding my wife, 5 year old son and myself.  We were on the fish early and often, very little...

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Joshua Formica
Latham, NY
 5.00
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Half Day With Captain Russell

VERIFIED   April 2, 2018

Captain Russell was fantastic. He was patient with my daughter and explained in detail the timing of setting the hook and what...

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Sarah Hayes
Port Orange, Florida
 5.00
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Four hour trip with Russell

VERIFIED   May 12, 2018

We had Captain Russell as our guide. He was very knowledgeable and took us to two different spots on Lake Toho. We caught quite...

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Stacey Carroll
Huntingtown, Maryland
 5.00
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Half day trip with Cpt. Jackson

VERIFIED   June 25, 2018

Fun time. Captain was helpful, knowledgeable of the lake. Took us to some prime spots. Caught my first large mouth! Would do...

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Gary Tritt
United States
 4.67
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Half day fishing trip

VERIFIED   November 14, 2017

Never usher. Fall trip before an decided to see how different it would be from our typical spring fishing. Guide es great,...

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Fishing Reports

Lake Toho September Fishing Report

September 14, 2018

The Summer fishing on Lake Toho this year has possibly been the best ever! With more numbers of fish and more big fish being caught than what seems like ever before. This is due to the lower than average… Read Full Report →