Want to get away from Orlando’s busy streets and experience its most treasured natural resource? You’re in the right place, Lake Toho is the #1 big Bass lake in the state and we fish it full time. This beautiful lake is located near Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, and the Orlando Convention Center.

Year after year, this lake produces more bass over 10 pounds in weight than any other lake in the country. Want proof? Just check out our pictures!  At any moment that one you’re looking for could be on the other end of the line, and with our professional top of the line equipment anyone can fight them in! Just ask Capt. AJ himself who holds the second biggest bass ever caught out of the lake at 15 pounds 8 ounces and his mentor Ed Chancey holds the lake record with a 16 pound 10 ounce bass.

AJ’s Bass Guides has been in business since 1970, and is Orlando’s largest and oldest continuously-operated fishing guide service. Capt. AJ has also been featured in countless fishing TV shows and magazines. From In-fisherman, ESPN, ABC Sports, CBS Sports, and Bassmasters.

With Capt. AJ you’ll be fishing onboard a 20’ Skeeter bass boat powered by a 225hp Mercury engine. It has all the latest fishing and safety equipment. All fishing gear and lures are provided, but you are also welcome to buy wild shiners as bait before the trip. They run at $20–$25 for a dozen and are the most effective bass bait there is. Depending on the length of your trip, you can buy 3–6 dozen.

There is also lots of wildlife on the lake so make sure you bring a camera to capture stunning sights, from bald eagles, hawks, ospreys, various species of duck, as well as alligators. Be part of the action at AJ’s Bass Guides!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $375
    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 $20–$25 per dozen. Expect to use up 5–6 dozen shiners on this trip. You can also use artificial bait.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $325
    This trip will allow more time on the water and a few changes in productive spots on Lake Toho. This trip 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 $20–$25 per dozen. Expect to use up to 4–5 dozen shiners on this trip. You can also use artificial bait.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $300
    This is a 5-hour trip, that is great year-round. It gives you plenty of time on the water. We typically use wild shiners which are $20–$25 per dozen. You'll need about 4 dozen. You can also use artificials.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $275
    This trip is great during the whole year. In the summertime, Bass does 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 that are sold prior to the trip at $20–$25 per dozen. You will probably use up 3-4 dozen. You can also use artificial bait.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $275
    This is a 4-hour afternoon trip. Fish the last 4 hours of the day. Fishing is best in the morning but if you aren't able to go then there is another good bite in the late afternoon.
  • Private trip
    2 and 1/2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $225
    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.
  • Private trip
    2 and 1/2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $225
    Fish the last 2 1/2 hours of the day. The bass bite is best in the morning but if you aren't able to go then there is another good bite late in the afternoon.
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About the Captain

Arthur Jackson
Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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22 Fishing Reports
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210 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2017
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bass boat) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 225HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 70 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Recent Fishing Reports

September Lake Toho Fishing Report
September Lake Toho Fishing Report
September 1, 2021
With fall beginning to approach the bass fishing is starting to change on Orlando's Lake Toho. The days are starting to shorten and the bass are just now beginning to show signs of moving into a fall feeding pattern. Which basically means they're starting to feed for longer in the morning instead of quitting once it starts to get hot around 10am, only to feed again in the late afternoon. We're averaging around 20 bass a day on our guide trips with some days catching over 30. The average size has been good too, we're catching a decent amount of 4+ pounders. As per usual the main group of bass can be found on submerged and topped out grass patches. Mainly hydrilla but eel grass and pepper grass have been holding fish also. The running water bite has faded but fish can still be found in the creeks and canals running into and out of the lake where current is still present.  The main bite has been on a few different lures lately depending on what you're fishing. In cleaner water, weightless flukes slowly jerked near the bottom have been working best. In the current, Carolina rigs with a worm on the back have been putting fish in the boat. And in dirtier water with hydrilla, speedworms and chatterbaits reeled through the grass have been the ticket. Also a decent topwater bite can be found some mornings in the first hour on frogs and spooks. Most of the fish we're catching though are coming off of wild golden shiners, and they have not been shy about hitting them on top the water lately. All in all it's been a pretty solid summer of bass fishing here on Lake Toho. The states new management plan for the lake is leaving plenty of hydrilla to be fished throughout the lake which has made the fishing very consistent for both numbers and size of bass and I see it continuing throughout the rest of the year. So come be a part of the action! Bass wishes, Capt. AJ

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VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on September 14, 2021
10/10 highly recommend! Had such an awesome day! A.J. Was very friendly and fun. We went on a 5 hour trip and enjoyed every...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 26, 2021
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Half day trip with captain Mike turned out great!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on June 21, 2021
We used 3 dozen shiners and they ran out in about an hour bc so many fish were biting! Switched to artificials and the bite...
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on April 11, 2021
Booked a 5 hour trip with captain Jonathan. Was told to purchase 5 dozen live bait. Our 5 hour trip was about half of that...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on March 31, 2021
Aj’s bass guide service was nothing short of expectacular! I rate them 11 on a 1 to 10 scale. They know the lake very well...
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FAQs about AJ’s Bass Guides

AJ’s Bass Guides offers the following trips to customers:
  • $225 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 and 1/2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $225 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 and 1/2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • $275 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $275 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with AJ’s Bass Guides, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with AJ’s Bass Guides include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks

AJ’s Bass Guides offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Toho)

AJ’s Bass Guides offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with AJ’s Bass Guides include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)