AJ’s Bass Guides

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AJ’s Bass Guides 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 Bass Guides.

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 $20-$25 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 Bass Guides will take you fishing aboard a 20 foot Skeeter Bass boat originally built in 1995, and restored in 2016. It is powered by a 200 HP Mercury engine and contains the necessary safety and electronic equipment.

Your trip will also include lots of wildlife so make sure you bring a camera to capture stunning sights, 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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $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 $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
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $325
    up to 2 persons
    + $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 $20-$25 per dozen. Expect to use up 4-5 dozen shiners on this trip. You can also use artificial bait.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    5 Hour trip. Great year round. 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)
    Just booked! Last booked: 4 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $275
    up to 2 persons
    + $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 $20-$25 per dozen. You will probably use up 3-4 dozen. You can also use artificial bait.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $275
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    4 hour afternoon trip. Fish the last 4 hours of the day. Fishing is best in the morning however 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
    up to 2 persons
    + $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.
  • Private trip
    2 and 1/2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $225
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fish the last 2 1/2 hours of the day. The bass bite is best in the morning however 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
Angler's Choice
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
70 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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)

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 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

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

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Customer Reviews

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4.68
out of 5 stars from 70 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
91%
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James F.
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Cold front couldn't stop us!!!

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We had a cold front that started our day at 40°F yet by the end of the day I caught 21 largemouth and a pickerel!!! One of...
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VERIFIED   NEW  January 29, 2020
We had a fantastic trip.  My wife and buddy were on the trip. My wife never fished before but the captain helped her pull...
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Robert M.
Apopka, FL
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AJ Guide Service is Top Notch

VERIFIED   December 9, 2019
First time fishing Florida- I highly recommend AJ and their Guide Service. AJ was knowledgeable and their boat and equipment...
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Earle L.
Kissimmee, FL
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6 hour trip with Captain Russ

VERIFIED   November 15, 2019
Although we got a little rain, we had a more than an enjoyable day on Lake Toho with Captain Russ. Due to cold front coming...
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Best day of fishing ever

VERIFIED   January 5, 2020
Best day of fishing I’ve ever had. I went out on a 4 hour trip with Captain AJ and the action was on from the start!...
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Fishing Reports

How to fish Lake Toho during the winter

February 12, 2020

It’s my favorite time of year for bass fishing here on Lake Toho in Orlando Florida. The weathers nice but more importantly the bass are biting and they’re biting allllll day. That’s right, it doesn’t really seem to matter… Read Full Report →