AJ’s Bass Guides

98 reviews
In demand!

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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    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: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $275
    price breakdown
    $275
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    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 3:00 PM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    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 6:45 AM
    $195
    price breakdown
    $195
    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 4:00 PM
    $195
    price breakdown
    $195
    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
Angler's Choice
16 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
98 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) 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
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
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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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.76
out of 5 stars from 98 reviews
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Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Nick H.
Guilford, IN
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4 hour trip

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We had a great time using AJ’s Bass Guides to take us out fishing on lake Toho. We caught 12-15 large mouth bass and...
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Steven S.
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My personal best bass in the first thirty minutes

VERIFIED   NEW  September 2, 2020
Had a six hour trip with AJ. He knows the lake very well. He’s patient and helpful without being too critical. I caught The...
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Half day trio with capt A.J,

VERIFIED   May 22, 2020
A.J. worked very hard and put us on 8lb 2oz female largemouth at very first spot!!!!!!!  My son carson landed fish with...
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Michael M.
Greenwood, IN
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Catching some fish

VERIFIED   July 22, 2020
Started out before sunrise and headed to first hole. Got the bait into the water and waited for sunrise. Started off slow but...
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Catherine A.
Henderson, NV
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My husband went with AJ and had the best fishing day of his life!  He lost track of the number of huge fish he caught....
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Fishing Reports

September Lake Toho fishing report

September 01, 2020

The bass fishing on Lake Toho has been more consistently good than I have ever seen it! And it’s because of one thing, the FWC. I have to say the FWC has done a great job of managing these… Read Full Report →