AJ’s Bass Guides

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
    2 and 1/2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 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 3:30 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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $300
    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 2:30 PM
    $300
    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
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $325
    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
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $350
    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
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $400
    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.
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About the Captain

Arthur Jackson
Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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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.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass

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
5 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Lake Toho

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 353 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Fun Morning
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Jeremy W.
Kissimmee, Florida
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Kip is the guy you want!!!!!! 🎣🐟🎣

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 14, 2022
I am currently down on a trip to Disney World with my wife and 3 kids. If you guys are like me you love your family...
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Gregg O.
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Lots of Fish...Great Experience

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on May 12, 2022
Captain Brent is a great teacher—I am an old dog, and he quickly taught me some new tricks.  He’s got techniques that...
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Kyri P.
Pickering, ON
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Half day Trip with AJ’s Bass Guides

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on September 6, 2022
Best TOUR GUIDE around!! If you’re looking for BIG bass make sure you book AJ’s Bass Guides. My wife, daughter and I had...
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Paul S.
Orlando, Florida
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Morning fish with captain Kip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on April 19, 2022
Our morning fish with captain Kip was first class all the way, from start to finish!!! Kip put us on loads of fish and 90%...
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Good Thunder, MN
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Great Day With Capn Kip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on March 7, 2022
After booking this trip back in January, my hopes were for a 20-30 bass,some 4-5 lbs and hopefully a 7to8. Well I didn’t...
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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 (AM) (2 hours)
  • $225 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 and 1/2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $400 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)