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
    Just booked! Last booked: 11 hours 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
    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: 4 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 1:00 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)
    Just booked! Last booked: 4 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 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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23 Fishing Reports
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224 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.

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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

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

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Recent Fishing Reports

November Lake Toho Fishing Report
November Lake Toho Fishing Report
November 7, 2021
It’s finally time, the fall feeding bonanza has swung into full effect! And it’s far better than I would’ve expected. The last few cold fronts we’ve had have turned on a feeding frenzy! So much so that on our shiner trips we’ve had to recommend extra bait because we’ve been running out early. And for artificials, the topwater bite has been the best it has been all year. Since the FWC (Florida Wildlife Commission) has been leaving much greater amounts of hydrilla in the lake we’ve seen a fish population explosion over the last year. But no other time has it shown itself to be more evident then now. In many different areas throughout the lake the bass (big and small) have grouped up into massive schools chasing shad and shiners around endlessly feeding to fatten themselves up for the winter spawn. The fish remain congregated in ideal eel grass and hydrilla beds where the water is cleaner and also on certain shell beds and brush piles offshore. The bait is the key during the fall. Whichever area you choose, if you’re not around the bait, you’re not around the bass either. So keep moving until you start catching them cause once you do, you’re liable to keep catching and catching. As always the live shiner bite has been the best and are what you’re going to get the most out of your day with. We’ve been averaging 25+ bass on 4 hour trips and 35+ on 6 hour or more trips with shiners. But if you’re into artificial fishing, that has been productive also. As stated earlier the topwater bite is at it’s best and the best thing to start with for the first hour or so, but it has extended far beyond that some day’s. The bass are keyed in on the bait right now so the lures you’re going to use are going to reflect that. Jerkbaits, Flukes, Rattletraps, and Spinnerbaits are the main lures. As long as you’re around the bait we’ve been catching them. The fact that the fishing on Lake Toho is better than anyone of us could of predicted right now is an amazing sign for the up coming months. And just the thought of what the fishing might be like during the winter spawn in January, February, and March is getting me excited. If you’ve been planning to fish Lake Toho, now through March is sure looking to be one for the books. Bass wishes, Capt. AJ

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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on November 6, 2021
This trip was amazing. Hard to keep up with catching so many bass. AJ was best we have ever had for a fishing trip. 26 bass...
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VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip on November 10, 2021
The Captain was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and made the entire trip a pleasure. Between my son and I, we caught around...
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VERIFIED   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
The experience we had with Captain Brent was very exciting, it worked out so well because he led us towards the morning hours...
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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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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)