Central Florida Bucketmouths

7th Street Southwest
Winter Haven FL, United States

Central Florida Bucketmouths is owned and operated by Captain Monte Goodman. He is a professional Bass fishing guide and a successful tournament angler who has been guiding for over 20 years. Captain Monte’s mission is to provide a safe, enjoyable, educational, and successful experience for all his guests.

Polk County is adorned by hundreds of lakes and spectacular natural resources which make this region a thriving fishery. The lakes of Central Florida you will fish include the Kissimmee Chain, Lake Toho, Walk in Water, Istokpoga, and the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes, as well as a few highly sought after private lakes and pits.

This area is perhaps the most famous for Largemouth Bass, which has countless fishing tournaments dedicated to it. The other fish species you can target include Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish, and other small Panfish.

Fishing is done aboard a 21’ Triton Bass boat originally built in 2010 with a capacity for up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Powered by a 250 HP Mercury Optimax Pro XS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots. The fast and steady Bass boat is equipped with a GPS and a fishfinder which help locate the fish, and a livewell that holds the live well.

Central Florida includes rods, reels, tackle, and lures for fishing, as well as water and soft drinks. You are welcome to bring along snacks and lunch, as well as sunglasses, sunscreen, and an insect repellant. All passenger who are 16 years of age or older, must have a freshwater fishing license.

Captain Monte prides himself not only on the success of catch but also by providing outstanding customer service and helping his guests become better anglers.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This 10-hour trip is made for fishing enthusiasts who like spending the whole day on the water while targeting a variety of fish. Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Sunfish, and more are available in the local Lakes. The fish you'll catch depends on the season you go out. Price is same for all species and live bait is not included. Live Wild Shiners are available at market price.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    On the full day trip, you will target Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Sunfish, and more. The fish you'll catch depends on the season you go out. Price is same for all species and live bait is not included. Live Wild Shiners are available at market price.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    This six-hour trip will see you target Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Sunfish, and more. The fish you'll catch depends on the season you go out. Price is same for all species and live bait is not included. Live Wild Shiners are available at market price.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    This afternoon six-hour trip will see you target Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Sunfish, and more. The fish you'll catch depends on the season you go out. Price is same for all species and live bait is not included. Live Wild Shiners are available at market price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 275
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a four-hour trip for Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Sunfish, and more. The fish you'll catch depends on the season you go out. Price is the same for all species and does not include live bait. Live Wild Shiners are available at market price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 275
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a four-hour afternoon trip for Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Sunfish, and more. The fish you'll catch depends on the season you go out. Price is the same for all species and does not include live bait. Live Wild Shiners are available at market price.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Bass (Largemouth)
  Catfish
  Crappie
  Sunfish

Boat Specs

Triton (Bass boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Optimax ProXS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
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 change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Monte Goodman
Winter Haven, Florida, United States
Member since May 2017
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I've fished Central Florida waterways for over 30 years. Thanks to my father who is a fisherman and who got me started very early, I have managed to amass a vast experience. I have been a long time tournament fisherman and enjoy the thrill of competing.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

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Great day on the lakes in Winter Haven. We got many fishes included som bigger ones. Captain Monte realy know his bass fishing. Our day couldnt have been better!!

Fished November 24, 2017
Monte Goodman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 26, 2017

Daniel - So glad you and Arthur enjoyed the trip. Hope to see you again sometime. Thanks again!

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