Central Florida Bucketmouths

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.

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 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.

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. Bass are catch and release only. Other species may be taken according to size and bag limits. The other fish species you can target include Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish, and other small Panfish. Capt. Monte prides himself not only on the success of catch but also by providing outstanding customer service and helping his guests become better anglers.

Capt. Monte provides 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 passengers who are 16 years of age or older, must have a freshwater fishing license. Fish cleaning service is available but not included in the price of the trip.

Explore these beautiful waters with Central Florida Bucketmouths and make some new fishing memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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. The price is the same for all species and live bait is not included. Live Wild Shiners are available at market prices.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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. The price is the same for all species and live bait is not included. Live Wild Shiners are available at market prices.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    This 6-hour trip will see you target Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Sunfish, and more. The fish you'll catch depends on the season you go out. The price is the same for all species and live bait is not included. Live Wild Shiners are available at market prices.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    This afternoon 6-hour trip will see you target Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Sunfish, and more. The fish you'll catch depends on the season you go out. The price is the same for all species and live bait is not included. Live Wild Shiners are available at market prices.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    This is a 4-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 prices.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    This is a 4-hour afternoon trip for Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Sunfish, and more. The fish you'll catch depends on the season you go out. The price is the same for all species and does not include live bait. Live Wild Shiners are available at market prices.

About the Captain

Monte Goodman
Winter Haven, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2017
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Catfish Catfish
Crappie Crappie
Sunfish 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

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
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.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (5)
4.92
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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Angler Rating
4
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Vernon C.
North East, MD
 5.00
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Fishing with Monte

VERIFIED   September 24, 2020
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Jason R.
Ocala, Florida
 4.67
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VERIFIED   August 24, 2019
This was a great trip for us! Was an awesome day, teriffic spot, and caught plenty of bass! We had the best time with Capt....
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Joe W.
South Bend, IN
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VERIFIED   January 11, 2019
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Daniel V. E.
Lakeland, Florida
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VERIFIED   November 24, 2017
Great day on the lakes in Winter Haven. We got many fishes included som bigger ones. Captain Monte realy know his bass fishing....
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