Captain Monte Goodman is a licensed USCG Captain who’s made a career of doing what he enjoys. As a professional bass guide and successful tournament angler, he has over 20 years of professional bass fishing experience. He’s a member of bass tournament trails such as FLW, FOMNTT, BFL, and B.A.S.S just to name a few. He has well over a hundred local tournament wins, and has won back to back Angler of the Year honors in the largest B.A.S.S. affiliated club in the world, and has won numerous Big Bass honors. Due to his reputation as an expert bass angler, he’s been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles and has appeared on sever TV shows including Reel Time Florida Sportsman.
Captain Monte is a vocal advocate of Florida’s habitat and conservation efforts, supports and practices “catch and release” himself and encourages others to do the same. He supports the efforts of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Trophy Catch Program. Through the program anglers are able to win prizes and gain recognition by catching then releasing a trophy bass over 8 lbs.
Bass fishing in Central Florida is world class year-round. The spawn occurs between December and April at which time bass will be at their heaviest. Eight to ten pound trophy-class fish are possible on any given day, with a chance at even a larger bass. Fish weighing in the teens are not uncommon for this area. The value of the largemouth bass as a sport fish has prompted a movement toward catch-and-release fishing, which we proudly support. Click here to view out trip rates.
We fish in many lakes in Central Florida including 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. We are conveniently located just minutes from Tampa and Orlando in Polk County, home to over 554 lakes. Below is our ramp location (W.G. Roe Park, 2403 7th St SW).
What we provide
Water and soft drinks will be provided, please feel free to bring along snacks, lunch, or any other beverages. Sunscreen and sunglasses are highly recommended and you’ll definitely want to bring a camera along. Riding across the open water can be a bit cool in the mornings, you may want to bring a lightweight jacket as well.
All of our guides have 20′-21′ fully rigged bass boats with 200 plus h.p. engines. We furnish all equipment; rods, reels, etc.