Guide to Polk  

Fishing Guides Can Be Helpful

By DEL MILLIGAN
THE LEDGER

Considering the cost of maintaining a flats skiff or bass boat, many anglers are money ahead by hiring a guide during peak seasons.

All-day charter trips cost $350 to $500 in fresh water, and $450 to $650 in salt water, not including tips. Top captains book well in advance, so it's wise to plan ahead.

Here are recommended bass guides and saltwater captains, listed in alphabetical order:

Remo Beaver, Lake Istokpoga, 877-810-3334.

Jon Bull, Indian River, Jupiter Inlet, Tampa Bay, 863-860-7250.

Phil Chapman, Charlotte Harbor (tarpon on fly), 863-646-9445.

Brian Cone, Islamorada, 305-664-2278.

Shawn Crawford, lower Tampa Bay, 941-747-3856.

Todd Foucher, Tampa Bay, local lakes, 863-670-1643.

Rick Gibbs, Kissimmee Chain, 888-335-0051.

Monte Goodman, Winter Haven lakes, 863-661-7226.

Dane Karcher, John's Pass, offshore bottom fishing, 727-647-6919.

Pat Kelly, Chokoloskee, 863-644-4401.

Jason Lineberger, Tampa Bay, 813-363-9474.

Keith Mixon, Indian and Banana rivers, 321-212-8484.

Justin Moore, Cortez, 941-720-6408.

Scott Moore, Boca Grande, 941-713-1921.

Rob Murchie, Lake Kissimmee fishing and airboat tours, 407-436-1966.

Steve Nichols, Englewood, 863-859-4341.

Greg Penix, Boca Grande, 863-697-1815.

Chuck Rogers, Tampa Bay, 813-918-8356.

Rob Salimbene, Tampa Bay, 863-899-0984.

Keiland Smith, Indian River, Englewood, 863-944-7475.

Ron Tomlin, Everglades, camping, 863-660-5428.

Bill Whiting, Winter Haven lakes, Kissimmee Chain, 863-293-8245.

Jeff Williams, Tampa Bay, 863-944-2477.


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Title City
Lake Hartridge Park Winter Haven
Mary Holland Park Bartow
Municipal Beach Auburndale
Patterson Park Fort Meade
Sertoma Park Lakeland
Woodlake Park Lakeland
Colt Creek State Park Lakeland
Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation Area Fort Meade
Payne Creek Historic Site Bowling Green
Tenoroc Fish Management Area Lakeland
Banana Lake Park Lakeland
Crystal Lake Park (Lakeland) Lakeland
Simmers-Young Park Winter Haven
Lake Bonny Shore Lakeland
Lake Howard Boat Ramp-East Winter Haven
Lake Howard Boat Ramp-West Winter Haven
Lake Hunter Lakeland
Lake Shipp Park Winter Haven
Lake Wailes Park Lake Wales
North Walk-in-Water Creek Lake Wales


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Modified: April 18, 2014 11:52 a.m.
 
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