From The Kissimmee Chain of lakes to Lake Okeechobee, Dave Douglass has been guiding bass anglers on over twenty popular lakes since 2005. He is a tournament bass angler, freshwater conservationist, and a 'bass fishing writer' for the "Highlands Today" newspaper based in Sebring Florida.
Dave Douglass is an "Artificial Bait Only" bass fishing guide, he doesn't use shiners or any other live baits, and never has. The bass featured here have all been caught using a variety of artificial baits.
Dave is strickly a "Catch-n-Release" bass angler. All the bass featured here were released healthy, into their environment to be caught another day.
Florida Bass Angling lessons are offered and tailored to each individual's level of angling experience. Over half of his clients book trips for the purpose of gaining a better understanding of fishing Florida's lakes. Many have called him the "Florida Bass Fishing Professor" due to the extensive data and information he collects on all the bass he catches. His Excel Spreadsheet has thirteen points of data for every bass over four pounds since 2004. Check-out "More Info" for more details.
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General Customer Pricing
"Show and Tell" Fishing Partner Options Pricing
Option 1 - Anglers 'fish off my boat' using "their" equipment .
Per Hour Rate = $25 for one angler and $5 per each additional angler. A minimum of "5 hours" required and additional fuels charges according to mileage--truck & boat. A 5-hr trip with the three angler max. equals $45 per 3-angler hr. = $225 or 8-hrs equals $41.25 per 3-angler-hr. = $330. (included a $50 gas fee aver. for lakes in 30 m. radius of Avon Park)
Option 2 - I guide from your boat.
Per Hour Rate = $20 wtih minimum of 5 hours required for one angler.
Additional 'one or two anglers' is an added charge of $5.00
You pay for my fishing holes, so if no "fish" are 'hooked and or battled', you don't pay. And you can log fishing hole coordinance, work with me in a 'classroom setting' and take home maps, information on the results.
Custom Fishing Trips and Package Pricing
3 - Day Event = $600 plus additional fee for gas, food, and lodging
4 - Day Event = $750 plus additional fee for gas, food, and lodging
5 - Day Event = $900 plus additional fee for gas, food, and lodging
6 - Day Event = $1050 plus additional fee for gas, food, and lodging
7 - Day Event = $1150 plus additonal fee for gas, food, and lodging
All options include artifical bait and tackle - customer may buy shiners.
- Additional angler (total of 3 per day) are $50. 00 per angler, per day (continued on right)
Customer can design a custom fishing event for indivual styles such as;
1. Hours of fishing per day or night or both
2. Style of fishing planned - flippin, casting, pitching,trolling,etc
3. Food and lodging preferences
4. Multiple fishing lakes, deep and shallow types, rivers, etc.
5. Types of fish - Bass, panfish, crappie, pickerel, etc
6. Use your own equipment - rod and reels, bait and tackle -- or use mine
7. Navigational planning - fishing hole schedule and planning
8. Types of weather conditions to fish or not to fish
9. To legally harvest or catch-n-release fish--per lake regulations.