Lake Ida Urban Fishing for Exotics

Starting at $400

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Fishing Info


Light Tackle

Water Type

Inshore, Lake

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Alligator Gar, Largemouth Bass, Peacock Bass, Clown Knifefish, Hybrid Striped Bass

About Your Trip

If you’ve never been to Delray Beach before, you’re missing out. These productive waters are home to some spectacular Alligator Gar, Largemouth Bass, Peacock Bass, Clown Knifefish, and Hybrid Striped Bass. No matter if it’s your first time on the water or if you’re an experienced angler, Captain Johnny Stabile of South Florida Fishing Charters will lead the way!

You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Johnny’s 22-foot bay boat equipped with a 250 HP Yamaha engine, a GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, wireless trolling motor, and an ice box. This boat can accommodate 4 anglers. Captain Johnny likes to use a variety of techniques, including light tackle and spinning. If you would like to fly fish, let Captain Johnny before the trip.

Make sure you bring a valid Florida saltwater fishing license, some food and drinks for the day, sunscreen, and a hat. South Florida Fishing Charters will take care of all rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait if it’s available in season. If you want to fly fish, Captain Johnny will provide the equipment, but feel free to bring your own.

Bring your kids or your angling buddies and head out to a fishing adventure to remember with South Florida Fishing Charters!

About Your Boat

Boat type: Bay boat

Boat Manufacturer: Pathfinder

Boat length: 22 ft

Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha

Engine HP: 250HP

Number of engines: 1

Extras: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box

About Your Guide

When it comes to Florida Peacock Bass fishing guides, Captain Johnny is definitely one to know. Specializing in catching Peacock Bass and Clown Knife Fish on Delray Beach's Lake Ida, his trips are perfect for those looking to check these two exotic species off their freshwater Bucket List.

Captain Johnny is a South Florida native with over 20 years of experience fishing his hometown waters. He's passionate showing others the beauty and serenity of Lake Ida and the species which inhabit this unique body of water.

Captain Johnny runs a 22’ center console powered by a 250HP Yamaha motor. Equipped with a GPS, fish finder, power poles, a wireless trolling motor, casting platform, and a live well for keeping your bait fresh, Captain Johnny has everything you need to find fish, stay on 'em, and catch 'em!

Captain Johnny is great with kids and loves introducing new anglers to the sport- what better way to get hooked on fishing than to go toe to toe with hefty Clown Knife Fish and angry Peacock Bass?!

Captain Johnny provides top quality rods, reels, and tackle, and live bait.

In addition to Peacock Bass and Clown Knife Fish, anglers can also expect to catch Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Jack Alligator Gar, Ladyfish, and Midas Cichlid while fly fishing or fishing with conventional light tackle.

Captain Johnny is a patient and easy-going guide who looks forward to hosting you on his home waters of Lake Ida, Florida.

Click "See Dates" to Search It, Book It, Live It with Captain Johnny Stabile of South Florida Fishing Charters and Captain Experiences!


Robert K.

February 3, 2020

Johnny was an excellent captain. Caught a variety of species all morning on shiners and artificial. Knows the lake very well Definitely would recommend

Laura B.

April 21, 2020

Such a great experience! I had never been freshwater fishing until I booked a charter with Captain Johnny and was amazed to be catching fish ALL DAY. The action never stopped and I already can’t wait until my next charter with him. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a great day with a great captain!



All rods, reels, and tackle are included.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Live Bait

No live bait provided.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Premium tackle, rods reels leader hooks weights.

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, drinks other than water, buff, UV shirt,

Required Items

A valid fishing license.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 10 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

1455 Lake Ida Road, Delray Beach, FL, USA

Start Time(s)

07:00 AM, 08:00 AM


4 hours, 6 hours, 8 hours,