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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, Johnny will lead the way!...Read More
You’ll be fishing aboard 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. Johnny likes to use a variety of techniques, including light tackle and spinning. If you would like to fly fish, let Johnny before the trip.
Make sure you bring a valid Florida freshwater 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, 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!
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....Read More
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.
Fill in date, party size, trip duration, and start time above to book and get out there with Captain Johnny and Captain Experiences!
Johnny was an excellent captain. Caught a variety of species all morning on shiners and artificial. Knows the lake very well Definitely would recommend
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 ...Read More day with a great captain!
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only catch fish, but show you a great time on the water, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to go fishing. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
We're always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.
No cleaning service provided.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Premium tackle, rods reels leader hooks weights.
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, drinks other than water, buff, UV shirt,
A valid fishing license.
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%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 10 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind out more about licenses here.
1455 Lake Ida Road, Delray Beach, FL, USA