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Located in Highlands County, Lake Placid is one of the areas gems. Hidden off of US Highway 27 just south of the town (Lake Placid, FL), this lake is no secret to local anglers. Being a sizable lake of 3,320 acres, this spring-fed lake holds a number of trophy-sized bass....Read More
Unlike your typical bowl-shaped lake, Lake Placid has a bottom full of contour breaks, ledges, and deep pockets. Whether fishing the northern edge, the center, or towards the southeast and southwest corners of the lake, there are deep pockets to be found. The average depth of Lake Placid is 27-feet and the deepest pocket reaches a depth of 57-feet.
Placid Lake is most known for holding famous Florida largemouth bass, with six to eight pounders caught regularly. The most popular panfish plentiful here are bluegills, shellcrackers, and crappie, which provide excellent eating.
DJ will provide all the rods, reels, tackle (though you're more than welcome to bring your own) along with coolers and ice for your trip. Don't forget to bring your Florida freshwater fishing license! DJ also recommends bringing any snacks and drinks that suit your fancy, and your sun protection.
Hi, my name is Captain DJ. I am a U.S. Coast Guard licensed and insured Captain. I am a South Florida native who grew up fishing all of the bodies of water South Florida has to offer. In 2011 I joined the United States Marine Corps and no matter where the Marine Corps took me I always found a way to fish. By doing this I was able to expand my knowledge of bass fishing by fishing several bodies of water in numerous states. In 2018 I moved back to South Florida with aspirations of helping others catch their trophy fish. When you book your trip I promise to do everything I can to ensure the most successful trip possible.
My twin boys and I had a fantastic day with DJ on Okeechobee! Both of my boys caught their PB largemouths (6.5 and 4.5). I highly recommend him as an all around fishing guide, and can’t say enough about how great he was with the boys. We hope to be ...Read More back to chase peacocks with DJ soon!
Great experience highly recommend!
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.
Yes, at an additional fee
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.
Rods, Reels, Tackle, Bait, Ice, Water,
At an Additional Rate
Domestic or wild shiners are an additional cost per dozen based on market price. Bait recommendations will be made based on duration and party size prior to trip.
Snacks and Drinks, A hat, sun glasses, and long sleeve shirt to protect you from the sun. Light raincoat recommended during the summer months
A freshwater fishing license is required for all anglers over the age of 16. The license can be purchased at https://license.gooutdoorsflorida.com/
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 a license for your state here.
Lake Placid, FL, USA