South Florida Fishing Charters in Delray Beach, Florida

Guided by Johnny Stabile


About Your Guide

6 Years of Experience
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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.

Fill in date, party size, trip duration, and start time above to book and get out there with Captain Johnny and Captain Experiences!

South Florida Fishing Charters Trips

If you’ve never been to Delray Beach before, you’re missing out. These productive waters are home to some spectacular Peacock bass, 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! 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! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Delray Beach

Canal Fishing For Peacock Bass

100% (5)
23 ft 1 - 4 People From $138 / person

Recent Reviews of South Florida Fishing Charters

Richard B.


Great Capt, very skilled and knowledgeable in this fishery. If your looking to get out and hook in to a good time he is the guy!! I would hands down recommend a charter with this gentleman anyday! 10/10

Bobby K.


Great guide, nice boat and worked very hard to catch fish. Hands down would recommend him to anyone having full confidence he’ll do a great job.

Brian A


Excellent captain, excellent service, excellent results. I can't recommend him enough!

Laura B.


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!

Robert K.


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


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


Light Tackle Fishing

Types of Fishing


Start Location

1455 Lake Ida Road, Delray Beach, FL, USA | Bodies of water fished: Lake Ida, Dania beach, Pompano Beach

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