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    Capt Grady - Central Florida Bass ChartersCentral Florida Bass Charters services Orlando and Lake County including The Villages, Leesburg, Mount Dora, Tavares and Clermont. Captain Grady Maynard, the owner and operator, is a US Coast Guard Certified Captain and multiple award winning professional fisherman. Our bass fishing charters offer 4 and 8-hour fresh water bass fishing trips in Central Florida. We specialize in the Harris Chain of lakes which is well known for its trophy largemouth bass, plentiful black crappie and panfish. Bass fishing is great year round on the Harris Chain. As a result, there is always a hot bite to be found somewhere on the largest chain of lakes in the state of Florida.

    Big tournaments are held here year round. As a result, it has proven every time how great the fishery really is with all the big stringers locals or professionals bring to the scales. These world class bass fisheries are a short drive from Orlando and the Lake County cities of Leesburg, Clermont, Mount Dora, Tavares and The Villages. There are also some great fisheries nearby that are not connected to the chain of lakes. Furthermore, lakes like Lake Yale in Eustis Florida or Johns lake in Clermont Florida are fertile lakes with amazing game fishing. Even the beautiful cypress-dotted chain of lakes known as the Butler chain located just outside of Orlando is hopping with fish. If you’re looking for a great day of fishing with a seasoned Orlando bass fishing guide, join Capt. Grady Maynard on the Harris chain of lakes.

    Bass Fishing Charters for All Ages and All Skill Levels

    Family Friendly Central Florida Bass ChartersCentral Florida Bass Charters gladly takes anglers of all skill levels. From the lifelong serious angler to the first time angler, all are welcomed. As a result, we customize all of our bass fishing charters to the skill level and desires of our customers. Captain Grady loves to teach and assist new fisherman on the best tactics as well as the gear to get them fishing and to put them on the fish of a lifetime! We welcome the opportunity to share our love of fishing with kids.  And, most importantly, watching them get hooked on fishing for life. It doesn’t matter if you have held a rod since you were in diapers or if you have never held a fishing rod in your life, you’re sure to enjoy an unforgettable fishing experience.

    An Outdoor Adventure and Experience

    Blue Heron encounter on outing with The Villages Fishing Guide, Capt. Grady MaynardCatching that trophy bass is our top priority. However, we set out to make every trip an outdoor adventure and experience. Take in the beautiful scenery and encounter unique creatures in their natural habitat during your experience. For example, see a bald eagle dive down towards the water to catch a fish. Or, see a 10ft gator swimming through the vegetation. Observe how these animals live up close and personal. Glimpse the beauty that nature has to offer and that we take for granted in this technological age. There is plentiful fun to be had for anyone that you would like to share this adventure with!

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    A Bass Pro!

    My dad and I took a half day trip with Grady on the Harris Chain and absolutely had a blast. When it comes to bass fishing in Florida Grady is as knowledgeable as they come for his young age. Grady is a very experienced angler for age with his tournament fishing experience from the Bassmaster Open Series! Grady was able to cater us with his nice Bass Cat Boat and great fishing rods and reels. Looking for size or numbers Grady is the man to go with. In a half day trip we caught around 20 largemouth with our best 5 totaling 25lbs. Book your trip with Grady soon! The only thing you have to do is give him a call, show up and he provides a great boat, equipment, and bait and be ready to set the hook because Grady will put you on some fish!!

    Barry S

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    Three English men go Largemouth bass fishing

    We were on our holidays from UK and have so enjoyed our afternoon fishing with Grady. His experience of the local lakes and his bespoke bass boat, tackle, bait, took us were to fish and very soon got us into catching the largemouth bass rod bending fish. Grady’s personality made our time such a memorable time in Florida…so recommended!


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    Great Fishing!

    If you’re looking for a good day of fishing with a very knowledgeable and experienced charter captain then pick Grady at Central Florida Bass Charters. He knew where the fish were and put us on both some decently sized bass and crappie. Definitely recommend him and will use him in the future for all my freshwater fishing trips.

    Daniel W

    Central Florida Bass Charters 5-Star Review

    Bass Fishing on the Harris Chain of Lakes

    Had a great day of Bass fishing with Capt. Grady on the Harris Chain of lakes. Not a far drive from Clermont Fl, We caught lots of Bass and even some Crappie. One of the best experiences I have had fishing in Central Florida, Highly recommended!!

    Matt J

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  • Fishing Report

    August 2023,
    We are still in the dawg days of summer are here! Patterns for largemouth are starting to stabilize out and typical your best areas for success will be found in one of three places. Thick and dense shallow vegetation, Offshore isolated structure such as shell beds and brush piles or any flowing water.
    The sunshine bass bite has dropped off significantly. A limit of 20 per boat can still be caught but it is alot ha

    Please call Captain Grady for any additional information and reservation questions!

    Captain -Grady Maynard of Central Florida Bass Charters