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Bass Fishing Guide – Captain’s Bio

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Captain Grady Maynard – Your Premier Bass Fishing Guide

Bass Fishing Guide Captain Grady

Central Florida Bass Charters is owned and operated by Captain Grady Maynard, your premier native Floridian fishing guide. Captain Grady is a US Coast Guard Certified Captain in operation since 2014.

Captain Grady is follower of Jesus Christ, a proud husband and father of 2 girls #girldad. Captain Grady works full time as a Firefighter Paramedic in Central Florida. As his secondary career he operates Central Florida Bass Charters for his passion of fishing and teaching others. Through Central Florida Bass Charters, Captain Grady has been able to share his time and experience from tournament fishing to running and operating multiple charity tournaments for local families and individuals who have fallen on life altering hardships.

Captain Grady got his start in the fishing world through Jr. Bassmasters and Teen Sport Fishing association in the early 2000’s. Later on he would compete in the B.A.S.S. High-school series and he even competed in the Bassmaster Southern Opens while in High School. Once he graduated high school he wanted to continue his career in bass fishing and decided to go to school in 2014 to obtain his captain’s license. Soon after, he started his business Gdawg Outdoors which later became Central Florida Bass Charters. More recently he has competed in the BFL’s and ABA tournaments for fun and to stay relevant.

Captain Bill

Captain Bill has been fishing Central Florida lakes since he was a young kid with his father. Throughout his life fishing as always been a constant passion of his. Any time he had the chance he was out on the water catching fishing. This has allowed him to gain a vast knowledge of the local lakes and develop his techniques as a fisherman. About 10 years ago Captain Bill realized another passion of his, helping others catch fish and teaching them all about the sport he loves. Captain Bill is so grateful to be able to take his life long passion of fishing and have the ability to share it with others through his guide trips. 

What Our Satisfied Anglers Have to Say

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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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