We practice catch-and-release, but an angler is allowed to keep one trophy fish for mounting purposes if desired. Trips start at daybreak, or your desired departure time.

Guide - Bill Mallicoat
904-566-0646 / kim.billmallicoat@yahoo.com

photo 1Bill Mallicoat says he’s always had a knack for fishing, and it has always been in his blood. His son also has this knack for fishing (his largest catch being 13 lbs 6 oz). Bill began coming to the west coast of Florida and fishing the Crystal River area, Dunnellon, and other lakes in the 1980s. In 1989, Bill began fishing the Ocala National Forest chain of rivers and lakes, including Rodmans Reservoir, Lake George, Salt Springs, Lake Delancy, St. Johns River, Okalawa River, and more. The bass fishing across the nation has decreased due to fishing presssure and poluted waterways, but the Ocala National Forest waterways still provide lunker bass over 10 lbs. Catching these montser bass is an art all by itself, and takes the proper equipment. Catching bass 4 to 8 lbs are an everday occurrence for Bill — but he will tell you 10 lbs and over is a signature catch for any bass fisherman. Bill has fished in Mexico and Canada but loves the Ocala chain of lakes and rivers. He has always loved the outdoors, and says he loves to see someone catch a fish and get excited. God gave us all these fish and nature and its beauty to enjoy. The most memorable times in one’s life is being in the Great Outdoors.IMG_3202

Guide – Shawn Michael
386-937-0029 / shawnmichael510@yahoo.com

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Shawn Michael grew up in North Florida fishing the St. Johns waterway. He has 30 years of bass fishing experience, 20 years of guiding experience, and 10+ years of tournament fishing experience. Shawn has caught hundreds of bass over eight pounds. He loves the outdoors, especially the water. Shawn’s hobbies include all water-related sports, and of course, fishing.
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