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Old 01-21-2008, 02:40 PM
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Hey folks,

We're going to Disney World in a few weeks and I was wondering if any of you have guided on any fishing trips through Disney? The website advertises guided trips on the "many lakes and bays" but provides absolutely no information like price, length (full day, half day), location, target fish (I assume bass) etc. Seems like it might be fun, but I am somewhat hesitant seeing as I have the best fishing right outside my back door.

Or, does anyone know if fishing is permitted from the whalers that you can rent? or know anything about the whalers like price etc?

The disney website may be the most useless website ever created. There is little to no information about anything. You click to "find out more" and you are treated to a nice video of mom, dad, Sally and Joe having a fun time.

Thanks for the advice.

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Old 01-21-2008, 02:52 PM
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Fishing Excursions

Cast out your line and reel in the fun on a two-hour fishing excursion in the lakes of the Walt Disney World® Resort. You and up to four other Guests set out on a private catch-and-release fishing trip full of sun, fun and fish.

Fishing Excursion Times & Prices:
7:00 a.m. - $250
10:00 a.m. - $250
1:30 p.m. - $225
Extended excursions are also available.

All Walt Disney World® Resort Guided Fishing Excursions include:

* An experienced guide
* Rod and reel
* Tackle
* Artificial and live bait
* Beverages
* One year BASS membership

Guided Fishing Excursions are available at the following Resort Marinas:

* Disney's BoardWalk Resort
* Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
* Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
* Disney's Contemporary Resort
* Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
* Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds
* Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
* Disney's Old Key West Resort
* Disney's Polynesian Resort
* Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
* Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
* Disney's Wilderness Lodge
* Disney's Yacht Club Resort
* Downtown Disney® Marketplace

Call (407) 939-BASS(2277)† or book your Fishing Excursion online now!
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:01 PM
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Excellent. Where did you find that?

I did a little googling, and based on those prices $250 for two hours, I may leave the shelter of Disney and use a cocoa beach or mosquito lagoon charter. A full 8 hour day will run $400-500. Plus I can learn a little fly fishing as well. Anyone able to recommend a good guide?

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Old 01-21-2008, 04:53 PM
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if you want to frsh water fish get you a Toho or kissimmi guide.trophy bass fishing at it's best this time of year.
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:52 AM
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The Disney lakes are all very well stocked and jumping with fish. I remember years ago I loaded up with Black Crappie while staying at Fort Wilderness. I did not use a guide or anything. I just took a fishing pole and walked till I found a canal, then followed the canal to the big lake. There was a lock thing that controlled the depth of the water in the "river" that runs through Fort Wilderness and is used for canoing. The "river" is really a concrete water path but whatever. People can canoe on it.

One side of the lock was teeming with catfish, the other side was jumping with panfish. Catch a panfish, throw it out as live bait, and that is how you could get bass hits.

I have no idea if I violated any rules. This was years ago and I did not really care.

Use Google Maps. Google Maps is your friend. You can use Google Maps to get GPS numbers and then punch them into a hand held unit and go anywhere. As best I can tell, and I am very sure this is where I was when I found the fish mega spot which may or may not still be active

28.413300 N 081.557675 W

Right behind the "Cypress Knee" loop or a short walk from the boat rental docks.

Don't get busted
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:25 AM
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jpdeg - 1/21/2008 6:01 PM

Excellent. Where did you find that?

I did a little googling, and based on those prices $250 for two hours, I may leave the shelter of Disney and use a cocoa beach or mosquito lagoon charter. A full 8 hour day will run $400-500. Plus I can learn a little fly fishing as well. Anyone able to recommend a good guide?

Did a search on the Disney web site. Good luck. Let us know how you made out.
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:15 PM
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I fished the lakes at Disney with a guide last Feb.

2 hours on non stop largemouth up to 10lbs withat least a dozen in the eight pound class. Bait was live-lined shiners on circle hooks. Great time.

Our guide we picked up A the Boardwalk area
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