Catch Giant Tarpon off the Florida east coast out of New Smyrna Beach / Ponce Inlet.
These are adult Tarpon in the 125 to 200 pound class.
We will be fishing 1 to 5 miles off the beach with live bait.
8 hr trip $800.00 1 or 2 people only.
This trips are only offered during the months of Sept and Oct during the fall mullet run.

Full Day (1 or 2 people) - $525.00 - A third and/or forth person is an additional $100.00 each - 8 hours on the water
3/4 Day (1 or 2 people) - $475.00 - A third and/or forth person is an additional $75.00 each - 6 hours on the water
1/2 Day (1 or 2 people) - $425.00 - A third and/or forth person is an additional $75.00 each - 4 hours on the water

Please call for late afternoon trip availablity and prices
(Rates listed above are for cash only)

CALL: (407) 878-4777
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No boots or black sole shoes are allowed on my boat.
Please wear soft sole tennis shoes or some type of boating shoe only

Includes all artificial tackle, ice and bottled water.
Live bait (shiners) not included, but available on request.
A Florida Freshwater Fishing License is required. They can be obtained locally, or you may get one by calling or visiting the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission

Important Note: I do require that all one day guided trips pay a $100 deposit - due at time of booking. All corporate trips with multiple boats will be required to pay the full amount at the time of booking.
Sorry, but their are no exceptions.

No refunds will be issued unless Capt Ed Bussard Call's the weather not safe to fish.

Multi day trips will require a $100 per day deposit at the time of booking. "SORRY, NO CHECKS ACCEPTED"

Booking: Requested trip dates will be confirmed once your deposit has been received.

  • Lures, rods, reels, and tackle all come in the package. See top of page for trip rates.
  • Bass Challenger provides ice, water, and sunscreen on every trip. If you need a stronge sun screen, you should bring your own.
  • Bass Challenger can assist clients in obtaining accommodations when fishing the St. John's River. When you call to book your trip, ask Eddie for a recommendation.

You may purchase Bass Challenger gift certificates for that ultimate gift.
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Comfort Inn & Suites

Bass Challenger clients stay at the beautiful Comfort Inn & Suites in Sanford FL
for just $85.00 per night. They are located at 590 Ava Ct., Sanford, FL 32771
Phone: Sandra Luquis (407) 585-1582

Happy Client of Eddie BussardBass Challenger practices CPR, "catch, photograph, and release" sport fishing. Take a look at some of Eddie's favorite memories in the Photo Album.

Bass Challenger caters to everyone from the "First Timer' like this lady with her 11lb. trophy, to experienced pro's. Corporate groups are welcomed by the Bass Challenger staff of guides and will make your group or corporate trip the greatest yet. No hassle, one call does it all service from an experienced staff that will take care of your every need from lodging to transportation and meal planning to providing instruction in the art of bass fishing