Our Track Record…
Central Florida Bass Fishing Guide Service has a track record for over 30 years in the Orlando and throughout the Central Florida area. Central Florida guide service is actively involved in the area and very conservation supportive. Our guides in the area have more time and experience then any others!
Here’s a few of the BassMaster Magazines we have been featured
in, a total of 9 amazing issues. We are also endorsed by Bass Pro Shops!
Here’s some of the experience and companies we are involved with,
- We are part of the largest guide service in Florida
- We are Board Members of Florida Tourism Committee
- We are Members of Visit Orlando Tourism Committee
- We are Members of Kissimmee Visitors Committee
- We are Members of Kissimmee Chamber Committee
- Board Member S.A.F.E.R. (Everglades Restoration 501(c)
- Member of Fish & Wildlife Roundtable Committee
- Board Member Florida Freshwater Fishing Coalition
- We fished the first B.A.S.S. Mega Bucks on the Harris Chain in Leesburg Florida, where
Capt John finished as the top qualifier and finished 9th in the tournament.
- Our guides also fish many local tournaments including the Bass-n-Buddy Trail finishing and qualifying for the Classic.
- Capt John Leech continued to fish Mega Bucks, sharing information as a guide, and this time his partner Al Laman finished in the top 10.
- In 1990 Capt. John finished in the top 10 in Mega Bucks and his partner finished in the top 50.
- World Bass Trail 1988 (Two Top 10 finishes) (Qualified for the Classic)
- 1990 B.A.S.S. fished their last Mega Bucks on the Harris Chain in Leesburg Florida. John finished 9th making the top 10 for the second time.
- 1991 – Finished in the top 10 in 18 of 21 tournaments. Qualifying for the Classics of three tournament trails.
- Qualifying 1st in the Daniels Tournament on the Harris Chain.
- Finishing 1st in the Daniels tournament trail in Kissimmee
- Finishing 3rd in the Duncan’s tournament trail
- Winning the two Classics on Harris and finishing second on Kissimmee
- 1992, 1993, 1994 backed out of tournament fishing only fishing occasionally due to wife’s health and a transition period in family.
- 1995 partnering with his guide partner, Mike McCormack, fished Wolfer’s Hospital Tournament, the largest tournament ever held in Florida, to that date, with 497 boats, weighing Big Fish and 10th place.
- 1996 F.L.W. Tour John finished 2nd at Okeechobee, finishing 23rd at their 2nd tournament in Okeechobee, drawing another check at Kentucky Lake, qualified for the Classic, fishing 5 of the 6 tournaments.
- While with clients on Guided Trips from May 1, 1996 to June 5, 1996 myself and John’s clients caught 53 fish over 24 inches including 12 lb. 4 oz., 12 lb. 8 oz., and my personal best of 14 lb. 1 oz. John’s clients caught over 120 bass weighing over 10 pounds during 1996.
- 1997 during the months of January, February and March, to list a few, CFGS clients on Guided Trips caught many lunker bass including a 12 lb. 8 oz. and 13 lb. 6 oz. although our best fish of the year was a 13 lb. 14 oz. caught on June 3!
- 1998 many big bass were taken by clients the year biggest being 13 pounds 12 ounces caught in late May.
- 1999 While John was in the top 40 for the classic for F.L.W. again after 3 tournaments due to personal situations had to drop out for the rest of the year.
- 2000 While John did get divorced during the year It was a interesting year with LOTS of bass. Walk In the Water got hotter than a firecracker and with the right knowledge big Florida Bass was the results.
- 2001 Walk In the Water continue to be HOT and so was Lake Toho breaking numerous BASS records including most fish over ten pounds and biggest single and four day total. John’s clients enjoyed many of the same results as did the Top 150 Pros with many fish over 10 pounds. John started teaching the National Teen Anglers Program in Kissimmee/Saint Cloud and embraced the opportunity to pass on the knowledge he has accumulated to part of the next generation of fishermen.
- 2002 Toho still yielding many giant Florida bass for John’s clients including a 12 pound 12 ounce and a 14 pound 14 ounce monster for a 9 year old that will be a personal record that will be hard to beat. John also not only continue to teach in the National Teen Anglers Program but took on a Board Member position to help the program grow to other Counties and States to give more teens the opportunity to get involved.