Captain Mark “Smitty” Smith

Captain Mark “Smitty” Smith

U.S.C.G.-licensed Master

Live bait/wild shiner specialist since 1978

Fishing Central and North Florida Rivers and Lakes

Black Bass Guide Service

We’re based in DeLand, just minutes from Orlando area attractions and Daytona Beach but…

Captain Smith goes where the fish are biting!

Historic St. Johns River – Florida’s only American Heritage River

Rodman Reservoir

Suwannee, Withlacoochee and Sante Fe Rivers

Lake Talquin/Panhandle Region


Captain Smith is a U.S.C.G.-licensed Master in business since 1978. He specializes in wild shiner, live bait fishing for Big Bass!

We often catch large numbers of bass. Smitty and other professional guides he works with have been promoting catch-and-release for years. We release most of the fish we catch to give these fish a chance to reproduce for future generations of fishing folk to enjoy. The local taxidermists can provide replicas for most of our trophies.

Smitty and his guide associates make their living doing what they love. They’ll work hard to ensure a great trip for you, your family and friends to keep you coming back for years to come!

Our Vessel:

Fish or tour in comfor with plenty of room to move about in a spacious, 20-foot, center-console Everglades flats boat. We do our best to make our boat universally accessible with hand rails and room for a wheelchair.

Good Times!

Captain Smitty has loved fishing since he was a little boy. Here he is with his dad, Cowboy. Let us help you create a lifetime of memories for your family and friends too!


Contact us by phone or email to plan your next trip!

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