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Hooked On Fishing

Celebrate Adventure On The Florida Lakes!

Getting hooked on Florida fishing is a true passion for many. With so many beautiful lakes in Central Florida, this is a hot spot for locals and tourists alike. If you haven't tried fishing here yet, now is the time to take advantage of this sport.

Born To Fish! Captain Tim Bagwell of Get Hooked Bait & Tackle and Florida Bass Charters is considered the top bass boat fishing captain here in Central Florida. What started as his annual vacation flying from out of state to Winter Garden spawned into a successful career with two complementary fishing businesses.

The Fish Whisperer! Bagwell says, "I am the only real bait shop and artificial bait company owner here in Florida who also professionally fishes in the Fishing League Worldwide and Major League Fishing Tournaments. We create our own fishing supplies with hundreds of live, jerk, crank, and artificial baits with traps, fish hooks, lines, poles, and all of the necessary state-of-the-art fishing equipment. As a United States Coast Guard Approved Captain, I'm certified to run one of the best Florida bass fishing charters. The rigorous USCG courses trained me as a federally licensed professional Captain to be a recognized expert while better understanding water currents, weather conditions, fishing techniques, CPR and boating safety procedures."

Florida Bass Charters: Bagwell adds, "I'm a cancer survivor who fishes seven days a week. Fishing is more than just fishing for my clients and me. Fishing is a very healing sport. Fishing is something that brings people and communities together. I really do love getting my Florida Bass Charter clients out on the water. I am proud to have created endless amazing memories. Two Vietnam veterans shared compliments for how my bass fishing excursion made them forget about their enduring pains and aches while living like kids. An 8-year-old boy wrote how 'he had the best time of his life with his grandpa.' A father who was out with his son said, 'The fishing experience with you really was the best experience in my life!' I later learned he had been diagnosed with less than three months to live from cancer. Grown men have cried when they share heartwarming thanks to me after their excursions. I remain humbled when they thank me for what I do for them and our community. I try my best is to make wonderful memories while changing their lives!"

Charter Fishing: While Bagwell of Florida Bass Charters specializes in the Central Florida lakes, they also provide exciting ocean saltwater fishing excursions. Bagwell's favorite bass fishing is done on the Johns and Apopka lakes as well as the Butler Chain of Lakes in Windermere. Bagwell offers a 100% guarantee that you will catch bass fish when going on a charter excursion with him.

Special Events & Community Support: Florida Bass Charters holds two charitable events each year for the area's children. They often team up with Windermere Police for Cops & Bobbers and other kid's events with the Fire Departments and the Boy Scouts. Kids up to 5 years stay on the docks with their pros. Staff, police, and pros help the 6 to 17-year-olds with the first 100 to sign up go out on the boat to learn from captains and pro anglers. He offers fishing lessons, minnow races, and fishing games while the kids earn awards and prizes for the first fish and the biggest caught fish. Every kid goes home with a prize. In addition, Bagwell holds free how-to educational workshops online to teach children all of the basics about fishing.

Get Hooked Bait & Tackle Shop:  Bagwell adds, "Come on in! Being at our bait shop isn't just isn't anything other than where miracles and happiness happens." Tim and his staff helper John are there to help with professional fishing advice.

Fishing Is The Reel Deal! Bagwell shares, "Fishing is truly a healing sport. My true passion is to help anyone and everyone, from those with no shoes or affordability to children, church groups, father-son bonding trips, celebrities, multi-millionaires, and billionaires whom I have had the good fortune to host on my charter fishing excursions. I love helping others with special fishing experiences. That's the best-treasured reward in the world for me!"

For more information on Florida Bass Charters, visit Get Hooked Bait & Tackle at 358 Story Road in Ocoee, FL 34761. Phone: 407-821-6101 / 407-461-6827. Email: Follow them on Facebook at @FloridaBassCharter and visit

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