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JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

4040 Central Florida Parkway · Orlando, Florida 32837 USA

Recreational Activities in Orlando

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Join our expert guides on an exciting fishing excursion for Florida strain largemouth bass in one of our Orlando resort's 11 private lakes and ponds. Ranging in size from a few acres to our mile-long, remote 48-acre Shingle Lake, guests can fish aboard a Hyde drift boat or from the shore. The very best in spinning tackle or fly rods are provided.


Fishing Excursions

Fly fish from the shore or enjoying fishing for largemouth bass from Hyde Drift boats alongside an expert guide in the private waters of our Orlando resort's Shingle Pond.

By Boat: $70 per hour adults. Limit 2 anglers.
From Shore: $60 per hour adults. Limit 5 anglers.

Based on availability.

Guests 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

No license is required for this exciting catch and release trophy bass fishing adventure where you never leave the resort.

Fly Casting Instruction with Capt. Mark Benson

Professional fishing guide, USCG Licensed Captain and FFF Certified Casting Instructor, Mark Benson has over 40 years of fly fishing experience and shares his passion through fly casting instruction for beginner, intermediate or advanced casters. For those new to the sport, Mark introduces the fundamentals and principles of rod loading, line control and tip path in an easy to understand style. Intermediate instruction focuses on double hauling, windy day techniques, fish fighting philosophies and more. Advanced casters can learn to increase distance, practice specialty casts such as curve, roll, mends and spey or speed casting for moving targets.

Whether it's fishing for New Zealand brown trout, Appalachian brookies, Keys tarpon, Bahamian bonefish or Florida red-fish, snook and largemouth bass, Mark has been there and knows the techniques to make you a more successful fly angler.

As a pro-staffer for G. Loomis, Ross reels and Rio fly lines you'll be provided the very best in equipment if you choose to not bring your own to Orlando.

$75 per hour adults

Maximum five guests per session. Based on availability.

Outdoor clothing and footwear required. All excursions depart from The Ritz-Carlton Golf Clubhouse.

For more information and reservations, please call Grande Lakes Sports at 407-393-4531.

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