Bass Flats & Beyond - Stuart (21' Boat)

Bass Flats & Beyond is a locally-owned charter service. If you’re looking for the perfect inshore trip, fishing the shallows of Stuart, FL is as good as it gets, and Capt, John Larsen knows all the best spots to visit. Snook, Tarpon, and a host of other inshore gamefish lurk in these murky waters, just waiting for a hook to come their way.

Spend the day fishing aboard a 21’ Ranger Z21 bass boat. This incredible vessel is as at home in the Indian River Lagoon as she is the local lakes. She is equipped with GPS and fishfinder to lock you on the best spots around, and can cruise at staggering speeds to make sure you waste no time getting to them.

You have a range of trips to choose from for your day. With options for anything from two to eight hours on the water, any schedule or budget is catered for. You can also pick your target species from one of the longest lists you’re ever likely to see.

Tarpon, Trout, and Snook top the bill, but you can also find Mangrove Snappers, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Pompano, and so much more. Capt. John specializes in light tackle and fly fishing. He provides quality conventional tackle and welcomes fly anglers to bring their own gear along, too.

All trips come with tackle, lures, and licenses as standard. Bait can be caught on the trip, or can be purchased ahead of time for a small surcharge. At the end of your trip, all your catch will be cleaned and filleted for you, so remember to bring a big cooler!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 1 person
    + $75
    each additional person
    Want to battle the biggest and meanest inshore fish around? Spend the whole day on the water, battling Monster Silver Kings, super-sized Snook, and a whole range of other inshore favorites. This is as good as it gets, so don't miss out!
  • Private trip
    6 hour trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 1 person
    + $75
    each additional person
    More time of on the water give you a better chance of hooking that 45 inch snook or 80 pound Goliath grouper. There is also a better chance the captain will be able to cast net some live bait for no additional cost.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 1 person
    + $75
    each additional person
    Spend a little longer on the water for your chance to battle Snook, Tarpon, Trout, Jack Crevalle, Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, and much, much more.
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About the Captain

John Larsen
Stuart, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
14 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Abril 2018
My dad owned a dive shop in Jupiter. I got familiar with with the reefs and wrecks spearfishing when I was very young. Later on, at UCF, I was on the Bass fishing team and won some tournaments. I'd say that ever since then Bass fishing is my absolute favorite. I got intimately familiar with both freshwater and saltwater fishing in Florida.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Pompano Pompano
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger Z21 Intracoastal (Bass boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha 250 HPDI engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

21 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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