About Capt. Sean Rush
Hello Friends! My name is Sean Rush and I am the owner/operator of Trophy Bass Expeditions of Central Florida here in Ocala, FL. As stated on the home page I am a USCG licensed Florida trophy bass guide here in north central Florida. My story is really about being in the right place at the right time. My grandfather was well-respected local bass guide Gene Moore and from the time I could basically hold a fishing pole I learned this trade from him and some of the most nationally prestigious Trophy Bass Fishing Guides ever to have lived. I was mentored by men whose fishing knowledge and trophy bass totals will never be approached again. This area including Rodman Reservoir, St.Johns River, Orange and Lochloosa Lakes to name a few was, in the 70's and 80's when I was growing up fishing, quite simply the mecca of big bass fishing. I remember reading national publications in which published Game Commission studies found that the county I live in was producing more numbers of 10+ pound bass than many popular bass fishing state's entire annual hauls!
Through countless hours on the water I developed a reputation at a relatively young age as a trophy bass angler. At 17 years old I started running guide trips out of Robert Wilson's Ft.McCoy Gun & Tackle and had great success. My extensive trophy bass fishing knowledge spans from Stick Marsh/Farm 13 in the more southern area of Florida to the Suwanee and St.Johns Rivers on their respective northern Florida coasts. While having a great affinity for capturing bass on any artificial lure method, my expertise is fishing natural baits for giant Florida largemouths! I believe that the methods we've developed here with the natural baits give the average angler the best shot at landing a trophy bass on any given fishing trip. This art of fishing makes for a very relaxed, fun day of fishing for our clients. While this style of fishing can be some of the most technical bass fishing you will experience, I feel I've honed these techniques to make your experience both educational and a trip you'll never forget.
My love for guiding comes from being able to share my trade with people of all experience and age levels. The smiles and excitement that I experience on these trips make it worth every second. I heard a saying that goes something along the lines of "find something you love to do and it will be like you never worked a day in your life", and in reflection I realize that I am truly fortunate to be able to do something I love. I meet some of the most amazing people in this profession and have been fortunate to make many lasting friendships with people that I am honored to call my friends. So pick up the phone or shoot me an e-mail and put my 20+ years as a Rodman Reservoir Bass Fishing Guide chasing these giant Florida trophy bass to work for you! Thanks! -Capt. Sean Rush
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