Two cheaper alternatives require that you do some of the work, but this can be as easy as picking a lake, booking an independent guide in advance, flying to a nearby city, and staying in a chain motel. Your biggest expense will be guided fishing, for which you'll pay about $300 a day. To spend even less money, stay at one of the many fish camps common to Florida's major bass lakes, and rent a small boat. Top lakes include Lake George, west of Ocala; Stick Marsh/Farm 13 Reservoir, near Fellsmere and west of Vero Beach; West Lake Tohopekaliga, near Kissimmee; and Rodman Reservoir, east of Gainesville. Start your research with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (850-488-0520; www.floridaconservation.org/fishing), which offers plenty of useful details on the region's bass fishing.