Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guides Reviews

Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guides
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Overall rating: 4.8 out of 5 based on 63 reviews.

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Awesome Captain great time

We always say we will write reviews for places and never do. This one is much needed, we booked a 4 hour Bass trip in middle of August 2016, and ended up with an amazing guide, Capt. Mike Groshon. It started with a check in phone call the day before which was very informative and helpful. In the morning we met Capt. Mike and couldn't of been any happier with the turnout. He was professional yet personable and it truly exceeded our expectations. We had fished many times before but never on a bass boat. He was there to help when we needed and to stand by and watch when we doing what we already knew. Both of us learned so much from him. I can't thank him enough for being our guide and giving us an adventure we will never forget. Over a dozen fish were caught and we left feeling like our money was well spent. Highly recommend!
- Jessica & Eric

Serious Good Trip

When was fishing NOT a good time? Me and my friend Jason went out with Capt Mark and had the time of our lives. Highly recommend if have never experienced this!
- John Farmer

Capt Ed...

I want to thank Capt Ed for his fantastic guide service on Lake Okeechobee. If this is any indication of his ability to put me on the fish, I don't know what is: I showed up planning on fishing for a day and ended up fishing for three! Ed put me on many, quality largemouths all three days, including my personal best and an even bigger "one that got away." Ed knows just about everything about the lake, the fish, and and what fisherman need to have a great day. I recommend him 100%. I'll surely be back myself.
- Jordan

My experience with Mark Shepard

I booked a full day with Mr. Shepard for me and my buddy from out of state and I couldn't be happier. We had one of the best days fishing we've ever had. That being said Mark is a great guy and very knowledgeable on what to do and when to do it and he will even give you some good BBQ tips! That being said the amount of quality fish that we're caught and my new personal best it's safe to say we have found our guide for any further trips. We plan on booking another asap. Thanks again Mr. Shepard hope to get out there again soon!
- John Hutchison

Best Capt Mike

I had the pleasure of fishing with Capt Mike several times this past winter. Mike put us on the fish each time,we landed 25 or more bass every trip. Mike is especially good with less experienced fishermen, he had my sister landing bass like a professional. I look forward to fishing with Mike in the future.
- Chuck Wiggins

Awesome Time With Capt Brett

We had 2 days with Capt Brett Isackson, it was awesome!! Great Guy who knows his stuff. I've hired other guides in other states but Brett truly was the best I've ever used!!
- Danny Bever

A trip to remember!

I planned this trip as a surprise for my husband's birthday who loves bass fishing. And I don't think it could have gone any better! We both had a blast! Thank you so much Capt Dave Lauer for putting us on all those fish and making it such a great trip for us! I think we found ourselves a new yearly tradition!
- Sarah Friedman

Bass Fishing on Vacation

My son and I had a great time fishing with Rob while vacationing in FL earlier this month. We will definitely use Rob again for our next FL vacation.
- Alan Holt

A Morning with Capt Mike Groshon

Went to Florida specifically to fish the Big O. Booked a trip on the south side and the north side on purpose. Capt Mike got the call for the north side trip. It was cool that he is from Northern Virginia and that's where I was coming from. We had a rough day with the conditions seeming to change every 1/2 hour. The fish were not committing to anything no matter what we thru but Mike stayed out with me until we put a bass on the boat. He went above and beyond to make sure we put at least one bass on the boat and that was greatly appreciated!!!! He didn't have to do that but I truly believe that he was taking it personally! I plan to do it again soon and will be looking for Mike to be my guide again!!!!
- Dusty Meador

Wonderful Day

Fished with Dave and my 89 year old father in law...Dave was very cordial, professional, and knew his stuff...we caught 18 fish on a 105 heat index day...When I go back in December, Dave will be the guy I call!
- Dave Lauer

Capt. Dave

Capt Dave lead me to catch a lot of fish for a hot day in early August. I'll call him next time I go to Florida.
- Stwve

A Decent Catch in Adverse Conditions

Me, a buddy, and Brian Brown, a local professional fishing guide. Windy and cold but two five pound largemouths, five smaller, and a couple of mud fish and we thought it was a pretty decent day. Brian is a real pro and knows a lot about Lake O and about how fish move and into what areas and under what conditions. A guy named Eddie, a guide who operates out of Garrards...stay away! Too obese to be taking people into open water, raggedy boat, lousy attitude. Brian works his tail off for you, is very personable, and very VERY truthful. Most of these guides carry too much BS about "what happened yesterday" but I didn't hear that from Brian. We intend to use him again. Guide fishing is expensive but Brian's rates are at, or below, the average. One guide fishes when he's after a trophy bass. I do a lot of artificial baits by myself or with friends but occasionally we hunt for something we can replicate on our wall. (It's all catch and release; or should be). And please understand ... live, wild shiners are apparently made of gold! Garrards' wild shiners are about $6-7.00 less per dozen than Roland Martin's.
- MichaelP10844

Capt’ George was great-great day

I was looking to spend the day with my son doing something he Capt George was a great fit. He was knowedgable, patient and was all about making sure my son had a great trip. This will be an annual trip for my son and I no doubt. Thanks again Captain George!
- Nick P

First Chartering Experience

This was our first chartering experience. I can’t imagine anyone else spoiling their charter guests as much as he spoiled us. He was very personable and a lot of fun. He put us on a ton of big bass. Pics prove that and that wasn’t but a few of them. We will definitely not be looking for anyone else when we return. Thanks captain George for a great time.”
- Elaine Melear

April trip

“Always want to fish Okeechobee and finally did so. Mark Rose was awesome. We caught some fish and lost some fish. Mark is very passionate and wants you to have the best experience possible. Hopefully I will get a chance to get back down and fish again with him.”
- Jack S

Mark Rose

“Mark, was great. Really takes care of his boat and equipment. We did a 6 hr afternoon/evening trip and we consistently caught fish. I would recommend Mark as a guide on your trip to Lake Okeechobee.”
- Kevin

Capt. Rob

“Captain Rob was top notch guide!!!”
- Scott

Lake O bass

“Booked a charter the other day with Capt Mark Rose and happy we did. Normaly I fish offshore, but Mark was easy to get to and thought it would be a good Bday gift for my friend. Mark said he had a slow morning, and wasn't sure how it was going to go... Within 20 mins of setting up we were hooked up on Bass. Since never been Bass fishing, Mark talked me through it and we brought 95% of bites back to boat. Was a fun afternoon and Mark did a great job. Can't wait until next year to try again..”
- Brooke

Amazing Experience

“Capt Brian Brown put us on a honey hole. It was non stop action for the first 2 hours. My Dad and I had the time of our lives. We put two bass over 8 lbs in the boat and multiple 4,5 and 6 pounders. I highly recommend Brian Brown- a true gentleman and even better guide. I’m so glad we decided to do this. Memories for a lifetime and highlight of our vacation.”
- Chad Osborne

Capt Dave Lauer

“Best fishing EVER! Capt Dave knew all the hot spots. We reeled them in one after another. Had so much fun, we booked an additional day of fishing and extended our stay! Fishing with Capt. Dave will be an annual event for us!”
- Lynn and Joe George

Excellent Clewiston bass fishing

Captain Mark Rogers is the absolute best captain. Put us on fish all day long with some quality ones as well. Will do it again for sure.”
- Joseph

Amazing day on the Lake

Getting to fish Lake Okeechobee never gets old. I love the nature and what the fishing has to offer. I was not familiar with the lake and every time I go back, I try to experience a new part or try a different technique. This service has the best guides to do that and I highly advised all their captains to anyone visiting the lake soon. I was put on not only numbers but quality of fish I will never forget. Thank you for everything!
- jlobianco44

Great experience

“Great experience for me and my two boys. Our guide, Mark Shepard, made us feel like family. Caught lots of fish while learning new tactics!”
- jeff7755

Lake OkeeChobee Bass Fishing trip

Our Guide Dave (who is also a professional fisherman on the Pro Circuit) put us right on the fish! Within a couple minutes, we started to catch some nice bass. If things were not happening or it became.
- khenson4

1/2 on Lake O

Good day on the lake with a knowledge captain, in Captain dave, who put us on fish all day long. We caught a much of Largemouth ranging from 2-6lbs in areas that were perfect for some personal bests.”
- MartinP12345

fishing trip

“Enjoyed the fishing and seeing the lake. Caught bass. My son enjoyed the lake and the fishing. Guide was very knowledgeable.”
- sdavidson

3 Great days!

My son and I just spent three great days on Okeechobee! Our guide was Brian Brown and I have to say when we go back soon we want Brian! Only! He is the man who loves his job and proves it. We caught a lot of Bass! Can’t wait to go again! Thanks Brian! Your the man!
- Gary W

Nice experience !

“Went out with Captain Larry following a full moon so the fishing was tough but had a great experience . Larry did all he could to give us an enjoyable trip. It was really cool seeing manatees swimming by our boat!”
- Michael M

Great Okeechobee Bass Fishing Trip

We visited during late July/early August, which as we learned is also the toughest fishing of the year on Okeechobee due to the heat. In spite of the tough conditions, our guides Mark & Dave were able to put both boats onto great fish. We caught in excess of 30 bass, and were even able to land one over 5lbs! Incredible trip, great service, knowledgeable guides, great gear and boats.”
- ryanl12349

Awesome day on the water.

“Dave was extremely knowledgeable and very helpful with putting us in the right spot for the wind and sun conditions. I caught several fish and Dave took awesome pics of the biggest ones. I caught several more than expected. I will definitely do another trip with Dave on my next trip to Florida.”
- td0r0n

Bass Fishing with Dave Lauer

“3 of us fished with Dave Lauer at Lake Okeechobee, met at Slim’s Marina for bait and launched at the boat ramp nearby. We were in the boat leaving the boat ramp at the crack of dawn and we fished all morning and caught a lot of fish. So many, we lost track of the count. Each of us caught at least one bass over 4 lbs, one of us caught one about 5 lbs and all of us caught at least 6-8 bass and several channel catfish. We caught fish nearly non-stop and really didn’t have time to eat lunch. Fishing with Dave was like fishing with a family friend, he was comfortable to fish with, funny and he really put us on the fish. Any time I’m bass fishing near Okeechobee Dave Lauer is the only guy I’ll go with. He’s a confident pro and knows bass. All of us said his was our best day of fishing- ever. Here’s one the the biggest bass my son caught. What a day!!”
- Mitch S

Better than expect!

“Guide was excellent, Dave called prior to my outing to discuss the type of experience I was looking for and he met all of my expectations. Knows the lake and can put you on fish.”
- mattbarney2018

Great Day with Mike

“First time with my kids and it was blast lake was grate they all ready want to go back for the trip in winter.”
- anandp802018

Fishing Trip

We had an excellent fishing trip with Captain Brent who went out of his way to ensure we had a successful trip. We had not been on a fishing trip of this nature before and with an 8 & 10 year old did not know what to expect. It was a brilliant trip, we caught at least 8 fish and Captain Brent was extremely patient with us and the kids, despite snagging a number of lines and floats!! A well worthwhile trip for anyone with an excellent Captain.
- chrisW9194LX

Fishing with papa

Great trip. Spent the morning fishing with my grandfather. Boat was beautiful. The fish were biting and our captain Brett was fabulous!
- tinapZ2013WK

Fishing Trip

Skipper did his best to have me catch fish, but I think I picked the wrong season.....too hot! Did catch several the first couple of hours. Would definitely do this again, but it cooler weather!
- Linda H

Good catches

Nice experience but not the right season. After 9 am the fishing was done. Suggested anyway for the fun...
- andreamarc0d

Awesome day

Had a great day with Captain Mike went fishing my daughter and I and had an amazing time I would definitely recommend.
- chefEricChefsChoice

Great Time

Me, my father in law and 2 boys ages 9 & 11 went fishing with Captain Brett. We had a great time and was worth every Penny. Whole experience from booking the trip to going on the trip was perfect. Thank you!
- bruced593

Captain Brett

Captain Brett is professional knowledgeable and just had a great time with him can’t wait to do it again
- O895JTjoec

Bass fishing

Dave was a fantastic guide and excellent fisherman. We had a great trip and will be definitely be back to go out again.”
- mattL7415OL

Great Trip

Our group trip was excellent! You get concerned initially because the size of the boat doesn't look like it will accommodate 4 people, but it did. Our Captain was very good with communication the night before and the day of. He made sure we were all comfortable and knew what we were doing. He was intentional about everyone catching fish and we all did. He also gave us a tour around the water. I would do this again!!!
- Brandon

top water

Great trip will recommend to friends anglers or novice they will customize to fit your skills and or preference
- jlee479

Fishing Okeechobee

Our guide Mark was great. Knowledgeable, laid back, and ready with quiet constructive suggestions when appropriate. Got us onto fish everyday and my brother -- who hasn't fished in about 40 years -- landed an 8 pound bass. So jealous. Anyway, we had a great time and enjoyed Mark's company and being on the lake.
- djtkhay

excellent guides and service

From the UK, but used this group for more than 10 years. Every guide and trip has been great and professional. All the guides are licensed and insured all the guides really know where the fish are, and how to get them. I've fished worldwide and if your in Florida, don't make a mistake and book 'any old guide' you find on the internet. This group have a network of guides all over the state and are up to date on which waters are good and fish are biting at any given time.
- leonart2000

great service reibale and knowledgeable guides

I've fished for many years all over in Florida, lake 'o' and other lakes with this company. I have fished extensively with Florida guide, Capt Brett Isaacson. His knowledge of the fish and waters, his patience, reliability, and cordial approach is unmatched. If you fish the Lake Okeechobee you should fish with Capt Brett and learn all you can.
- jack w

Joe Gruny exception guide

6hr trip with Joe Wednesday November 14th was everything I hoped for and more. Joe put us on fish immediately and the action was nonstop until we were wore out. I added to my bucket list by catching bass on my fly rod with a fly that I designed . Couldn't ask for a better day on the water.
- Journey469698

Great fishing with Captain Dave

We had a great time catching bass and other large fish . I would highly recommend the experience ..Capt Dave Lauer put us on the fish . We talked about moving a couple times but within min. of the Capt. suggesting we would have another big one on . Never had to move from the area . It was a great time
- Passport26745341115

great time fishing

Awesome time spent bring in some healthy Bass, best of my day was 5.5# nice fish!! Thanks for the use of everything , and great choice on bait selection.
- Flyer006325598

Great time

Great two days. Captain Dave found plenty of fish for us and we actually managed to catch a lot of them. Good laughs in the boat and a great time on a beautiful lake.
- DayTrip21123167084

Fishing trips

Wayne Fellows was our Captain for 2 days and put us on the fish both days, he made it a great trip
- Billjenn82

Largemouth on the Lake

Captain Rick did a great job communicating before the trip about where to go and we had plenty of action from start to finish. Fishing with Rick was like fishing with an old friend who was on his home turf.

Capt Brett Isackson is the best and the reason that I go. AWESOME BASS FISHING

I have been fishing with Capt Brett for over 10 years. He is one of the best bass fisherman around. The last time we fished, we went to Lake Okeechobee, we must have caught 30+ fish, all nice size. We saw snakes, gators, etc. It was an awesome day. I highly recommend Capt Brett for anyone. He will put you on the fish. His knowledge and experience is truly unique.
- Ryan B


Captain Mike Groshon was given our two charters. We won the GRAND PRIZE! He was the best Captain y grandson and I have ever had and we have traveled all over the country fishing. Mike is the rare Captain that enjoys and honors his profession. He taught us new techniques, was more than patient with our screw ups and spent the entire six hours of each trip working his butt off to make sure we enjoyed ourselves and caught fish!! We enjoyed his appreciation and respect for the outdoors and very thankful for the great care he took in making sure every fish was returned to the water with the least amount of pain or damage. From now on as we explore other local or nearby fishing destinations, we will ALWAYS request our new friend and fishing guide, Captain Mike Groshon. Bill Forster
- Daydream751198

Captain Rob

Great time. Rob workes his butt offtrying to get us on fish. Cold front rolled in and fishing was tough. Caught some and laughed for 8 hours. Great time and Super guide.

Captain Mark Rose - Class Act

Spring Break with my boys and we have a good amount of experience. With the elements involved with Okeechobe, sheer size, water depth, wind and weather. I decided to book my first ever guide. We were randomly matched up with Captain Mark Rose. He was very knowledgeable about the area. He also gave us very good detail about the fish and the fishing style for this area, which we would have never known. We fished out of Clewiston, From the first cast to the last minute we were on the fish! We boated over 30 fish in 4 hours. My 11year old got his PB with an 8lb 4oz pig. Not only do I recommend, I cant say enough about Captain Mark Rose. If you can, I would book him again and again!
- Scott Hewitt

Great day on the lake!

My boyfriend and I did a half day fishing trip with Capt Rob Alfano and had an awesome time! We fish regularly in MA and were interested in learning more about fishing in FL. Rob was full of great information and taught us about differently rod set ups, techniques, etc. We caught some decent bass and had a blast doing it! Highly recommend!
- Fishing with Capt Rob

Lake Okeechobee father son trip

Captain Dave was amazing! Had us in fish as soon as we stopped the boat! Ran thru more than 5 dozen shiners in no time and caught some really good fish! Captain Dave was very knowledgeable about the lake and was very helpful and entertaining! Once the shiners ran out we switched to artificial worms. Caught several good fish that way too. I was really impressed at how well Dave knew the lake and all the little spots that held fish! My son and I had a wonderful time and we definitely know who to call when we come back!
- Brian Atkins

Capt. Mark Rogers

Had a fantastic day fishing with Capt. Mark Rogers and my two sons. Caught several fish and the knowledge about the lake and different fishing techniques that Mark shared was amazing. Mark's boat was easy to fish 3 people at a time with room to spare. Our time spent with Capt. Mark Rogers will be a memory we will each carry for a lifetime. Thank you Mark for your Knowledge, Professionalism, and your willingness to just be real. We would highly recommend Capt. Mark Rogers to everyone. Good luck and good fishing.
- Gator35

Captain Dave Lauer Phenomenal Guide

If you want a first class fishing experience with a knowledgeable, hard working and fun guide, you need to book a trip with Captain Dave Lauer. I caught more fish in 4 hours than any other all day trip in my life, and caught my record Large Mouth Bass. The rates are very reasonable for the level of service provided, and of utmost importance: you will catch fish, and you will have fun. Book a trip with Captain Dave Lauer with absolute confidence: you will NOT regret it!!!
- Eric K. Woodard

Roland Martin's???

I booked a fishing guide for a 6 hour fishing trip, out of Roland Martin's. My son and grandson accompanied me. The guide, Justin I believe advised I purchase 6 or 7 dozen minnows, I hesitently opted for 6 dozen, 72 minnows. He then asked if I could follow him 12 miles to a different launch for much better fishing. We arrived and it was 21 miles not 12. We put in at 7 25 a.m.. We fished the first spot until 9:30 or so, caught a few small bass missed a few and caught some junk. We then moved to a second spot and fished until 10:45 We caught 1 bass and ran out of bait???? . We were out of the boat by 11:00. A very very short six hrs. We could have purchased more bait at a Slim's fish camp, 2 mins from the landing and very near by, or in the least used artificial bait for the balance of our 6 hrs. But we were not offered either option. Instead our guide, left in his boat with no bait or tackel? He said to practice for his weekend tournament? Or I suspect due to his big hurry to leave in his boat he was more likely going to pick up another "sport" at a near by launch? But that is just a hunch. A Very disappointing short 6 HOUR FISHING GUIDE EXPERIENCE. I would not recommend this GUIDE. The room at Roland Martin's was fine . The staff in the store helpful and professional. If you go ask a lot of questions especially how long is your 6 hrs? I regret that I tipped at all and it was solely out of habit.
- JosephTurner

Fun day with Capt Brian

Fishing on Okeechobee has been bucket list item for my husband. We were connected with Capt Brian Brown by chance & we couldn’t have been happier. We felt like he was really committed to showing us a good time fishing. Several calls & texts the day before to iron out where the best fishing was & how far we were open to drive, and we were on our way! Brian is patient, knowledgeable, & funny. I was entertained all day with he & my husband cutting up. We highly recommend this trip & highly recommend Capt Brian.
- Tommy & Kelly Walters

More than a fishing trip...

My son and I booked a 6 hour with Capt. Mark Shepard fishing out of Clewiston. One word: incredible. Once you see the truck trailering the boat you know you made a good call to fish Lake O. When Fishing with world class gear on a legendary bass lake finally sinks in, the fun really begins with Capt. Mark. What he taught us about how to bass fish properly in short amount of time not only proved very successful that day but will remain with us for life. We enjoyed Capt. Mark's fishing experiences and his stories about hunting, fishing, Florida history, weather and humor. He really made an impact on our 15 yr old son, all he talked about on the plane home was fishing bass with Capt. Mark. Thank you for the fishing, history and life lessons!
- James & Joseph Rinaldi

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