Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guides Overall rating: ★★★★★ based on 21 reviews
Bass Pro Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guides
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True Professional Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guides. Here’s additional information about our Lake Okeechobee bass fishing guides, and what they bring to our service. All while making sure you get your best opportunity to have the fishing adventure of a lifetime when fishing on Lake Okeechobee.
Unlike the many guide services on Lake Okeechobee, we DO NOT rent or lend out our guides, so you will find them no where else. We don’t hire second-hand guides off the street to fill your order. This tactic is “deceptive” and provides no value to our business or for the quality of your fishing charter. Because we demand the best, we do more trips, we hand pick each guide. We employee more fishing guides on Lake Okeechobee then anyone else, this makes your booking process simple, secure and reliable every time.
Your Results and Satisfaction matter
As we mentioned, we only use the Lake Okeechobee fishing guides listed on this page, so when you call for a reservation you know what you’re getting ahead of time. And when were “sold out” we will tell you the truth and not sell it to some guide we would not use ourselves. We require our guides to have experience, credentials, credibility, captain licenses and be insured. We gain clients every month from other misleading guide services, so don’t become a victim. We truly value our relationships and our integrity. You are more than the customer, “You most likely will become lifelong friends in many cases.” When you book your trip with us, you can do it with complete confidence that you are making the right choice and that we will have YOUR best interest at heart!
Lake Okeechobee Pro Team
“Our Team of expert Okeechobee fishing guides is considered local specialist on Lake Okeechobee. We have all first class boats, equipment, and tackle. Like Abu Garcia, Stern, Penn, Berkley Fishing, Rapala, G-Loomis and all organized and supplied for your day on the water. Benefit from the skills and techniques that got our Okeechobee fishing guides to the Bass Masters Classic and FLW Championships, which will all help make your next fishing trip a big success.”
Please give us a call (888) 321-0202 or e-mail us any time…we look forward to talking and fishing with all of you!
Capt Mark Shepard is a full-time guide and touring professional. Experience includes BASS Master, FLW Tours, Everstart, BFL tournaments, and many others. Mark has a list of accomplishments in the fishing industry a mile long including an Everstart WIN on Lake Eufaula, AL.
Mark originally from Florida moved to Ohio to sharpen him northern skills and moved back from Ohio years ago to master guiding on world-famous Lake Okeechobee Mark is sponsored by Jolly Roger Marina, Zoom, Shimano, Cabin Creek Baits, Mercury Marine, Power Pole, and BassOnLine.com.
Mark’s our lead guide on the “Big O” Lake Okeechobee, he has also become a master of the Everglades.
Capt Mark Rogers BASS Masters Elite Pro Angler Okeechobee Fishing Guides considered the west coast of Florida Specialist
Home Town – Naples, Florida 15 years of Guiding Saltwater & Freshwater Over 25 years experience fishing in South Florida and on Lake Okeechobee.
Sponsors – Gambler boats, Mercury, BassOnline.com, Colmic Rods, Pure fishing, Columbia Sportswear, Hummingbird, Gambler lures Specializes on Lake Okeechobee and Florida Everglades. Fishes Live bait and Artificial lures also specialize in light tackle fishing. Has one of the biggest & fastest boats in the fleet, at over 22′ it can accommodate up to 3 anglers if needed.
He’s fantastic with kids, as he has two wonderful kids of his own. To fish with Mark, fill out the request form!
Capt Brett Isackson Bass Online Pro Team
Home Town – Davie, Florida full-time guide since 2000
11 years of Guiding Freshwater in South Florida
Over 30 years experience bass fishing in Florida.
Brett is one the most sought after and busiest South fishing guides, his high repeat business is a testament to how well he treats his customers and catches trophy bass, they just keep coming back to him! Fishes Live bait and Artificial lures specialize being the most versatile guide. You want peacock bass, panfish, snakehead, he can catch ’em anywhere!
To fish with Brett, fill out the request form!
Capt Dave Lauer Full-time on Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guides in Florida. With a long list of tournament experiences, including the FLW, Everstart, BFL and many other local and state tournaments. When David not fishing famous Lake Okeechobee, he guides on Lake Osborne also.
Home: Loxahatchee, FL-Career tournament earnings: $ 172,027-Number of Top-10 tournament finishes: 17
Largest bass weighed to win Big Bass award: 8 lbs, 5 oz, (1/28/2009, FLW Series, Eastern, Lake Okeechobee, FL)
The weight of largest day’s catch: 20 lbs, 1 oz, (1999, EverStart Series, Southeast, LAKE SANTEE COOPER), Number of events fished: 184 since 1995
Dave has become one of Lake Okeechobee’s top-rated and most popular fishing guides and has been written up in FLW Outdoors Magazine among others. Looking for a hard worker, with good techniques? A guide that you will surely leave the lake becoming smarter bass fishing angler, David your guy!
Capt Dave sponsored by FLW Outdoors, Bass Assassin Lures, Colmic Rods, and Bass Online.com. To fish with David, fill out the request form!
Capt Kelby Waldrip Some of his accomplishment is below;
2 time USA BASSIN Divisional Champion, 2007 USA BASSIN National Points Champion, Multiple top 40 FLW/BASS finishes, Participate in the Warriors on the Water Events “3 times”, Participate in State youth federation programs as a guide/boat driver, Fished competitively since age 14, Competed in events from Indiana to Texas to Florida to Washington DC, Hoosier Bassmaster’s angler of the year, MBA from American University in Washington DC.
If you’re looking for a fishing guide that lives the outdoors, hunting, fishing, etc…Kelby your guy!
In the summer months, owns and operates his own Deer processing shop, KW Custom Deer Processing.
Sponsors – BassOnline.com, Pure Fishing, Bass Assassin Lures, Columbia Sportswear, Colmic Rods
Specializes on: Lake Okeechobee, fishes out of the Okeechobee City, Clewiston and Belle Glade areas. Kelby is one of those fishing guides that will treat you as a customer and a friend all at the same time and he catches trophy bass, so people just keep coming back!
To fish with Kelby, fill out the request form!
Capt Larry Crossman is a full-time bass fishing guides, is part of our Bass Online Pro Team and considered a top angler around Lake Okeechobee.
Currently Full-time Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guide
As a Fishing Guide, he’s mainly fishing out of the City of Okeechobee but does trips in Clewiston and Belle Glade, Fl.
Home Town – Okeechobee, FL
Has a long list of tournament experiences, including the BFL tournaments, wins. Larry has two boats available and can handle 4 or 5 people.
Specializes on: Lake Okeechobee and fishes Live bait and Artificial lures, specializes in working with kids and small groups.
To fish with Capt Larry, fill out the request form!
Capt Bob Miley started bass fishing in 1969, in the Everglades. The very first trip out he caught a 10lb 0/8 o/z largemouth bass and has been fishing for bass ever since. His largest bass to date is 15 lbs. He caught it in the Everglades on a musky jitterbug.
Fishing the Florida Everglades and Lake Okeechobee is Robert Miley’s passion, although the urban South Florida Peacock bass has become one of his main target species. Capt Bob reminds us, South Florida is a sportsman’s paradise with year-round beautiful weather and access to the best fishing waters in the United States. It is nature at its finest and Capt Bob works very hard in trying to preserve this environment and way of life.
Capt Bob has been fishing professionally on the B.A.S.S. Eastern Division, for over 7 years. He also has been working with several Rep Groups over the past 6 years and travels to almost all of the Bass Pro Shops on East Coast working with rep groups and sponsors and their product lines.
To fish with Bob, fill out the request form!
Capt Brian Brown is a full-time bass fishing guide, he is also your goto Crappie fishing guide on Lake Okeechobee. He has over 20yrs of experience, Brian can help you understand the movements of fish, understand how to read your electronics. As well as helping you choose the proper tackle to use for your next fishing trip.
So, if you are ready for a fun day on the water with great fishing tips thrown in, Capt Brian could be the guy for you. We know he would love the opportunity to share the boat with you all while experiencing a few good laughs. All while learning new fishing strategies and maybe even catch some trophies bass or crappie along the way.
Captain Brian is a Coast Guard licensed Captain with First Aid and CPR credentials required by ALL guides. To book a trip with Capt Brian on Lake Okeechobee fill out the request form!
Capt Mike Groshon was raised in Northern Virginia, he grew up fishing lakes and rivers in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia then like most headed south for warmer weather and bigger fish!
Among playing music and racing cars, Mike always had a love for fishing. Mike is married with two children and
To go fishing with Capt Mike click here!
Capt Rob Alfano has fished the South Florida waterways for 20+ years and has notable accomplishments including 2005 Anglers Choice Angler of the year South Central Division.
Served and retired from local law enforcement with many awards, 2010 Police and Fire Olympic Games Gold Medal winner of the 2-day Bass Tourny. Capt Rob has numerous other local tournament wins as well. Featured in October Florida Sportsman Magazine 4 consecutive wins with big bass in each.
To go fishing with Capt Rob click here!
Capt Galen Fugh came to Lake Okeechobee for an Everstart tournament several years ago and finished 4th and fell in love with the lake.
He’s a family oriented man, loves showing kids and adults how to fish. He has a long list of tournament experiences including BFL and Everstart tournament with top 10 finishes on Lake Guntersville, Wheeler lakLaked Lake Okeechobee.
When not professionally fishing our being a fishing guide he’s a Special Victims Unit Investigator for the Chattanooga Tennessee Police Dept.
To go fishing with Capt Galen click here!
Capt Mark Rose, hometown is Pittsburgh PA. Mark has been fishing Lake Erie and Lake Okeechobee since 1999. He fishes Lake Erie in the spring, fall, and summer for smallmouth and heads to Florida during the winter months to guide on Lake Okeechobee. Mark has had a passion for fishing since he was 11 and his passion and love for the sport has grown over the years. He can make a bad day of fishing, still be an awesome day out on the water!
Mark guides out of Clewiston FL, Belle Glade, Fl and Okeechobee City FL. Mark’s biggest bass was 12 lbs 11 oz. it was caught on Okeechobee in Feb of 2012. Mark does artificial and live-bait trips.
When not guiding, Mark fishes FLW, RAYOVAC series, BFL, Presque isle Bassmasters. He also participates in fishes Fishers Of men.
Mark is sponsored by the following-
Captain Mark is 32 years old and married to a wonderfully supportive wife. The two have a young baby boy and a loving and strong-willed beautiful black lab!
Want a great day on the lake? Mark Rose may be your guy. To fish with Capt Mark Rose, fill out the request form!.
Whether it’s trolling miles offshore or bottom fishing on the reef he enjoys sharing his knowledge, his passion and the experience of fishing with others.
We will do everything in our power to make this the best adventure your and your party will ever experience.
Capt George Mrozinski for most of my life fishing has been a passion. Over the years he has fished bass tournaments across Pennsylvania and on lakes and rivers up and down the East Coast. He’s participated in B.A.S.S., FLW Stren Series, Walmart BFL’s and ABA tournaments to name a few. And made his first trip to Lake Okeechobee in the winter of 1978 with a friend to hire a fishing guide.
He has loved the lake and of course the GIANT bass ever since. These days he lives on the Big ‘O in the winter months pursuing my passion for fishing and guiding.
For 35 years I operated a successful masonry construction business near Pittsburgh, Pa. but now he chases big bass and guides full time, on Lake Okeechobee in the winter from December thru April and on Lake Erie in the summer months.
His goal is to make the fishing trip always about you, he will structure the trip to your needs whether that is learning how to catch fish on artificial baits, tossing wild shiners or just a laidback day on the lake.
Fishing is my second passion, his family is first. He taught his wife, daughter, sons, and granddaughters all how to fish. He would enjoy helping to teach yours.
To fish with Capt George Mrozinski, fill out the request form!
Capt Mark Hilles bass fishing guide in Central, Florida but originally from Berea, Ohio. Then moved to South Florida where I honed my bass fishing skills. now retired from the Grocery Business after being employed with the same company for over 35+ years.
Have been fishing from Florida to Georgia since 1990 and gained an incredible amount of experience in both Freshwater and saltwater over the years.
He is very Blessed to have fished in Various Bass Fishing Clubs, Fishing Tournaments and Charity Events over the past 27 years help me gain guiding experience. Now a full-time fishing guide I have enjoyed fishing with both seasoned and experienced anglers. Young and up and coming anglers of our future, was blessed to be available to share my knowledge and passion with each trip on the Water.
So let’s go fishing, it is my passion…To fish with Capt Mark “Turtle” click here!
Capt Joe Gruny, grow up in Medford, New York. Although he grew up surrounded by salt water, freshwater bass fishing was his love and passion. He spent the summer days fishing the lower Yaphank Lake exploring every bit of the lake. Capt Joe began following his passion to fish at an early age, his earliest memory was fishing with my father and uncle for Blue Fish in the Great South Bay.
Later in life he finds himself in Lake Worth, Florida it was Lake Okeechobee where Joe caught his personal best bass of 12 Lbs 4oz largemouth bass. Joe fishes Lake Okeechobee, the Florida Everglades, Lake Ida, and the Miami canal system for Peacock Bass. Joe has become a well-established guide of these waters and his family without question is his biggest supporter.
Many people wonder why they should use a guide, it’s simple. Children of all ages like feeling as though they are included in the family’s plans and activities. A fishing trip with a professional fishing guide is a great way to teach lifelong skills, to instill some responsibility in children while having fun. Children will not remember their best day of TV, but they will never forget their best day of fishing while on a family vacation.
To fish with Capt Joe Gruny on your next fishing trip click here!
Capt Rick Mitchell is a full-time freshwater and inshore fishing guide.
Rick played college football at Bowling Green State University and commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army. After twenty-five years of active duty Military service, Rick and his family moved to Naples, FL where he has been guiding since 2011.
Rick has fished all over the country while in the military. When he is not fishing he is very active with the local fishing clubs and at the professional level with the FLW Costa / BFL series and the American Bass Angler Southern Division.
Rick is literally on the water every week preparing for a fishing guide or professional tournament. He is very proficient with the various fishing techniques in Southwest Florida (artificial, shiners and salt water) and will cater to all your needs. The main lakes that I focus on are Lake Okeechobee, Golden Gate Canal System, Lake Trafford, and the Everglades.
Rick’s favorite guide trip is located in Marco Island. Think – beautiful scenery, beaches, dolphins and plenty of fish!
Capt Hunter Weston is 27 years old from Stuart, FL. I’m a second generation native Floridian, born in Plantation, FL. Now, a professional fishing captain and local expert.
I’ve been fishing since before I could remember; my father always tells a story of my first bass on my own was at two years old. My earliest memories of fishing are from when I was four, fishing local tournaments with my father in the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee and as time went on we continued to fish these great destinations.
Growing up around a professional guide gave me the aspirations to become a professional captain myself. When I was 21 years old, I joined the Coast Guard to learn more about the water and to serve my nation. After 6 years of active duty and guiding whenever I could, I gained a lot of wisdom and experience to help push me forward in my career.
I am experienced in fishing on Lake Okeechobee or the Everglades for Largemouth Bass. As well, I service from Stuart to Palm Beach for inshore fishing. Hop on board my 20ft Action Craft and let’s get you on that fish of a lifetime. If you are looking to catch saltwater species or freshwater species, I am your Captain. I look forward to seeing you on the water next time!
Capt Roger Gonzalez Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing Guide”
Experience includes FLW Stern Series, BFL tournaments and many other local tournaments including two-time top 5 finishes on the FLW Tour.
He has several accomplishments in the fishing industry, including being one of the best Peacock bass guides in South Florida and conveniently speaks Spanish for all of our South American visitors.
Capt Roger is a Lake Okeechobee bass fishing guides and is well versed all types and styles of fishing, one of his favorites is the Die Dapper by Bass Assassin. Ask him about it, you would never guess there could be so many options. Roger guides on Lake Okeechobee full-time as well in the Everglades, but really excels at Peacock bass in the Miami area.
To fish with Capt Roger click here!
Capt Ray Malafarina is a Okeechobee Fishing Guides for City of Okeechobee, considered a west side of the lake specialist and Bass Online Pro Team
Home Town – Sarasota, FL, 20 years of Freshwater fishing experience, Over 10 years experience bass fishing Sponsors – Colmic, BassOnline.com, Gary Yamamoto, Pure Fishing, Columbia Sportswear, Mercury, Nitro Boats, Idroflat Crankbaits and Vastar Braid.
*Have a language barrier, not with Capt Ray. He speaks four languages for your convenience.
To fish with Capt Ray, fill out the request form!
Capt Boo Woods is a professional angler, fishing guide and serving Jesus Christ are all his passion. Boo’s main goal is to spread the gospel and help the weekend angler or outdoors-man with the basic fishing information needed to take his family on a self-deserving vacation to Lake Okeechobee one of the best bass lakes in the country. As a professional angler, I know how tough and overwhelming it is when you get to a lake and don’t know what or where to begin.
Two FLW Tour Top Tens, Top 20 in points in the Everstart, High school basketball coach in Kentucky, Top 20 in career 3 pointers made in Kentucky High school, Types of fishing; Sight fishing is my favorite, throwing topwater and punching grass mats!
He was born in Clermont Florida. Moved to Kentucky when he was 7 years old. Grew up fishing small farm ponds and backwater lakes.
If you’re looking for a guide that lives the outdoors, hunting, fishing, etc…Boo could be that guy for you!
Specializes on: Lake Okeechobee, fishes out of the Okeechobee City, but fishes the entire lake along with Stick Marsh, Walk on Water and Lake Istokpoka. Boo is one of those guides that will become your friend all at the same time and he catches trophy bass, so people just keep coming back!
To fish with Boo, fill out the request form!
Capt Todd Kersey He has been a full-time fishing guide for over 12 years in South Florida. With a long list of tournament experiences, including the FLW, Everstart, BFL and many other local and state tournaments. With over 10 top ten finishes by his clients he has become a commodity on the big lakes during FLW/BASS tournament season for his fishing knowledge.
Becoming one of Florida’s top-rated Okeechobee fishing guides over the years, written up in FLW Outdoors Magazine, Private Clubs Magazine and twice in Forbes. He also was featured in Field and Stream, pronounced as the “The Bass Artist.” Captain Todd competes and runs several celebrity tournaments for NASCAR, NFL, MLB, and others.
Todd’s the founder of BASSonline and is very well versed in all of the bodies of water in Florida. His conviction for freshwater recreational fishing has led him to be very involved in many aspects of conservation and lawmaking procedures throughout Florida.
To fish with Todd, fill out the request form!
Captain Doug Jansen Captain Doug Jansen joins BassOnline after relocating to Florida from Louisville, Kentucky. As a native Kentuckian, Doug owned a successful family business for over 35 years and was lucky enough to retire early and fish full time.
Captain Doug’s passion for fishing began at an early age fishing Lakes Barkley, Kentucky, Barren and Taylorsville and competing in tournaments statewide. Captain Doug began fishing Lake Okeechobee in the early 1990s and hasn’t missed a season since.
Although Captain Doug customarily spent most of his time on Lake Okeechobee, he has recently expanded his guiding to include Lake Ida for Peacock Bass, and the Everglades for Largemouth Bass.
In addition to a passion for fishing, Captain Doug really enjoys meeting new customers of all skill levels. He is always excited to share his techniques and his love of the lakes and fish. His clientele ranges from 6 years old to our more “long in the tooth” customers.
Lastly, Captain Doug volunteers his time, his boat and his expertise to various charitable organizations, especially those dedicated to our service men and women as they readjust to civilian life after suffering injuries in combat.
To fish with Capt Doug, fill out the request form!
Capt Jason Young was raised in rural West Michigan, grew up fishing small inland lakes, farm ponds and the northern giant Lake Michigan.
Owned and operated a landscape company for 13 years until he discovered his dream was to fish! Also was a paid on call-firefighter for 7 years, so anyone concerned with the boat catching on fire…Jason your guy!
Jason is Married with one child. A Member of the FLW Wounded Hero Fishing Program, Tournament experience consists of FLW events and regional (zero wins: (But swinging for the fence)
Will be participating in the Northern FLW Everstart near his home waters this coming summer.
2011 WFN (World Fishing Network)/NBAA (National Bass Anglers Association) one on one national championship 3rd place
2011 NBAA fall classic 8th place
Capt Jason is a Lake Okeechobee bass fishing guide and is well versed on all types, and styles of fishing, one of his favorites wacky rigging with a Bass Assassin Tapout worm. Ask him about it, you would never guess there could be so many options to fishing and rigging it. Jason guides on Lake Okeechobee full-time as well in the famed Stick Marsh, Lake Blue Cypress and Lake Kissimmee.
To fish with Capt Jason click here!
Capt Mark Gonos A a full-time professional Lake Okeechobee fishing guides on Lake Okeechobee and in the summer in Ketchikan, Alaska. In the winter Mark resides at Lake Okeechobee
near Pahokee, Fl., where he is located right on the waters of Lake Okeechobee.
Mark specializes in taking families and groups fishing. From his experience in Alaska, he realized that families and friends like to fish together. With this in mind when he started his guiding career on Lake Okeechobee he bought a 24 ft. Carolina Skiff complete with Bimini top to keep everyone comfortable in the sun. Mark says, “bring the wife, kids, grandkids, and grandpaw too!”
He can fish up to six people comfortably at a time. Just show up and we have all of the equipment and knowledge of Lake Okeechobee waiting for you.
Capt. Mark is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed 100 ton Master Captain with a lifetime of fishing knowledge. Mark specializes in artificial baits but is also proficient with wild shiners if that is your preference. Even though Mark specializes in family trips with a highlight on fun, safety, comfort, customer service and catching a bunch of fish, even the most accomplished bass fisherman will be impressed with his knowledge of the lake and fish locating ability.
To fish with Mark, fill out the request form!
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