Lake Okeechobee Fishing GuidesBASS ONLINE2020-03-06T18:22:06-05:00
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Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guides
We are not a booking service where no one fishes…but the complete opposite. A group of Lake Okeechobee fishing guides that have gotten together as a TEAM, under the best conditions to provide you with the finest service Lake Okeechobee fishing guide industry has ever seen. We specialize in working with experienced bass anglers, who are looking for prime waters and new techniques, but also novice bass anglers who are out for a true fun learning experience. We will provide everything you need for that big day, reliable equipment and boats for your enjoyment. The finest bass fishing guides in the country on “Lake Okeechobee,” you have come to right place Florida’s largest, Lake Okeechobee largest and #1 rated guide service in Florida… Florida’s only audio fishing reports sponsored by the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and TEAM members of largest fishing guide service Florida Fishing, so why shouldn’t you!
Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guides
Palm Beach * Ft Myers * Boyton Beach * Boca Raton * Fort Lauderdale * South Beach * Miami * Naples * Sarasota * Vero Beach * Okeechobee * Ft Pierce * Stuart * Cape Coral * Weston * Davie
Captain 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 a 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 Bass OnLine.com
Mark’s our lead guide on the “Big O” Lake Okeechobee, he has also become a master of the Everglades and his home base is in Clewiston, Florida. So come fish with Captain Mark a true professional in every sense of the word. You can read more about Capt Mark @ Okeechobee Fishing Guide. If you are interested in Mark Shepard’s 2.0 Crankbait, you can order online 24/7 at WOW FACTOR FISHING!! Cast further, last longer, and CATCH more BASS!!!!
Captain Mark Rogers is a full-time Lake Okeechobee fishing guide and touring professional.
Experience includes BASSMaster Elite Tour, FLW Tours, Everstart, BFL tournaments, and many others.
Mark has a list of accomplishments in the fishing industry a mile long. Mark originally from California moved to Florida, sharpen his northern skills years ago to master guiding on world famous Lake Okeechobee
Captain Mark is sponsored by: Jolly Roger Marina, Slims Fish Camp, Bass Assassin Lures, Abu Garica, Cabin Creek Baits, Mercury Marine, Power Pole and Bass OnLine.com
Captain Mark’s has the biggest boat in our fleet, so trips on the “Big O” Lake Okeechobee, he has can take 3 to 6 people with a problem his home base is in Naples, Florida. So come fish with Captain Mark a true professional in every sense of the word. You can read more about Capt Mark @ Naples Fishing
To go fishing with Capt Mark click here!
Also visit his website @ Florida Everglades Bass Fishing No trip is to long and there’s always more fish to be caught, that’s his motto. Brett’s energetic and can be heard on our Bass Fishing reports every week giving his latest fishing report for the Southeast Region of Florida. Hay, it may be you he’s going to talk about!
Capt. David Lauer is part of our Bass Online Pro Team and considered a top pro angler and Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guide.
Full-time Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guide
Fishing Guide out of Belle Glade, Fl at Slims Fish Camp
Home Town – Loxahatchee, FL
Has a long list of tournament experiences, including the FLW, Everstart, BFL tournaments. When David not fishing famous Lake Okeechobee he guides on Lake Osborne also.
Specializes on: Lake Okeechobee and east Coast Lakes. Fishes Live bait and Artificial lures specialize in working with kids and artificial baits.
Capt. Larry Crossman is part of our Bass Online Pro Team and considered a top anglers around Lake Okeechobee.
Full-time Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guide
As a Fishing Guide, he mainly fishes out of City of Okeechobee, 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 in: Lake Okeechobee and fishes Live bait and Artificial lures, specializes in working with kids and small groups.
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.
Robert started the fishing club called the Homestead Ambassadors in 1974, which was B.A.S.S. affiliated at the time. He won numerous club tournaments and was Fisherman of the Year twice. He also belongs to Trail Glades Bassmasters, of Miami, where he am still a current member. Robert also belongs to S.A.F.E.R., South Florida Anglers for Everglades Restoration. Robert Miley has been fishing professionally on the B.A.S.S. Eastern Division, for the past 7 years. He also has been working with several Rep Groups over the past 6 years and travels to most all of the Bass Pro Shops on East Coast working with rep groups and sponsors and their product lines.
Capt Brian Brown is a full-time bass fishing guide, he is also your go-to Crappie fishing guide on Lake Okeechobee. With 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. I know he would love the opportunity to share the boat with you all while experiencing a few good laughs, 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!
Captain 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 a real all-round nice guy. He and his family moved to Florida to follow Mike’s dream of becoming a fishing guide on Lake Okeechobee.
Capt Robert Alfano Anglers Choice Angler of the year South Central Division.
2010 Police and Fire Olympic Games Gold Medal winner 2 day Bass Tourny
Numerous local tournament wins.
Over 40 years experience fishing Florida Lakes.
Featured in October 2001 Florida Sportsman Magazine for 4 consecutive wins with big bass in each.
Captain 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 Lake, and Lake Okeechobee.
When not professionally fishing our being a fishing guide he’s a Special Victims Unit Investigator for the Chattanooga Tennessee Police Dept.
Capt Wayne Fellows
I was born and raised in South Florida. Started fishing at the age of 4 years old and catching my first fish at 5 (a 10 lb grouper). Like most people, I’ve had some real ups and downs in my life but my love for fishing and being on the water has always played a major role in my life. Whether it’s trolling miles offshore or bottom fishing on the reef I enjoy sharing my knowledge, my passion and the experience of fishing with others. We will do everything in our power to make this the best adventure you and your party will ever experience.
To fish with Capt Wayne 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 for smallmouth. He runs a detail shop in his hometown during the summer, spring and fall and heads to Florida during the winter months to do what he loves, 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 boat!
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. Whichever you choose, he will get the job done for you.
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- McEllwains Motors, Ranger Boats, Bass Online, Bass Assassin lures, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Spiderwire, Columbia sports wear, Minnkota and Hummingbird.
Captain Mark is 30 years old and is married to a wonderfully supportive wife. The two have a baby on the way and have a loving and strong-willed beautiful black lab!
Captain 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.
I am 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. The Young and up and coming anglers of our future, I am blessed to be available to share my knowledge and passion with each trip on the Water.
Captain Joe Gruny grow up in Medford, New York, although I grew up surrounded by saltwater, freshwater bass fishing was my love and passion. I would spend the summer days fishing the lower Yahpank Lake exploring every bit of the lake. Captain Joe began following his passion to fish at an early age of 4 years old, my earliest memory was fishing with my father and uncle for Blue Fish in the Great South Bay. Dad wasn’t interested in bass fishing at the time, he still always encouraged me to fish and enjoy wildlife, he was my biggest influence.
Later in life finding 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 supporters.
Captain Gruny is also an avid tournament fisherman with several trails with countless top-ten finishes and several wins.
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 fresh water 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 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!
Captin John Larsen is a full-time fishing guide looking to share his passion for the outdoors. John has enjoyed the Florida waters all his life and can be said to have been raised for this career.
In college at UCF, John continued his passion for bass fishing in College Bass Tournaments becoming a member of the Reel Knights bass fishing team. John has competed in tournaments all over the Southeast region, and qualified for three collegiate level national championships, including FLW, BASS, and Boat US.
Now, Captain John is guiding on Lake Okeechobee at all the locations, Lake Osborne, Lake Ida, and even several Saltwater destinations including Jupiter and Stuart for inshore fishing. Whatever you want to experience, Captain John can tailor your trip to accomplish your outdoor
Captain Hunter Weston is 27 years old from Stuart, FL. I’m a second-generation native Floridian, born in Plantation, FL. 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!
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 Large Mouth 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 servicemen and women as they readjust to civilian life after suffering injuries in combat.
To fish with Capt Doug, fill out the request form!
Capt Roger Gonzalez is a local bass fishing professional. Experience includes 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 South Florida bass fishing guides and is well versed all types and styles of fishing, one of his favorites is the Skinny Dipper. Ask him about it, you would never guess there could be so many options. Roger guides in the Everglades, but really excels at Peacock bass in the Miami area.
Capt. Kelby Waldrip is part of our Bass Online Pro Team as a top pro angler and Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guide.
Home Town – Bloomington, IN
20 years of Freshwater fishing experience, Over 10 years experience bass fishing
Specializing in large-mouth bass and teaching techniques
2 time USA BASSIN Divisional Champion, 2007 USA BASSIN National Points Champion, Multiple tops 40 FLW/BASS finishes
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 guide that loves the outdoors, hunting, fishing, etc…Kelby your guy!
Capt. Boo Woods is part of our Bass Online Pro Team and is a Fishing Guide out of Okeechobee City, Florida
Home Town – Okeechobee City, FL & Kentucky Lake, KY Boo’s a Professional B.A.S.S. & FLW Angler & Okeechobee fishing guides that serving Jesus Christ which is 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.
Capt. Ray Malafarina is part of our BASS ONLINE Pro Team and a Fishing Guide out of Okeechobee City. He is a Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guide and his hometown is in Sarasota, FL. Capt Ray has 20 years of Freshwater fishing experience and over 10 years experience of professional bass fishing. If you are looking for a Captain that can speak English, Spanish, or Italian, Captain Ray is your guide. His Sponsors include Wow Factor Fishing, Kistler Rods, Columbia, Skeeter Boats, and Yamaha Outboards.
Capt Todd Kersey has been a full-time guide for over 18 years in Florida. With a long list of tournament experiences, including the FLW, Everstart, BFL and many other local and state tournaments. Becoming one of Florida’s top-rated guides, 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 BASS online and is very well versed in all of the bodies of water in Florida. His conviction for freshwater recreational fishing has to lead him to be very involved in many aspects of conservation and law-making procedures throughout Florida.
“Went bass fishing with Captain Dave Lauer and had a fantastic trip. Dave put us on fish straight away and we had a very busy and exciting day out, finishing with a 5.5 pound large mouth. I highly recommend Dave as your captain as he was happy to give tips and share knowledge all day - thanks again Dave a fishing day to remember.”
“It was a great experience! Mark, not only was able to get us to catch fish, but taught us a lot about the fishery in the ecosystem. He was very kind, friendly, and helpful at every opportunity possible! He gave up tips and new knowledge that we will be able to apply to our own fishing in our hometown of Ohio. Book with Mark, you will have a blast!!”
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