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Clewiston Fishing Guides

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Meet the TEAM of local Lake Okeechobee bass fishing guides, we know the best spots, baits, and techniques to give you the greatest fishing experience.

Clewiston, FL has the best location for experiencing the world-famous Lake Okeechobee fishing guides. Clewiston offers a great gateway to this beautiful lake with great fishing activities. If you interested in catching trophy largemouth bass, then you’ve found this place.

To make it easy, we provide local experts on all of our Lake Okeechobee fishing charters. Experience Clewiston fishing charters and discover the most famous game fish in the world. Our experienced professionals below know the area and will meet all of your expectations, from the fully equipped bass boat to the fishing equipment to concur Lake Okeechobee.

We are not a booking service. However, we are a group of Clewiston fishing guides that have gotten together as a TEAM. Under the best conditions to provide you with the finest customer service, the Lake Okeechobee industry has ever experienced.

For instance, we have captains specializing in trophy largemouth bass; if you want to shiner fish with live bait and catch them flipping or on top water using artificial lures, we have that captain for you! Start planning your next Clewiston fishing trip with one of these local bass fishing experts.

Capt Mark Shepard

Mark Shepard ★★★★★ 5 64 reviews
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Capt Mark Shepard is a full-time fishing guide and touring professional with experience including BASS Master, FLW, BFL, and many more. Mark was born and raised here in Florida [Read More]
Bass Boat Red
22’ Sterling
1 to 4 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time
Dave Lauer ★★★★★ 5 40 reviews
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Capt Dave Lauer is part of our Bass Online Pro Team and a top angler on Lake Okeechobee, and a full-time guide on his home waters out of Slims Fish Camp in Belle Glade, FL [Read More]
Bass Boat Red
22’ Ranger
1 to 4 people
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Full Time
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Capt Galen Fugh

Galen Fugh ★★★★★ 4.8 14 reviews
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Capt Galen Fugh came to Lake Okeechobee 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 [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
21’ Ranger
1 to 4 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt Wayne Fellows

Wayne Fellows ★★★★★ 4.9 96 reviews
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Capt Wayne Fellows was born and raised in South Florida. He started fishing at the age of 4 years old and catching his first fish at 5 (a 10 lb grouper). Like most people, my love for fishing…[Read More]

Bass Boat Red
23’ Blue Water
1 to 5 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt Mark Rose

Mark Rose ★★★★★ 4.9 328 reviews
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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 loves [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
22’ Ranger
1 to 4 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt John Larsen

John Larsen ★★★★★ 5 23 reviews
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Capt John Larsen started guiding to share his passion and knowledge with others. John has enjoyed the Florida waters all his life as a Native. It could be said that he was raised for this. It started [Read More]
Bass Boat Red
22’ Sterling
1 to 4 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time
Fort Myers Saltwater Fishing Charters

Capt DJ Timms

DJ Timms ★★★★★ 5 42 reviews
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Capt DJ Timms is a full-time South Florida fishing guide. He guides for both Trophy Large Mouth Bass and Peacock Bass. He is a Marine Corps Veteran born and raised in [Read More]
Bass Boat Red
22’ BigO
1 to 4 people
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Capt Kayman Mills

Kayman Mills ★★★★★ 5 10 reviews
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Captain Kayman Mills is a full-time guide on Lake Okeechobee and the Florida Everglades for trophy largemouth bass on the big O and peacock bass in the Everglades. Experience the local waters with a true local in a luxury Ranger boat [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
22’ Ranger
1 to 4 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time

Capt Paul Dampier

Paul Dampier ★★★★★ 5 36 reviews
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Capt Paul Dampier is a Native that has navigated and fished Florida’s lakes, ponds, and canals most of his life. He has a strong passion for fishing, and he is well-versed in the different kinds of lures. [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
21’ Xpress
1 to 4 people
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Full Time

Capt Dan Hamilton

Dan Hamilton ★★★★★ 5 2 reviews
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Capt Dan Hamilton is a Florida native and has called South Florida his home for over 50 years. He grew up fishing lakes and ponds for Largemouth Bass and saltwater for Snook and Redfish. A Army veteran (Military Police) [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
19' Nitro
1 to 3 people
Guide Calendar
Full Time
Frequent Asked Question of Lake Okeechobee
Where is the best place to fish on Lake Okeechobee?

This really depends on your access, if you have a boat, the east and west wall areas are very productive. If you don’t have a boat, then fishing from the levy in the rim ditch is ideal.

Where can I fish in Clewiston?

The town of Clewiston has a main boat ramp facility both inside the levy and out. You can fish from either docks and from shore near the rim ditch. 

What is the best time of year to fish Lake Okeechobee?

The spawning season is usually the time of year most famous for catching a big trophy bass. Spawning can start as early as late November and run into June. Jan, Feb, March, and April are all prevalent months. With that said, the numbers of fish caught in April, May, and June are typically higher.

How is the fishing in Lake Okeechobee?

Fishing the Lake by Boat

The most popular way to fish Okeechobee is by bass boat with a trolling motor is the standard way to fish the large lake. Motoring up to small stands of peppergrass and other vegetation that had grown up around brushy areas on Lake Okeechobee brings the best results. Bass feed in the grass which holds all the baitfish. Navigation at normal water levels is generally hazard free using a trolling motor.

Fishing the Lake from Shore

Because of its size, the lake has limited access but is surrounded by a canal inside the Herbert Hoover leeve. The canal is accessible almost all the way around the 720-square-mile lake. The channel has resident bass, catfish, and several panfish like crappie and bluegill.

How much is a fishing guide?

The going rate for Lake Okeechobee fishing guides is around $300 for 4 hours, $400 for 6 hours, and $500 for 8 hours. With experience and high tourist demand, most of your top guides are booked well in advance and never discount. As with all products and services, you will always find the discount guide. Fishing guides are not generally one of the things you want to purchase based on price, as quality comes with availability and experience.

What is the biggest bass caught in Lake Okeechobee?

In fact, the lake record for the biggest bass caught on Lake Okeechobee is 15 pounds and 5 ounces, and the world record for the largest largemouth bass caught is 22 pounds and 4 ounces. 

Are there alligators in Lake Okeechobee?

 Alligators are very abundant in Okeechobee, although, at times, it’s hard to find them based on lake size. FWC estimates the population of alligators to be around 12,925 on Lake Jesup in central Florida, which ranks second to mammoth Lake Okeechobee. Okeechobee with an estimated 28,106 alligators, that’s the most in any one state lake. Although Okeechobee has more than twice the number of gators as Lake Jesup, it’s also 28 times more extensive. So, yes, there are plenty of Alligotors on Lake Okeechobee!

How do people dress for fishing charter on Okeechobee?

In layers is best, but fishing is casual. A sundress for ladies with a bikini underneath is not uncommon. Khaki shorts for guys is as dressed up as anyone ever gets; long pants work if you’re not used to the sun. In the same vein, there are no “styles.” Get comfortable with whatever dress code is the norm. But always try to wear light colors as they are more relaxed.

Remember your seasons; it makes all the difference in the world. Lake Okeechobee especially gets very cool in winter months during the early AM. Again wear layers for best results. 

What fish live in Lake Okeechobee?

Lake Okeechobee is known for its largemouth bass, but over the years has been an excellent crappie fishery. The lake is home to many other species as well. The bluegill, redear sunfish, warmouth, bowfin, Florida Gar, Carp, Catfish, Chain pickerel, and, more recently, the Mayan Cichlid. Most of this continues to reproduce because of the population of Golden Shiners and American Shad.

Lake Okeechobee Guide Reviews

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"Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing delivered an incredible experience! The guides were skilled, personable, and knew the lake like the back of their hand. Caught some impressive bass – a day well spent!"
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"Five-star fishing with Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing! The guides were not only experts in bass fishing but also passionate about ensuring we had a great time. Can't wait to come back for more!"
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Okeechobee Guides
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"Exceptional service from Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing. The guides made the trip enjoyable and successful. Their knowledge of the lake's hotspots and dedication to customer satisfaction set them apart."
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Clewiston Fishing Guides Reviews
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Clewiston Fishing Guides, Charters & Tours

Clewiston fishing is the most popular location on the lake, wanting great access, and good accommodations. Lake Okeechobee access from Clewiston has something special for everyone. Great local marinas all around the lake, in Clewiston Jolly Roger Marina, has a full-service tackle shop and is South Florida’s leading Mercury Marine dealer.

Clewiston is convenient wherever you travel in South Florida, the closest location from Naples and Fort Myers on the West Coast, and it’s also a direct shot from Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale on the East Coast as well.  From this location, we offer fly fishing, artificial lure charters as well live bait known as shiner fishing. we can accommodate any size group with mutable bass boats or special needs for large families or wheelchairs we have pontoon boats.

Fishing Guides Clewiston Fl

There are 2 main reasons you should fish South Florida Lake Okeechobee using our local Clewiston Fl fishing charters. First, safe navigation. It’s a big lake with many navigation hazards. All our local guides in Clewiston, Florida are fully trained with the U.S. Coast Guards’ requirements. Years of professional fishing experience give you the best experience on the open water. Let’s have a good time while showing you how to catch big bass!

Why Clewiston Fl Fishing Charter

Clewiston was originally epart of the world-famous Lake Okeechobee and home to FLW fishing tournaments. It is in the southwest corner of Florida’s largest freshwater lake. Clewiston bass fishing trips give the opportunity to catch several kinds of fish, large trophy largemouth bass found in and around the grass islands around the areas of east & west walls which border the Clewiston channel on both sides.

Because of all the structure, there are plenty of opportunities for good crappie and bluegill. Some of the most popular game fish a fishing guide has in South Florida to catch. The downside to Clewiston fishing versus Belle Glade, Okeechobee City, or other areas. Clewiston is subject to prevailing north winds with no protection, which can make conditions difficult. With that said, it still continues to be the most popular location to go bass fishing on Lake Okeechobee.

What Does a Fishing Guide Offer?

Our bass fishing charters on the Lake Okeechobee offer unparalleled knowledge of these waters and our aim is to ensure your experience is truly enjoyable for all and combines the learning and historical lessons. All bass boat average length of 22ft and is best equipped to fish these waters. All boats are powered by 225hp, 250hp, and 300hp engines which makes them easy boats for cruising with the most speed and agility possible. Each boat has the necessary navigation electronics and safety tools and carries an anchorage system for us to be comfortable reaching and staying in the productive fishing areas.

Clewiston’s FL has the best location for experiencing the world-renowned Okeechobee. Clewiston offers a great gateway to these beautiful lakes with great fishing activities. If you want TROPHY Big Mouth, then you’ve found this place. Bring your local expert and enjoy the best fishing trip on the Clewiston Florida Fishing Chart! Experience a Clewiston, FL fishing charter and discover the most famous game fish in the world. Our experienced professionals from the region can meet all of your expectations and put you in the biggest bass you have ever seen.

Clewiston Pontoon bass fishing trips

4HR PONTOON FISHING CHARTER. A 4-hour fishing charter can give you the chance to try out Lake Okeechobee on a Pontoon boat. This 6-hour Private Fisherman Charter will give you an in-depth experience in fishing Lake Okeechobee for bass from Pontoon. 8-HR PONTOON FISHING.

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Yeah, fishing charters sellout. The boat is limited in number for each day. The captain cannot permit a passenger to travel without booking in advance. You pay the captain once the journey ends by using the credit card. Upon request, you will need to book online with your card. Captains may also use credit cards. If you book ahead, you are guaranteed an appointment, please contact the hotel to confirm the reservation. The receipt is not required. Captains name you and expect you. If you do not find a confirmation email from your inbox, then check your mail inbox. You can also look up IOUTdoor on your Emails.net.

KNOW YOUR CLEWISTON FL FISH

A good Clewiston Fl bass fishing guide can lead to an exciting fishing excursion on the water! There are dozens and thousands of different birds to look for in a boat. Fish acres of freshwater to catch largemouth bass: Largemouth bass in Florida is different from all species. This dominates freshwater systems and lakes, providing a great way to find trophy bass. Join the bass fishing charter program to experience the most beautiful and scenic lake in Florida. The rigging from lightweight to big is available. Continue reading.

Clewiston Boat Ramps

The Clewiston Boat Ramp is a short walk on US Highway 27. Turn north at Francisco Avenue, the last light of the town—exit to the West. Take the right path and go past Roland Martin’s Marina. He is next left on Hoover Dike Road. The first turn is after a fence-covered area where the boat store is located.

Take that road to the right, and there are four ramps and two mooring sites to the right. The entrance ramp is in the water basin near the water or Hoover Dike, which requires you to pass Clewiston Lock. It’ll be necessary to idle through the lock for this to be accessible via the ramp. Clewiston has no boat ramps; it is an FWC boat ramp.

Clewiston Fishing Techniques

The best time to fish in Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston is December to June. This season is rich and full of 3 to 12 pounds of fish, and significant bass numbers have been caught yearly. Because November is our first Spawning Month, which lasts almost six months, it is the best feature of Okeechobee: you can fish both in the spawning season and post-spawning.

However, weekend boat traffic can be inconvenient, mainly in the boat ramp and parking lot. When it’s out there, the boat is so huge that it is often impossible for a visitor to see another boat.

Current Clewiston fishing reports

You may have used an angler, but you may have no experience. You may be a professional angler or maybe just a beginner—a guided fishing trip with excellent bass guides. How to fish with a fish jig for fish using specific fishing tools can help to capture a more significant number of fish. We’re going to discuss the every fishing tool available.

Lake Okeechobee water level 2022 Big O Lake Okeechobee has abundant fish, wading birds, and other species. The system has its roots in flood control. Famous Okeechobee Lake offers anglers an unforgettable freshwater fishing adventure.

Join the TEAM

Give yourself more opportunities to do more activities! Tell me what fish your boat is fishing for or what your history is if your newbie guide. We will contact you when your listing is submitted for a final decision. Our guides work all year long and during high season, and our fishermen are available 24/7. How can you stay isolated in one location and do your work with professional help?

Our customer support department will be open 24 hours per day for your business. You can approve or deny bookings on the go. Creating clients is our job.

Lake Okeechobee Directory

Find everything from accommodation to hotel. Restaurants, shops, and Marinas. Hotel and Motel accommodation in the Okeechobee area. Find a local fishing shop near Lake Okeechobee. Find restaurants in the surrounding areas of Lake Okeechobee.

We are continuously adding new guides to this page. If you have gone with a guide before and he is not listed, please call the office for details; they have most likely got moved to a different page. If you are a bass fishing guide in the Okeechobee Region of Florida, new and want a good start, already a guide and tired of struggling, or wanting to work with a team, please contact us by using this guide contact form!

Lake Okeechobee Guide Service these locations

Palm Beach * Boynton Beach * Boca Raton * Fort Lauderdale * Clewiston * Fort Myers * Jupiter * Port St Lucie * West Palm Beach * Okeechobee * Cape Coral * Fort Pierce