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Capt Larry Crossman

Larry Crossman ★★★★★ 5 10 reviews
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Capt Larry Crossman is part of our Bass Online Pro Team and considered a top angler around Lake Okeechobee. Full-time based in Okeechobee city, has as a long list of tournament [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
22’ Sterling
1 to 4 people
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Capt Brian Brown

Brian Brown ★★★★★ 4.9 20 reviews
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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, [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
21’ Triton
1 to 4 people
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Capt Mark “Turtle” Hilles

Mark Hilles ★★★★★ 5 10 reviews
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Capt Mark Hilles originally from Berea, Ohio. Now retired, very blessed to have fished in various bass fishing tournaments. Learn a lot, catch fish, so let’s go fishing and have a blessed day![Read More]

Bass Boat Red
21’ Storm
1 to 3 people
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Capt Mike Groshon

Mike Groshon ★★★★★ 5 78 reviews
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Capt Mike Groshon was raised in Northern Virginia, he grew up fishing lakes and rivers in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia then as most headed south for warmer weather and…[Read More]

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

Capt Galen Fugh

Galen Fugh ★★★★★ 4.8 10 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
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Capt Mark Rose

Mark Rose ★★★★★ 4.9 194 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
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Capt Joe Gruny

Joe Gruny ★★★★★ 5 13 reviews
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Capt 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 [Read More]
Bass Boat Red
21’ Ranger
1 to 4 people
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Capt Bill Goudy Jr

Bill Goudy ★★★★★ 5 139 reviews
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Capt Bill Goudy Jr, a licensed Master Captain native to Iowa. Raised on the Mississippi River, now lives the Florida dream. He’s been fishing longer than he can remember  [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
19’ Ranger
1 to 3 people
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Vero beach fishing charter

Capt Wayne Fellows

Wayne Fellows ★★★★★ 4.9 77 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
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Capt John Larsen

John Larsen ★★★★★ 5 14 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
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Capt Robert Wroblewski

Robert Wroblewski ★★★★★ 5 1 reviews
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Captain Gino Losi is a second-generation guide and tournament angler from Central Florida with over 30 years of experience on local waters. Captain Gino fell in love with fishing [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
22’ BigO
1 to 3 people
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Capt Bobby Kimble

Bobby Kimble ★★★★★ 5 11 reviews
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Capt Bobby Kimble is a full-time fishing guide in Palm Beach Florida and he was born in VA. As a teen was introduced to fishing and was hooked. His love of sports and the outdoors kept him busy. Loves to share his knowledge [Read More]

Bass Boat Red
21’ Nitro
1 to 3 people
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Fort Pierce Fishing Guides Reviews

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Okeechobee Guides
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Just had a great day with DJ. Lots of fish, laughs and a great time. DJ is serious about getting you fish and to have a good time. He is patient for beginners and knowledgeable for the more experienced. He provides a great time and a great fishing experience. I’ll be back soon!
- DJ

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Okeechobee Guides
★★★★★
Would definitely go fishing with mark rose again
- Rickey sheffler

Captain Dave Lauer

Okeechobee Guides
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If you are looking for a great guide, Captain Dave Lauer is the 'go to' guide. Another FANTASTIC day fishing with Captain Dave Lauer. He is so much fun, down to earth and knows his stuff! This time we were Peacock Bass Fishing on Lake Osbourne. We caught over 20 fish each - along with all kinds of other exotic species. We will be back!!
- Lynn and Joe George
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Additional Fort Pierce Fishing Guide Locations

Some of the best fishing anywhere is here, just offshore and inland in Fort Pierce, the famous Fort Pierce Inlet, and Intercoastal Waterways just north of Stuart and south of Vero beach. While deep sea fishing, your take pictures of King fish, Blackfin tuna, Sailfish. Additionally, when you catch Dolphin or Mahi Mahi, Grouper Snapper, Wahoo, and Sharks on most fishing charters. That’s on the deep sea fishing trip, the Fort Pierce Bay is known for excellent inshore fishing. The largest inlet holding the biggest Snook in the world is a perfect fishing adventure material. Why Fort Pierce has plenty of bays, beaches, and channels, it’s a stone’s throw away for freshwater fishing enthusiasts to Lake Okeechobee. To the west, Famed Fellsmere, Stick Marsh to the north, and unique peacock bass fishing charters to the south. Read all the options below for your choice in Fort Pierce fishing charters.

Fishing in Fort Pierce

Firstly, there are the inshore fishing charters in and around the inlet and Indian River Lagoon. Secondly, there are fishing charters for a maze of wrecks and reefs located right off the coastline. And thirdly, the offshore fishing trip, which is slightly further offshore, the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean are just minutes away. Fouth, the Fort Pierce Florida freshwater options for fishing charters. Yep, it’s easy to see why Fort Pierce fishing charters are in high demand! So let’s get started and explore Fort Pierce, the world of angling opportunities and top fishing charters.

Fort Pierce Fishing Seasons

The largemouth bass is prime and spawning from late December to late March. The Snook and Trout are abundant under darkness in the heat of the summer and fall, and Pompano is during early spring. Fort Pierce Mahi Mahi can be caught somewhere between January and April at a depth of the Atlantic Ocean. The tarpon population starts rising in April to see the jetties and get ready to “bow to the Silver King” and last till around August. The inshore Snook can be spotted around bridges and the inlet from February to March, then again in November and December. Finally, from September through January, look for the Sailfish to show up.

DEEP SEA FISHING FORT PIERCE

Regarded as Florida’s fishing capital, given its wide array of fish species and waters, Fort Pierce Fl, is a big part of that.

If the goal of your trip is to hook some tasty table fare, differently focus on the deep sea fishing out onto the Atlantic. You’ll enjoy various delicious grouper, mangrove snapper, and other snapper species. While bottom fishing if you opt to go trolling on offshore fishing for King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and Cobia. A six-hour fishing charter minimum trip is needed for the extra distance to catch fish; this will give you time to explore.

Want to head even further offshore? An eight-hour Fort Pierce fishing charter minimum to explore the deep waters of the Gulf Stream produce more and bigger fish. Travel between 20–40 miles from Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, and Stuart; this is where you’ll encounter the famous Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, and big Tuna. Remember, depending on the season and weather. It can take up to an hour to start your Fort Pierce fishing charter due to the long boat ride out.

Other Fort Pierce Fishing Charters

The Indian River Lagoon is an incredible fishing inshore experience, with great fishing spots for the seasoned angler and the father and son team. Spotted Seatrout, Snook, Redfish, and Tarpon are here, and some snapshot-worthy scenery while using light tackle. Fort Pierce Fl sandy beaches also provide plenty of locations for Tarpon, Trout, and Snook. Captains generally offer 4, 6, and 8-hour fishing charters; the fishing equipment and fishing license included. So it only depends on how much time you want to spend on the water!

Custom Fishing Charter

Get an entirely personalized experience geared only for you. Among the options: Freshwater, Inshore, Deepsea, and Offshore. Redfish, Kingfish, King Mackeral, Cobia Snapper, Trout are all in the Fort Pierce area. Also, pick from group charters, day trips, night fishing charters, and others.

Fort Pierce is a place in Florida to experience a lifetime aboard your specific charters, given its scenic views, and feel free to spend time deciding. It isn’t named the “Big Fish” city for nothing, you know?

Fort Pierce Fl, is a beautiful place to go for outstanding fishing. However, going with a guide will save you the stress of locating fish, bait, whether that be inshore just getting a spot at the Fort Pierce city marina dock. Thus, in choosing a fishing guide, ensure you keep these tips in mind.

What do people say about Fort Pierce Fishing Charters?

Local Fort Pierce fishing charter Captains do a fantastic job getting customers on the fish in uncertain conditions and environments. The requirements change fast, and local Fort Pierce fishing charters are suited well for these changes. They leave from the Fort Pierce city marina with your best interest at heart, so either deep sea fishing, offshore fishing, inshore fishing, or even freshwater fishing charters. These Fort Pierce captains will help you land more Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Dolphin, Cobia, Redfish, Snook, and catch better bait. All charters come with a cleaning service where applicable. The Atlantic has been the best fishery. It brings an incredible amount of fish through the Pierce Inlet to experience, and we will always return to it. The sooner, the better. The place has some great fishing!

REPUTATION

Suppose someone you are acquainted with recommends a guide to you. In that case, there is a high possibility that’s someone to consider. Have you heard about this specific guide before you even thought about booking a charter? Does he have solid online reviews where you can access his recent trips? If so, you may have a professional guide on your hands already. I don’t believe in Social Media, it’s fake with little creditability, but reviews are real people.

CATCH CLAIM

Ensure you are fully aware of your charter’s rules regarding who gets to have the onboard catches. However, some areas have rules that the skipper keeps all the fish on his boat. In other areas, it is evenly divided.

More so, there are also charters that are into the catch-and-release business. Thus, be sure about your Fort Pierce guide before embarking on a fishing expedition. Otherwise, you may be disappointed if you were hoping to take some fish home.

ADAPTABILITY

Your fishing guide should be able to adapt or cope in any hazardous and unpleasant situation. Yes, a good charter isn’t just one that escorts you on the water. They should give vivid experiences meant to make the trip worthwhile. Moreover, a good fishing guide must also be familiar with backup routes and backup fishing locations if the main ways are problematic.

Picking a good fishing guide is essential. It is not only because of the financial cost involved but because there are specific periods for fishing in a year. Thus, make your fishing adventure count by choosing the right fishing guide. With a good one by your side, your fishing trip will undoubtedly be memorable and of fewer troubles.

FISHING FOR FOOD OR SPORT?

Before embarking on a fishing expedition, you need to know what you want from the trip. For example, suppose you are procuring a private fishing guide. In that case, you can easily adjust your activities to suit your fun priorities. Still, you must be precise about what you want.

Do you intend to catch a trophy sport fish or to make enough catches to fill a cooler? Or do you want to have some quality time with the family? For instance, if you intend to capture a fish that will pose a significant challenge, you’ll need someone more trained than a fishing guide. You’ll need a deep-sea specialist.

This should also inform the decision you make in choosing or booking a charter.

GOING INSHORE OR OFFSHORE?

Where you intend to fish also determines the type of fishing guide you’ll go with. On the ocean, trips within inshore areas are near the land in sheltered waters. In these regions, the fishes are smaller, and the sea is calmer. However, inshore trips offer lots of fun. It is also a good start for newbies and young kids.

This doesn’t mean the pros will get bored, though. Many top game fishes reside inshore, and there are fishing guides that specialize within the inshore confines.

On the other hand, offshore fishing involves taking you far into the sea until you lose sight of land. This type of fishing is severe, and it can last as long as a full day. The fishes in the offshore region are big and mean. Also, the waters can be rough. They are the perfect fit for confident anglers. Thus, if you want to challenge yourself, offshore fishing in Fort Pierce is the perfect fit.

Moreover, search for fishing guides who specialize in offshore fishing. 

CHOOSE AN EXCELLENT CHARTER SERVICE

You are fully aware of what you want. Now go for it! Thankfully, the internet age has made it easier to do a detailed search. You don’t need to stroll around places and boardwalks to get flyers. You can learn a lot about a charter service from the comfort of your home through social media platforms and websites. Here are the things you should diligently search for:

  • The Destination
  • The Boat
  • The Captain
  • Permits and Licenses
  • The Price

RULES & REGULATIONS

Fishing license: If you go fishing on this remarkable water body with a charter captain, you don’t need to worry about procuring a license. The presence of a charter captain affords you this privilege. On the contrary, if you go on your own or with a freshwater guide. But, then, a license is highly essential.

Given the wide range of fishing opportunities in Florida, there are many types of license choices. You can acquire different licenses for saltwater and freshwater or a combination of both. If you intend to fish lobsters, snooks, or tarpons, you will need a special permit. 

You can easily buy these licenses and permits from the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website. Also, you can buy from any of the licensed agents in the state. 

Pier and kayak fishing: The rules that guide fishing from a pier and kayak differ from location to location. However, most of them require the acquisition of a valid fishing license. It is also essential you check out the park or fishing pier you intend to visit. Again, this is because they’ll have specific rules and regulations that you need to be aware of. 

Legal issues: You should also know that some of Fort Pierce’s fish species are compatible with a specific bag, strict seasonality, and size limits. Be sure to check in with the FWC to be certain about the legality of casting a line for a specific fish whenever you visit Fort Pierce. 

More so, ensure you check out their seasonality calendar to avoid any form of disappointment.

FORT PIERCE FISHING: A LEGENDARY FLORIDIAN CHARTER

I hope this persuaded you to fish in this remarkable water body, as it is an equally impressive destination. Fort Pierce Fl, is one hell of an adventure for anyone. It is excellent in history; it has a plethora of fish species and fantastic sceneries. What better angling could you possibly hope for? But, on the other hand, suppose you are looking for a tasty dinner, an adventurous day on the Indian River, or a fish game battle. In that case, Fort Pierce is the hub for all these fun-filled activities.

You need not explore alone as there are many tour guides ready to show you around.

Come to discover a true Floridian adventure! You’ll surely see the wonders you’ve been missing.

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, wanting to work with a team please contact us by using this guide contact form!