Bass Flats & Beyond offers a wide variety of trips targeting Largemouth Bass on Lake Okeechobee. Capt. John Larsen is a true Bass lover. His mission is to share these shallow waters with as many anglers as possible. Fish over 15 pounds have been caught in the lake before, and many anglers dedicate their lives to beating that record. Are you one of them?

Spend the day aboard a 2020 20’ Sterling flats boat. The boat lives and breathes Bass fishing, and is the perfect place to be when fishing Lake Okeechobee. She can cruise at an incredible 65 knots on the way to the best fishing spots. Once you get there, her Garmin electronics and quality tackle will have you bringing in fish that really put the “large” in Largemouth.

You have the choice of two, four, or eight-hour charters during your day on the lake. Two-hour “Run & Gun” trips are designed for anglers on the go, looking to fit great fishing into a busy schedule. If you have the time, changing up to a four-hour trip will let you get in even more hookups.

But serious anglers know there’s no rushing good fish - and Lake Okeechobee has some of the best! Eight-hour trips will see you fishing the area’s top spots to bring in what could we be the next state record!

All trips come with tackle and lures. Just bring along your fishing license, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food and drink you want for the day.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $325
    This half day trip is perfect for anglers in search of bigger Bass. You can hit a variety of spots to pull in some real winners, with four hours on the water to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    6 hour trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    20 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $425
    A little more time on the water means you can make more casts. It only takes one good cast to catch that 10 pounder. The more casts you make, the more opportunities you have to catch that trophy largemouth.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    This trip is for serious anglers or anyone who loves catching huge Largemouth Bass. And let's be honest, who doesn't? Fish the best point in the lake on the search for a new record or personal best.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Split Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Spend the first half of the day on Lake Okeechobee targeting swamp donkey Largemouth. Then we break for lunch and head to lake Osborn for Peacock Bass.
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About the Captain

John Larsen
Clewiston, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
62 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since April 2018
My dad owned a dive shop in Jupiter. I got familiar with with the reefs and wrecks spearfishing when I was very young. Later on, at UCF, I was on the Bass fishing team and won some tournaments. I'd say that ever since then Bass fishing is my absolute favorite. I got intimately familiar with both freshwater and saltwater fishing in Florida.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass

Boat specs

Sterling (Flats boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Pro XS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Bottled water.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Herbert B.
Wallkill, NY
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6 hour trip with captain John

VERIFIED   NEW  6 hour trip on February 1, 2023
Extremely knowledgeable and a great conversationalist. Had a greater time!
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Full day with Capt John

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Split Day on November 22, 2022
What a day! Five species and tons of fun. Captain is knowledgeable and easy going, but gets you on the fish.
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Baltimore, MD
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5 star

VERIFIED   6 hour trip on September 20, 2022
Captain John was awesome, put us on all the fish and was great company. Highly recommend
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Joshua G.
Scranton, PA
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Full day trip with captain john

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing on May 11, 2022
Fished lake Osborne and surrounding canals. The captain was extremely knowledgeable and cought a lot of fish throughout the...
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Captain John is the man!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing on April 18, 2022
My buddy and I came down with my 12 yr old son. John was amazing with my son and we caught over 100 fish! Highly recommend...
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FAQs about Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston

Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing (4 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 hour trip (20 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing (8 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 9 Hour Trip – Split Day (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Bottled water.)

Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)