Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee

FREE VIDEO COLLAGE OF YOUR EXCITING FISHING TRIP WITH EVERY BOOKING!..... ( NOTE: You can watch these exciting videos by clicking on my REVEIWS page).

Can take up to 4 Anglers.

You can’t go wrong when you Fish With a Pro. Captain William offers exciting fishing trips for anglers of all skill levels. Captain William has been tournament fishing and guiding on Lake Okeechobee for over 23 years. He has tournament fished against the top pros in the world. Pro’s such as Kevin Van Dam, Michael Iaconelli, Jimmy Huston & Roland Martin just to name a few. With that comes a wealth of knowledge of where the hot spots are and how to catch them. He’s been fishing on the FLW and B.A.S.S. circuit for over 23 years. William is a 4-time Florida B.A.S.S. Nation angler of the year, a 2 time Walmart BFL Champion, and a two-time Florida B.A.S.S. Nation-State Champion to boot. Which includes his resent 2021 Florida B.A.S.S. Nation State Title win!! These are just a few of the many titles he holds, so if you are up for some top-notch fishing, join him on beautiful Lake Okeechobee! 

With his primary goal to make your trip a very enjoyable and memorable experience, William will work hard to put his talent to work for you. He will provide you with top-quality rods, reels, tackle, and lures to make a great catch possible.

On your day out, you will be targeting Largemouth Bass with artificial lures and/or wild shiners with light tackle or spinning rods. Fly fishing is also an option – just let the captain know in advance.

Fish With a Pro operates a 20’ Triton Bass boat. This professional fishing machine comes powered by a brand new single 200 HP Mercury engine. It has plenty of space for passengers to test their angling skills and fish in comfort and style.

Enjoy your day aboard a professional bass boat. The vessel is rigged with a GPS, a fish finder, a wireless trolling motor for a quiet ride, and an ice-box to keep your drinks cool during the day.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day - Dawn To Dusk
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $825
    Get the waters all to yourself! If you are a die-hard angler, this is your trip. You will be fishing for 12 hours for Largemouth Bass on Lake Okeechobee.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 4 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $575
    Spend your whole day fishing Lake Okeechobee for Largemouth Bass with all the gear included.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip - No Lodging
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $560
    This trip consists of two consecutive days of fishing for eight hours. You will be able to mix it up – fish for Largemouth Bass one day and for Peacock Bass the next day in two different lakes (Lake Okeechobee and Lake Osborne.) Only fishing gear is included.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $495
    Enjoy a six-hour adventure on Lake Okeechobee, targeting Largemouth Bass.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $425
    Enjoy a morning out on the water, targeting Largemouth Bass on Lake Okeechobee.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $425
    If you are not an early bird, this is your trip. You will be fishing Lake Okeechobee for Largemouth Bass.
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About the Captain

William Wood
South Bay, Florida, United States
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23 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
194 Customer Reviews
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Member since August 2017
YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE MUSIC VIDEO OF YOUR EXCITING FISHING TRIP WITH EVERY BOOKING !!!.....Captain William A. Wood is a tournament angler with a wealth of knowledge. He began fishing professional tournaments over two decades ago with B.A.S.S. and FLW. For William, there is nothing better than being on the water and anticipating the strike. And that applies to everything, from having fun with his family and friends to guiding and fishing in tournaments. Some of his accomplishments include 2-time Walmart BFL champion, 3 time Florida B.A.S.S. Nation angler of the year, Southern Division, and many more.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Peacock) Peacock Bass
Clown Knife Fish Clown Knife Fish

Boat Specs

Triton (Bass boat) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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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Recent Fishing Reports

Picture Perfect Day!!
Picture Perfect Day!!
January 16, 2022
Fish With a Pro…..Water temperature dropped to 66 degress which slowed the bite down. When that happens fish around rocks. Rocks hold heat. We did just that which produced some nice fish!!
SOMETHING IS FISHY HERE
SOMETHING IS FISHY HERE
January 13, 2022
FISH WITH A PRO....Another group of friends getting together for a GREAT day of fishing......Yes, something was fishy every where today. With water temperatures at 80 degrees the fish got active. Cloud cover helped out as well. You guys brought in some NICE fish!!
CATCHING THE BIG ONES!!
CATCHING THE BIG ONES!!
January 8, 2022
FISH WITH A PRO....There was a light breeze in the air. Enough to give us some current to move the bait fish around. This father & Son team took full advantage of that with some AWESOME catches!!

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Catch intended fish
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Half Day with Captain William

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on December 30, 2021
Captain William worked harder than I’ve ever experienced with a guide for the 4 of us!  He moved around the lake to try...
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Best time ever!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 30, 2021
Thank you William ! It was very nice to meet you and spend time fishing with you! Best moments of our new life experience with...
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Boggs, WV
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Awesome Guide!!!

VERIFIED   Extended Full Day - Dawn To Dusk on June 30, 2021
Cpt William could have a person catching fish in a mud hole!! He has a wealth of knowledge he is willing to share and genuinely...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on January 8, 2022
Great morning, caught a lot of fish. They were active all morning many techniques were learned. Caught some big fish and was...
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What a day!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 27, 2021
The only thing more impressive than my first trip to this legendary lake was Captain William’s knowledge and the experience...
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FAQs about Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee

Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee offers the following trips to customers:
  • $425 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $495 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $560 per day per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Day Trip - No Lodging (2 days)
  • $575 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $825 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Extended Full Day - Dawn To Dusk (11 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures

Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Okeechobee)
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Peacock)
  • Clown Knife Fish