Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee

Ask about the free video of your exciting fishing trip (A $100.00 value)! A great way to share your amazing trip with friends and family! Note: You can watch a sample of these exciting videos by clicking on the above video.

You can’t go wrong when you Fish With a Pro. Captain William offers exciting fishing trips for anglers of all skill levels. He’s been tournament fishing and guiding on Lake Okeechobee for over 23 years. Captain William has tournament fished against the top pros in the world. Pros such as Roland Martin, Kevin Van Dam, Michael Iaconelli, Shaw Grigsby, and Jimmy Houston 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. Capt. William is a 4-time Florida B.A.S.S. Nation Angler of the Year, a 2-time Walmart BFL Champion, and a 2-time Florida B.A.S.S. Nation-State Champion to boot. Including his recent 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, Capt. 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 fishfinder, a wireless trolling motor for a quiet ride, and an ice-box.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $439
    Enjoy a morning out on the water, targeting Largemouth Bass on Lake Okeechobee.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $439
    If you are not an early bird, this is your trip. You will be fishing Lake Okeechobee for Largemouth Bass.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $499
    Enjoy a six-hour adventure on Lake Okeechobee, targeting Largemouth Bass.
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About the Captain

William Wood
South Bay, Florida, United States
69 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
311 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2017
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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 2021 Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Lake Okeechobee
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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures

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 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
At least 4 years old, life jackets supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 251 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Carmin C.
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Great Fishing Experience

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on March 14, 2023
Been fishing for years in Canada but first time fishing in Florida. Booked a last minute fishing excursion (literally the day...
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Martin P.
Derby, CT
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Half Day trip with Captian William

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on March 25, 2023
Good trip, was a nice day but wind picked up after 2 hrs. Fished with wild shiners and Captian William put us on some fish...
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Michael P.
Monterey, TN
Excellent
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3/4 guided day with William Wood

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 2, 2023
William (Bill) Wood was great! Let me bring two of my own rods and tackle bag. To my surprise he uses left handed retrieving...
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Chris H.
Columbia, PA
Excellent
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3/4 Day trip with Captain Will

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on October 20, 2022
I booked a last minute trip with Captain William and it did not disappoint.  I appreciated being able to choose the pace that...
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Steve H.
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A very different experience, with an experienced guide

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on March 5, 2023
Early start, stunning sunrise and surroundings and a very different vibe. Flats fishing like Belize but with large mouth bass...
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FAQs about Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee

Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee offers the following trips to customers:
  • $439 per group, additional $85 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $439 per group, additional $85 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $499 per group, additional $85 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 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