Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee

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 fishing on the FLW and B.A.S.S. circuit for over 22 years against the top pros in the nation. William is a 4-time Florida B.A.S.S. nation angler of the year, a 2 time Walmart BFL Champion, and a Florida Nation-State Champion to boot. These are just a few of the many titles he holds so if you are up for some top-notch fishing, join him on the 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.

William will also film and take photos of you catching your Bass and put them in a music collage. After the trip is completed, he will send you this video music collage at no charge. William describes it as a unique service, and something he does over and above the competition.

Fish With a Pro operates a 20’ Triton Bass boat. This professional fishing machine comes powered by a 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 and explore the hottest spots around. The vessel is rigged with a GPS, a fishfinder, a wireless trolling motor for a quiet ride, and an ice-box to keep your drinks cool during the day. There is also a livewell for the bait on board. Welcome aboard!

William Wood also fishes Lake Osborne. Take a look at his other packages on this lake by scrolling down the page and clicking the captain’s profile.



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 6:30 AM
    $695
    price breakdown
    $695
    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
    2 Day Trip - No Lodging
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Spend your whole day fishing Lake Okeechobee for Largemouth Bass with all the gear included.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $395
    price breakdown
    $395
    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
    $345
    price breakdown
    $345
    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
    $345
    price breakdown
    $345
    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
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
90 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2017
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) Bass (Largemouth)

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
3 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

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

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

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Friendly captain
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99%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Morgan G.
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8 hour trip with Capt Wood

VERIFIED   May 7, 2020
Captain Wood is easily the best captain I’ve ever met. He’s not only knowledgeable about the area, but also extremely nice...
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Half Day trip with Captain William Wood

VERIFIED   May 6, 2020
This is an experience I will never forget! I surprised my dad with a bass fishing trip on Lake Okeechobee while I was in town...
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Full day trip with Bill woods

VERIFIED   March 3, 2020
Even with the weather not favorable we had a great time with the captain. He was very informative about bass fishing and taught...
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Best 4 hours ever!

VERIFIED   December 1, 2019
From the minute my son and I arrived to meet captain William Wood, I knew we were in a true professionals hands.  Bill...
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VERIFIED   November 29, 2019
What an amazing day on the Big O, Captain William responded promptly to confirm reservation, and listened to our requests and...
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