Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee

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You can’t go wrong when you Fish With a Pro. Captain William offers exciting fishing trips for anglers of all skill levels. He has been tournament fishing and guiding on Lake Okeechobee for over 23 years. He has tournament fished against the top pros in the world. Pros such as Kevin Van Dam, Michael Iaconelli, Roland Martin, 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 two-time Walmart BFL Champion, and a two-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 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
    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)
    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
Angler's Choice
50 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
259 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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
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
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

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

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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:

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American Express

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Recent Fishing Reports

2 CASTS 2 MONSTERS!!!
2 CASTS 2 MONSTERS!!!
June 10, 2022
FISH WITH A PRO....This father and son team hooked up with some MONSTERS on back to back casts. We are still concentrating on points with the lake water level still being low. Hopefully in another 2 to 4 weeks we will have more fish move into those back water areas.
DEEP WATER BITE!!
DEEP WATER BITE!!
May 28, 2022
FISH WITH A PRO....The lake water level is getting low. When that happens the fish will pull out to deep water points. That's where we found this HOG!!!
THROWING DEEP DIVERS FOR THE DEEP DIVERS
THROWING DEEP DIVERS FOR THE DEEP DIVERS
May 24, 2022
FISH WITH A PRO....When the water level of Lake Okeechobee drops below 13 feet. The fish will move to deeper water. We caught this one on a rocky point next to deep water.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 208 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
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Al N.
Orlando, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Beyond Expectations - I Highly Recommend

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 7, 2022
My son-in-law is lives in OK and is an avid bass fisherman, and this was my first time bass fishing. A bucket list item for...
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Mark S.
Brookfield, WI
Excellent
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Best Day of Bass Fishing Ever

VERIFIED   Extended Full Day - Dawn To Dusk on March 21, 2022
My Son went out for a full day (dawn till dusk) with Captain William on Lake Okeechobee and had a blast.  Capt. William is...
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Gregory C.
Shakopee, MN
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Great bass fishing with Captain William Wood

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 12, 2022
I wanted to tell you what a GREAT experience I had with my bass fishing trip today with Captain William Wood. The conditions...
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Kevin S.
Williamston, MI
Excellent
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Had to Pivot, great trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 12, 2022
Booked a day of bass fishing with Capt. Will and was pumped to get back on Okeechobee nearly 20 years after my last trip there....
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Alex B.
Miami, Florida
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Half day with Captain William Wood

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on June 10, 2022
It was my first time as well as my dad fishing on lake Okeechobee and let me tell you it was the best timer we have had fresh...
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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