Fishing Guide Capt Tom - Bass

Fishing Guide Captain Tom Hinterschied invites you to Lake Okeechobee, Florida to fish for Largemouth Bass. Join an experienced fisherman with a wealth of local knowledge. Set your own record or just simply break one!

Capt. Tom’s goal is to get you that 10lb Okeechobee ‘hawg’. Even if you don’t end up with double-digit Largemouth Bass, rest assured that Capt. Tom will work hard to put you on top of the hottest bite. He knows the area like the back of his hand and works only with the methods that work best.

The lake has a lot of weed beds, where you will be able to use live bait or artificials. You will be fishing heavy cover with less soft plastic. Light tackle, fly fishing, and spinning will be your technique for the day.

Fishing Guide Captain Tom Hinterschied will take you out aboard the ‘Dolphin’, a 16’ flats boat. This comfortable vessel can run pretty fast and shallow. There is enough space for up to 3 anglers. The Dolphin is rigged with a GPS, a fishfinder, an icebox, and professional gear.

Your trip will come with the use of quality rods, reels, tackle, lures, or fly fishing equipment. If you are over 16 years old or under 65, you will need to buy a freshwater fishing license. Live bait is extra and needs to be purchased in advance.

All Largemouth Bass caught an be either released or kept, depending on your personal preferences.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 3 persons
    This is a full day of fishing for Largemouth Bass on Lake Okeechobee. This trip is perfect for up to 3 anglers. Everything will be provided, but live bait, food, and licenses.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Bass Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    This trip is 6 hours of non-stop bass fishing. You'll primarily be fishing off of Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    This morning trip will take up to 3 anglers to target Largemouth Bass. You will be fishing in Lake Okeechobee with Capt. Tom. Please note, that live bait is extra; if you want to use it, you will need to let your captain know.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    Fish right up till dark and take advantage of the late evening bite. You will be fishing for Largemouth Bass on Lake Okeechobee with everything provided but licenses and live bait.

About the Captain

Tom Hinterschied
South Bay, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
46 Fishing Reports
127 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since February 2015
I am a native of south Florida and an Army veteran. I Grew up fishing in south Florida with my father and grand father. I grew up near the water so fishing after school was a daily event. I have been making my living fishing for the past 15 years and before that as a marine mechanic. I love taking people fishing, whether beginner or old salt I have a blast.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth)

Boat Specs

Dolphin (Flats boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 90HP Yamah engine.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Henry T.
Boynton Beach, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   March 21, 2019
Tom was knowledgeable, affable and ran a great trip. One of the best days on the water ever and a great catch.
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Beverly G.
Cape Fair, MO
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VERIFIED   January 19, 2019
Had a great day fishing with Capt. Tom ! He went out of his way “literally” to make sure we had a memorable...
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Stephen R.
Brandon, Florida
 5.00
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Great day with Tom

VERIFIED   March 16, 2017
Captain Tom made this trip a great experience for me and my son. As novice fishermen, we needed his guidance and expertise...
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Brian D. V.
Seaford, NY
 5.00
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Great Day With Great Captain

VERIFIED   August 20, 2018
CAPT.. TOM WAS PATIENT, LAID BACK, PROFESSIONAL AND WE FISH GALORE. MY SONS WERE DELIGHTED. A GREAT GUY.
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Chuck B.
Atlanta, Georgia
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VERIFIED   January 12, 2018
Tom did everything in his power to get me a big fish.  We fished rain or shine. To try and get a hawg!
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