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 22’ flats boat. This comfortable vessel can run pretty fast and shallow. There is enough space for up to 6 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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $475
    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
    US $475
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Bass Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $575
    This trip is 6 hours of non-stop bass fishing. You'll primarily be fishing off of Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $675
    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.
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FAQs about Fishing Guide Capt Tom - Bass

Fishing Guide Capt Tom - Bass offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $475 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $475 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $575 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Bass Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $675 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishing Guide Capt Tom - Bass, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box
  • Radio

Trips booked with Fishing Guide Capt Tom - Bass include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Soda, water)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Fishing Guide Capt Tom - Bass offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Okeechobee)

Fishing Guide Capt Tom - Bass offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with Fishing Guide Capt Tom - Bass include:
  • Alligator Gar
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Peacock)
  • Bowfin
  • Catfish
  • Clown Knife Fish
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Snakehead
  • Tilapia

Meet the Captain

Tom Hinterschied
Okeechobee, Florida, United States
57 Fishing Reports
329 Customer reviews
Response time 13 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

Alligator Gar Alligator Gar
Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Peacock) Peacock Bass
Bowfin Bowfin

Boat specs

Dolphin (Bass boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Lake Okeechobee

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Radio

Trip includes

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

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min age; vests provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (10)
Perfect Trip
Perfect day on the Glades
Fishing with Tom
+7
Angler rating
15
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
71%
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Daniel R.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Perfect Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on April 5, 2024
Tom was friendly, timely and made it a very good experience. We caught fish all day, saw some big gators and the location was...
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Gavin T.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Perfect day on the Glades

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 12, 2024
Captain Tom was a great guide. We covered lots of water and learned a few new tricks!
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Mickey B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Bass Fishing on March 11, 2024
Captain Tom had us on fish all day.  Had a great time, would recommend!
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Ervin N.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 1, 2024
nice captain
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Susan L.
Orlando, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Fishing with Tom

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 5, 2021
Awesome
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