Join Tim Loftis Fishing for a fun day on Lake Okeechobee! Captain Tim has been fishing in the area since the late ‘80s, so saying he’s experienced is an understatement. He knows these waters like the back of his palm and he’s your man if you’re hoping to learn lots of useful fishing tricks. Each trip can be adjusted to meet your needs, as long as you communicate everything in advance.

The newest addition to Capt. Tim’s charter is a 23’ Key West boat, built in 2021. This brand new bay boat is powered by a 250 HP Mercury engine and features Garmin GPS with depth finders. There’s also a Minn Kota wireless trolling engine and twin power poles to hold the boat on the spot. You’ll also find a built in cooler for drinks and dry boxes for storage.

Your main target for the day is Largemouth Bass but you can also get your hands on Crappie, Sunfish, and Snook. It depends if you stay in the lake or visit the Everglades. Crappie is one of the tastiest panfish you’ll ever find and here you have the chance to catch them on your own. You can keep this fish and the captain will clean it for you free of charge. Bass and other species are being released back.

Capt. Tim is fully equipped with all the tackle and rods you’ll need for whatever you fish for. You will be required to purchase your fishing license for the trip. You will also have to pay for any live bait used. Some snacks and bottled water are provided but feel free to bring your own.

Tim Loftis Fishing welcomes you, your family, and friends on a day of adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Holiday
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - Feb 15 (Mon)
    $300
    The unique thing about fishing in Florida on the Lake Okeechobee and Everglades is that you can fish here all year around. Bass, Bluegill Crappie, and Sunfish. Don't forget to purchase your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Holiday
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31 (Mon)
    $400
    This 6-hour adventure will take you after Crappie, Largemouth Bass, and Sunfish. Keep your share of Crappie and prepare for the tastiest dinner. All fishing equipment is covered by the captain. Don't forget to purchase your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Holiday
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - Feb 15 (Mon)
    $500
    You'll most likely be fishing for Largemouth Bass. Artificial bait is included in the price but there's an extra charge for live bait. Let the captain know how you imagined your day on the water, so he can adjust everything.

About the Captain

Tim Loftis
Clewiston, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
3 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2020
I do Lake Okeechobee, Everglades trips, and river trips. I've been on Lake Okeechobee since the late 80s and have been guiding for 5 years now. I do have a regular 40 hour week job and I’m available on Fri, Sat, Sundays, and all major holidays. You can contact me and request me to be your guide.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Crappie Crappie
Snook Snook
Sunfish Sunfish

Boat specs

Key west (Bay boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 53 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Everglades
Lake Fishing
Lake okeechobee

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Light rods for bluegill crappie
Heavy Tackle
7'6 medium heavy rods with ambassador reels
Spinning
Spring reels available. Right and left hand

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
2 airreated livewells
Wireless Trolling Motor
112 lb thrust minn kota I pilot
Ice Box
Built in cooler

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
I have all tackle available for what we fish for
Live Bait
Live bait is purchased by clients
Lures
I have all lures we will be using
Catch cleaning & filleting
I can clean your catch or I have somebody else als
Snacks
You can bring your own and I will have some
Drinks
I will have water but you can bring also
Fishing License
You will need to go online and buy those
Fly Fishing Equipment
If you have a fly rod I'm ok with that only bluegi

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
Children are allowed. Will need to have own life j
No Smoking
Smoking is allowed
No Alcohol
Beer is allowed
You Keep Catch
Bluegill and crappie only.
Catch and Release Allowed
Only on bass
Catch and Release Mandatory
All bass are released

Payment

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
PayPal

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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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Herbert B.
Wallkill, NY
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Holiday on December 27, 2021
Excellent time, big fish, beautiful day 👍
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Brian L.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Will do another 2-day trip again GUARANTEED!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on March 19, 2021
My buddy and I booked Captain Tim for a 2-day trip and we had so much fun and caught a boatload of bass! The Captain exceeded...
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Steve R.
Troy, MI
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on December 26, 2020
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FAQs about Tim Loftis Fishing

Tim Loftis Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Holiday (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Holiday (6 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip - Holiday (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Tim Loftis Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well 2 airreated livewells
  • Wireless Trolling Motor 112 lb thrust minn kota I pilot
  • Ice Box Built in cooler

Trips booked with Tim Loftis Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (I have all tackle available for what we fish for)
  • Live Bait (Live bait is purchased by clients)
  • Lures (I have all lures we will be using)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (I can clean your catch or I have somebody else als)
  • Snacks (You can bring your own and I will have some)
  • Drinks (I will have water but you can bring also)
  • Fishing License (You will need to go online and buy those)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (If you have a fly rod I'm ok with that only bluegi)

Tim Loftis Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Everglades )
  • Lake Fishing (Lake okeechobee)

Tim Loftis Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Light rods for bluegill crappie)
  • Heavy Tackle (7'6 medium heavy rods with ambassador reels )
  • Spinning (Spring reels available. Right and left hand)

Top targeted fish species with Tim Loftis Fishing include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Crappie
  • Snook
  • Sunfish