Bass Flats & Beyond – Lake Osborne/Lake Ida

Nothing compares to a relaxing lake fishing in Southeast Florida. To get your slice of paradise, take a trip with Bass Flats & Beyond. Join Capt. John on Lake Osborn or Lake Ida for a few hours and enjoy what these waters have to offer.

You will be spending your day out on Lake Osborne or Lake Ida battling huge Largemouth Bass. This area is known for having some of the greatest Bass fishing scene in the state, so it’s a perfect opportunity to polish your fishing technique.

Hop aboard a 22’ Sterling boat that’s been newly built in 2020. She features the latest Garmin navigational electronics and she’s powered by a 250 HP Mercury engine. The boat has plenty of fishing space for 4 guests and also features a live bait tank, a cooler, and a fighting chair.

Capt. John will supply you with a professional tournament equipment, including rods, reels, and lures. This equipment is great for light tackle fishing, but if you’re planning to catch fish on a fly, please bring your own.

You only need to purchase your fishing license and prepare some snacks and drinks of your choice. Don’t forget your sun protection to avoid getting sunburned.

Bass Flats & Beyond offers incredible trips for trophy Bass, with a Captain who’s always ready to take you to your next catch. Welcome aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour AM Trip - Bass Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $325
    A good choice for morning or afternoon, giving you more chances to fit the trip in to your schedule. Largemouth Bass, Peacock bass and Clown Knife fish provide great fishing action here, so don't hesitate to join
  • Private trip
    4 Hour PM Trip - Bass Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $325
    A good choice for morning or afternoon, giving you more chances to fit the trip in to your schedule. Largemouth Bass, Peacock bass and Clown Knife fish provide great fishing action here, so don't hesitate to join.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $450
    A little more time on the water means you can make more casts, giving you more chances to catch that 10 pounder. Largemouth Bass provides great fishing action here, so don't hesitate to join.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $575
    Spend the whole day targeting Largemouth Bass in Florida's top freshwater spots. Your fishing equipment is fully covered by the captain if you're using light tackle. If you're an avid fly fisherman, please bring your own equipment.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Split Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $675
    Spend the morning on Lake Okeechobee targeting swamp donkey Largemouth. The break for lunch and head to lake Osborn for Peacock Bass and Clown Knife Fish.
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Susan M.
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Great day!

VERIFIED   4 Hour PM Trip - Bass Fishing on October 12, 2023
John was very professional. He put me on fish and tutored me through each cast and catch. I learned a lot and caught some beautiful...
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Jody D.
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Half day with Capt Jon!

VERIFIED   Special 6 hour trip for J.w. Droigk on April 5, 2022
Capt Jon was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and helpful with us! Took his time to share his experience and helped rig everything...
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Kevin C.
West Palm Beach, FL
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4 Hour Freshwater Fishing with Capt. Dave

VERIFIED   4 Hour AM Trip - Bass Fishing on August 21, 2021
Captain Dave was very knowledgeable about the type of fish we were going to catch and where we had the best chance of catching...
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Jeff R.
Dundalk, MD
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   4 Hour PM Trip - Bass Fishing on April 16, 2022
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Jason L.
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing on July 30, 2021
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FAQs about Bass Flats & Beyond – Lake Osborne/Lake Ida

Bass Flats & Beyond – Lake Osborne/Lake Ida offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $325 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour AM Trip - Bass Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $325 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour PM Trip - Bass Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $575 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $675 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 9 Hour Trip – Split Day (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Bass Flats & Beyond – Lake Osborne/Lake Ida, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bass Flats & Beyond – Lake Osborne/Lake Ida include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Bottled water)

Bass Flats & Beyond – Lake Osborne/Lake Ida offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Bass Flats & Beyond – Lake Osborne/Lake Ida offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bass Flats & Beyond – Lake Osborne/Lake Ida include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Peacock)
  • Clown Knife Fish
  • Sunfish

Meet the Captain

John Larsen
Lake Worth, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
99 Customer reviews
Response time 10 hours
Member since April 2018
My dad owned a dive shop in Jupiter. I got familiar with with the reefs and wrecks spearfishing when I was very young. Later on, at UCF, I was on the Bass fishing team and won some tournaments. I'd say that ever since then Bass fishing is my absolute favorite. I got intimately familiar with both freshwater and saltwater fishing in Florida.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Peacock) Peacock Bass
Clown Knife Fish Clown Knife Fish
Sunfish Sunfish

Boat specs

Sterling (Flats boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 250HP Mercury ProXS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Bottled water

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 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
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Peacocks are released but keep all the Cichlids

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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:

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