Homegrown Fishing Charters

Take a relaxing trip out on Florida’s inland waterways to fish for Largemouth Bass and Crappie, or throw yourself into learning the ropes of tournament preparation with competitive local angler Colby Flinn. With over ten years’ experience on Florida’s lakes, Captain Colby will make sure you have a great day out on the lake, whatever you are hoping to get out of your trip.

You will be fishing aboard a 21 ft Stratos Bass boat that has been designed to cover the water quickly and smoothly. In fact, its 225 HP Mercury Optimax engine powers the boat at speeds of up to 70 mph, so you will be able to cover large bodies of water in no time. The boat features a Power-pole anchoring system, a live bait tank, an ice box, and seating for up to three anglers.

Your trip will take place on Florida’s “inland sea”, Lake Okeechobee. This huge body of water is the seventh largest lake in the United States, and it is the perfect spot for a relaxing day out on the water targeting Largemouth Bass and Crappie. Captain Colby will guide you round skillfully and introduce you to his tried and tested fishing tactics throughout your trip.

Homegrown Fishing also runs saltwater fishing trips aboard a 23 ft Parker boat. Click on the captain’s profile below to find out more.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Afternoon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    Fish for Bass and Crappie on the scenic Lake Okeechobee.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Morning Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    19 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    Fish for Bass and Crappie on the scenic Lake Okeechobee.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Fish for Bass and Crappie on the scenic Lake Okeechobee.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    Fish for Bass and Crappie on the scenic Lake Okeechobee.
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About the Captain

Colby Flinn
Okeechobee, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
42 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2016
Captain Colby Flinn has 21 years of homegrown experience fishing from Tampa Bay to South Sarasota Bay. He specializes in inshore fishing for Redfish, Snook, and Trout, and fishing the nearshore wrecks and reefs for Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Kingfish, big Goliath Grouper, and much more. He is also an avid freshwater fisherman, regularly participating successfully in state tournaments.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass

Boat specs

Stratos (Bass boat) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 225HP Mercury optimax engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 70 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Kissimmee/okeechobee

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

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
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

Not included in the trip

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (17)
Buzz bait
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Punching mats
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Angler Rating
4
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
56%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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THERESE Y.
Lake City, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Afternoon Trip on October 3, 2021
My three sons went out with Captain Colby for a half day trip and had a wonderful time.  They said he was very knowledgeable...
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Chris K.
Troy, OH
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Full day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 18, 2021
The bite was tough. Due to a Florida cold front 80 instead of 90 shut them down. Just poor timing it’s fishing no guarantees....
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Ivan V.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   February 16, 2022
The charter operation canceled 14 days after the trip date.
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Caleb R.
Hartford City, WV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

6 hrs with Captain Colby

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 2, 2021
My original trip was planned for Lake Okeechobee but Colby knew the bite wasn’t the best at the Big O and gave us other options....
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Chad M.
Saint Joseph, MN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Colby was great!

VERIFIED   Half Day Morning Trip on August 10, 2021
Great captain, who knew the water very well!  He did a good job suggesting tackle and the best technique.  I would recommend...
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FAQs about Homegrown Fishing Charters

Homegrown Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Afternoon Trip (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Morning Trip (19 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Homegrown Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Homegrown Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Homegrown Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Kissimmee/okeechobee)

Homegrown Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Homegrown Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)