Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee Bass Whisper Guide is referred to as God’s gift to Bass anglers. Here is why. JP Mckay has been fishing this area since 1982 which makes for over 30 consecutive years on the waters of Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. He has been a tournament angler for 27 of those years, taking home over 100 victories and some great fish!

Captain JP is a positive person who likes sharing his knowledge with his guests. He knows the feeding patterns, the spawning patterns, the seasons, and the fish. And enjoys nothing more than seeing anglers giddy with excitement over catching their biggest Bass. Or their first Bass. Or big quantities of Bass - 40 to 50 a day is a norm on Lake Okeechobee.

Largemouth Bass is a fish with good game and qualities, which is why it’s famously fished for throughout the country. It has tournaments dedicated to it and is available year round. The beautifully colored Peacock Bass attracts a lot of attention from anglers for two reasons: it’s fun to catch and photographs better than almost any freshwater fish! Panfish are also available in this area and are always fun for kids to catch due to their size.

Lake Okeechobee Bass Whisper Guide provides all the fishing gear you need including an assortment of Shimano spinning rods and reels, top quality bait casters, and lures. If live baiting is your thing, you can purchase Shiners prior to the trip. Native Shiners go for $10 a dozen, whereas Wild Golden Shiners can cost you $20 for a dozen.

Fishing is done aboard JP’s 21’ Storm Bass boat built in 2009 with a capacity for two guests. The speedy vessel is powered by a 250 HP Mercury Pro XS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.It features a fishfinder, a livewell, an icebox, and a wireless trolling motor.

So, if you want to catch indecent amounts of Bass and have the best time doing it, Lake Okeechobee Bass Whisper Guide is a great choice for you! Just make sure you bring your camera to capture the moments with JP forever!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    This is a morning trip for Largemouth Bass or Peacock Bass on Lake Okeechobee. Other fish you might catch can be Panfish such as Bream and Oscars. Your trip includes lures, but if there is a need or you want to fish using Shiners as live bait, Captain JP can advise you where you can purchase them before the trip. They go for $10-$20 depending on the type.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    This trip will see you fishing for the afternoon bite of Largemouth Bass or Peacock Bass on Lake Okeechobee. Other fish you might catch can be Panfish such as Bream and Oscars. Your trip includes lures, but if there is a need or you want to fish using Shiners as live bait, Captain JP can advise you where you can purchase them before the trip. They go for $10-$20 depending on the type. **Please note, due to excessive temperatures from June through September, the captain higly recommends the morning trips.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Largemouth Bass or Peacock Bass on Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. Other fish you might catch can be Panfish such as Bream and Oscars. Your trip includes lures, but if there is a need or you want to fish using Shiners as live bait, Captain JP can advise you where you can purchase them before the trip. Native Shiners go for $10 a dozen, whereas Wild Golden Shiners can cost you $20 for a dozen.
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About the Captain

JP Mckay
South Bay, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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113 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since June 2017
JP has been guiding for over 30 years, as well as catching trophy fish and winning tournaments for more than 27 years. He is an extremely pleasant and interesting person with tons of fishing and tournament tales to tell, so when you go out on your trip, pay close attention to what he's saying! JP is a patient and knowledgeable teacher who loves seeing his anglers smile. He says, "There is nothing quite like seeing a grandfather catch his biggest Bass or a grandson catch his very first Bass!"

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Peacock) Peacock Bass

Boat Specs

Storm (Bass boat) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Pro XS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle

Amenities

Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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 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 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 54 reviews
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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94%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Sarah Y.
Fort Myers, Florida
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 14, 2022
Weather was not on our side with at least 20mph winds the entire day and temps in the low 50s, fish do not like to eat. Capt...
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Half day trip with JP!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 15, 2022
First off, JP is very patient, we had travel issues and were two hours late! He was very accommodating regardless and still...
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Ryan C.
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My Man JP!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 21, 2022
Felt like I was at JP’s Crossfit Gym.  Arms were SORE after a day with JP, lost count with how many fish we caught, not...
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Joseph C.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 3, 2021
My girlfriend and I booked with Captain John to have a experience a Lake Okeechobee. So far this was one of the best fishing...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 29, 2022
JP was excellent. Fun trip with a very knowledgeable captain. Would definitely recommend and do again. Vince NJ
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FAQs about Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee

Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano )
  • Lures

Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Okeechobee)

Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee offers the following fishing technique:
  • Heavy Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Peacock)