Fish With a Pro – Fort Lauderdale

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You can’t go wrong when you Fish With a Pro. Captain William offers exciting fishing trips for anglers of all skill levels. He has been tournament fishing and guiding on Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades for over 23 years. He has tournament fished against the top pros in the world. Pros such as Kevin Van Dam, Michael Iaconelli, Roland Martin, Shaw Grigsby, and Jimmy Houston just to name a few. With that comes a wealth of knowledge of where the hot spots are and how to catch them. The captain has been fishing on the FLW and B.A.S.S. circuit for over 23 years. He’s a 4-time Florida B.A.S.S. Nation Angler of the Year, a 2-time Walmart BFL Champion, and a two-time Florida B.A.S.S. Nation-State Champion to boot. Including his recent 2021 Florida B.A.S.S. Nation-State Title win! These are just a few of the many titles Capt. William holds, so if you are up for some top-notch fishing, join him in the majestic Everglades!!

Just take a look at the pictures and videos, and you will understand that the captain’s main goal is to put you on fish. He works hard to make every trip an incredible one!!

He will take you and your fishing buddies out aboard his spacious 20’ Triton Bass boat. Thanks to her 200 HP Mercury engine, you’ll be on the fishing grounds in no time. She has plenty of room for anglers to master their cast and make an outstanding catch possible.

Once aboard, you will be able to use the finest tournament-grade tackle to land Largemouth and Peacock Bass. Capt. William will provide you with artificial lures but you can also fish with wild shiners at an extra cost.

The bass boat is outfitted with everything you need, including navigational and fish-finding electronics, professional accessories, and an ice-box for your refreshments.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $439
    On this morning trip, you will be targeting Spotted Peacock and Largemouth Bass on Lake Osborne.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $439
    Fish with a tournament winner for Largemouth Bass and Peacock Bass on Lake Osborne.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $499
    Add a few more hours to your time on the water to check more spots. You will be targeting Spotted Peacock and Largemouth Bass on Lake Osborne.
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About the Captain

William Wood
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
61 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
271 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2017
YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE MUSIC VIDEO OF YOUR EXCITING FISHING TRIP WITH EVERY BOOKING !!!.....Captain William A. Wood is a tournament angler with a wealth of knowledge. He began fishing professional tournaments over two decades ago with B.A.S.S. and FLW. For William, there is nothing better than being on the water and anticipating the strike. And that applies to everything, from having fun with his family and friends to guiding and fishing in tournaments. Some of his accomplishments include 2-time Walmart BFL champion, 3 time Florida B.A.S.S. Nation angler of the year, Southern Division, and many more.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Triton (Bass boat) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Lake Osborne
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
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 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
At least 4 years old, life jackets supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Recent Fishing Reports

IT'S RAINING FISH!!
IT'S RAINING FISH!!
September 27, 2022
FISH WITH A PRO....Overcast skies and rain brings the fish out of there cover. This leads to a very productive day on the water!! This angler took advantage of those conditions!!
THAT'S A BIG ONE!!
THAT'S A BIG ONE!!
September 25, 2022
FISH WITH A PRO....This angler will be talking about this fish for a long time to come!! The weather is starting to cool down and it's a BEAUTIFUL time to get out on the water!!
A BIRTHDAY BIG'N!!
A BIRTHDAY BIG'N!!
September 10, 2022
FISH WITH A PRO.....This Hawg was caught near deep water. It made for an AWESOME birthday present for this happy angler!!

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 53 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (216)
Bill is a pro and super helpful and patient
Bill is a pro and super helpful and patient
Bill is a pro and super helpful and patient
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Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Michael U.
North Palm Beach, FL
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Half-day with Captian William. Fish like a Pro

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 5, 2022
I booked a trip with Captian William for my daughter (10) and myself. We had a great experience. I cannot say enough positive...
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Thomas M.
Fruitville, PA
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Bill is a pro and super helpful and patient

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on September 21, 2022
Caught some fish. Was really hot but we never stopped fishing. Great day. Caught a bunch of peacock.  And I hooked a gar....
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Lisa P.
Callahan, FL
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Full day trip with Captain Bill

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 2, 2021
My husband and I had a great experience. The fish didn’t cooperate in the morning but Bill continued to keep moving until...
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Chris L.
Orlando, Florida
Excellent
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Half day plus with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 17, 2022
1st time fishing for peacock bass. We learned a lot, missed two good size peacock bass, but did catch two cichlids. Will be...
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Harold M.
Dallas, TX
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Half day with captain William

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on January 16, 2022
We had a great day fishing with captain William. His boat and equipment are first rate. He’s a pro bass fisherman and knows...
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FAQs about Fish With a Pro – Fort Lauderdale

Fish With a Pro – Fort Lauderdale offers the following trips to customers:
  • $439 per group, additional $85 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $439 per group, additional $85 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $499 per group, additional $85 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish With a Pro – Fort Lauderdale, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fish With a Pro – Fort Lauderdale include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures

Fish With a Pro – Fort Lauderdale offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Osborne)
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fish With a Pro – Fort Lauderdale offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish With a Pro – Fort Lauderdale include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Peacock)