What should I bring?
We suggest bringing sunglasses, hat, long and short sleeve shirt, rain gear, and any medications that you might need while fishing. Watch the weather and remember it is always cooler on the water, a light jacket is always recommended. Of course sunscreen and a few light snacks.
Tip is defined as a gift of money, over and above payment due for services. Tipping is not mandatory, customers should tip when they feel the guide has worked hard for them. Remember tipping is based on service not just catching fish. So if your guide has worked hard for you let them know you appreciate it by giving them a tip. Industry standard runs 10% – 15% for tipping.
Where do you fish?
All around Lake Okeechobee, depending on wind direction and location of fish, your guide will do everything possible to put you on fish. Special trips can be arranged to fish other fisheries in the central South Florida area.
How many days should I fish?
The more days you fish the better chances you have a catching a new personal best or even a trophy fish. We suggest fishing as many days as you can whether that be one day or a week, we can accommodate you.
Can I use my own tackle?
We recommended bring your own rod and reel combos for artificial trips. This way you have a rod that you are accustomed to using. However, we will always have plenty for those that don’t.
What are your deposit and cancellation policies?
Deposits must be made in order to lock in a trip. A 50% deposit is required to book all trips and packages. You can not book a trip without a deposit. Deposits can be made through secure online PayPal credit card processing. You can pay with any credit or debit card of your choice. You do not need a PayPal account.
Cancellations must be made 30 days prior to the hunt date scheduled. We will do whatever we can to move the trip to a different date in order for clients to still get the trip of a lifetime. If a trip date cannot be moved and you are less than 30 days away the deposit will be forfeited.
What will we fish for?
The most common guided trips on Lake Okeechobee include Largemouth Bass, however, we also have trips that include Black Crappie and Bowfishing trips that hunt Tilapia, Gar and Mudfish. If it swims in the lake we can give you the best opportunity to catch it.
Do I need a license?
You are required to have a freshwater fishing license for fishing on Lake Okeechobee, you can purchase a license at www.myfwc.com.
Where do we meet our guide?
Most trips will meet at our Lodging Headquarters (1144 20th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974) unless prior arrangements have been made. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled meeting time as this helps keep everyone on time.
With most fishing trips the start time will be meeting 1 hour before sunrise. However, if you would rather we also offer afternoon trips that would start after lunchtime. Most Bowfishing trips begin at dusk. After booking your trip we will be in contact with you in order to setup your meeting times.