Fully Guided

Freshwater Fishing

7 Days a Week, Year-round

Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, and Black Crappie

Up to 3 Passengers Per Boat

Half Day

4 Hours
$ 350 Per Boat

Fully Day

8 Hours
$ 450 Per Boat

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Private Captain

Learn tips and tricks for reeling in a “big one” on your private fishing trip.


Your captain provides rods, reels, and artificial lures.

Bass Boat

Cruise prime fishing spots in a fully equipped bass boat.

Friends and family can join for FREE!

Ron’s Guide Service believes it makes no difference whether one person is fishing or three which is why we do not charge for additional passengers. Our bass boat holds up to three passengers—so bring your whole crew! 


Make us part of your vacation! Our freshwater fishing is only a short drive from popular Florida destinations such as Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa, and the Walt Disney World Resort.

Florida alligator hunting property with canal and sprawling wetlands.

Famous Lake Okeechobee

Marvel at the size of Lake Okeechobee, Florida’s largest lake and the second largest body of fresh water in the contiguous United States. The word Okeechobee comes from the Seminole Indian language “Oki” (water) and “Chubi” (big) and means “big water.” The vast surface area (730 mi²), shallowness (averaging only nine feet deep), and water temperature make the perfect living and spawning conditions for Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, and Crappie.

Why Fish with Us

Ron’s Guide Service works only with the most experienced fishing captains in Florida who know the lake like a dog knows fleas! We are proud to have anglers from all over the world fish with us for over 30 years.

Freshwater Fishing Capital

Immerse yourself in 730 mi² of prime fishing waters. Lake Okeechobee is the second largest lake in the United States and home to an abundance of Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, and Black Crappie.

Quality Assurance

Feel safe! We work only with fishing captains that are friendly, reputable, and meet our quality standards. We pre-vet them all to make sure you always have an exceptional experience.

No Hidden Fees

Our transparent pricing lets you know what’s included in your experience—and what isn’t. When it comes to the outdoors there are enough surprises creeping up on you—hidden fees shouldn’t be one of them!

Catch Up to Four Species

Up to 60% of all fish in Lake Okeechobee are sport fish—a fisherman’s dream!

Colorful illustration of a Florida largemouth bass.

Largemouth Bass

Keep your grip tight as you reel in a heavy fighter on an exciting Largemouth Bass fishing trip on Lake Okeechobee.

A colorful illustration of a Florida bluegill.


Reel in some classic American fun fishing for spunky Bluegill on “The Big O.”

A colorful illustration of a Florida shellcracker.

Redear Sunfish (Shellcracker)

Create life long memories the old-fashioned way fishing for this 16.3 million year-old species.

A colorful illustration of a Florida crappie.

Black Crappie (Speck)

Lure in the fun—and hopefully some dinner—fishing for Black Crappie.

Instant License

A small $17.00 freshwater fishing license is all it takes to fish with us—no matter where in the world you’re from! Visit our licenses page for more details.

A variety of colorful artificial lures.

Artificial Lures

Bring your artificial lures or borrow ours! Artificial lures are included in your trip and can be combined with live bait.

Small live bait for freshwater fishing swimming in tub.

Live Bait

Fish like a pro—or at least look like one with live bait. Fishing with live bait is by far the most productive and sure shot method for a successful fishing trip. Live bait is not included on our freshwater fishing experience. Live bait is conveniently available for purchase at the fishing meeting location.

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Know Before You Go

We’re looking forward to your visit at Ron’s Guide Service. Please read through this important and helpful information about your experience, including arrival times, what to bring, and more.


  • Every guest must have a Florida Freshwater Fishing License. Some exemptions apply. Visit our licenses page for more details.
  • All ages welcome.
  • Guests under age 18 years must be accompanied by a person age 18 years or older.
  • Helpful services and access options are available for guests with mobility disabilities.
  • Guests should be in good health. Some experiences may not be appropriate for guests with health conditions.

Booking Your Experience

  • Every guest must be reserved prior to arrival.
  • Use our easy online booking system or call us at 863-866-7667 to submit your reservation deposit.
  • We accept all major credit cards for reservation deposits.
  • Reservations are not confirmed until a reservation deposit has been paid.
  • If time allows, We are happy to accept last minute reservations. Please call us for reservations less than 24 hours in advance.
  • You will receive a booking confirmation email with important details about your experience once your reservation deposit is made.

Choosing a Date

  • We offer freshwater fishing seven days a week, year-round.
  • Many of our experiences sell out during winter holidays and spring break.

Arrival Times

  • Half day freshwater fishing: 7 AM, 2 PM
  • Full day freshwater fishing: 7 AM

Experience Length

  • Our half day freshwater fishing experience lasts 4 hours.
  • Our full day freshwater fishing experience lasts 8 hours.

What's Included

  • Private captain.
  • Tackle.
  • Boat.

What's NOT Included

  • Florida Freshwater Fishing License. Visit our licenses page for more details.
  • Gratuities. If you would like to tip your captain most tips range from 10-20% of the price of the service provided.
  • Live bait. Live baiut is available for purchase at the fishing meeting location.
  • Fish cleaning.
  • Shipping services.
  • Taxidermy.

What to Bring

  • Florida Freshwater Fishing License.
  • Your balance due in cash.
  • A 40 qt cooler or larger (if you plan on taking any fish).
  • Ice (two standard size bags).
  • Drinking water.
  • Bug repellant.
  • Tackle (If you are not borrowing any of ours).

What to Wear

  • Shorts or pants.
  • Comfortable shirt.
  • Closed-toe shoes with a back strap or boots.

The Day of Your Experience

  • Fishing occurs rain or shine, with the exception of severe weather or lightning.
  • Please leave rude behavior at home. If any of our staff feels you are being disruptive or disrespectful you will be asked to leave.
  • No alcohol of any kind is allowed to be consumed on or prior to your experience. If you are unable to come sober, please don’t come.

Guarantee Policy

  • We cannot guarantee that you will see or catch fish.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you wish to change or cancel your booking, you must notify us by calling 863-866-7667 at least 24 hours prior to your experience.
  • Reservation deposits are non-refundable. If you need to cancel your experience your reservation deposit will be treated as a credit on your account and will expire one year from the cancellation date. Please read our terms and conditions for more details.
  • Credit can only be applied to reservation deposits and not a balance due.
  • If one or more, but not all, of the members of your booking group cancel, no allowance or refund will be made for any part of your booking not used or taken. The reservation deposit from the canceled member of your booking group cannot be used as credit towards the balance due. The spot can be filled by another person or remain as credit on the lead name’s account and expires one year from the date issued.

Wanna chat?

Cousin Lisa and the rest of the RGS family is standing by to answer your questions and help you plan the perfect experience!

Call us at 863-866-7667