Fully Guided

Freshwater Fishing

Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, and Black Crappie

7 Days a Week, Year-round

Up to 3 Passengers Per Boat

Half Day

4 Hours
$ 350 Per Boat
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Full Day

8 Hours
$ 450 Per Boat
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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! 

Why Fish with Us

Ron’s Guide Service offers half and full day trips with the most experienced guides in Florida who know the lake like a dog knows fleas! We are proud to have anglers from all over the world come fish with us for over 30 years.

A monstrous 10 foot Florida alligator with a hunter and his whole family, posed in front of a canal.

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.

Large group of nine alligator hunters celebrating a bachelor party standing behind their nine gators.

Quality Assurance

Feel safe! We personally screen all of our fishing captains to ensure the highest credibility. From planning your experience to the day of your fishing trip—Ron’s got you covered every step of your adventure.

Man posing by the canal with his monstrous trophy 11 foot alligator after a hunt.

No Hidden Fees

Save money! With our easy flat rate pricing you know exactly what’s included in your experience. When it comes to the outdoors there are enough surprises creeping up on you—hidden fees shouldn’t be one of them!

Catch Four Famous Fish Species

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

Hunter poses in front of a huge 10 foot trophy Florida alligator after a shotgun hunt.

Largemouth Bass

Keep your hooks sharp and your grip tight as you reel in a heavy fighter on a thrilling Largemouth Bass fishing trip on Lake Okeechobee.

Hunter poses in front of a huge 10 foot trophy Florida alligator after a shotgun hunt.

Bluegill

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

Hunter poses in front of a huge 10 foot trophy Florida alligator after a shotgun hunt.

Redear Sunfish (Shellcracker)

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

Hunter poses in front of a huge 10 foot trophy Florida alligator after a shotgun hunt.

Black Crappie (Speck)

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

What's Included

From weapons to skinning—our per hunter rate includes everything needed for your alligator hunt!

Private Fishing Captain

Learn valuable tips and tricks from your knowledgeable guide when it comes to casting and reeling in a “big one.” Beginners, experienced, kids, grandpas—everyone is welcome!

A cooler filled with Florida wild boar meat.

Tackle

Leave your bulky and awkward fishing equipment at home. We provide rods, reels, artificial lures, and everything you need!

Bass Boat

Cruise prime fishing spots in a fully equipped bass boat.

Huntress posing in front of the airboat with an 8 foot Florida alligator after a successful hunt during rainy season.

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.

Artificial Lures

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

Man sits on his large nine foot trophy Florida alligator after a successful firearm hunt.
Girl posing with a rifle and grapple hook with her 7 foot Florida alligator trophy after a successful hunt.

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.

Locations

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.

Lake Okeechobee North, Florida

In Venus, the only sounds are the wind rustling through the pines and the singing of birds. Our Venus, Florida hunting property is roughly 350 acres. Property features a walk-in cooler, modern barn with waiting room, indoor showers, and indoor bathrooms.

What's Nearby:
Fort Myers: 60 mi
Naples: 100 mi
Sarasota: 100 mi
Tampa: 125 mi
West Palm Beach: 110 mi

Lake Okeechobee West, Florida

In Venus, the only sounds are the wind rustling through the pines and the singing of birds. Our Venus, Florida hunting property is roughly 350 acres. Property features a walk-in cooler, modern barn with waiting room, indoor showers, and indoor bathrooms.

What's Nearby:
Fort Myers: 60 mi
Naples: 100 mi
Sarasota: 100 mi
Tampa: 125 mi
West Palm Beach: 110 mi

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.

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"Our guide was very polite and professional and did a super job skinning and quartering the animal. My 14 year old son was the hunter and really enjoyed himself."
Stanley R.
"Thank you for an amazing experience with your excellent guide service. Our guide was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and patient with my two young boys on their first hunting trip."
Luis L.

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.

Requirements

  • Guests of 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 NOT Included

  • Licenses.
  • Live bait.
  • Gratuities. If you would like to tip your guide most tips range from 10%-20% of the price of the service provided.
  • Fish cleaning.
  • Shipping services.
  • Taxidermy.

What to Bring

  • Your balance due in cash.
  • A 40 qt cooler or larger.
  • Ice (two standard size bags).
  • Drinking water.
  • Bug repellant.
  • Snacks or lunch.

What to Wear

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

The Day of Your Experience

  • Each location is different so it is important to follow any special directions provided in your booking confirmation email.
  • Freshwater 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 freshwater fishing 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.

Questions?

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

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