Welcome to Okeechobee Charters
Capt. Bob Stafford's Okeechobee Charters offers professional bass fishing trips, alligator hunts, duck hunts, and airboat tours in Florida's Lake Okeechobee. If you're looking for a memorable experience on Lake Okeechobee you’ve come to the right place. With Capt. Bob’s 25 plus years of experience we can assure you will have that trip of a lifetime.
Fishing on Lake Okeechobee is a unique experience. The fishing is great but thats not all clients enjoy. The lake is teeming with all sorts of wildlife from alligators to wading birds there are so many photo opportunities. Many days the action is fast and furious, almost impossible to keep up with. Not only is Lake Okeechobee known for large bass from 6 to 10 pounds but also for its large population of bass. In a fully rigged Ranger bass boat clients can either fish wild golden shiners for that trophy bass or try their hand at fishing artificial lures on the # 2 lake in the country. Group trips are also available with multiple boats.
Lake Okeechobee is well known for its large population of crappie, bluegill and shell crackers. Capt. Bob takes pride in guiding clients to large bluegill and shell-cracker beds in spring and summer. Bob uses his airboat to locate beds where clients enjoy catching 50 fish per angler limits. Spring and summer trips are spectacular yielding limit catches in half days or 6 hour trips.
Capt. Bob is well known for his Florida gator hunting, with 18 years experience. Clients can bring their own bows if not Bob provides crossbows, fishing rods and all needed equipment. Bob's equipment has been fine tuned over the years and proven again and again. Hunting gators according to Florida laws is a challenge, it is nothing like popular shows on TV depicting gator trappers. Florida laws allow recreational hunting with strict rules. Absolutely no guns. A bang stick is used to dispatch the animal. Capt. Bob can provide gator tags but he also guides clients who obtain their own. Bob highly recommends first timers hire a guide and always think safety. If you have tags or not call Capt. Bob, you will get your trophy gator.
Lake Okeechobee is in the heart of the Atlantic flyway with many species of ducks wintering all season. Capt. Bob scouts for ducks daily ensuring that his clients have great success. Our early teal season starts in Sept. and the main season usually starts the Sat. before Thanksgiving every year. You can choose to hunt puddle ducks (teal, shovelers, mottled ducks, etc.) or diving ducks (ringnecks, bluebills, etc.)
We offer memorable airboat tours on beautiful Lake Okeechobee.
For the adventurous come and see the lake as no others. Capt. Bob takes custom airboat tours to remote areas where clients can view all sorts of marsh wildlife from wading birds to deer and hogs. Take a sunset ride, one hour tour, or pack a lunch and go for the day.
For an unforgettable airboat tour contact Capt. Bob today!