Fishing Report

Captain Michael Shellen is a full time resident of Okeechobee Florida and has been fishing Lake Okeechobee since 1979. Michael is President of the Lake Okeechobee Guide Association and is licensed by the United States Coast Guard.
Mike Shellen
Mike Shellen

Captain Mike fishes from a new Ranger 521VX equipped with a 225 hp Mercury Optimax motor. Mike’s boat is equipped with all the latest technology including:

+ a Minn-Kota 101 Trolling Motor that is whisper quiet to move you silently into position to catch a big bass,
+ a Lowrance GPS in the dash and a Lowrance Sonar unit on the bow,
+ ample storage to keep all your gear below deck
+ and a built-in cooler to keep your lunch and beverages cold.

Captain Mike is also an outdoor writer with weekly columns featured in Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers and the “Penny Saver Magazine”. Mike also writes a monthly column for “Outdoor Florida Magazine”, “Woods ‘N’ Water Magazine”, “Coastal Angler Magazine” and “Okeechobee Magazine”. And, Captain Mikes fishing reports are features on and

Be sure to check out my regular fishing reports on the “Big O”. I update them regularly! Click here or click on “Fishing Reports” on the menu above.

Shellen Guide Service would like to thank all our wonderful customers for helping us achieve a high level of success in South Florida. Shellen Guide Service has the highest percentage of repeat customers on the lake and we are proud of that! When our customers return year after year it indicates to us that we are doing things right. Catching Big Bass and having a great time go hand in hand when fishing with Captain Mike

Our goal is for each one of our customers to have the best fishing experience of their lives. Thanks to the South Florida Water Management scraping program, the native vegetation in Lake Okeechobee has returned, making Lake Okeechobee the most beautiful -place you will ever fish. Lake Okeechobee is the most unique and productive fishery in the world. Our customers have caught and released many big bass over the years and we are looking forward to sharing our fishing knowledge and passion with you. Our customers have caught and released a lot of big bass and we are looking forward to catching a lot more in the fall and on into 2014!

– Captain Mike Shellen