Captain Michael Shellen

About Captain Michael Shellen - Shellen Guide Services

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. Captain Mike fishes from a 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.

Captain Nathan Shellen

About Captain Nathan Shellen - Okeechobee Guide Services

Captain Nathan Shellen is a second generation Okeechobee fishing guide, and has fished Lake Okeechobee since he was a young boy. This valuable experience and time on the water has enabled Nate to develop valuable knowledge regarding the seasonal patterns of the bass and how to best catch them. Nathan is the future of Shellen Guide Service and has quickly developed a loyal clientele. His innate ability to find fish for his clients to catch, has earned him the title of Okeechobee's top young guide. Aside from fishing Nathan is a Christian and a family man. Spending his spare time with his wife Kristi and his children Emma and Ethan.


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Capt. Nate Shellen's Fishing Report Okeechbeee Fishing Guides/Charters 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence- 3rd consecutive year in a row!!!

Okeechobee Fishing Guides has been awarded the 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for outstanding customer service and customer reviews. We would like to thank each and every one who has supported us over the years and express our gratitude to ALL of you. Okeechobee Fishing Guides has been enjoyed by thousands of people from every state in the country and several different countries for over 25 years. We have seen the lake at it’s worst and at it’s best. Our customers have supported us and have returned year after year and there are many of you who we could NEVER forget. Over the years we have met and fished with many different people from all walks of life and the stories and laughs we have shared is something we will hold with us for years to come. We have spent countless hours on the Lake searching for bass to ensure when you come again you will have the time of your life. We are so thankful for you spending your vacations, memories, bucket list trips, honeymoons, birthdays, Christmas presents, etc. with us and look forward to another AWESOME year and season. If you haven’t booked your trip yet Call Now to book some prime dates we still have availability. Thanks for everything! We would also like to thank our sponsors for providing us with quality equipment and promoting our business. Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters where you can stock up on all the newest swag and fishing gear. Kevin VanDam’s Line and Lure, Bow to Stern all surface protectant, Costa Del Mar sunglasses, and more!

Capt. Nate Shellen


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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 Captains Mike & Nate. Our goal is for each one of our customers to have the best fishing experience of their lives. Thanks to the 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. We are looking forward to sharing our passion for catching fish along with our knowledge of Lake Okeechobee with you.

– Captain Mike Shellen