Florida’s largest freshwater lake is Lake Okeechobee and eighth largest among other lakes in the U.S.A. Kissimmee River is the main resource for the Lake Okeechobee. The exact meaning for the name Lake Okeechobee is big water. This lake has nine feet depth and is roughly half of Rhode Island’s size. Lake Okeechobee has become an excellent tourist spot for a majority of visitors to Florida. The main activities of the lake are fishing, hiking, and boating to the visitors. This lake is the finest source for freshwater fishing like bass fishes. The other fish available in this lake are crappie and bluegill, but bass fishing is considered main by the anglers and other customers who do fishing.
Largemouth bass fishing is the major activity by the anglers and other customers in the lake of Lake Okeechobee. The visitors to this lake can have exemplary largemouth bass fishing due to the help of professional guides near the lake. There are plenty of fly fishing charters available along Lake Okeechobee. The Lake Okeechobee offers exclusive fly fishing trips to the anglers and other interested customers. The trips are organized by private fishing agencies. The customer who is interested in fishing sport can book trips on the internet in an advance way. The trips are organized by the experienced guides and customers are accompanied by the trained professionals on the water during the trips. The trips’ duration differ as per customers’ preference viz short and long duration trips
The bass fishing trips include two-hour trips, half-day trips, super half-day trips, full day, split day, all day trips and 2. 3 and 4-day variety trips package. The advantage of these trips is that the fishing equipment like rods, reel, tackle, boat, and gas is furnished for the customers. The customers are requested to take trips if they have a fishing license. Depending upon the duration of trips, the customers have to bring their food items and for some trips the organizers provide food. The Lake Okeechobee private charter rates vary according to the fishing trips of the customers. The minimum rate for the trips starts from 225$ for two hours trips on the lake. The private fishing classes are also conducted by the experienced guides for the anglers and new people along the lake.
The exclusive features and topnotch lake help anglers for catching bass on the lake. The anglers who come to Lake Okeechobee are given exclusive fishing techniques and tactics by the well experienced anglers or guides. Moreover, the fishing tournament at Lake Okeechobee is a major attractive activity being conducted every year for the anglers and other customers. This tournament schedule is listed on the internet for the participants who love to attend. Asides fishing trips, the anglers or the visitors enjoy topnotch lodging facilities being arranged by the private charters of the Florida Lake. The months of January, February, March, and April are the best months for bass fishing in the lake of Okeechobee.
Bass fishing is the most popular type of fishing on this lake. One of the best ways to catch trophy bass is casting bass lures into the lily pads for the biggest large mouth bass in the lake. Other try using live bait like worms and minnows which also work well.
OFH is a locally-owned, full service bait and tackle store. They sell live bait and carry a large selection of artificial baits and the best rods/reels for all your freshwater needs. They also sell apparel, post cards, Lake Okeechobee souvenirs, Tervis Tumblers, Power-Pole, sunscreen, snacks & drinks, ice, and much much more.
Here is a list of just some of the brands they carry:
Zoom • Gambler • Gary Yamamoto • Big Bite Baits • Reaction Innovations • Ouzo
Z-Man • YUM • Berkley • Rapala • Heddon • Booyah Baits • Smithwick • Cordell
Strike King • OWNER • Gamakatsu • Mustad • Eagle Claw • Hildebrandt
HALO • Abu Garcia • Duckett • Quantum • G-Loomis • Okuma • Shimano • All Star
Wright & McGill • Diawa • Lew’s • BnM
HALO • Lew’s • Diawa • Shimano • Abu Garcia • Quantum • Zebco • Okuma
Wright & McGill • BnM
Apparel & Accessories
Bassaholics • Fresh Life • Calcutta • G-Loomis • Buff Headwear • Bimini Bay
Buck Wear • Costa Del Mar
Weather, Dress & What to Bring
Florida’s weather conditions are unpredictable. Temperatures May through November are typically 75 – 95 degrees. December through April early morning temperatures can be in the 30’s, with afternoon temperatures from 50 – 80 degrees. Dress in layers for comfort & adaptability and rain gear is always a good idea. Thermal clothing may be necessary in the winter months. A hat, sunscreen and water are essential! Bring your lunch if desired; snacks and beverages are available at our well-stocked shop.
Big Lake Lodge & RV Park: (On the Water) 866-356-5566 or click here
KOA Campground: 800-562-7748
Okee-Tanie Recreation Area: 863-763-2622
Zachary Taylor Camping Resort: (ADULTS ONLY) 888-282-6523 or click here
J&S Outdoor Adventures: 561-718-8186