RLE Big Fish Adventures

Take in some of the best freshwater fishing around with “RLE Big Fish Adventures”! Captain Ryan Eckman has been fishing Lake Okeechobee religiously for the last 11 years and knows what it takes to land monster Bass. He takes out both beginners and pros looking to experience the freshwater side of Florida fishing.

Hop aboard a 22’ Big “O” bass boat, perfect for 3 anglers who all want to fish at the same time. She provides a smooth and steady ride and is equipped with updated navigational and FishFinder technology to keep you on top of your targets. Keep your bait fresh in the live well and make use of the icebox to store your food and drinks.

There’s one fish in Lake Okeechobee that’s considered king, and that’s monster Largemouth Bass. Your goal is to land the biggest fish in the lake, and Capt. Ryan helps you do that. Plus, there’s some beautiful scenery to take in. Lake Okeechobee is a bird sanctuary and many species call it home for several months of the year, making it a fantastic location for bird watching.

Capt. Ryan provides top-notch gear for everyone on board. He’s a big believer in catch and release fishing but if you catch a fish that meets all the regulations, you’re free to keep it. Bring along any drinks and snacks you’d like to have, as well as a freshwater fishing license, and you’re good to go!

Come down to Lake Okeechobee and cast your lines with a fishing fanatic aboard RLE Big Fish Adventures!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Daylight to Dark Tournament Prep
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    14 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,099
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    $1,099
    If you’re coming to Lake Okeechobee to fish a tournament, this is the trip for you! Capt. Ryan will take you to where the best and biggest fish are and share all of his secret tips with you. You’ll learn how to navigate the trails and backwater flats for award-winning fish. Bring along a valid fishing license and any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy. Capt. Ryan provides the rest.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $449
    price breakdown
    $449
    Nothing quite like a full day of fishing on Lake Okeechobee! You'll chase Largemouth Bass with either live golden shiners or artificial lures. The launch point is the Scott Driver boat ramp, at the mouth of the Kissimmee River. Capt. Ryan provides all of the gear you need so all you need to bring is a valid fishing license, as well as any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $349
    price breakdown
    $349
    Give yourself a couple of extra hours on the water and go after one of the biggest fish in the lake! You'll launch out of the Okeetantie boat ramp, at the mouth of the Kissimmee River, for your best shot at monster Largemouth Bass. Use either live wild golden shiners or artificial bait, it's up to you. Be sure to purchase a fishing license beforehand and feel free to bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $299
    price breakdown
    $299
    Spend 4 productive hours fishing for Largemouth Bass in Lake Okeechobee! You'll launch out the Okeetantie Boat ramp at the mouth of the historic Kissimmee River to hit the best spots. Capt. Ryan provides all of the gear you need for a productive day. Make sure to purchase live bait, if you plan to use it, and a fishing license before you arrive. You're free to bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to have and store them in the icebox.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Bird Watching/Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $190
    price breakdown
    $190
    Combine sightseeing with fishing on Lake Okeechobee! The lake is a bird sanctuary and is home to many beautiful creatures who feed in the nutrient-rich water for several months of the year. Cast your lines for Largemouth Bass that calls these waters home too! All of your gear is provided, just bring snacks, drinks, and a valid fishing license.
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About the Captain

Ryan L. Eckman
Okeechobee, Florida, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2019
Captain Ryan L. Eckman was born and raised in the country. Being in the outdoors and chasing massive Bass on Lake Okeechobee is his passion! In 2018 he won the FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee, so you know he knows how to catch the big fish. The best part about his job is the thrill and excitement of reeling in a trophy fish. He can make that happen for you too so hop aboard RLE Big Fish Adventures!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)

Boat Specs

Big O (Bass boat) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 68 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
PayPal
Cash

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Richard D.
Bonita Springs, FL
 5.00
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Full day with captain Ryan

VERIFIED   March 16, 2020
Started out great. Bass were bitting as the day went on the action ground to a halt. Ryan was working hard to get us the fish...
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Brooks B.
Atlanta, GA
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Great guide great day

VERIFIED   March 3, 2020
My 14 year old son and I both caught our personal records thanks to Ryan. Need I say more?
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Joseph C.
Lutz, Florida
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VERIFIED   July 9, 2020
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Fishing Reports

Tropicial Storm moving by fish are bitin

August 01, 2020

Fish are biting all over the north end of the lake. With the tropical storm nearby we have water levels coming up and an excellent morning bite! Topwater summer action on swimbaits early is a ton of fun! Then… Read Full Report →


Lake Okeechobee 4 hr artificial & wild s

July 21, 2020

First time ever bass fishing and they ended up catching a 7 pounder, 5 1/2 and several other great fish! On artificial and live bait! The morning bite is great right now then slows as the sun is up… Read Full Report →