RLE Big Fish Adventures – Lake Okeechobee

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
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    If you're looking to land some monster Bass, this is the trip for you! You'll spend the day exploring Lake Okeechobee in search of giants. Your guide, Ryan, will be there to assist you throughout the day and ensure your adventure is productive and memorable. Just make sure you get your license for the day and pack some food and drinks to keep you going, all equipment will be provided for you.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    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 7:00 AM
    $375
    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.
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About the Captain

Ryan L. Eckman
Okeechobee, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
13 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
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:
Cash
PayPal

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Recent Fishing Reports

Big Bass on Lake Okeechobee
Big Bass on Lake Okeechobee
May 14, 2021
The transition between the spawn and summer time pattern has now commenced on Lake Okeechobee! Big females have came in and laid their brood for the years to come. These giant fish are now moving out of the shallow spawning flats and feeding up on the shad spawn! The bite in the morning right as the sun comes up will be absolutely awesome and there are hundreds of bass chasing bait blowing up all around the boat! The bite slows down some once the sun gets high in the sky and the shad stop spawning for the day. When this happens we go out searching for big ol Bessie the biggest bass in Lake Okeechobee! It is always a great way to spend a morning or evening on your vacation or if you are just looking for something to do! Get in touch we will go on adventure in the swamp and have some fun!!

Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Dennis M.
Littleton, CO
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Great fishing and great guide.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on March 17, 2021
Ryan is a great guide!!! We had a bass in the boat within five minutes of putting our lines in the water. Consistent...
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Half day with Ryan

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on May 31, 2021
Ryan was an EXCELLENT Guide. He knew the lake very well. Was very friendly and EXTREMELY Helpful.
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Oviedo, FL
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2 day trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on January 4, 2021
Great trip!! And Great guide!! 3 person trip and captain Ryan got us on the giants and we all broke our personal bests! Top...
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San Juan
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6-Hr trip with Captain Ryan

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on January 18, 2021
We had a great day fishing with Captain Ryan. He is a very experienced guide who cares about putting you on great spots to...
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Joshua C.
Ann Arbor, MI
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Windy but super busy morning. 11/11/20

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on November 11, 2020
Went out even tough hurricane Eta made it windy. Caught about 30 Largemouth in 3-4 hours. 3 were 5 pounders. Couldn’t have...
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FAQs about RLE Big Fish Adventures – Lake Okeechobee

RLE Big Fish Adventures – Lake Okeechobee offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with RLE Big Fish Adventures – Lake Okeechobee, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with RLE Big Fish Adventures – Lake Okeechobee include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures

RLE Big Fish Adventures – Lake Okeechobee offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

RLE Big Fish Adventures – Lake Okeechobee offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with RLE Big Fish Adventures – Lake Okeechobee include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)