Lake Okeechobee

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Lake Okeechobee: 13 fishing charters available

Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(222 reviews)
South Bay
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $439

Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(62 reviews)
South Bay
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(21 reviews)
Clewiston
trips from $325

Fish-N-Maniac Bass Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Okeechobee
trips from $400

Capt Brett's Okeechobee Charters

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(4 reviews)
Belle Glade
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350

RLE Big Fish Adventures – Lake Okeechobee

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Okeechobee
 Instant Confirmation

Homegrown Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(9 reviews)
Okeechobee
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(29 reviews)
Belle Glade
trips from $325

Wet Dreams Charters LLC

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Belle Glade
trips from $400

Okeechobee Guide Service

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(31 reviews)
South Bay
trips from $300

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Lake Okeechobee


The average price for a private 4 hour Lake Okeechobee fishing trip is $418, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $517 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Lake Okeechobee that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Lake Okeechobee are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Lake Okeechobee are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Lake Okeechobee are:

Many fishing charters in Lake Okeechobee provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Lake Okeechobee are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Lake Okeechobee?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Lake Okeechobee are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $381
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $461
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $538
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $600
  • 20-hour fishing trips – $425

If you’re looking for an unbeatable freshwater angling adventure in the Sunshine State, what could be better than casting a line in its largest lake? Join one of the many fishing guides on Lake Okeechobee, and you’ll get to explore “Florida’s Inland Sea” for some unforgettable species. Covering over 450,000 acres, these shallow waters are just waiting for you to come and discover what lies beneath!
 
There’s one species that stands above the rest in Lake Okeechobee – Largemouth Bass. Not only is this hard-fighter the most popular freshwater game fish around, it’s also Florida’s state fish. Newer anglers can target smaller varieties of this species, usually around 3 pounds, in the summertime by spinning and using light tackle. Want more of a battle on your hands? Face huge 10 pounders in winter on the fly!
 
It’s not just about Bass, though. You’ll also find popular Panfish such as Crappie and Bluegill thriving in these waters. They’re the perfect species to target if you’re looking for something tasty. Want to introduce your little ones to angling? These Panfish are also a great “beginner” target, with spring being the best time to cast your line for them. 
 
Fishing guides on Lake Okeechobee run a whole host of trips. Newbies can learn the ropes on a four-hour excursion, whereas experienced anglers can opt for a full day of fishing. The majority of charters launch out of Clewiston in the south, or Okeechobee in the north. Head to either of these locations and you’re bound to find the trip of your dreams!
 

Rules & Regulations

As is the case throughout Florida, you’ll need a valid freshwater fishing license to cast a line here. These aren’t provided by fishing guides, so make sure you purchase one before departing on your trip. 
 
Lake Okeechobee
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Fishing Lake Okeechobee in January is about as good as it gets! The Bass spawning season has just kicked off, drawing casual anglers and FLW tournament fishers to its vast, shallow waters.
February
Largemouth Bass spawning season is in full swing, and the lake is covered in small Bass boats looking for that trophy fish. Climb aboard or fish from shore at spots like the East Wall.
March

There’s no end to what you can catch fishing Lake Okeechobee in March. Bass and Crappie are on fire this time of year, and the Bluegill and Sunfish are coming into season, too!

April

April is traditionally the last big push of the trophy Bass season. Head out and bag that dream ten-pounder before the big fish disappear. Hit the canals for some Crappie while you’re at it!

May

As the spring sun warms the waters, the biggest Bass move to deeper and more remote waters in an attempt to beat the heat. You can still find some monsters this time of year, though!

June

Trophy Largemouth season is over on all but the coolest years. Bluegill and Sunfish are still around in the canals, and you always find smaller Bass further from the shore.

July

The Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Ranch Rodeo offers great Southern fun that’s perfect for the whole family. This action-packed event sees cowboys and cowgirls don their hats and take on bulls and broncos.

August

The summer heat makes getting out on the lake almost unbearable unless you’re up early or out late. You can find plenty of two or three-pounder Bass if you can take the temperatures, though.

September

Spend the day hunting Bass in the depths of the lake, or try out a range of other water sports like water skiing or wakeboarding. If you’re swimming in the lake, keep an eye out for gators!

October

Summer is long gone, but the heat shows no sign of dropping off! Hit fall hotspots like the Shoal or Coots Bay if you’re on the hunt for Bass, or just head out for a boat tour of the area.

November

Lake Okeechobee fishing guides head back onto the water in force as Bass creep into the shallows. Spawning hasn’t started yet, but you can catch a monster before the season even begins!

December

If all you want for Christmas is a rod in your hands and a lake full of big Bass and Speckled Perch, head to Lake Okeechobee and get fishing. You’re guaranteed to avoid a white Christmas here!

Lake Okeechobee Fishing Calendar

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Listen to your Captain. He is your lifeline and guide to having an adventure of a lifetime. Don't forget your sunscreen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your Captain. He is your lifeline and guide to having an adventure of a lifetime. Don't forget your sunscreen!
Martin  M.
Martin M. SHEPHERDSVLLE, KY
Sunscreen and wind protection. It was warm and windy for sure. But, on the upside, no bugs !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen and wind protection. It was warm and windy for sure. But, on the upside, no bugs !
Mark  S.
Mark S. Brookfield, WI
Bring both warm weather and cool weather clothes, sunscreen and rain gear.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring both warm weather and cool weather clothes, sunscreen and rain gear.
Jeff  C.
Jeff C. St. Charles, IL
A cold front had just gone through so the fish weren’t biting. I would recommend planning a trip from the middle of March through May, if possible.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A cold front had just gone through so the fish weren’t biting. I would recommend planning a trip from the middle of March through May, if possible.
David  S.
David S. Church Hill, TN
Depends on time of year. Was hoping for some trophy largemouth but my first hooking up to some peacock bass was awesome
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Depends on time of year. Was hoping for some trophy largemouth but my first hooking up to some peacock bass was awesome
Dennis  B.
Dennis B. N GROSVENORDL, CT
Yes, I think the spraying had an effect on the fishing. The experience was fantastic.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, I think the spraying had an effect on the fishing. The experience was fantastic.
Richard  B.
Richard B. Fort Myers, FL
Relax have fun and fish, don't over exceed your expectations it's fishing not catching !!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Relax have fun and fish, don't over exceed your expectations it's fishing not catching !!
Daniel  F.
Daniel F. Canton, MO
Shiners were good to use. First time in ages I used them and they were very effective.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Shiners were good to use. First time in ages I used them and they were very effective.
Ronald  J.
Ronald J. Wilmington, MA
Plan for any type of weather, it was very nice day but then out of no where it rained hard for about 10 minutes, and got windy, but then it was nice again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan for any type of weather, it was very nice day but then out of no where it rained hard for about 10 minutes, and got windy, but then it was nice again.
Ken  S.
Ken S. Minneapolis, MN
Don’t expect to go fully into Lake Okeechobee, as water levels run low in May, making it so you’re forced to fish the islands and canals on the perimeter of the lake. While you may not catch trophy fish, the bite is still extremely hot and you will put plenty of good fighting and good sized fish in the boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t expect to go fully into Lake Okeechobee, as water levels run low in May, making it so you’re forced to fish the islands and canals on the perimeter of the lake. While you may not catch trophy fish, the bite is still extremely hot and you will put plenty of good fighting and good sized fish in the boat.
Morgan  G.
Morgan G. Miami, Florida
Use fishingbooker.com and use a seasoned guide that knows the lake like Capt William Wood
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use fishingbooker.com and use a seasoned guide that knows the lake like Capt William Wood
Clyde  M.
Clyde M. Homestead, FL
Go out with william, he will help you with everything you need and will go out of his way to make sure you catch fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out with william, he will help you with everything you need and will go out of his way to make sure you catch fish
Steve  C.
Steve C. Aurora, OH
Talk to the operators of Slims Fish Camp. They are very knowledgeable and friendly. Great fresh bait and ready to serve you and offer advice. If you are going for the first time , it would be advisable to have a guide as the reeds and catlails could easily get you turned around. Our guide Captain William was fantastic.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the operators of Slims Fish Camp. They are very knowledgeable and friendly. Great fresh bait and ready to serve you and offer advice. If you are going for the first time , it would be advisable to have a guide as the reeds and catlails could easily get you turned around. Our guide Captain William was fantastic.
Jeffrey  W.
Jeffrey W. Rush, NY
Yes it was my kids first time and had tons of success! Patient with kids and first time fishers!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes it was my kids first time and had tons of success! Patient with kids and first time fishers!
Lisa  C.
Lisa C. Orlando, Florida
Okeechobee is the lake for Bass and select a great guide like Captain Bill Wood.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Okeechobee is the lake for Bass and select a great guide like Captain Bill Wood.
Joe  M.
Joe M. Jupiter, Florida
Be prepared for a heavy grass fishing experience you'll never see up north.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for a heavy grass fishing experience you'll never see up north.
Chuck  W.
Chuck W. Hollywood, Florida
Find a guide who knows what they are doing and they will get you to where the fish are.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a guide who knows what they are doing and they will get you to where the fish are.
Stephen  R.
Stephen R. Brandon, Florida

Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
I took my Dad fishing for his 92nd Birthday. For most of the day, there was a nice Peacock Bass for almost every cast. We got a few Oscar’s as well. It was by far the best fishing trip I have ever been on, and my Dad loved it too. JP is extremely knowledgeable and shared many stories from his many years of experience. I would highly recommend this trip with the Bass Whisper Guide Service with Captain JP McKay. Mark R. Pompano Beach, FL
R  M.  R.
R M. R. Pompano Beach, FL
Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston
Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston
Fishing charter in Clewiston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
What a day! Five species and tons of fun. Captain is knowledgeable and easy going, but gets you on the fish.
Matt  F.
Matt F. New York, NY
Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee
Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee
Fishing charter in Belle Glade
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
O.M.G. Captain John was absolutely awesome. We have been on 6 guided fishing tours but this is the absolute best one. He put us on fish, was very easy going and blended right in with our family. What an awesome time we had. Captain John was excellent. We have 3 more tours we are booking with him already.
William  P.
William P. Venice, FL
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(222 reviews)
We caught 6 bass in about 3 hours and lost 2 more. Used artificial Flukes and the infamous Wacky Worm. Learned new techniques and took a short boat ride at the end. Captain was knowledgeable and accommodating. Would recommend a trip with Captain Bill Wood!
Chelsea  M.
Chelsea M. North Vernon, IN
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
I had an amazing trip with a bunch of Peacock Bass, my knuckles are swollen from catching so many. I will be calling him again!
Colby  J.
Colby J. Oneida, TN
Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston
Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston
Fishing charter in Clewiston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Captain John was awesome, put us on all the fish and was great company. Highly recommend
Matthew  R.
Matthew R. Baltimore, MD
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Capt. Wood was fantastic. He was on time, friendly, and willing to help us find the fish! He spent time explaining the history of the lake and the bottom composition so we understood why we were using different techniques. He’s extremely knowledgeable and a top notch professional. We will be fishing with Capt. Wood again! Thank you Sir. We had too much fun 🎣
Kyle  P.
Kyle P. Schertz, TX
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(222 reviews)
Very comfortable with Captain William. We had steady action from the start. Captain William does a great job with guiding and taking pictures.
Bobby  C.
Bobby C. Bumpus Mills, TN
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Awesome. Put my son and I on fish all day. John is a character. Had lots of laughs all day
Dale  P.
Dale P. Howell, MI
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Had a great time with JP McKay the day was hot but the fishing was good and he put us right on them !
Catherine  D.
Catherine D. Ponchatoula, LA
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Captain JP was very knowledgeable of the Okeechobee. He was extremely helpful. So willing to help me as I needed help getting in and out of the boat as well as getting around in the boat. I wish to thank Captain JP for his professionalism !!!
Bob  E.
Bob E. Newport, WA
Okeechobee Guide Service
Okeechobee Guide Service
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Lake okeechobee has some big fish!! Great captain Captain Mike Jones will put you on some big fish!!!
Jordan  M.
Jordan M. Miami, Florida
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
One of the best fishing trips I have been on I am going again with mr wood as soon as possible
John  H.
John H. Ashville, AL
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Had a great time. JP put us on the fish and it was nonstop action. Lots of fun
Steve  B.
Steve B. Vaughan, Ontario
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Captain Bill is an excellent guide. Wry knowledgeable, does what it takes to get you hooked up, and takes amazing pictures and videos of your experience. I highly recommend him.
Steven  C.
Steven C. Boca Raton, FL
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(222 reviews)
They call it fishing instead catching as the fish have to cooperate. In this hot weather the bass weren’t cooperating but not Bills fault. Should have booked earlier in the year. Great guide, good equipment , with him trying everything he could to put us on fish. I would fish with him again in a minute. Very knowledgeable about the lake and techniques.
RICHARD  L.
RICHARD L. Onalaska, WI
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
It was my first time as well as my dad fishing on lake Okeechobee and let me tell you it was the best timer we have had fresh water fishing! Captain William Wood took us out and had the time of our lives! He is very knowledgeable and great tour guide of the lake! I highly recommend booking with William Wood
Alex  B.
Alex B. Miami, Florida
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
JP was excellent. Fun trip with a very knowledgeable captain. Would definitely recommend and do again. Vince NJ
Vincent  C.
Vincent C. Valrico, Florida
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Very good
4.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Had a good day. Lake was very low and we still managed to find some fish even though we couldn’t fish exactly where Capt. Bill wanted to. Capt. Bill has a wealth of fishing knowledge and history of the lake he shared throughout the day. We had a great time. You want a knowledge guide that will find you some fish, book a trip with Capt. William Wood.
Krista  M.
Krista M. Kissimmee, Florida
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Awesome experience! My son and I enjoyed our time fishing with Captain William. We caught a bunch of fish and learned a lot during our time together. I definitely recommend him and look forward to scheduling another trip! Thanks again
Robert  F.
Robert F. Palm City, FL