Lake Okeechobee Fishing Charters

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Lake Okeechobee Fishing Charters

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Lake Okeechobee: 12 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(290 reviews)
South Bay
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trips from $449
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(82 reviews)
South Bay
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(10 reviews)
Belle Glade
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(40 reviews)
Belle Glade
trips from $325
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(35 reviews)
Clewiston
trips from $325
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
South Bay
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trips from $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Okeechobee
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(16 reviews)
Okeechobee
trips from $350
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(38 reviews)
South Bay
trips from $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Clewiston
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trips from $350

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Lake Okeechobee

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Lake Okeechobee are: Full list of top fishing charters in Lake Okeechobee

The average price for a private 4 hour Lake Okeechobee fishing trip is $436, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $549 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:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Lake Okeechobee are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $379
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $466
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $569
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $675
  • 20-hour fishing trips – $450

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 27954 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!

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Certain times of the year are better than others. We went during a slower time and still caught plenty of quality fish
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Certain times of the year are better than others. We went during a slower time and still caught plenty of quality fish
Domenic  C.
Domenic C.
Leave your fishing gear in your vehicle. Captain Wood provides all the gear and boat, and will teach you how to fish like a professional.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Leave your fishing gear in your vehicle. Captain Wood provides all the gear and boat, and will teach you how to fish like a professional.
Martin  M.
Martin M. Fox Chase, KY
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

Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(290 reviews)
CAPT William is a true professional. we fished hard on multiple locations and multiple baits until he put us on fish. Very knowledgeable and experienced.
Owen  K.
Owen K.
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(290 reviews)
What a great day fishing with captain William Wood. His boat was well equipped and his selection of rods and reels were set up for great day of fishing. He put us on the fish and we were able to catch plenty.
Domenic  C.
Domenic C.
Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston
Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston
Fishing charter in Clewiston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
From the minute I met Capt John, I knew it was going to be a great day. Personable, positive and committed to providing a great fishing experience. Equipment was top notch and Capt John provided great advice on how to use it to my advantage. Looking for an early spring trip with Capt John, again
David  V.
David V.
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(290 reviews)
Capt Bill is amazing. He knows the lake extremely well. He is a great instructor- even for experienced fisherman. Cat Bill will not cease trying new lures and areas until you catch fish. An incredible trip.
Thomas  H.
Thomas H.
Fish-N-Maniac Okeechobee Bass Charters
Fish-N-Maniac Okeechobee Bass Charters
Fishing charter in Okeechobee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Great experience on the water the fish were not cooperative put any day fishing is a good day
Jeff  L.
Jeff L.
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(290 reviews)
Bill was really great. Very patient and likeable. He got us on the fish early and allowed us to fish the way we wanted to which was important to me. He knows the lake like the back of his hand and knows where to put you in the fishy spots!
Mark  C.
Mark C.
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(290 reviews)
Professional, knowledgeable, very friendly, and funny. William was a great choice for our first Okeechobee adventure. He was very attentive of our wellbeing and helped make a challenging weather day into fun memories. Would retain his services without hesitation.
James  P.
James P.
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(290 reviews)
Captain William Wood set us up with the right gear to pull in fish. He showed us the proper techniques and provided explanations on why.(such as motions,pauses, and how to hold.)we brought in plenty fish and had a fantastic time. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking to fish. I'm already thinking of when I can get time off work to do this again!!
Dustin  H.
Dustin H.
Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee
Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee
Fishing charter in Belle Glade
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Best Peacock Bass fishing experience. We caught about 50 plus fish. Thanks for an amazing trip.
Michael  B.
Michael B.
Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee
Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee
Fishing charter in Belle Glade
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Our expectations of this special day with our 10 year old grandson was exceeded by how many peacock bass we caught (catching even one was a bucket list item!), the great weather, and especially the friendliness & patience of Captain John! We learned so much and had fun while doing it! Can’t wait to come back!
Gregory  P.
Gregory P. Moseley, VA
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(290 reviews)
My 2 sons' ages 11 and 12 and I had an awesome time!! Even though we didn't get many bites, Capt. Bill made it fun and got us on some different fish in a few locations .. I highly recommend.. Best time to fish for Bass is between Nov - May.. I will book again in-between then..
Greg  H.  S.
Greg H. S. United States
Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee
Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee
Fishing charter in Belle Glade
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Captain John was awesome! Cool dude with a good personality. We were on fish within minutes of being on the water!! Definitely enjoyed the morning and would recommend to anyone looking to go out and have a good time!
Jordan  R.
Jordan R. St. Clair Shores, MI
Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston
Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston
Fishing charter in Clewiston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Captain adjusted plan to focus on the Peacock Bass we were looking for. Had a great day on the Lake catching steady amounts of peacock and cichlids. Capt did a great job on putting us on the fishing and giving great advice throughout the day. Will definitely use him again.
John  R.
John R. Maumee, OH
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(290 reviews)
Bill Wood put us on the fish right away! Shared his vast expertise and experience, which helped my son and I haul in eight good-sized large mouth bass, peacocks and a clown knife. All around good time! Highly recommend hiring Bill Wood for your next outing!!
Jeff  B.
Jeff B.
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(290 reviews)
Captain Williams professionalism from start to finish would be hard to beat. The communication upon booking, prior to the trip and his ability to work with all experience levels of our group to make sure everyone had an enjoyable time and the best chance of catching fish! We will surely be booking a future trip with captain william!
Jason  A.
Jason A. Mississauga, Ontario
Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee
Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee
Fishing charter in Belle Glade
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
This was so great. Captain was great as well. Would definitely do it again
Kristy  W.
Kristy W. Dalton, GA
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(290 reviews)
We were a mother and her son out for the morning 1/2 day trip. My son is already a good fisherman and Captain Wood was wonderful with him. He respected what he was already able to do and taught him more. Captain Wood made sure to help me do the best I could to catch a fish and I did. The only negative was that we went in the summertime so he definitely recommends going at a different time of the year, not in July next time. He was very kind and patient and very informative.
Sandra  V.
Sandra V. Casselberry, FL
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(290 reviews)
Mr. William took the time to teach my thirteen year old son tips and little tricks. He was very patient answering his 1000 questions. We had a great time on the water and will do it again next year.
John  G.
John G. Miami, Florida
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(290 reviews)
Had a wonderful time with Captain William, kept us on fission very busy throughout the morning. He is very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. This is my second time joining him, and I will certainly do it again.
John  L.
John L. Bradenton, FL
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(290 reviews)
We had a good day on our trip. Unfortunately the bait shop didn't have and shiners and the bass were not hitting anything else. Next time, I would bring worms and try that so I could attempt other species.
Brandon  C.
Brandon C. Fort Denaud, FL