Lake Okeechobee

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Lake Okeechobee Fishing Charters

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Lake Okeechobee: 12 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(250 reviews)
South Bay
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trips from $439
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(70 reviews)
South Bay
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(28 reviews)
Clewiston
trips from $325
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(8 reviews)
Belle Glade
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(31 reviews)
Belle Glade
trips from $325
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Okeechobee
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Belle Glade
trips from $450
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(36 reviews)
South Bay
trips from $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Okeechobee
trips from $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Clewiston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Lake Okeechobee

According to customer reviews, Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee, Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee, and Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston are some of the most popular fishing charters in Lake Okeechobee. Full list of top fishing charters in Lake Okeechobee.

The average price for a private 4 hour Lake Okeechobee fishing trip is $430, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $537 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee, Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee, and Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Lake Okeechobee.

The most popular fish species you can target are Largemouth Bass, Peacock Bass, and Crappie. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Fly Fishing. Lake fishing, inshore fishing, and river fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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 26030 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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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
(250 reviews)
I booked this trip for my father and I. From the very beginning till the very end, Captain William Wood was very fun, professional, and knowledgeable. He put us on fish all day had a wonderful time will book 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
5.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
Good trip, was a nice day but wind picked up after 2 hrs. Fished with wild shiners and Captian William put us on some fish early on, decent size 1.5 - 3.0 Largemouth for a few hrs. we then made some moves to an inner location to get out of the direct wind and there were some bigger fish in that location that we stalked for some time, but unable to land those giants. More than likely 5-7 lb range. So overall a good day and enjoable expereince.
Martin  P.
Martin P. Derby, CT
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Very good
4.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
My son an I had a great fishing day with Captain William Wood. We caught 3 nice bass but had we landed every fish we hooked we would have caught as many as 8 - 10 bass. Captain William was knowledgeable with what bait to use and where to go on the lake. We paid for a 1/2 day trip and Captain William worked really hard at the end of our trip to make sure my son caught a bass before our time ended. I would book another trip with Captain Wood.
Randy  W.
Randy W. Allentown, PA
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Had a great trip. JP was engaging and instructional. “Hard, Fast, and High.” It’s engrained in our brain. Many thanks on good trip.
Nathanael  M.
Nathanael M. Fayetteville, AR
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
Great time fishing with Captain Wood. Very knowledgeable and helpful. My son and I caught around 13 bass in 4 hours and one was 4lb 9oz. Would definitely recommend.
Todd  H.
Todd H. Seymour, IN
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Unfortunately it was very windy, but captain J.P.Mckay is very knowledgeable and got us into some nice bass about 8 and 9 lbs and some 3 to 4 lbs and a few 1-2 pounders also. Very talkative with some great stories.
Richard  S.
Richard S. Byron, NY
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
My two boys and I had a great day. He took excellent photographs & video of our catches. Great guide & gentleman. Thank you Captain Woods!
James  T.
James T. Orlando, Florida
Okeechobee Guide Service
Okeechobee Guide Service
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(36 reviews)
Gave this fishing trip as a belated Xmas gift to my son in law. We all had a great time. Captain Mike was very attentive and made sure we had success catching fish.
Anjali  G.
Anjali G.
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
Afternoon trip on Lake Okeechobee with Captain William Wood was very enjoyable. He knows the lake and various lures/presentations to keep us on fish. Great guide!
Mike  S.
Mike S. Hudsonville, MI
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
If you're thinking bout booking a trip, do it. You'll have an amazing time, with great views, great fishing, and an even better captain. Captain JP will put you on fish, while helping you learn along the way. Thanks again for having us out JP.
Zachary  B.
Zachary B. Bellaire, OH
Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston
Bass Flats & Beyond - Clewiston
Fishing charter in Clewiston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(28 reviews)
Very knowledgeable on bass fishing. Gave lots of helpful tips I can use and take back home. Being new to large mouth bass fishing I’ll take all the advice I can get. Fishing was so so but all the boats around us were not doing any better. Kept moving and trying different things, got on to some fish and landed a few but lost more than we put in the boat. Even caught my first on top water. Had a blast on my first fresh water fishing trip in Florida
Darwin  T.
Darwin T. Myrtle Creek, OR
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
Early start, stunning sunrise and surroundings and a very different vibe. Flats fishing like Belize but with large mouth bass as the prize rather than bonefish. Really a ‘cents on the dollar’ flats fishing experience. It’s also nice to be in the best boat on the water with the most experienced guide and excellent weather. Me and my best mate did this together and I’m bringing my wife back to enjoy the same!
Steve  H.
Steve H.
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Great time fishing Lake Okeechobee JP was very knowledgeable and accommodating
Crowe  T.
Crowe T. Greenwood, IN
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
We spent the day fishing with Captain Bill and he was great. He spent time with both of us reviewing how to use some of the tackle. Will come back again next year. JB
James  B.
James B. Hillsborough Township, NJ
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
Bill is a pro, really knows what he’s doing, great personality, lots of fun! And he gave us an extra hour and the sunset was amazing!
Susan  N.
Susan N. Jupiter, Florida
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Had an awesome day with JP on the water. We ended up fishing the whole day topwater lures and had a blast. 10/10 would do it all over again.
Malte  B.
Malte B. Halethorpe, MD
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
Lake Okeechobee is a big piece of water, and Captain Bill is the guy to help you guide it! Very knowledgeable and experienced fisherman, and made our trip a memorable experience. Thanks Bill!
Michael  S.
Michael S. Philadelphia, PA
Fish-N-Maniac Okeechobee Bass Charters
Fish-N-Maniac Okeechobee Bass Charters
Fishing charter in Okeechobee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
My wife and i had great time and next time in Florida we will call Captain Paul for another trip
Anthony  C.
Anthony C. Glenshaw, PA
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
My friend and I had a day with 40 degrees and 30mph winds and highly anticipating an extremely slow day. Captain Wood was very thorough with surveying the waters and locating spots producing action. We landed 4 and one being a personal best at 5.48lb. I would definitely recommend Captain Wood as my wife and I are planning a spring trip with him.
John  S.
John S. Lake Worth, FL
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro – Lake Okeechobee
Fishing charter in South Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
Had a very productive trip with Captain William fishing for bass with live bait (shiners). I learned new techniques for hooking fish successfully that I wasn’t aware of when fishing for bass in my home town Kansas lakes. Good time !
Steve  G.
Steve G. Shawnee, KS