Welcome to our Lake Okeechobee Fishing Home Page

Lake Okeechobee is the second largest freshwater lake in the country.  It is arguably the best bass fishing lake as well.  Whether you come here to catch a lot of bass or to catch a giant, you can do both on Lake Okeechobee.

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Primary Species of Fish

Largemouth Bass

The bass thrive in this lake with all of the forage and cover for them.  All types of grass are spread throughout this lake, which give the bass plenty of places to hide and rest.  The most popular way to fish this lake is with shiners and by flipping jigs or soft plastics around the cover.  If you are coming to Florida to catch a 10 pound bass, Lake Okeechobee is one of your best bets.  There are numerous bass over 10 pounds as well as tons of bass in the 2 to 5 pound range.  If you are going for a trophy bass, try the biggest shiners you can buy.  Big bass love shiners on Lake Okeechobee.

Secondary Species of Fish

Crappie, Bream (Bluegill & other similar Sunfish)

Lake Okeechobee does have good fishing for a variety of panfish too.  Crappie (called specks down here) and bream are available in good numbers with lots of big fish too.  Bream are just a variety of different sunfish that are similar to bluegill.  Pumpkinseed and shell cracker are a couple examples of the different types of bream you will find in the area lakes.

Lake Okeechobee Fishing Tips

We have plenty of fishing tips in the following sections:

Learn the Lake

The Fish

Fishing Calendar


Lake Okeechobee Fishing Regulations

Florida Fish & Wildlife Freshwater Fishing Regulations Page