Lake Okeechobee is the most “famous big bass lake” in Florida, well-known for the quantity and quality of bass the lake produces. This reputation on Lake Okeechobee has continued for many years as producing the biggest and best large-mouth bass fishing in Central Florida. On Okeechobee the two primary ways to fish are with artificial lures or wild shiners. Bass fishing on the “Big O” with wild shiners is the preferred bait for many anglers for trophy bass. It just happens that it’s the natural food that they feed on daily.
Wild Shiner fishing became very popular many years ago when anglers fishing Okeechobee for largemouth bass would see there feeding habits. It has become the increasingly popular choice because once you’ve experienced this style of fishing you’ll quickly recognize that its much more than just sitting and watching bobbers. I have a special kind of tackle and a secret way of hooking and rigging shiners. I’m not telling you how at this time, but i’ll be happy to teach you while out on the lakes. Like some of you, I also prefer to fish with artificial lures as much as possible. When fishing Lake Okeechobee with artificial, you will have the choice of spinning, bait casting, or fly fishing. Flipping and pitching on Okeechobee is always real popular, it’s always a great lake for topwater plugs due to its shallow depths. I’m open to any techniques you’re interested in learning about, just let me know. At your request, I will suggest what the best form of fishing would be at the time of your booking, but which ever option you choose is entirely up to you. I would suggest that you do a little of both.