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Known at various times throughout history as Laguna del Espiritu Santo, Mayaimi, and Lake Mayaco, Lake Okeechobee—from two Seminole Indian words meaning "big water"—is located in the center of Florida. It covers 730 square miles, has 135 miles of shoreline and an average depth of nine feet, and is the second largest freshwater lake in the continental United States after Lake Michigan.  This amazing lake is known to be one of the best fisheries in the world and is host to a number of fishing tournaments professional and for the weekend angler. Okeechobee offers a variety of guide services to ensure that you have the best possible fishing experience.  For information on guides click or contact:

Garrard's Tackle Shop   (863) 763-3416

Fast Break Inc.   (863) 763-0973

Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters   (863) 763-2248

South Florida Fishing & Hunting Outfitters (863) 697-3588

John's Guide Service (863) 532-1720

Bass Fishing Guide Captain Ben Carroll (407) 922-7000


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