About Lake Okeechobee:
The Seminole Indian name Okeechobee means “Big Water“. A proper name for the largest fresh water lake in the United States, occurring entirely in one state. The Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission states, “there is no place that can compare with Lake Okeechobee, not only for trophy bass, history and wildlife, but its size is amazing.”
The lake is about 37 miles long by 30 miles wide, totaling over 730 square miles with an average depth of only 10 feet. To fishermen nationwide, it’s renowned for the number of bass it has per acre. Lake Okeechobee also produces more bass over 7 pounds than any lake in Florida and the United States.
Lori an author, angler, manager and fishing enthousis. Grew up in North Carolina and has a passion for all things involving the outdoors. Enjoys fishing, boating and loves her daughters, critters and traveling.