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Florida Gator Takedown- 7'

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18 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,750
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Duck Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

South Florida Duck Hunt Thriller

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1 - 6 People From $4,600
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Alligator Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Florida Gator Takedown- 6'

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18 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,650
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Predator Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Thermal Coyote Thriller!

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18 ft 1 - 3 People From $750
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Hog Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Wild Hog Whack- With Lodging

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1 - 10 People From $575
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Alligator Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Florida Gator Takedown- 9'

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18 ft 1 - 4 People From $3,000

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Alligator Hunting Guides Near Lake Okeechobee

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Alligator Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Florida Gator Takedown- 8'

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18 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,000
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Alligator Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Florida Gator Takedown- 11'

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18 ft 1 - 4 People From $5,750
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Alligator Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Florida Gator Takedown- 7'

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Alligator Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Florida Gator Takedown- 10'

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18 ft 1 - 4 People From $4,250
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Alligator Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Florida Gator Takedown- 9'

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Alligator Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Florida Gator Takedown- 6'

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18 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,650

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trip description for Florida Gator Takedown- 10' in Okeechobee

*This trip is for up to 4 people, but its really priced per 10' gator. For example, if 1 person wants to shoot 3 gators then you need to select the 3 person option or if 2 people want to shoot 4 total gators then select 4 people.* Private land alligator hunts are conducted year round. On this alligator hunt we target the specific size gator that the client is looking for. Expect to glass many alligators in ponds and reservoirs from a distance. Once the right size gator is spotted, a stalk is then started. Don’t let alligators fool you, they have excellent sense of smell, hearing, eyesight, and can also feel vibrations. Getting within comfortable shooting range can be a challenge since the target is a little bigger then a quarter. Read More

Alligator Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Florida Gator Takedown- 10'

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18 ft 1 - 4 People From $4,250
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trip description for Florida Wild Boar Whack! in Okeechobee

*This trip is for up to 6 people, but its really priced per hog. For example, if 1 person wants to shoot 3 hogs then you need to select the 3 person option or if 2 people want to shoot 8 total hogs then select 8 people. $225 per additional hog, and $150 per trophy hog* Experience the excitement of florida hog hunting with Chris! We hunt the wild boar out of tree stands overlooking feeders, off the swamp buggy, spot and stalk, with night vision, and of course with hog dogs where you are guaranteed an action packed hunt. This is a free range hog hunt, so you'll have the most authentic experience possible, and additionally, all of Chris's hunts are private. Whichever you prefer we can accommodate. TREESTAND OVER FEED AREAS This option is for the hunter that really wants to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you want to get out early in the morning to watch the sunrise or later in the afternoon to watch the sun set, it makes for a peaceful slow paced day. Our guides will drop you off at the time you desire and you can choose to sit for a couple of hours or all day if you’d like to. With this option there is a very good possibility that you’ll see a few of the other species of game we have at the ranch as well. Some of these species include whitetail deer, red stag, axis deer, other exotics, and much more. So if you are looking for a relaxing day in the woods, then this is the hunt is for you. Thermal Hunts: Thermal hunting is one of the most productive ways to hunt for wild boar esp in the Florida heat. It has really gained popularity and the last few years with advancements in technology in thermal equipment available to citizens. Our rifles are equipped with pulsar XP50 scopes and we carry pulsar axion Xm30 handheld units which make scanning easier. They make spotting would boar at night a game changer. On this hunt we will ride the property on a Kawasaki mule with absolutely no lights on, just thermals. Once a hog is spotted we will sneak up on foot to within around 100 yds typically and take a shot. Our scopes have recording abilities so you can record your hunt and download the footage right to your hunt so you’ll have a hunt that you can share. We are proud to offer 2000 prime hog hunting acres on private land. It is that adrenaline wild hog hunting experience only found here at the ranch. You will not be disturbed by any other wild boar hunting hunters on the property as we cater to our clients. This hunt is for wild hogs. We do not operate a farm but a FREE RANGE Florida hog hunt. So whether you want to experience a swamp buggy hog hunt, Tree stand hog hunt or a stalking hog hunt with dogs, we offer all of that and more. With many options to add to your hog hunt, we only need to know your hunting budget and combo hog hunts can be set up. Florida houses one of the largest populations of wild boar in North America, and Seminole Prairie is located in the heart of Florida outdoors. Florida hog hunting is for all ages; Beginners or experts. Wild boar are considered a nuisance and destructive in many parts of the state, especially in surrounding sugar cane fields and orange groves. Hog hunting has rapidly become popular in the hunting industry thanks to the abundance of game and the many methods of hunting the wild boar. We hunt the wild boar out of tree stands overlooking feeders, off the swamp buggy, spot and stalk, with night vision, and of course with hog dogs where you are guaranteed an action packed hunt. Whichever you prefer we can accommodate. Note: Check out Chris's hog hunt with lodging below if you're looking for an overnight trip! Read More

Hog Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Florida Wild Boar Whack!

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1 - 8 People From $450
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trip description for Florida Gator Takedown- 13'+ in Okeechobee

*This trip is for up to 4 people, but its really priced per 13'+ gator. For example, if 1 person wants to shoot 3 gators then you need to select the 3 person option or if 2 people want to shoot 4 total gators then select 4 people.* Private land alligator hunts are conducted year round. On this alligator hunt we target the specific size gator that the client is looking for. Expect to glass many alligators in ponds and reservoirs from a distance. Once the right size gator is spotted, a stalk is then started. Don’t let alligators fool you, they have excellent sense of smell, hearing, eyesight, and can also feel vibrations. Getting within comfortable shooting range can be a challenge since the target is a little bigger then a quarter. Read More

Alligator Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Florida Gator Takedown- 13'+

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18 ft 1 - 4 People From $12,250
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trip description for Turkey Hunting Adventure! in Okeechobee

Our Osceola turkey hunting grounds is some of the best in the state. We are located far enough south that you can guarantee a pure Osceola turkey. We are also able to hunt both the south and central zone, allowing us an extra two weeks of hunting. The season runs from the first Saturday of march to the third Sunday of April. With over 20,000 acres of private land to turkey hunt and over 90% success we can guarantee that you will see mature Osceola turkeys in a native south Florida woods. If you are a beginner turkey hunter or an avid hunter looking to finish your grand slam look no further. Read More

Turkey Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Turkey Hunting Adventure!

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18 ft 1 - 4 People From $3,250
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trip description for Florida Gator Takedown- 8' in Okeechobee

*This trip is for up to 4 people, but its really priced per 8' gator. For example, if 1 person wants to shoot 3 gators then you need to select the 3 person option or if 2 people want to shoot 6 total gators then select 6 people.* Private land alligator hunts are conducted year round. On this alligator hunt we target the specific size gator that the client is looking for. Expect to glass many alligators in ponds and reservoirs from a distance. Once the right size gator is spotted, a stalk is then started. Don’t let alligators fool you, they have excellent sense of smell, hearing, eyesight, and can also feel vibrations. Getting within comfortable shooting range can be a challenge since the target is a little bigger then a quarter. Read More

Alligator Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Florida Gator Takedown- 8'

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18 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,000
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trip description for Florida Gator Takedown- 12' in Okeechobee

*This trip is for up to 4 people, but its really priced per 12' gator. For example, if 1 person wants to shoot 3 gators then you need to select the 3 person option or if 2 people want to shoot 4 total gators then select 4 people.* Private land alligator hunts are conducted year round. On this alligator hunt we target the specific size gator that the client is looking for. Expect to glass many alligators in ponds and reservoirs from a distance. Once the right size gator is spotted, a stalk is then started. Don’t let alligators fool you, they have excellent sense of smell, hearing, eyesight, and can also feel vibrations. Getting within comfortable shooting range can be a challenge since the target is a little bigger then a quarter. Read More

Alligator Hunting Trip in Okeechobee

Florida Gator Takedown- 12'

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18 ft 1 - 4 People From $8,250
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Everything to Know About Booking a Hunting Guide in Lake Okeechobee

What are the best hunting trips in Lake Okeechobee?

Why should I book a hunting trip in Lake Okeechobee with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 19 trips in Lake Okeechobee, and the most popular trips in the area are Florida Gator Takedown- 13'+ guided by Chris, Florida Gator Takedown- 10' guided by Chris, and Florida Gator Takedown- 8' guided by Chris.

Our guides in Lake Okeechobee are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2937 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, and more.

Looking for kid friendly guides in Lake Okeechobee? Check out our beginner and family friendly guides in Lake Okeechobee.

What types of hunting trips are common in Lake Okeechobee?

Alligator hunting is the most popular in Lake Okeechobee as well as hog hunting, predator hunting, and turkey hunting.

The most commonly sought after species in Lake Okeechobee are: 1. alligator, 2. hog, 3. blue-winged teal, and 4. bobcat.

The most common hunting techniques in Lake Okeechobee are rifle hunting, archery, and thermal hunting but shotgun hunting and hunting from a blind are popular as well.

How much does a Lake Okeechobee hunting trip cost?

in Lake Okeechobee prices can range anywhere from about $498 to $13,080, but the average price for a half day trip in Lake Okeechobee is $7,323. The average price for a full day trip in Lake Okeechobee is $3,154.

What month is best for hunting in Lake Okeechobee?

The most popular season for hunting in Lake Okeechobee is spring, and most hunters book their trips 22 days in advance.

Where can I look through all Captain Experiences trips?

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What is fishing in Lake Okeechobee about?

Fishing in Lake Okeechobee is a beloved pastime for many anglers, renowned for its vast size and abundant fish populations. As the largest freshwater lake in Florida, Lake Okeechobee spans over 730 square miles, offering plenty of space and numerous fishing spots. The lake is particularly famous for its largemouth bass, attracting fishing enthusiasts from all over the country. Known for their size and fight, these bass make every fishing trip an exciting challenge. The lake's shallow waters and extensive vegetation create an ideal habitat for these prized fish.

Besides largemouth bass, Lake Okeechobee is also home to other popular species such as bluegill, crappie, and catfish. The bluegill and crappie fishing, especially during their spawning seasons in the spring and fall, can be incredibly productive. Anglers often find success using live bait and lightweight tackle to catch these smaller but plentiful fish. Catfish, on the other hand, are more commonly caught using bottom-fishing techniques, and they can provide a hearty catch for those looking to bring home some delicious fish for dinner.

The experience of fishing in Lake Okeechobee goes beyond just the catch; the natural beauty and serene environment of the lake contribute significantly to its allure. The lake is surrounded by a variety of wildlife and scenic landscapes, offering a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Many anglers enjoy the opportunity to explore the lake by boat, discovering new fishing spots and soaking in the tranquil surroundings. Whether you’re an experienced angler targeting trophy bass or a family looking for a fun day out, Lake Okeechobee provides a rich and rewarding fishing experience.

What are the most popular months to fish in Lake Okeechobee?

Fishing seasons in Lake Okeechobee vary throughout the year, providing anglers with different opportunities and challenges depending on the time of year. The winter months, particularly December through February, are considered prime time for catching largemouth bass. During this period, the cooler water temperatures trigger the bass to move into shallower areas for spawning, making them more accessible to anglers. This season is highly anticipated by bass fishing enthusiasts who aim to catch trophy-sized fish in the lake’s clear waters.

As spring arrives, from March through May, the fishing landscape in Lake Okeechobee becomes even more vibrant. The warming waters lead to increased activity among various fish species. Besides largemouth bass, anglers can expect excellent catches of bluegill and crappie. These species move into shallow waters to spawn, making them easier to catch using light tackle and live bait. Spring is also a great time for family fishing trips, as the weather is generally pleasant and the fish are plentiful and active.

Summer and fall, from June through November, offer their own unique fishing opportunities on Lake Okeechobee. While the heat of summer can make fishing during midday less productive, early morning and late evening hours are prime times for catching bass and catfish. Catfish, in particular, are more active during the warmer months, providing a good target for those using bottom-fishing techniques. Fall, on the other hand, sees a resurgence of crappie activity as they prepare for their winter spawn. Each season brings its own set of conditions and fish behaviors, ensuring that Lake Okeechobee remains a dynamic and rewarding fishing destination year-round.

What types of fishing are popular in Lake Okeechobee?

Lake Okeechobee offers a variety of fishing experiences, catering to different preferences and skill levels. One of the most popular types of fishing on the lake is bass fishing, which draws anglers from all over due to the lake's reputation for large, trophy-sized largemouth bass. This type of fishing often involves using artificial lures such as plastic worms, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Anglers typically fish around the lake's extensive vegetation, including reeds, grasses, and lily pads, where bass are known to hide and hunt.

Another common type of fishing in Lake Okeechobee is panfishing, targeting species like bluegill and crappie. This type of fishing is particularly popular during the spring and fall spawning seasons when these fish move into shallow waters. Panfishing is great for families and beginners because it generally requires lighter tackle and simpler techniques, such as using live bait like worms or minnows. These fish are often abundant and relatively easy to catch, making for a fun and productive fishing trip.

Catfishing is also a favored method in Lake Okeechobee, especially during the warmer months. Anglers often use bottom-fishing techniques, employing baits such as chicken liver, stink baits, or cut bait to attract catfish. Fishing for catfish can be done from the shore, docks, or boats, and it’s known for being a relaxing yet rewarding activity. Catfish in Lake Okeechobee can grow to impressive sizes, providing a thrilling challenge for those looking to catch something substantial. Each of these fishing methods offers a unique experience, ensuring that Lake Okeechobee caters to a wide range of angling interests and skill levels.

What species are popular in Lake Okeechobee?

Lake Okeechobee boasts an impressive array of fish species, making it a haven for anglers seeking diverse fishing experiences. Largemouth bass reign supreme in these waters, drawing anglers from far and wide with the promise of trophy-sized catches. The lake's extensive vegetation and shallow areas provide ideal habitat for bass, and they can be found year-round. Techniques such as flipping, pitching, and topwater fishing are popular among bass anglers, offering exciting opportunities to reel in the big one.

Aside from bass, Lake Okeechobee is teeming with panfish species like bluegill and crappie. These smaller but abundant fish offer excellent opportunities for anglers of all ages and skill levels. Bluegill, in particular, are a favorite target for families and beginners due to their willingness to bite and the simplicity of catching them. Crappie, on the other hand, provide a thrilling challenge during their spawning seasons in spring and fall, enticing anglers with their tasty flesh and spirited fight.

Catfish also feature prominently in the fishing scene of Lake Okeechobee, with several species including channel, blue, and flathead catfish present in its waters. Catfish are known for their scavenging nature, making them relatively easy to catch using baits like chicken liver, worms, or cut bait. Anglers can enjoy catfishing from the shore, docks, or boats, adding versatility to their fishing experience. Whether targeting bass, panfish, or catfish, Lake Okeechobee offers an abundance of opportunities for anglers to enjoy a memorable day on the water.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We booked a last minute trip with Doug! He was great! He put us on Peacock Bass and Clownfish right away. We landed a 9 lb trophy Peacock Bass and had a great time! Will definitely go fishing with Doug again!

    Kristin H. with Doug H. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    JP was an absolute rockstar captain! He put safety first and made sure we had the time of our lives while catching fish left and right. Not only was he a super cool guide, but he also knew everything there was to know about the Everglades. I'm already planning my next Florida trip just so I can book with JP again. He's the man!

    Colton J. with Jp M. of Belle Glade, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Our fishing experience with Captain Yoan was excellent. Our day total was well over 30 fish. His knowledge, experience and keen eye helped us catch fish throughout the day with at least 5 lunker peacock bass. He taught us a couple of fishing tricks that we'll be using on our future trips. Captain also kept us entertained with stories from his pro bass fishing circuit days during thunderstorm while we were fishing under the bridge.,

    Vitali B. with Yoan A. of Palmetto Bay, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Our trip today with JP was tons of fun. Great guy, good stories and he found us plenty of fish!

    Michael R. with Jp M. of Belle Glade, Florida

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