Can you rent a boat to fish on Lake Okeechobee?

Roland Martin Marina and Resort offers boat rentals on Lake Okeechobee for you and your fishing friends. You can select from one of three options for a day of fishing excitement with the whole family. Great fishing at World Famous Lake Okeechobee! Rent a boat at Roland Martin Marina today!

Are there any fish in Lake Okeechobee?

Lake Okeechobee is nationally recognized as supporting high quality largemouth bass and black crappie fisheries. The lake also supports a commercial fishery dominated by catfish species.

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Are there alligators in Lake Okeechobee?

American alligators are common throughout the state of Florida. There are nearly 30,000 alligators living in Lake Okeechobee. There are around one million alligators dispersed throughout the state. In fact, there are so many alligators in Florida that there’s actually a hunting season for them.

What is the best month to fish Lake Okeechobee?

The spawning season is normal what time of year is most popular for catching a big fish. Spawning can start as early as November and run in to June. Jan, Feb, March, April are all popular months. With that said, numbers of fish caught in April, May and June are topically higher.

Can you eat the fish in Lake Okeechobee?

The Florida Department of Health advises against it, according to its website. “Fish tested from water with blue-green algae show that cyanotoxins don’t accumulate much in the edible parts — muscle or fillet — of fish, but can in other organs,” its website says. “The safest choice is to not harvest or eat these fish.”

What is the best bait to use on Lake Okeechobee?

A fishing report on Lake Okeechobee for Texas Rigging (worming) recommends a Hot Bait of the Strike King Rage Cut-R-Worm in black and blue flake. Accompanying products for this technique include the Picasso Lures Pro Metal Worm Weight in 1/8 oz black.

How deep is Lake Okeechobee in Florida?

With a surface area of 730 square miles, it is the largest lake in the southeastern United States. Despite its impressive size, the lake is shallow, with an average depth of only 9 feet.

Are there sharks in Lake Okeechobee?

Yes, there are bull sharks in the lake. Contrary to popular belief, Okeechobee is connected to the ocean. Before it was connected there were sharks in the lake though.

Do people swim in Lake Okeechobee?

Despite the potential dangers, many still swim in the waters. Skiing, tubing, and swimming remain popular activities, especially with many locals. If you take a few precautions and avoid the algae blooms, you can swim in Lake Okeechobee.

Are there manatees in Lake Okeechobee?

Manatees have been using the locks since they were first opened. The marine mammals will travel from the saltwater river into the freshwater canal and will swim the 23 miles up into Lake Okeechobee, where they find a cornucopia of edible vegetation.

Do alligators eat manatees?

No, they don’t. Actually, while alligators may bite the satellite tags attached to manatees and occasionally prey on manatee calves, they don’t ordinarily bother manatees. Attacks by alligators are very rare, and boat strikes still remain the prime cause of death among adult manatees.

What time of day are manatees most active?

The Three Sisters Springs is a quieter viewing and swimming spot but wherever you are, the best time to be with the manatees is early morning 6 am to 8.30 am when they are most active.

Can a manatee bite you?

Manatees have a mouthful of teeth but they don’t bite. They use their teeth to munch on seagrass and other plant life. They are big eaters, the ocean’s largest herbivore, they can measure almost 14 feet long and weigh as much as 3,000 pounds.

Can you touch a manatee with one hand?

Manatees are naturally curious creatures. If you are patient, chances are great a manatee will approach you. When you touch a manatee, do so with one hand only. Placing two hands on a manatee is considered “riding” the animal and is forbidden.

Can you swim with manatees without a tour?

Yes, that’s possible, but only if you are a local who knows where to go, what to do, and how to conduct yourself properly in their habitat. Swimming with the manatees requires planning and knowledge, including locating the right place to snorkel with them legally, bringing the right gear, and mastering manatee manners.

Why are you not allowed to touch manatees?

Look, but don’t touch manatees.

If manatees become accustomed to being around people, they can alter their behavior in the wild, perhaps causing them to lose their natural fear of boats and humans, which may make them more susceptible to harm.