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8-hour Lake Okeechobee Fishing Trip near Fort Pierce

8-hour Lake Okeechobee Fishing Trip near Fort Pierce
Duration:
8 hours
From:
USD 399.95
<p>Fish on world famous Lake Okeechobee on this 8-hour charter. Lake Okeechobee is known for the largemouth bass caught here year after year. Enjoy a private guided freshwater fishing trip on the lake on a modern 21' boat, where your guide knows where fish are biting. Suited for first-timers, experienced anglers and those who just want to relax and enjoy the sights, your captain will ensure that you have a memorable time and ensure that those participating in the fishing activity are spending an adequate amount of time in the best known areas. The charter is great for all ages and the boat is accessible for all physical abilities. So grab your hat, sunglasses and cell phone to take pictures. Fishing rods and reels (right and left-handed), tackle, captain guide and safety equipment included.</p>

4-hour Lake Okeechobee Fishing Trip near Fort Pierce

4-hour Lake Okeechobee Fishing Trip near Fort Pierce
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4 hours
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Fish with us on the world famous Lake Okeechobee, known for the large-mouth bass it produces year round. All tours are guided by a licensed Captain in a modern 21' boat, they provide the fishing rods and reels, right and left handed. All the tackle you can use or lose, and all other necessities including safety equipment.<br /><br />No experience, no problem. Our&nbsp;Captains provide fishing instructions and casting lessons which are all included for beginners and advanced techniques for the experts.<br /><br />So grab your hat, sunglasses and cell phone to take pictures. All you have to do is step on board, cast a pole and wait for the tug on the other end. This tour will take you on a fishing adventure that will last a lifetime!

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Where is St Lucie County Airport?
St. Lucie County International Airport (IATA: FPR, ICAO: KFPR, FAA LID: FPR) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) northwest of the central business district of Fort Pierce, a city in St. Lucie County, Florida, United States. It is owned by the St. Lucie Board of County Commissioners.


The airport sees frequent use by various aviation flight schools in south Florida, including three based at the airport, for general aviation flight training traffic. The airport also hosts a Federal Inspection Station (FIS) administered by United States Customs & Border Patrol, which makes it a frequent stop for private aircraft coming in and out of the Bahama Islands.


DayJet provided an on-demand jet air taxi service from this airport before they suspended operation in September 2008.


That history of the airport dates back to 1921 when The Commercial Club of Fort Pierce built an airport where the local American Legion building now stands on U.S. Route 1 for an airline that never got off the ground. Nine years later, the county purchased 1,600 acres (6.5 km2) of land that eventually became the current airport; however the first commercial airport was dedicated in 1935 in an area in the vicinity of U.S. Route 1 and Edwards Road.


The current airport, originally named Fort Pierce Airport, was leased during World War II by the U.S. Navy as an auxiliary field for pilots and flight crews from Naval Air Station Vero Beach, Naval Air Station Melbourne and Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale for conducting daytime and nighttime field carrier landing practice (FCLP) prior to landing on actual aircraft carriers. Scout aircraft, dive bombers and torpedo attack bombers utilized the runways, which were redesigned by the military to better accommodate naval aviation training requirements. In 1947, the Navy disestablished operations and the U.S. Government conveyed the airport back to the county, to include two newly constructed runways, without charging for the improvements made.


With little financial capital in county government to operate and maintain a modern airport, the facility languished for the next ten years, becoming overgrown with vegetation and subject to frequent grazing by cattle from nearby farms and ranches. During the 1960s and 1970s, major improvements took off with the construction of an airport terminal, modern hangars, airfield lighting, navigational aids and fuel facilities. Curtis King, who became the first full-time director in 1967, played an instrumental role in the development of the county's airport for 31 years.


The airport continued to evolve as a general aviation facility, and even though two of four runways were decommissioned, one such former runway became the site of the Airport West Commerce Park, while Runway 9/27 was lengthened and improved.


Runway 10L-28R was completed early 2010 costing $15.3 million dollars, the runway currently has no taxiways to parking therefore making it designated for touch and go operations.


 

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2016