I fished Okeechobee with a guide out of Roland & Mary Ann Martin's marina last week on the 16th. As stated above lodging and food are good. Fishing was tough and the guide didn't put much effort into our trip. The shiner bite was terrible. Three fish in three hours. Spent the rest of the day with a Texas rig and managed ten small fish. There is clean water in certain sections of the lake and not much grass. Maybe things will improve in the next few weeks.
I had the opportunity to fish it last year. From what I gathered, all the guides work for Roland Martins Marina. When the trip was over, he couldn't accept my payment. I had to pay the gift shop in the marina. They seem to be big on the shiners there. He tried everything that he could do to talk me into buying them when booking the trip and then when I arrived for it. I guess they make a commission off of selling the shiners or something. I think we had around 3 bites all day and he cut it short because fishing was so bad. We had the choice of fishing a swim jig that he picked and that was all. No other baits and no other colors. It was a pretty disappointing trip. Be sure to get recommendations on a good guide.