Okeechobee Fishing Resort Being Developed by Bass Pro Shops

OKEECHOBEE — The contract has been signed and the clock is ticking.

On Jan. 16, at 9 a.m. the Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners officially signed the contract with Bass Pro to develop the Okee-Tantie Recreation Area.

Bass Pro now has 9 months to develop plans for the site.

“We believe that we are the most qualified partner to design, develop and operate a high-quality fishing resort on the most notable bass fishing lake in America,” Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops founder, wrote in their bid on the project. “We also feel that the strength of our company and its marketing horse power make us the very best marketing partner to promote this great fishing destination.

“For over 30 years Bass Pro Shops has been sharing outdoor passions through our nature-based Resort Division. From our previous personal visits to this property, as well as the many years spent fishing there, I believe our company is the absolute best long-term partner to develop the amazing lake front property known as Okee-Tantie.

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