Lake Okeechobee is Florida's largest lake
Lake Okeechobee is located on the south-central portion of the Florida peninsula at latitudes 27o 12'N to 26o 40'N and longitudes 81o 07'W to 80o 37'W.
Lake Okeechobee is nationally recognized as supporting high quality largemouth bass and black crappie fisheries.
- Aquatic plant communities benefit fish by providing spawning habitat,
- Some abiotic factors of a lake are water, the rocks that may be nearby, sand, soil, and nutrients.
Most Florida lakes formed by dissolution of limestone bedrock, subsequent groundwater flow into subterranean caverns, and collapse of surface layers. 7800 lakes greater than 1 acre; most are small, shallow, and in central, sandy ridge part of state; Okeechobee produced by an uplifted sea-floor depression, is by far the largest.
Trophic (nutrient) status varies; most lakes are poorly to moderately supplied with nitrogen and phosphorus nutrients and have low to medium densities of microalgae and aquatic plants.