Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report: December 2011, Great Bass Fishing!

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December 31, 2011

The final day of 2011 and it was an incredible year on Lake Okeechobee! I fished with Jim Glazebrook & his grandson Riley from Ill, today. We had a great time catching bass to close out my final trip for the year.


December 29, 2011

We fished with the Kite family from Vero Beach today. Keith & Kyle fished in my boat and Kollin & Kay fished with Butch. It was extremely cold this morning and the water temperatures dropped about 6 degrees in the last couple of days, so we did not have great expectations. The fish did bite pretty well though as you can see from the pictures, it was a pleasant surprise, we hope the great fishing will continue and we expect that it will.


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December 28, 2011

I fished with Billy & Becky Brinck from Ohio and Becky’s sister Anna today. The fish bit right from the start this morning, our five largest bass weighed 32 pounds. We took pictures of those great looking Okeechobee Bass and released them alive & well to fight another day.



December 27, 2011

, I fished with Brian, Alex and Eric Baumann today, we caught bass as fast as I could bait their hooks. It is going to be a great winter!

December 23, 2011

I fished with my long time client and good friend Jim Pickett and my son Jordan today. It was a beautiful day with very light winds and warm water. The bass bit just like they have been biting, fast & furious. As you can see Jim caught a big bass, the bass Jordan is holding pulled the rod out of his hand and we thought we had lost it. Later we saw the cork floating way back in the marsh, we motored back there only to find the bass still on the hook and the rod still attached!


December 20, 2011

I fished with Lenny Spitz from Delray Bch today and his son Mark. It was another windy day and the fish bit from sunup until we were out of bait. We had a couple of big fish on again today but did not get them to the boat this time. We had a lot of laughs together and it was a great morning.

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December 18, 2011

I could not get my page to accept all of the pictures at once so I had to put the picture of the 9 pound 1 oz and the 10 pounder together afterwards. Charles was struggling from holding the two giant bass up, but it was worth it. What a great day!


December 18, 2011

Today was day 2 with Charles Rosen, his partner of yesterday Cpt Jim had to get home so he could not fish with us today. We go on the water very early, because the forecast was for high winds building during the morning. The morning started off well we were catching some quality bass and getting a lot of bites. After about an hour of catching the bite sort of slowed a little bit. We lost 2 shiners in a row to the same fish that was just picking at the bait. The next shiner we cast toward the cover disappeared quickly, and Charles looked at me and said its a big fish. It turned out to be a 9 pound 1 ounce giant, a huge fish! After Charles and I settled down we baited up again and cast another shiner in the same spot toward the heavy cover, immediately the cork disappeared and Charles again said it’s a big fish and told me to get the net, we landed her after a great fight and she weighed 10 pounds! Another huge Bass! We were both sort of flabbergasted by the two giant bass but got back to fishing after a few minutes. We caught quite a few more nice fish in the 3 to 5 pound range and then Charles finished the day with a bass that weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces. What an incrediblwe Day of Bass fishing on Lake Okeechobee! The top picture is the 10 pounder, the 2 picture down is the 9 pound 1 oz bass and the bottom picture is the 7 pound 2 ounce fish.



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December 17, 2011

I fished with Charles Rosen from Miami and his friend Cpt Jim today. Both guys are avid saltwater anglers and wanted to try freshwater fishing in Lake Okeechobee. We started the day catching bass on wild shiners and then when we ran out of live bait we switched to artificial baits and continued catching.

December 16, 2011

I fished with Jeff Rose and his two sons Jared & Hayden today. The boys live in Ga. and love to bass fish, it was a perfect day light winds and nice and warm. We caught bass from sunup until noon and then called it a day.


December 15, 2011

I fi9shed with Beryl Anthony from Arkansas today, Beryl is an avid golfer and fishermen and had never fished the Big “O”, before today. We had a greast time, Beryl caught a big Bass, and among the many other fish we caught there were at least 12 fish over 4 pounds.

December 14, 2011

I fished with Bob & Ann Steele from Kokomo In. today. It was there first trip to Okeechobee and it turned out to be a great one. It was very windy, but the fishing was incredible once again.


December 13, 2011

I fished with Richard & Joe Ford from NY today, it was windier than heck, but we got the fish biting and had a great day.

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December 7, 2011

Another perfect December day, 80 degrees air temps with 70 degreee water temps. Many of the bass are full of roe and will probably spawn on this next full moon, while others are nowhere near ready to spawn. The bass are biting as if there is no tomorrow. I fished with Ken Means & Jim glazebrook from Ill today, the pictures tell most of the story.


December 6, 2011

I fished with Brian Graves from Virginia today, it has warmed up since last week and the water is 70 degrees. The bass are biting and the lake is in incredible shape. The upcoming full moon will bring some big fish to very shallow water, Brian caught one big Bass and lost another in the thick cover.

December 3, 2011

Today was day 2 with Russell and Chris, it was a good deal windier today but we still managed to catch a lot of fish. We caught them on shiners and artificials, Russell used a shiner pattern sinking fly on his fly-rod.


December 2, 2011

I fished with Russell Grant from NY and his friend Chris Senna from Utah today.
It was a great day of bass fishing, we wacked em!, more 5 and 6 pound bass than we have caught in a while.


December 1, 2011

December started right where November left off, big bass and big numbers of bass are biting daily, we are catching fish like crazy. I fished with Tom & terry Mowatt from Indiana today on their first trip to Okeechobee. We caught some great fish as you can see and had a great time together!