Delbert and Dave both caught a ton more fish today we lost count but it was still a blast! Today we did not catch as many BIG bass but we did catch one that was 6 1/2 lbs. The wind started picking up today which will make fishing for these fish a little tougher this coming week. With the water temps. perfect for these fish to eat the coming weeks should continue to bring good numbers of quality fish. This weekends tournament is guaranteed to bring some big bags.
Harrison Edwards and his brother both caught several really nice fish today fishing artificial lures in the cattails and dollar pads today. The fog hung around until about 11am letting very little light through the clouds which made the bite today hang on longer than normal. We caught these fish on a couple different swim baits and some top water frog action as well. We were having so much fun catching them that we let a few go that we should have gotten pictures of but didn’t. We had a few fish come up on the swim baits and blow up on it or wake behind it and never hit it as well. The bite is going to continue to get better and better as long as we can keep some clean water and low winds. I am SO looking forward to the next couple of weeks as some of the bigger fish move up in waves. Got a feeling I will be seeing more of these young men after what they saw and experienced on the lake today. Want to book a trip come on down and join us this Spring!
Joe Marino and his son Joe Jr. came down from the North East to fish with us this week and it was just amazing! Cold water and big fish is what we found with several fish over 5lbs. and 1 6 lb. 2oz. Sunshine Bass which is a hybrid Striper and White Bass mix. These fish can get up to 15 lbs but the biggest I have heard of in the lake is 11lbs. These fish fight super hard and don’t ever give up. The weather is supposed to change next week so fishing should continue to heat up. These guys both caught their personal best bass what a day! Come on down and join us!
Mike Mitchell from Colorado came back down to fish with us for the next couple days and this was a great start to the trip! Mike is a Marine biologist and studies fish and their spawning patterns. It was very interesting to learn about the differences in the Northern strain Largemouth and the Florida strain Largemouth their differences and similarities. We caught several BIG fish today and our 5 fish total weight would have went around 31 32 pounds. This weekend there will be around 250 boats fishing all over the lake with the FLW tour so I am looking forward to seeing some BIG bags this week as well. Okeechobee Fishing Guides will work their best to try to keep you on the fish and get you the fish of a lifetime!
Scott Shafer Ohio and his long time buddy came fishing this afternoon and we caught some nice fish all of which look like they are eating well. These guys enjoyed the Florida weather and were thankful to get out of the wind and ice of Ohio. These guys haven’t fished in years but they got back into it like riding an old bike. The fish bit strange today many times hey would chase the shiner around hit at it but never take the bait. The weather being cold may have something to do with the fish slowing down a little but it was still great fishing!
Danny Koon and his long time buddy Delbert have come fishing with Okeechobee Guide Service and Okeechobee Bass Fishing at least 7 times in the last 6 months and these guys know how to get it done! We caught nearly 40 bass today with 6 fish over 5 lbs and 3 fish over 6 lbs. They also lost some really good fish that got off when they wrapped up in the grass. These big girls are moving up to spawn and there will be days coming up that will provide several quality fish in a day. The cooler weather has slowed the bite down a little but as you can see they are still eating. Delbert sat in the back of the boat today and Danny destroyed him in the numbers but Delbert got the BIG bass of the day weighing a little under 7lbs.