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.
Mike and son Mark Hammus came to enjoy some time together and some Okeechobee Bass catching. The temp. this morning was only 43 deg. but the fish still bit for us! These guys sure can fish making the bites count today and landing several nice fish! Although the cold weather makes the bite a little slower some days the fish still eat and the fishing will continue to get better and better throughout the beginning of the year into Spring. These fish were caught on the South/West side of the lake but fish are being caught all over the lake on senko, worm, top water frogs, etc. The artificial bite is much much slower and can be extremely tough for anyone even the seasoned angler this time of year, but I was always told it a lot easier to feed them (ie.shiners) than fool them (ie.artificial)!
Rick Goette and his daughter Morgan came to enjoy some time together and a great day on the water with OkeechobeeBassFishing.com. They caught several nice bass with a total of 28 bass today. Morgan is one of the top women shooters in the U.S. and is here training with her coach at Quail Creek in Okeechobee. It was a pleasure taking them out and watching Morgan woop her dad in the numbers at the end of the day.
Brent Shaffner and his son Mason had an absolutely amazingly awesome day fishing with Okeechobee Bass Fishing and Okeechobee Fishing Guides today, catching this 10lb. 1oz. swamp donkey. Mason his son caught this Giant as well!
The fish are moving up on beds so these Giant fish hopefully will stick around for a while an let me get some more catch and release photos before they decide to move back out. This is the first 10 pound plus bass of 2109 and we are only 3 days in. There will be many more caught this year since the fishing is phenomenal I am counting on it to be very soon. Why not YOU? Come on down and check out beautiful Lake Okeechobee and OkeechobeeBassFishing.com
Jason Metcalf and Cat Mitchell had an amazing day on Big Lake O catching nearly 40 bass with several nice fish to go with them. They came all the way from Kentucky to enjoy some fun, sun. and Big Okeechobee Bass! The fish are eating like crazy, chasing and crushing these shiners one after another this morning. I love my job and I love my clients! Thanks for coming and thanks for another phenomenal day on Lake Okeechobee.
Jason caught this 6lb 2oz Okeehcobee Bass fishing with Okeechobee Fishing Guides!