Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guides: Texans visit the Big “O”

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Today was spent with Doug Gresham & his wife Laura, who hail from Texas. Doug & his wife have been working the hurricane damage from New Orleans to Florida. They are both Insurance adjustors. We had a good day on the Lake today catching 45 bass in our 4 hours of fishing. Doug did suffer some heartbreak however, he hooked and fought beautifully a massive bass for several minutes, only to have the hook pull from the jaw of this big fish at the last possible second, 10 feet from the boat to be exact. His wife became very adept at hooking, and landing, fish after fish. All in all we had a great time, I am sure Doug And his wife will return to fish Lake Okeechobee again.

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Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guides: Ohio Farmers Day !

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Today we fished with 8 gentlemen from Ohio. All of these gentlemen make their living working the earth, they farm between 1000 to 8000 acres each, and work very hard. There were three boats of us today, ready to challenge the bass population of the Big “O”. We left the tackle shop at 6:30am, heading to Okeetantie Park to launch our boats. From the ramp we went to our best early morning spot in anticipation of a big bite. The fish did not disappoint today, There were 9 fish over 5 lbs, 2over 6 lbs, 2 over 8lbs, and 1 giant of 10lbs 2oz among the three boats, all in all we managed to catch 175 bass among the 3 boats, quite an eventful day. In addition to laughing alot we also made new friends, what anyone would call a very good day.

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Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guides: Big Day on the Big “O”!

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Today I fished with Robert & Butch, they are in Florida doing a cabinet installation job in West Palm Beach and decided to see if fishing Lake Okeechobee was as good as they had heard. Their answer would be a resounding yes!. We left the bait store with 8 dozen wild shiners in anticipation of spending 8 hours on the lake catching bass. We were back at the bait store in 5 hours after catching 67 bass. Once again we got into a large school of fish and the catching was fast and furious, most were in the 2 lb range. We caught three fish in the 4 lb class & two 5lbers, the big fish on this day was 7lb 3oz. The fishing continues to be very, very good.

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Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guides: Big Bass Bonanza!

The big fish bite we have been experiencing for the last 3 weeks continues. I fished with 2 gentlemen from Maryland today & and has been the pattern we started in some running water.
We caught 12 fish in the first hour and then made several moves where we caught 5 or 6 fish at each stop. We then ran to another spot and as we passed this area I had been fishing previously we saw fish chasing bait, and then they came up in a school knocking shad out of the water. We stopped and anchored and proceeded to catch 34 fish from this area. Most of these fish were in the 2lb range with a couple near 3lbs. We were down to our last few wild shiners and they were huge baits, the first bait we put out set for about 5 minutes before a fish blew up on it , engulfing it, it turned out to be and 8lb 4oz bass, which was long and thin from already spawning out. The next wild shiner was bigger than the first one and did not set 5 minutes before another fish blew up on it, this fish turned out to be a 9lb 14oz giant that had also already spawned out. This was the largest bass of Bob’s life so needless to say he was quite thrilled.

 

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Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guides: Spawning Bass on Lake Okeechobee!

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Today I fished with 2 gentlemen from Rochester Indiana, both were skilled fishermen, who spend a lot of time on the water. Our first move from the ramp was to Nubbin Slough where the water has been flowing for 3 weeks and the fishing has been outstanding, we spent an hour and a half there trying to coax a bite out of the fish we could see on the sonar graph. We never caught a fish there so we moved to another moving water site where the results were more of the same, lots of junk fish, gar, pickerel & such but again no bass. It was at this point we decided to go out into the lake. For the next two hours we caught fish after fish. Our total for the 1/2 day trip was 37 bass, the largest being a 7lb 30z female swollen with roe. We had 7 fish over 4 lbs today which is rather incredible in itself. All in all it was a great day on the Big “O” . Nearly
all of the female bass we caught today were fat with eggs and ready to spawn.

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Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report: Big “O” Report

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Today I fished 2 Hoosiers once again, It marks the third time in the last two weeks I have had Fishermen from Indiana, obviously the state of Indiana is a fishing bunch. As with the last three weeks or so, we started our fishing day in an area of moving water, the fish bit well today and we caught 17 fish in the first 1/1/2 hours. The biggest fish of the day went to Aaron , the younger of my 2 companions for the day, he boated an 8lb 2oz Okeechobee bass that was his biggest bass ever! His friend Ken then boated a 6lb 4oz bass which more or less ended our bite. We then proceeded to the main lake, where we fished an area of catails about the size of a house, with water hyacinths blown up and stuck within the reeds. We caught 12 fish on the first 12 shiners that we threw into this hole, with a grand total for the day of 47 bass. All in all it was a great 4 hour trip on the Big “O”.

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Okeechobee Fishing Report: Big Fish Bonanza!

The big fish showed up this weekend , and in a big way, I had a half day trip with Fred & Sheila Schlasly of Miami. In our 4 hours of fishing we caught 29 bass on live wild shiners. In the last 4 days there have been numerous large fish caught, a 10lber, two 9lbers, three 8lbers and too many sevens to mention all caught on live wild shiners.

Not to leave out the artificial bite, it was kicking too! Saturday marked the first Christian team Tournament held since the hurricane and it was big! The winning bag was 32 lbs plus, second was 28lbs plus and the big catches continued down the line. Sunday the HeadTurners3 tournament trail kicked off from Okeetantie and the results were impressive as well. The winning sack was once again 32lbs plus, second was 25lbs, third 23lbs, and right on down the line with impressive catches. The schooling fish made a showing for the first time since the storm and were found in numerous places from Tin House Cove to Indian Prairie Canal. These fish were easy to catch when they came up, chasing tiny shad, just throw a rattling crankbait at them and hold on. Once these fish went down they could be caught on a variety of plastic baits.

The Big “O” got hot this weekend!

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