Okeechobee Fishing Guides Nov. 24 2012- Okeechobee Fishing Report

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November 24, 2012
I fished with Brad Roark and his father today. The Roarks are from Swayzee, so we had a lot to talk about. Seems we knew all of the same people, so we had a great day of catching bass and catching up on home state news. It was a terrific day with great people.

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November 21, 2012
I fished with Len Ciulla and his grandsons Nick & Alex today, the boys love bass fishing and we always have a great time together. It was very windy and rough again today, making anchoring and holding on our shiner spot difficult. Just like yesterday the fish bit hard in the rough water. As you can tell from the pictures the guys all caught big Bass today.

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November 28, 2012
Day 3 with the Effird boys, fishing got much tougher today, the wind brought dirty water into our fishing area making catching very tough. North winds are forecast for the next few days which will clean it up quickly.
November 27, 2012
Day 2 with the Effird boys, only today we were joined by 11 year old Justin. In the last two days we have caught well over 100 bass, with all 3 guys catching their personal best big Bass. The moon is nearly full and the water and air temperatures are warm it makes for near perfect conditions.

 

November 26, 2012
 I fished with Johnny & Jody Effird from Ga. today, aside from the incredible bass fishing we had a discussion about the bulldog & Gator rivalry. It was a terrific day of fishing with big Bass and large numbers of bass too.

 

 

 

November 20, 2012
Day 2 with Earl Trotter, very windy making it hard to hold on anchor, but the trouble was well worth it. Earl caught 2 big Bass today the top picture was an old fish that is looking to spawn, her tail is all torn up and she has a huge mouth and bugged out eyes, the other fish is in about the same shape only younger. Looks like we may have some fish spawning on the full moon, unless the water gets too cold from a cold front.

 

November 18, 2012
 Day 1 with Earl Trotter, we have fished together before and always have a great time. We did’nt catch huge numbers today, we did however catch big Bass, three of them to be exact, Earl is holding the first two he caught early this morning, he then caught another big fish later.
November 17, 2012
I fished with Mark & Lenny (Mudfish) Spitz today, as always we had a great time catching bass. They are both good guys and we always have a great time when we fish together.

 

November 16, 2012
I fished with Clinton & Joseph Jones from Atlanta today, it was a terrific day of fishing with great company, as you can see we caught em!

 

November 14, 2012
Day 3 with Erroll, we really wacked them today, from the first shiner right to the last the bass were chewing! Erroll is a great guy and we had a great 3 days together, I learned alot about South Africa these past three days.
November 13, 2012
Day 2 with Erroll from South Africa, terrific early morning bite then it slowed to a crawl. Still looking for the big ones!
November 12, 2012
I fished with Erroll Nortke from Johannesburg South Africa today, Erroll wanted to catch some big bass, and he did. We had a great day of fishing together
November 11, 2012
Day two with Tom & Andy, as you can see the lake was dead flat, catching was not as fast as yesterday, but we managed to pick away at them all day.
November 10, 2012
I fished with Tom Allgood & Andy Tisdale from Ga. today. Tom has been here numerous times and it was Andy’s first trip. We had a banner day as the pictures will show. I can’t say enough about how great the fishing is on Lake Okeechobee, there’s no place in the World like it!
November 9, 2012
I fished with Norm Akers & his brother -in-law Denny Elder today, the guys are from Mo. and do a lot of fishing. It was a little chilly and of course windy. The bass are biting like crazy though.
November 8, 2012
Day 3 with the five retired Military Officers, angler of the day was Gene Auerbach from Ca. it was cool and very windy today which lowered the water temps several degrees. The bite was slightly slower but we caught them anyway. We had three great days of fishing and fellowship with these great guys.
November 7, 2012
Day 2 with the Retired Military Officers, Mike Casey was the man of the day with 2 big Bass. We left the shop with 10 dozen shiners this morning, and none of them, made the return trip.
November 6, 2012
Today we fished with 5 gentlemen who are all retired military officers, 4 of them were in the Navy and the other was in the Army. In my boat today was Mike Casey from Mi. and Gene Auerbach from Ca. We had a  wonderful morning of catching, we left the ramp with 7 dozen shiners and they had all been eaten by 9am, we then switched over to artificial baits and continued catching only at a slower rate. I love the fall & spring on lake Okeechobee!

 

November 4, 2012
I fished with two lovely ladies today, Eydie & Linda are from NJ and just wanted to see if they could catch some Bass on Lake Okeechobee. Eydie is an experienced angler and Linda does not fish so we sort of got offf to a slow start. Once the girls figured it out though the results are obvious. It was a tremendous morning of catching!

 

 November 3, 2012
 I fished with Jim Henry from Hobe Sound this morning, great fishing just keeps getting better, we are catching them as fast as we can hook a shiner and get them into the water.
       November 2, 2012
I fished with Jim  & Christy Bradley from Colorado today, we fished together last year and they caught so many fish they decided to come fish with us again. We had a great morning of catching going through shiners quickly. We moved to the North Shore today to another prime catching spot, and it was good!

 

November 1, 2012
I fished with John & George this morning, after yesterday afternoon they couldn’t wait for this morning, and for good reason.
Oct 31. 2012
I fished with John Emerson & George Minix from Indiana This afternoon we had a great afternoon a caught a lot of bass.
Oct 31, 2012
Im fished with Tom Hanzlik from Chicago today. After a week of very windy conditions and rough water today qwas dead cal slick, a beautiful day for fishing and catching! Tom caught bass as fast as he could reel them in and bait the hook with another shiner.
Oct 30, 2012
I fished with Roddy & Nick from NY today, it was the 8th time they have traveled from NY to Okeechobee to fish with us. We had another great day of catching. The air temperatures were cold and it was a little windy, but the catching was great.
Oct 24, 2012
I fished with Brant & Kari Crenshaw from Ca. and Dave Thomas from Jupiter today. It was a very windy morning which made keeping anchored a very difficult task. The fishing remains very good though we caught them as fast as we could get our baits in the water. It was a great morning with great people.

 

 

Oct 21, 2012
I fished with Jason Durbin from Tallahassee today, it was very windy but we managed to catch them good once again. Now if I could just keep other people out of my shiner hole.

 

 

Oct 13, 2013
      I fished with Nathan ,Emma & Ethan this morning. This trip was all about the kids, although Nathan caught the biggest bass today. The kids caught a lot of bass on shiners and also had some great snacks!
Oct 12, 2012
       I fished with Joe Woods and his son-in-law Kevin today, the bass were on fire this morning munching on our shiners like there was no tomorrow. We caught bass on artificial baits and live bait too, Surer makes my job easy when the fish are biting like this.

 

 

Oct 11, 2012

I fished with, Devon , Justin and Jordan today, It was another great morning of catching. It is a great time of year,  were catching  a lot of bass and big bass too. Traffic is very slow this month, so lets go fishing..

Oct 10,2012

I fished with Buddy Adams and Al Mills from NC  today, we caught over 50 bass on shiners and artificial baits, it was another great day of catching.

 

 

 

         Oct 3, 2012
Heavy rainfall has triggered Lake Okeechobee to rise at a rapid rate. The largest rainfall of the year, thanks to hurricane Isaac fell in the Kissimmee Basin that feeds Lake Okeechobee making it necessary for the water structures to be opened wide, in turn triggering an inundation of water coming into Lake Okeechobee. Some estimate that the lake may reach 16 feet, others insist it will be lower. Whatever the final level, it is great for fishing and the local economy in Okeechobee. Add a huge bass population to the mix and the town of Okeechobee has all makings of a great fall and winter season.

 

          As the long hot summer finally comes to a close, the days are getting shorter and the water temperatures in Lake Okeechobee are dropping. The water level is high enough to provide access to the marsh areas as well as the shoreline cover. Each Fall savvy anglers eagerly anticipate the first wave of large female Bass as they move along the shallow shorelines, where they gorge themselves. From October thru November and into December Lake Okeechobee’s bass go into feeding mode, chasing and eating shiners, shad and whatever food morsels that are available.

 

          Once the bass locate a food source they will hang out in that particular area as long a food is available, they may not feed every minute of each day, but they are never very far away from the food source. Last year we located a spot early in October that bass frequented Fall, Winter and Spring, with bass coming and going in conjunction with the moon phases. We were able to catch bass in this same area during pre-spawn, spawn and post-spawn. It is not easy or normal to find a spot that will produce big bass and large numbers of bass as well, sometimes a little luck plays into it as well. We fished this productive spot many different ways and from many different angles. At times during the season the fish would be holding in one single piece of cover along the area, other days they would be scattered along the whole stretch. Don’t misunderstand there were a few days when we could catch fish in our number one spot and we would have to move to another area to continue to catch fish. Each year as we have fished Lake Okeechobee we have learned something different about the lake, the lesson is not always immediate and mind numbing, many times it is very subtle and only becomes clear after much retrospect. Bass fishing is a wonderful sport and I can honestly say that I still get excited when a big bass comes to the boat.

 

          Fall fishing on Lake Okeechobee is second to none, the sheer number of bass in the 7 to 12 pound range is incredible. Traffic is relatively low during month of October, since many of our visitors from the North aren’t here yet. The days are mild and the bass are biting, quite simply it just doesn’t get much better in the bass fishing World.

 

          The North end of Lake Okeechobee is loaded with hydrilla, eel grass, pepper grass and other great cover elements where big bass love to hold. From the East side of the lake at J&S fish camp all the way around the North end of the lake to  the Point of the Reef. bass are already being caught in great numbers. Each year it’s only a matter of timing until the bass are triggered to start their fall feeding spree. It  happens suddenly and without fanfare, one day the bass will be of average size and the next day you might catch 4 or 5 bass over 7 pounds.

 

 

Cpt. Mike Shellen

 

www.OkeechobeeBASSFishing.com

 

863-357-0892

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!


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November 30, 2011

What a great November, it closed out just like it started, with bass eating whatever bait you are using. Shiners or artificials are working, obviously shiners are responsible for most of our big bass and we caught a lot of them in November! I fished with Dennis Smith from Indiana and we caught bass from start to finish, another great day. Here comes December, stay tuned!

November 29, 2011

I fished with Bob Reszel Sr & Jr today, the guys are from Joliet Ill and it was there first trip to Lake Okeechobee. The day was perfect light winds and warm temperatures. We had a wonderful day catching bass.


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November 27, 2011

I fished with Jose Ortega and his son Julien & Sebastian again today, the last time we fished together it was windy and cold. this time we caught a good day and the fishing was on fire. We caught bass from sunrise until 11am on shiners and artificial baits.

November 23, 2011

I was joined in my boat today by Len Ciulla and his grandsons Nick & Eric from NC. It has been an incredible run of catching on Lake Okeechobee, with some of the best fishing I have ever seen. As you can see from the picture Nick is a member of the Clemson Tigers bass fishing team.


November 21, 2011

I fished with Cheryl Wilson from Guntersville Alabama again today, last year her brother joined us, but work got in the way this year. I have caught a lot of bass over the years but have never been on such a great bite as there is going on right now. The catching is one bass after another and there are more quality sized bass than ever before. It is a great time to fish Lake okeechobee!

November 20, 2011

I fished with three generations of the Reynolds family from Buffalo NY, the catching was fast today, every cast resulting in a bite, numerous times as soon as it hit the water. It was hard to keep up with baiting the rods and landing bass. What a terrfific day!

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November 18, 2011

I fished with 2 Alberto’s today, the guys were part of the Cornerstone group fishing day. The beautiful sunrise started our day off right, and then a few hours later the wind started blowing 25-30mph making fishing very tough. We caught over 20 bass for the morning with a big fish of just under 5 pounds.

November 17, 2011

I fished with Ken Hagens and his brother Eugene today, the guys are from Ky and are hardcore fishermen. We fished artificial baits and caught bass on topwater, spinnerbait, fluke, sluggo and skinny dipper.

November 16, 2011 Afternoon

This afternoon I fished with Newlyweds Mark & Alyssa Lewandowski from Pa. They have been honeymooning in Fla. for the last week and decided they wanted to see if the bass were really as big in Lake Okeechobee as they had heard. The lake did not disappoint them, if anything the fish bit better than this morning. We had a great afternoon of catching and laughing, thats hard to beat!


November 16, 2011

I had fished with two different groups of anglers today, my morning trip was with Kevin Applegate and his uncle Sam from NC. We caught bass as fast as we could get the bait in the water. We did n0ot get any big fish into the boat this morning however, although it was terrific fishing.


November 15, 2011

I fished with Eric Wesel and his 17 year old daughter Bianca today. It was Biancas first bass fishing trip and she had a ball catching Okeechobee Bass. It was incredibly foggy this morning so it took us longer than usual to get to our spot, but once we did the bite was steady. Eric caught a bass that weighed 9 pounds, the fish are healthy and fat, it should be another terrific spawn.


November 13, 2011

We continued a family tradition today, each year around my birthday the boys and now the grandkids and I go shiner fishing. They were pretty excited knowing that this year we have been on some very large bass. Jordan and Emma both caught their largest bass ever today, so there were a lot of smiles on the boat. Ethan caught the most and also ate the most candy, it was a great day!


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November 12, 2011

Day 2 with Tom and Courtney and it was just as good, maybe better. The quality and the number of bass on Lake Okeechobee right now is unbelievable. The fishing is the best I have ever seen, day after day. How long will this incredible bite last? who knows, but we are going to enjoy the heck out of it while it last.


November 11, 2011

I fished with Tom Allgood and his daughter Courtney again today, we fished last spring and they decided to return for the great November bite. High Winds, 52 degrees, full moon and a cold front moving through. I was a little apprehensive this morning about the bite, the Power Pole proved it’s worth today though holding us in place in very rough water. The morning started very slow, we caught 5 fish in the first couple of hours and then they just turned on and started chewing. Just to put everything in perspective the smallest fish in the pictures weighed five pounds. It was an awesome day of fishing we caught numbers and big Bass as you can see. Courtney caught the biggest bass of her life four times today, a five, then a six, then a seven and finally and 8 1/2 pounder, that really made her smile!


November 9, 2011

I fished with George Burttram from S.C. today. It was a perfect overcast morning and the bass were on fire. George was very thrilled when one of the first fish we caught was a 7 pound Bass, we stuck her in the live well for pictures later and then release. The way it worked that 7 pound bass didn’t make the cut, George caught 2 more bass both over 8 pounds. The action was non-stop. I won’t even mention the one that got away!


November 6, 2011

A beautiful day on Lake Okeechobee today and I spent it with the Davis family from Palm Beach. Lee, Dolly and their five year old twins Evaline & Wade joined me for a morning of fishing fun. We caught lots of bass, but aside from that we had drinks & snacks, both very important elements on a fishing trip. It was a wonderful day of fishing, full of laughs and giggles.

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Novbember 5, 2011

Today was a very blustery chilly day on Lake Okeechobee and I was joined by long time friends and clients Danny and Al Scott and Al’s 8 year old grandson Michael. I have told anglers many times that some of the worst weather days on the lake have provided some of the best fishing and today followed that pattern. We caught numbers of bass as well as catching big fish. Young Michael Scott is all smiles and won’t soon forget his first shiner trip with grandpa on Lake Okeechobee.

November 4, 2011

I fished with Dave Gluyaf and his wife Lauri today. It was a beautiful morning with light winds and slightly overcast, the bass on Lake Okeechobee are chewing, we caught bass on shiners, top-water and a spinner-bait.


November 3, 2011

I fished with Charlie Bolton from Ft. Pierce and his friend Alan Casom from Va. today. Alan is an avid angler and was jazzed up to get to catching this morning. We had non-stop action from dawn until we ran out of bait. Another great day on Lake Okeechobee, November has always been one of the best months for numbers, and big fish on Okeechobee and this year is no different.


November 2, 2011

Today was the Office Depot Foundation Tournament, 60 boats, 150 anglers, we had a great day catching over 50 bass, we never really had a big fish on, although we did catch 6 or 7 bass around 5 pounds. I fished with Heather, Dolly & Mike, great people supporting the charity. The five winning bass weighed 24 pounds and we were in the top five with 19 1/2 pounds.


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October 27, 2011

I fished with Jim & Christy Bradley from Colorado today, they are avid anglers and have fished all over the U.S., but had never fished Okeechobee until today, we had a banner day catching bass after bass, new friends and a great day of fishing, I love my job!


October 26, 2011

This week fall fishing finally got started on Lake Okeechobee, the lake has risen to 13 feet which a great level for superb fishing. Today I fished with George & Rob Minix from Indiana, we have fished together many times and always have a lot of laughs. We caught 43 bass today with a big fish of 8 1/2 lbs. Okeechobee is on!


October 22, 2011

I fished with Jose Ortega and his sons Julian and Sebastian today. The guys have fished with us several times and are a lot of fun to be with. The fishing was not up to par today, the water has come up 18 inches in the last month and is still rising. Better days are coming!

October 14, 2011

I fished with Ron Waller and his friend Gene today. The lake has risen 6 inches this week and the bass are biting, we caught bass non-stop until our bait was gone.


Oct 5, 2011

The water temps have dropped 10 degrees in the last week, which shocked the fish a bit, but today they started biting again. As the water cools the big Bass will go on the prowl to feed! I fished with Russ Luce, Ed Beebe and their Friend Fran today. The guys are from Mass. and were in awe of the Big “O”. We caught Bass on shiners and rattle traps.


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April 30, 2010

We had a three boat trip today, we fished with the guys from Lancaster Bingo and their sons. We have fished together before and always have a great time together. I fished with Mark Sells and Dick Frazier, John Smith and his son Drew were in another boat and John’s son Connor and Landon were in the third boat. We had a great day catching bass on both shiners and artificial baits.

April 29, 2010

I fished with Tom Zensen from Mo. and his friend Ed Neil from Canada again today. We have fished togehter many times before and it is always fun. Today we caught bass on shiners, Ed caught the big one in the picture. We also fishied with artificial baits and caught some nice bass too. The boys are going homke soon, so I won’t see them again until next year.

April 24, 2010

I fished with Lary & Francis Heck from Cicero Indiana today. We caught bass from the first shiner to the last and had a great time together. It was very windy but we managed quite well.

April 23, 2010

I fished with Doug Williams and his friend Weaver Hickerson from N.C. today, once again we caught some very nice bass. The bass are moving alot, but they are biting when you find them.

April 22, 2010

I fished with Gary Fellers & his friend Ed from Wyoming today. The shiner fishing bite was great today! We also caught bass on artificial lures.

April 20, 2010

I fished with Freddie Lalama and brothers Lou and Mike Forino again today. We started the day using shiners, but quickly ran out of bait and started fishing artificial baits. The boys did quite well fishing artificial bait and caught a lot of very nice bass!

April 19, 2010

I fished with Rick Colebeck from Wisconsin today, we caught bass on shiners and artificial baits. Rick had a great time catching Okeechobee Bass!

April 18, 2010

I fished with Freddie Lalama and his two buddies, brothers Mike & Lou today. We had a great day fishing getting rained on at the very end of our morning. The boys are coming back in a few days for round two.

April 17, 2010

I fished with Dr. Bob Marx and his son Rob today, the guys have fished all over the U.S., but had not fished Okeechobee before. We had a great day, catching bass on shiners and artificial baits both.

April 14, 2010

I fished with Wes Jeffries from Plant City today. Wes showed me a picture
of he and his mom fishing mon Lake Okeechobee in 1960, it was great to see. We had a great day together.

April 13, 2010

I fished with three generations of the Holz family again today. John Sr., John and Amanda. We had a good day catching some very nice bass. Amanda is one of the luckiest anglers I have ever fished with, she always catches big Bass.

April 12, 2010

I fished with Ed Poskarbiewicz today, Eddie and I have fished together many times before and always have a good time. We caught bass on topwater, senkos and flukes today.

April 9, 2010

I fished with Tom Chase and Scott Hutchinson from Ft Myers today. We caught as many bass on artificial baits as we wanted to today.

April 8, 2010

I fished with Matt Thornberry and his father Dan today. The boys were on their first trip to Okeechobee today and it was a good one, we caught bass on shiners and artificial baits.

April 7, 2010

I fished with Phil and Eric Henderson from Grand Rapids Michigan today, it was an incredible bite, we caught bass after bass until our bait was gone. It is a day they will both remember. me too!

April 6, 2006

I fished with three generations of the Bathrick family today. Ken, Randy and 8 year old Landon. As you can see from the pictures 8 year old Landon caught the bigest fish of the day. It was a good day for all!

April 5, 2010

I fished with Mike Lamere from NY and Mick Hover from Elwood In. today. We caught quite a few bass on artificial baits. It is always great to meet someone from the area where I grew up and talk about people and places from the past.

April 4, 2010 ( Happy Easter!)

I( fished with Larry Milligan and Max Taylor from Ga. today. It was a great day of fishing we caught bass on shiners and artificial lures. We caught more bass today than we have caught all season, great fishing on Okeechobee!

April 3, 2010

I fished with Tim & Terri Godfrey today, they bought a place in Okeechobee and are learning the lake and how to fish it. We had a great morning together!

April 2, 2010

I fished with Kevin Sieben from Minnesota and his son Cody today. We started the day catching bass on shiners, Cody had a giant on and got her near the boat before she broke the line, he was heartbroken and so was I. We finished our day fishing artificial baits and caught a lot of very nice bass, it was a great day with two very good fishermen.

April 1, 2010,

I fished with Jim Gustman from Appleton Wisconsin and his grandson Tom today. The bass bit continually for the first three hours of the morning and then quit, but by then we had caught a slew of them! A great way to start April

March 31, 2010

I fished with Randy Jackson from Indiana today, we had a lot of laughs, catching bass on artificial baits and shiners. Randy is a great young fishermen and a fun guy to fish with.

March 30, 2010

I fished with Stan Teitelbaum again today, Stan visited Okeechobee last summer and caught so many bass he decied he had to come back and try it again. We had a great day the fish bit like crazy for Stan again today.

March 29, 2010

I fished with Cliff Matson and his friend Paul Rahme today. It was an overcast rainy day and the bass were biting! I hope the guys had as good a time as I did.

March 28, 2010

I fished with Dale & Luke Speckman from Indianapolis In. today. It was their first Okeechobee experience and they said they would be back again next year. We had a good day together catching fish and joking around, Luke is a good young fishermen.

March 27, 2010

Today I fished with Scott Flick and his friends Casey Kelly and Chuck James, the boys are in town working on the new Belle Glade Corection facility. We had a great day olf bass fishing catching not one, but two! big Okeechobee bass! After we ran out of shiners we went shell cracker fishing and caught a buch of big ones. As days on Okeechobee go this one was a great one!

March 26, PM Shell Cracker Trip

I took my wife Belinda out to catch the shell cracker off of the beds I marked while bass fishing this morning. We used red worms on a jiog pole, I baited the first pole and by the times I had the second one baited Belinda had a shell cracker in the boat, it went on that way for 40o min utes or so until Belinda caught 24 big shell cracker, she finally let me catch one after she got tired.

March 26, 2010

I fished with Scott Benson from Chicago today, we used artificial baits and caught some very nice bass. The fish are looking to spawn on this full moon and are in very shallow water. While we were fishing for bass this morning I marked 3 shell cracker beds to be fished later.

March 23, 2010

Today was day 2 with Kenny and Dave, we caught more bass today than yesterday, but did not get the real big bite like yesterday. It was a good two days with the guys from Kentucky.

March 22, 2010

I fished with Kenny Goodpastor and his friend Dave today, both of the guys are from Lexington Ky. Dave caught the big bass of the day, a female full of roe. We had a great day.

March 21, 2010

I fished with Roger Schroeder and his friend Mike Lay from Mo. We had a great day catching the most bass we have caught in a morning session of fishing since the New Year. Bass fishing is getting better each day as some fish are spawning while others are already done, it makes for a great bite.

March 19, 2010

I fished with Dave Luzader and his 14 year old son Caleb today,the boys are from Cleveland Tenn. and love to Bass fish, it was their first Okeechobee Bass Fishing trip and it was a good one. We caught Bass on shiners and artificial baits, (see the topwater bait sticking out of the bass mouth) We had a great day together catching fish.

March 18, 2010

I fished with Jim Stamm from Ft Wayne Indiana and his friends Bill and Tom. We had another great day of fishing , lets hope it keeps going! We lost another Okeechobee giant bass today, we are fishing heavy cover and the bass have all of the advantages going for them. We got a good look at the giant bass as Tom hooked and fought her, she jumped clearing the water and dove under the boat nicking the line on the motor, and she was gone, what a heartbreaker.

March 17, 2010

I fished with Daniel Young and his son Rory today. They are from Calgary Alberta and had never bass fished before, Lake Okeechobee was very good to them though giving them a lot of very nice bass to catch. The bass bit better today than they have in weeks!

March 16, 2010

I fished with Mike Merrimac from Arizona today. Okeechobee bass fishing was tough early, but got better as the day went on and the water warmed up. Another great day on the water!

March 15, 2010

I fished with 95 year old Lon Kight and his friend Milton from Pittsburgh.
We had a great day as you can see, catching a lot of very nice bass. Many of the bass were full of roe looking to spawn on this new moon. It could be big fish time?

March 13, 2010

I fished with Tom Zensen and his son Tom Jr. and their friend Rich today. Tom and I have fished together many times before and I know he can catch them. We had a great day of catching fish.

March 11, 2010

I fished with Doug Williams and his friend Chris Voehl today, it was Doug’s birthday and it was Chris’s first Okeechobee fishing trip. The wind and waves were brutal, we managed to catch some nice bass before it started raining. The forecast looks like the next few days could be rainy and windy.

March 10 , 2010

Today was day 2 with the boys from Indiana, Brett & Jerry. We had another good day laughing and catching bass. Fishing was tougher today, that’s fishing!

Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing

March 9, 2010

I fished with Brett Baker and his friend Jerry today. The boys are in Okeechobee with a group of farmer/Ag salesmen for a group fishing trip, it was their first Okeechobee experience. We caught fish from start to finish today, its getting real good!

March 8, 2010

I fished with Roddy Neur and his friend Nick again today. we have fished together numerous times and always have a great time together. The boys love to give me a hard time and are very competitive. We caught bass on shiners and artificials today another good day of fishing.

March 7, 2010

I fished with Terry Garner and his son-in-law Andy, and old friend Bob Ford today, We caught fish and swapped stories, it was a great day!

March 5, 2010

I fished with Sharon Klump and her friend Mark from St Louis. It was another cold and windy day but the fish bit pretty well. We had a great day together.

March 1, 2010

I fished with Barry Levy and his friends Elliott and Bobby today. The morning started out chilly but the bass were still biting. I had a great day with the guys catching Okeechobee Bass.