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!
Danny and Delbert both caught a ton more fish today Delbert had the front of the boat today and Danny from the back still whooped him again. Danny caught 22 to Delbert’s 13. Today’s fish were slightly fewer than yesterday but they were bigger fish. Today we had 1 fish 6lbs 13oz. 1-6lbs 12oz. 1-6lbs 8oz. and 1-5 lbs 13oz. The fishing has been just awesome and I can’t wait to get out there the next morning and see what the day is going to bring! Although the weather is getting colder and the water temps. are dropping for the moment the big girls are still chewing so come on down and join us this winter.
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.
Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing- Okeechobee Fishing Report 1/11/19
Rochelle, Eric and their son Dillon came all the way from Minnesota to catch some Okeechobee Pigs with Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing and Okeechobee Fishing Guides and boy did they take care of business! Rochelle caught one that weighed 6lbs. 10oz. Eric caught one weighing 6lbs. 5oz. and Eric caught one weighing just over 5lbs. We also caught plenty of other nice fish throughout the 6 hour trip today. This morning started with another mid 40 morning but the fish played along with the 4th fish of the day weighing the most before the sun even came above the horizon. This family was a joy to be with and I am POSITIVE i will be seeing them again in the future. If you haven’t booked your trip NOW is the time these fish are spawning and you could catch the fish of a lifetime AT ANY time.
Brock Hardy from Ohio and I fished artificial baits on Saturday and we got a bunch of nice fish. These fish came in less than 2 ft of water and there were lots of them. Throughout the day we probably caught 30 or so bass and lost a few in the weeds that rapped us up in the weeds when they ate it. They were very aggressive today chasing the baits and even busting the lure up on the top several times today. Brock is in the area doing concrete work for a huge warehouse being built. He is already planning a return trip in Feb because we caught so many good fish. If you are planning on coming down to Florida this Fall/Winter you should give us a call and catch some of the beautiful Okeechobee Bass with Okeechobee Bass Fishing! Check out the website OkeechobeeBassFishing.com or call TODAY!
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)!