Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guides- Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing
December 29, 2009
I fished with Mark Newton and Skip Shears from Lawrence Kansas today Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guides. Originally the boys were scheduled to fish with me yesterday but due to a big snowstorm they were not able to get out of Kansas so we changed our schedules to fish today. The guys drove 27 hours to get to Okeechobee for their first fishing trip on the Big “O”, arriving at the same time as a huge 2 day cold front. The air temperature was 38 degrees this morning and the water in the lake was 57 degrees, about 15 degrees colder than 10 days ago when it was 72. The fishing was a little slow we only had 12 bites in a half day of fishing. The bass we caught were all very fat and full of roe, ready to spawn, they had moved into the shallows in response to the approaching full moon to spawn. The good news is that this wave of fish will not spawn until the water warms considerably when we can get back out and catch them. The highlight of the day was this big 7 pound Bass that Mark caught on a shiner, it was his largest bass ever and he was very happy, as was I. I have many pictures in my archives of big Bass and in a large percentage of the photos the fishermen holding the fish are dressed in cold weather gear, it seems that the really big bass will still eat when the weather is dreadful. Lake Okeechobee Fishing Guides- Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing welcomes you to enjoy a trip with us.