Lake Okeechobee

Palm Beach - Florida


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Considered the Mother of the Everglades, millions of Largemouth Bass inhabit this huge lake and are caught year-round. The Big O is the second largest lake entirely within one state. 467,000 acres

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Lake Okeechobee Fishing Reports

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  1. Okeechobee Just 4 Bass
    www.okeechobeejust4bass.com

    FISHING REPORT
    05 SEPTEMBER 2018 – 18 SEPTEMBER 2018

    End of Summer LAKE OKEECHOBEE Update: Amid all of ...more the slogans, sounds bites and allegations, Bass fishing on Lake Okeechobee this summer was much better than the news, media outlets and politicians wanted you to believe. As a professional fishing guide, my business as well as my personal fishing adventures did not suffer in the quality or quantity of BASS being caught. Any scientist will tell you that algae is found naturally in lakes and streams all over the world, not just Lake Okeechobee. The solution to resolve the issue has been an ongoing debate since the Army Corp of Engineers took responsibility of the water management of the lake. Please do not let an election year “muddy” your bucket list dream of fishing here.

    I honestly can tell you it is still taking 30lbs to win a one day tournament. Last weekend it took 32 lbs to win it {5 fish} on the west side of the lake. I personally fished my South FL Bass Rattlers club tournament on the 8th and caught a beauty at 9.81lbs winning tournament big fish, but still only placing 3rd for the day. The BASS are out there and know how to survive and thrive in summer conditions.

    Despite all the news about the lake and the algae, the fish are very healthy and look good. The best bait has been flipping a jig. There have been some schooling fish at Cochran’s Pass. Throwing a Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap has been really good or a Spook. I have also been fishing the Shoal if the wind will let you. I highly recommend fishing the following areas too Grassy Island, Kings Bar, Tin House, Monkey Box, South Bay .

    Now that the dog days of summer are winding down, the excitement about fall and our season is upon us. I’m still fishing up to about 11:00am – 1:00pm to avoid the afternoon thunderstorms that roll in each day. With the daily rain and the slowing down of the discharge, the lake is still well over 14ft. The water clarity on the North, Northwest and South Bay and the Shoal area is great. The water temp has been ranging between 89 -93 degrees.

    If you have any questions or concerns about Lake Okeechobee bass fishing, please call me. I will be more than happy to share the latest information, photos and catch details with you.

    This picture of me shows the 9.81 Bass that I flipped up with a big jig.

    Bass Wishes,
    Captain Scott Kerslake

  2. Big Bass WINNER - 9.81lbs. Caught this one off the Shoal flipping a jig on Saturday's Bass Rattlers Club Tournament out of Clewiston.

  3. Okeechobee Just4Bass Guide Service
    www.okeechobeejust4bass.com

    FISHING REPORT
    14 AUGUST 2018 – 04 SEPTEMBER 2018

    Bass Fishing on Lake Okeechobee the past ...more three weeks continues to be better than expected for this time of the summer. It is still taking 30lbs to win a one day tournament. The North and Northwest side of the Lake is where I have been fishing the most. Honestly, it has been hit or miss on back to back days. One day you have dozens of sizable fish and then the next day only a few. It just reminds you how tough fishing in August/ September in South Florida can be.

    Despite all the news about the lake and the algae, the fish are very healthy and look good. The best bait has been the wild shiners in the morning. After the morning bite is over, throwing a Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap has been really good. Spinnerbaits and Swim Jigs are working too. Flipping a big jig has produced a decent fish as well. I highly recommend fishing the following areas…Grassy Island, Kings Bar, Tin House, Monkey Box, South Bay and the Shoal.

    Fishing up to about 11:00am allows me to avoid the afternoon thunderstorms that roll in each day. With the daily rain and the slowing down of the discharge, the lake is still over 14ft. The water clarity on the North, Northwest and South Bay area is great. The water temp has been ranging between 89 -93 degrees.

    If you are heading out for a day of Bass Fishing on Lake Okeechobee, be sure to wear sunscreen, protective gear and hat and drink plenty of water while out on the Lake.

    This picture of clients shows a couple of fish caught on Sunday – September 2nd.

  4. 02 SEPT 2018
    Okeechobee Just4Bass: www.okeechobeejust4bass.com / (910) 330-9821 fishing with William Barham and his father, Billy. This was a 4 hour charter with ...more wild shiners and artificial. Here is a picture of some of the fish they caught.

  5. 01 SEPT 2018
    Okeechobee Just4Bass: www.okeechobeejust4bass.com / (910) 330-9821 fishing with Trevor Quinn and his buddy. This was a 4 hour charter with wild shiners ...more and artificial. Here is a picture of one of the fish they caught.

  6. 31 AUG 2018
    Okeechobee Just4Bass: www.okeechobeejust4bass.com / (910) 330-9821 fishing with Mark Reminga and Denny Riemersam. This was a 4 hour charter with wild ...more shiners and artificial. Here is a picture of one of the fish they caught.

  7. Tilapia

    1. Erich Senft 0
      Wow !
    2. bango 0
      What a monster! Nice catch Clark
    3. Nice Tilapia Clark!!
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  8. Okeechobee Just4Bass Guide Service
    FISHING REPORT
    21 JULY 2018 – 13 AUGUST 2018

    Bass Fishing on Lake Okeechobee the past two weeks has been better than expected ...more for this time of the summer. The North and Northwest side of the Lake is where I have been fishing the most. There have been some really good days with dozens of sizable fish and then a few slow ones that remind you how tough fishing in August in South Florida can be.

    Fishing in the heat index is the major fishing conditions to contend with. I have only been fishing up to about 11:00am, avoiding the afternoon thunderstorms that roll in each day. With the daily rain and the slowing down of the discharge, the lake is still over 14ft. The water clarity on the North, Northwest and South Bay area is great. The water temp has been ranging between 89 -93 degrees.

    The best bait has been the shiners in the morning. After the morning bite is over, throwing a Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap has been really good. Spinnerbaits and Swim Jigs are working too. Flipping a big jig has produced a decent fish as well. I highly recommend fishing the following areas…Grassy Island, Tin House, Monkey Box, South Bay and the Shoal.

    If you are heading out for a day of Bass Fishing on Lake Okeechobee, be sure to wear sunscreen, protective gear and hat and drink plenty of water while out on the Lake.

    This picture shows just one of the 35 fish caught on Friday’s charter. This 7 year old young man was on fire!

    www.okeechobeejust4bass.com

  9. 22 JUL 2018

    www.okeechobeejust4bass.com / (910) 330-9821 fishing with Stephen & Erin Rittle. This was a 4 hour charter with wild shiners and artificial. ...more Here is a picture of one of the fish they caught.

  10. 21 JUL 2018

    www.okeechobeejust4bass.com / (910) 330-9821 fishing with Mauricio Alonso, his son and friend. This was a 4 hour charter with wild shiners and artificial. ...more Here is a picture of one of the fish they caught.

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