Location

FL
United States
26° 55' 28.2684" N, 80° 48' 25.884" W

Fishing Reports

Fishing Report Provided by Capt. Mark King - Capt. Mark King
Rating:
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:81-90 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
August 21, 2014
The dog days of summer are upon us here in South Florida but the fishing has still been pretty good. You want to get out pretty early and capitalize on the cool morning as this is the best fishing of the day. As the sun gets up high in the sky the bite slows down and the sweat starts to pour it is time to get off the water and find a nice cool spot. I recommend four hour charters this time of the year and for the most part that is about how long the bass bite in the morning. The water level here on Okeechobee is up over fourteen and a half feet above sea level and that is a little high for this time of the year but has had no negative effects on catching fish. I have been starting the morning out throwing a Gambler EZ Swimmer across the top of pepper grass patches and have been catching good numbers of bass. And as the sun gets up I will start throwing a Gambler Ace in these same pepper grass patches and working it real slow, when you think you are fishing it slow just slow down even more. I have also had a little success pitching the reed heads around these pepper grass patches. You will want to get out as early as possible to have a better chance at catching these bass before it gets to hot. The live bait bite on wild shiners has been slow as it usually is this time of the year, not to say that you won’t catch some bass but you will usually have to move around a lot. I recommend artificial lures for the hot summer months here on Lake Okeechobee. Now is the time to start thinking about booking that bass fishing trip of a lifetime to Lake Okeechobee, from mid October till May is the prime time to be here to catch the big ones. After the first of the year dates fill up quick so don’t wait. As the water starts to cool the bass start to move back toward the grass following bait and getting ready to spawn the success rate on catching big bass really increases. Be sure and drinks lots of water and use a good sunscreen product this time of the year on Okeechobee and get out and enjoy some time on the water with family and friends. Good luck, tight lines, and I hope to see everyone on the water soon. Captain Mark King is a full time guide and tournament angler guiding out of the world famous Roland Martin’s Marina and Resort in Clewiston Florida and also in the Florida Keys out of Marathon area. Mark is an IGFA Certified Captain, active member of the Florida Guide Association and the Florida Outdoor Writers Association. Captain Mark is sponsored by Ranger Boats, Evinrude Outboards, Roland Martin's Marine Center, Power-Pole, Minn Kota trolling motors, Gambler Lures, Mojo Sportsfishing, Smartshield Sun Protection Products, Moon Shine Attitude Attire, and Yeti coolers. Mark can be contacted to book a guide trip, seminars, personal appearances, test rides in his Evinrude powered Ranger or to fish a tournament with him at 863-677-0983 or at www.markkingfishing.com and www.tarponinthekeys.com
Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Largemouth BassSwim BaitGambler
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Fishing Report Provided by - Billy Myers
Rating:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
| Water Temp: | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
August 1, 2014
Enjoying the early morning spinnerbait bite (5;30am to 7;30am). Fishing the outside Kissimmee grass
Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Largemouth BassSpinnerbaitWar Eagle522
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