United States
26° 55' 28.2684" N, 80° 48' 25.884" W
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F Clarity: Clear

Tropical storm Erica has passed on by giving us some needed rain here on Lake Okeechobee. With the lake level at 12.95 feet above sea level this morning we are defiantly headed in the right direction. The hot weather still has us in that summer pattern of catching bass early morning and late afternoon here on the lake but with the water level coming up some we should have a few bass moving to the grass and have a little more of an all day bite.

    The fish have been scattered throughout the lake the past few weeks from Ritta Island to the offshore islands around Uncle Joe’s Cut and Clewiston area. Both artificial and the live bait bite (aka wild shiner) have been good. When we have some wind blowing a spinnerbait or swim jig seem to be working pretty good but on calm mornings try a Gambler EZ Swimmer or Gambler Ace. The Ace will catch bass almost all the time just rig a junebug colored one with a small 1/16 or 1/8 ounce bullet weight and fish it along the outside grass edge slow.

   It is time to start getting those late fall, winter, and spring trips booked as the calendar is filling up. I am looking forward to another awesome season here on Lake Okeechobee as the water is starting to fill the lake back up to where it needs to be and the lake is in very healthy condition. I am going to make sure and get a report out weekly as we start to head back into season here on the lake. Until next week good luck, tight lines, and I hope to see everyone on the water soon. Capt Mark King 863-677-0983 www.markkingfishing.com


Average: 5 (1 vote)
Weather: Cloudy Air Temperature: 81-90 F Water Temp: 51-60 F Clarity: Gin Clear
1 fish caught | Lunker: 15lb Largemouth Bass using a Bass Assassin Rubber Worm

It was my first time out on Lake Okeechobee and i caught the most amount of bass than i had ever in my whole life! The trip was great, using a long black curly tail worm worked best for me, alot of baits won't work like crappie divers, jigs and large swim baits.

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassRubber WormBass Assassin1519
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F Water Temp: 71-80 F Clarity: Clear
3 fish caught | Lunker: 9lb Largemouth Bass using a Gambler Crawfish

Fished my "classic tournament". prefished for 2 days prior and did well with a 7 & 5 pounder. had some smaller fish in the mix.

Day 1 of tournament...caught a few fish under 3 lbs, and anchored it with a "big fish winner" of 8.59 lbs. 

Day2 of tournament...not too well! weather changed, front came in, rained all day. caught a few small ones missed a few small ones!!

Bass were biting on Gambler Burner worm - June Bug & Gambler Mega Daddy - Shadow Gold

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassRubber WormGambler7
2Largemouth BassCrawfishGambler5
3Largemouth BassCrawfishGambler9