Okeechobee

Having a family on the boat it is always fun

Hello everyone! This is Captain Brian Brown with your Lake Okeechobee fishing report.

March 30th of 2015

Today I went out of the north end of Lake Okeechobee again, I had Tim Bostick, his brother Jeff and their father Ted. They joined me on the lake today, we met at […]

March 30th, 2015|Categories: Florida Fishing Reports, Lake Okeechobee, Largemouth Bass, South Florida Fishing|Tags: , |Comments Off on Having a family on the boat it is always fun

FWC Approves Okeechobee Boating Safety Revisions

From FWC Press Release

On Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved staff’s recommendations for revisions to two boating safety zones on the Okeechobee Waterway in Hendry and Martin counties.
One change affects the boating safety zone around the Clewiston Lock at the Hoover Dike city ramp. […]

December 7th, 2012|Categories: Florida Freshwater Conservation, Our FWC|Tags: , , |Comments Off on FWC Approves Okeechobee Boating Safety Revisions

Tharp Leads, McMillan close 2nd-Lake Okeechobee FLW Tour.

CLEWISTON, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2012) – Does home-lake advantage play a role when 320 of the world’s best anglers gather to see who can find the heaviest four-day stringer of bass for a first-place cash prize of up to $125,000? Just look at the leaderboard of the season-opening FLW Tour Learn More.

Randall Tharp of Gardendale, Ala., crossed the stage Thursday with a five-bass limit weighing 33 pounds, 9 ounces to lead day one of the event. Tharp now holds a slim 2-ounce lead over Brandon McMillan of Clewiston, Fla., who caught five bass weighing 33-7. Add to the top-five anglers John Cox (third) of Debary, Fla., and freshly-out-of-retirement Roland Martin (fifth) of Naples, Fla., and you have a handful of anglers with intimate knowledge of Okeechobee leading the tournament’s full field of anglers from all across the United States, Canada, Spain and Japan.

“The wind blew 15 to 20 (miles per hour),” Tharp said. “So I adjusted. And that’s just something you know how to do from fishing here. A lot of the guys here have put all their eggs in one basket.” […]

February 10th, 2012|Categories: Florida Fishing News, Lake Okeechobee, Tournament Fishing|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Tharp Leads, McMillan close 2nd-Lake Okeechobee FLW Tour.

Pohl Family Bass Fishing on Lake Okeechobee

Carl and his son Carl Jr traveling from Texas to go fishing on Lake Okeechobee on August 13, 2009.
I had the pleasure of fishing with this father and son for a half day on the Big O. I suggested early, so they arrived at 6:00 am ready to fish. We […]

August 14th, 2009|Categories: Florida Fishing Reports, Lake Okeechobee, Largemouth Bass, South Florida Fishing|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Pohl Family Bass Fishing on Lake Okeechobee

FWC adjourns two-day meeting in Key West

The agenda focused on boating issues, including proposed legislation on statutes related to vessels and vessel registration. Commissioners directed staff to proceed with proposing new regulations concerning anchoring, mooring and local governments’ jurisdiction for the Florida Legislature to consider. Also, Commissioners adopted […]

December 5th, 2008|Categories: Florida Freshwater Conservation, Our FWC|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on FWC adjourns two-day meeting in Key West

Okeechobee almost back – Water Level up!

Lake Okeechobee‘s water level is at 12.52 feet above sea level on Friday. That is over one foot higher than it was before Tropical Storm Fay crossed the lake.

The South Florida Water Management District said at least 6 inches fell on the lake. And it […]

August 22nd, 2008|Categories: Florida Freshwater Conservation|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Okeechobee almost back – Water Level up!

Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report 7-9-08

Today I fished with David Williams and Daniel Bradley from Plano, TX .

The lake level has come up and the fish have seem to follow. We had about 30 large-mouth bass on Okeechobee today and lost quite a few also. With the sun up, high bright and clear […]

July 11th, 2008|Categories: Central Florida Fishing, Florida Fishing Reports, Lake Okeechobee, Largemouth Bass|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report 7-9-08

Everglades budget, scaled-back construction because of U.S. Sugar deal

By Andy Reid |South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Doubling the budget for South Florida water managers and potentially shelving some Everglades restoration projects are among the ways proposed to pay for the state’s bid to buyout U.S. Sugar.

The South Florida Water Management District […]

July 11th, 2008|Categories: Florida Freshwater Conservation|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Everglades budget, scaled-back construction because of U.S. Sugar deal