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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. Staff proposed to extend the [...]

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

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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 bass fishing tournament on Lake [...]

Florida Everglades Largemouth Bass Action!

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  On the morning of March 18, I got to spend time with the McDermott family from New York. We went out with two bass boats in the Florida Everglades known for lots of action and it did not let us down! This Group has been great repeats since atleast 2005 and they’re always are [...]

Pohl Family Bass Fishing on Lake Okeechobee

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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 headed right out before [...]

A New look to Lake Okeechobee!

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Today Capt Mark Shepard and I took the day to prefish and reflect on what has changed on the world famous lake over the years. To reflect, you first have to phantom the size of this lake. It’s second largest body of freshwater in the United States, but only second to the great lakes that [...]

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 new rules regarding boating restrictions in Martin and Okeechobee counties, based on a [...]

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 will continue to rise as stormwater run-off from the [...]

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 largemouth bass on Okeechobee today and lost quite a few also. With the sun up, high bright and clear skies it was important to be [...]

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