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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 […]

December 7th, 2012|Tags: , , |

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 bass fishing tournament on Lake Okeechobee.

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|Tags: , , |

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 […]

FWC adjourns two-day meeting in Key West

The agenda focused on boating issues, including proposed legislation on statutes related to vessels and vessel […]

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 […]

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 […]

July 11th, 2008|Tags: , , |

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 […]

July 11th, 2008|Tags: , , , , |

Water managers get priorities straight, but what about the St. Johns River?

Years from now, historians may look back upon the month recently concluded as the pivotal moment in the preservation and restoration of […]