Locks & Weir on South Kissimmee River at Okeechobee are Open

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Locks & Weir on South Kissimmee River at Okeechobee are Open

To all bass anglers, if you considered yourself a “river rat,” you will be happy to know when fishing the north end of Okeechobee you now have the option of using the Kissimmee river again.

The locks at S65E and the new tailwater weir on the Kissimmee River above Lake Okeechobee were opened on Wednesday.

Anglers and boaters can now navigate north and south through the lock and weir during regular operating hours.

Those hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays year-round; 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. from March 1 to Oct. 31; and 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from Nov. 1 to Feb. 28.

Farther north, the section of the river at the north end of the restored river is closed to boats.

For information, call the SFWMD in Okeeechobee at 800-250-4200 and in Orlando at 800-250-4250.

From Staff and Wire Reports
BassOnline.com
888-629-BASS (2277)
www.hawghunter.net
www.bassauthority.com
www.flpeacockbass.com
www.basson-line.com

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