The month of March brings normal Florida weather patterns for bass fishermen and everybody coming to Florida to warm up. This has been the coldest winter I have ever seen in my life. When I was a kid I seen some bad cold fronts that killed lots of salt water game fish but this winter made history. Most every body knows about all the big fish kills in salt and fresh water the salt water game fish took a big hit but allot of good things happened in the fresh water.

The native fish of America such as bass, bluegill, crappie and native catfish will not an did not die these fish can live in frozen lakes. All over the U S. the none native fish took a big hit and allot of these fish are not wanted in these waters, so lets just say nature takes care of it’s own. One thing all this cold weather made for some tough fishing conditions at times and some cold tournament’s but we have been able to catch them anyways.

The good news that we are warming up and the fishing is hot with lots of numbers of fish and some good ones to.The fishing will be great over the next few month with big spawns to come on world famous Lake Okeechobee. I would like to thank some friends Matt and Ken Bernstein and Don Gardner it was good to see you guys and John Oakley it’s always a adventure and every body that comes to fish with me I also thank every body for their thoughts and prayers for me while I’m on the road.

Hope to see you,

Capt. Mark Shepard

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