Summertime Okeechobee Shiner Fishing
Summer months are here and here to stay. Everyone wants to run away from the heat and stay inside. While it is very hot down here in Florida, you still have the opportunity to explore something magical. Every time you embark on an outdoor adventure will provide a unique experience for you. Largemouth bass fishing may be one of the best ways to do so especially on beautiful Lake Okeechobee. Hop on board for a Summertime Okeechobee shiner fishing adventure you will never forget.
Live bait is the best way to catch big bass here in Florida. Every year we help anglers, travelers, and visitors land the bass of their dreams. There is an art and skill to fishing with wild-caught live bait. It isn’t the easiest thing to do. Our local experts can help you along the way, making sure that when that fish bites, you bring it to the boat.
A local expert is essential to fishing Lake Okeechobee. The Big O is 730 square miles and has a lot of waters that look fishable. In reality, most of the water and areas are ineffective for catching fish. You local expert will take you to productive spots that constantly change with the seasons. We want you to get on fish all trip long and never have to worry about if the next bite is going to come.
Captain Mark Rogers is an exceptional fishing guide on Lake Okeechobee. If you are looking to land some quality fish from a pro, this is your captain. Spending years on the tournament trail and fishing his whole life has allowed him to gain a massive amount of knowledge.
Captain Mark had the pleasure of fishing with Channing and his significant other Stephanie out of Okeechobee City. They were traveling to Florida from Louisiana looking to get a change of scenery. While doing so, a quick 4-hour fishing trip on Lake Okeechobee was a must. Lake Okeechobee was always a place they wanted to explore and catch a bass on.
Stephanie was coming into this trip never catching a largemouth bass before. If there is one place on earth you want to catch your first largemouth bass, it is Lake Okeechobee. This beautiful place is indescribable with words. You just have to experience it for yourself to get the full effect.
The bite was slower than average on this fishing trip. Warm weather can make the largemouth bass very unpredictable. Channing and Stephanie both enjoyed fishing with artificial baits and live bait. The best bite came on wild-caught live shiners. They started the day warming up, getting a feel for the bite.
All of a sudden things rapidly changed. After casting out a shiner, it started to get excited. Dancing on top of the water caused the feeding bell to be rung. Suddenly, the shiner was sucked down. Stephanie was patient to let the fish eat and then she set the hook. The fight was something she did not expect from her first largemouth bass. Once Captain Mark got it in the net, reality struck. She just caught a summertime GIANT bass.
Stephanie did an amazing job and was super excited to land her first bass. It was a trophy largemouth weighing in at 8 pounds 10 ounces. You just generally do not see or catch bass of this class during this time of year. Most of the large fish caught during the summer months range from 5-6 pounds.
Stephanie and Channing both had a great time catching largemouth bass on their fishing trip. Captain Mark enjoyed getting this couple out on the water and showing them something they haven’t done before. It is always nice to bring in a trophy bass while doing so.
Captain Mark is looking forward to seeing them come back to explore more of Lake Okeechobee in the near future!
Every adventure can bring you a different result but you can be certain that you will have a blast along the way. Our local experts won’t only get you on the bass but also educate you on how to catch them. The goal on every trip is to provide you with details and insights on how to catch more fish wherever you go fishing or live. Lake Okeechobee is fishing steady this time of year and can produce the trip you are after. We hope to get the chance to help you land that fish of your dreams on your next adventure. See you on the water next time while Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing!
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