Artificial Big Bass Fishing on Lake Okeechobee out of Clewiston

Artificial Big Bass Fishing

When it comes to bass fishing and doing it for as long as I have, you need a break. Before our bass fishing season started here on Lake Okeechobee, I took a nice break and got away from Florida. Artificial Big Bass Fishing commenced once I got back on the water out of Clewiston, Florida.

I had the pleasure of fishing with Charlie Reid. He loves to fish for largemouth bass on Lake Okeechobee strictly with artificial baits.

Lake Okeechobee is preparing for one excellent season. Big bass is beginning to move in and Charlie knows all about this season as he is one of my great repeat clients. He has caught some big bass with me before but this trip was different.

Live bait is generally the best way to catch largemouth bass on Lake Okeechobee this time of year. Charlie would never touch it though. He is a well-experienced angler that knows what he enjoys.

Charlie caught his personal best largemouth bass weighing 8.5 pounds. This female was an absolute monster and beautiful fish. You can’t beat the action this time of year.

It was a wonderful day and a great way to start the season off. Our season here on Okeechobee is the best time to catch the fish of a lifetime like the one Charlie caught. Don’t miss out on your adventure next time visiting the state of Florida.

Come Catch Yours with Captain Mark Shepard on Lake Okeechobee.

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Captain Mark Shepard is a full-time guide and touring professional. Experience includes BASS Master, FLW Tours, Everstart, BFL tournaments, and many others. Mark has a list of accomplishments in the fishing industry a mile long including an Everstart WIN on Lake Eufaula, AL. Mark originally from Florida moved to Ohio to sharpen his northern skills and moved back from Ohio years ago to master guiding on world-famous Lake Okeechobee for over 10 years now.


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