Live Bait Top Water Explosions

Live Bait Top Water Explosions

Lake Okeechobee can provide you with special Florida fishing adventures that could last a lifetime. Bass Fishing on the lake has been exceptional this time of year, with many topwater explosions on live bait for largemouth bass.

I had the pleasure of fishing with Asa, who was traveling from California, and Bugs, who was traveling from Indiana. I have not fished with these gentlemen in quite some time.

It has been almost three years since they were on my boat, which makes this trip very special for me.

Due to the summer heat, we went out for a quick half-day. It was an awesome time with a lot of laughs.

Free-lining wild-caught shiners produced an incredible bite. Topwater explosions from the live bait consumed most of the trip.

Asa and Bugs loved the fact that the bass was knocking the wild shiners right out of the water. The action was jammed-packed but still got slow at some points. They caught over 20 bass weighing up to 6 pounds.

We were able to enjoy the trip with some great snacks and drinks. The weather was warm, and it will not get any cooler anytime soon.

If you are fishing anytime soon, please be sure to be ready for the summer heat. I also look forward to fishing with these gentlemen again.

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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