March Lake Okeechobee Fishing Forecast for Florida Freshwater Species

March Lake Okeechobee Fishing Forecast for Florida Freshwater Species

March Lake Okeechobee Fishing Forecast

March is a prime month to explore what Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing has to offer. Whether you are looking for an outdoor fishing experience or just looking to adventure out on the water, Lake Okeechobee has it. Each location and destination across the lake gives you the opportunity to see something different. March Lake Okeechobee Fishing can easily have you addicted to fishing and coming back for years to come.

March is generally the strongest month for the Florida largemouth bass spawn. The strength of the spawn is predicated on weather conditions and moon phases. Last month, the weather was very unpredictable but warming trends should have the best fired up on this upcoming full moon. We should see another wave of spawning fish and big bass caught.

If you are looking to plan a trip to Lake Okeechobee, now is the time to do so. Your chances are high of landing that personal best. March through April will be some excellent months to catch the fish of a lifetime. Our local experts will work hard at showing you a fantastic time on the water at all our locations.

Check out this Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing Update to see what you can catch here in March:

Fishing with Captain Mark Shepard out of Clewiston, FL:

March-Lake-Okeechobee-Fishing“The bass are everywhere right now and quite active. Some fish are moving off beds while others are preparing beds for this upcoming moon phase. It has been a lot of fun searching for and finding largemouth bass in all stages of the spawn.

I had the pleasure of fishing with Mike and Bob out of Clewiston, Florida. They were traveling from Maryland looking to get out on the water on Lake Okeechobee. There is no better way to soak up the Florida heat and enjoy the outdoors than on a Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing Trip.

Mixing it up was a great experience for Mike and Bob. We threw topwater baits in the morning around the outside edges. After picking away at a few on artificial baits, they switched over to shiners. The outside edge along grass lines was the most effective spot to land fish. Bob caught the biggest fish weighing in at 3 pounds. They might not have caught a giant largemouth bass but had an absolute blast the whole trip.

Waves of bigger fish are going to start moving in on this next moon phase. Mike and Bob had a great time and I am looking forward to laughing and having fun again with them soon!” – Captain Mark Shepard

Fishing with Captain Mark Rose:

March-Lake-Okeechobee-Fishing “One of my favorite parts about being a fishing guide is showing new people around that have never been on a particular body of water. I had the pleasure of fishing with Gunter and his good friend. They were traveling from Germany looking to explore Lake Okeechobee for the first time. Lake Okeechobee showed up for them providing a trip they won’t forget.

Sunny and breezy weather made for some great fishing conditions. While they enjoyed the weather, Gunter and his good friend caught largemouth bass all trip long. They landed over 15 bass on their fishing trip with the biggest fish weighing in at 6 pounds.

Quality largemouth bass like this one is what you travel to Lake Okeechobee for. You never truly know what is going to bite the end of your line. Wild-caught live shiners were the most effective method to put fish in the boat.

Gunther and his good friend had a fantastic time fishing here in Florida on Lake Okeechobee. I am looking forward to getting back out on the water again!” – Captain Mark Rose

Fishing with Captain Brian Brown for Florida Speck or Crappie:

“During these cooler months of the year, crappie or speck is a fantastic species to come catch. Not only are they delicious but they are fun fish to catch on light tackle. Now is the time to plan those speck or crappie trips when visiting Florida.

I had the pleasure of fishing with Devon, Merrell, Aaron, and Earl. They were traveling from Indiana looking to spend some time here in Florida. While doing so, speck fishing was on the menu. It was an awesome and action-packed morning for this group of guys.

Crappie-March-Lake-Okeechobee-Fishing We met at Garrad’s Bait and Tackle in Okeechobee City, Florida. After that, we took a short ride to the boat ramp. It was not long after getting out on the water that we were on the fish. We caught two keeper speck on the first two drops and then after that, they kept catching them.

When it comes to Crappie or Speck fishing, the best methods to catch them are minnows and jigs. You can have a blast doing both when coming out on a fishing charter with us here at Bass Online. I personally love putting clients on this fish.

Devon, Merrell, Aaron, and Earl caught over 30 crappies on this fishing trip. They could not have been more excited about the outcome. I am looking forward to spending another day on the water with them again in the future!” – Captain Brian Brown

Fishing with Captain Rick Mitchell:

“Every year, anglers from across the United States make annual traditions to come to explore several of our lakes here in Florida. Lake Okeechobee is an annual hotspot for many travelers for not only its pure beauty but exceptional fishing opportunities almost all year round!

I had the pleasure of fishing with Chan, who was traveling from South Carolina. This year, he brought along a group of family and friends. We embarked on a two boat trip for 8 hours of fishing and lunch in between. The best location to enjoy a trip like this in Clewiston, FL as they have a marina on the water where you can get lunch.

Lake Okeechobee came alive on this fishing trip. We caught some big bass on wild-caught live shiners. Chan was amazed at the quality of fish he caught on this trip. The biggest bass caught weighed in at 7 pounds along with a 6 pound, several 5-pound, and 4-pound bass.

When it comes to Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing, it truly does not get any better than that. Calm and beautiful weather made for the perfect mix to stir up some incredible bass fishing.

I am looking forward to getting back out on the water with Chan again on his next annual fishing trip. They had an absolutely amazing experience on Lake Okeechobee they will never forget!” – Captain Rick Mitchell

The Last Report of this Update with Captain John Larsen:

March-Lake-Okeechobee-Fishing “Large groups are always a fun time to experience a fishery with. Friends from across the globe come to Florida to enjoy what this state has to offer. Lake Okeechobee should be at the top of your list when it comes to getting outdoors here in Florida.

Joe and Caroline brought down a large group of people from Canada. They wanted to enjoy a day on the water catching Florida largemouth bass on Lake Okeechobee. A total of 8 anglers were split between several boats.

All my fellow captains including myself had a blast catching over a dozen largemouth bass each. It was a quick 4-hour morning fish charter with some great action on both live and artificial baits. The main structure of focus was submerged eelgrass. Largemouth use the grass as an ambush point.

The most productive artificial baits on this fishing trip was a fluke in Copperfield color. When you slowly twitch the bait over the grass, the bass would come out of it and blow it up. It was an exciting bite for these anglers.

Everyone on board had a great time fishing with us on Lake Okeechobee. I most certainly had a fantastic time with Joe and Caroline and I am looking forward to our next adventure!” – Captain John Larsen

Come Visit Florida and Catch Yours Today

Now is the time to plan that Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing trip. This March Lake Okeechobee Fishing Update should have given you some insight into what is to come. Whether it is largemouth bass or crappie/speck, you can have a blast catching fish all trip long. Clewiston, Belle Glade, and Okeechobee City are exceptional destinations to visit on your next fishing adventure.

Our local experts work hard at showing you a fantastic time. Years of experience and knowledge have allowed them to dial in on the fish even in changing conditions. Come enjoy the beautiful weather Florida has to offer and catch the fish of your dreams right here on Lake Okeechobee.

We hope to see you on the water next time!

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February Lake Ida Fishing Charters for Florida Peacock Bass

February Lake Ida Fishing Charters for Florida Peacock Bass

February Lake Ida Fishing

Peacock bass are one of the most exciting species to catch in South Florida. A short drive to the Lake Ida Chain of Lakes can provide an urban experience like no other. Every adventure you embark on is unique and tailored to your experience. A February Lake Ida Fishing Charter is all you need for a great day on the water.

Warm sunny weather with light winds has created the perfect match for urban peacock bass fishing. Our local experts will take you on a tour through the endless canals of this beautiful fishery. When embarking on a Lake Ida fishing trip, you will get the chance at catching peacock bass, largemouth bass, and even clown knife fish.

The Lake Ida Chain of Lakes is alive and well with some big beautiful fish being caught. Stable South Florida weather has fired the fish up putting them in a feeding frenzy. Enjoy sitting back and enjoying this urban canal system while reeling in hard-fighting exotics.

Check out this February Lake Ida Fishing Report with our Local Experts:

Lake Ida Fishing with Captain Robert Miley

February Lake Ida Fishing 1“I had the pleasure of fishing with Sandy and Jay. They are long-time repeats of mine but also great golfing buddies. Being South Florida natives, getting out fishing on the Lake Ida Chain is one of their past times. The peacock bass fishing has been fantastic this time of year.

After several cooler days here in Delray Beach, the water temperature on the chain dropped to 81 degrees. Fortunately enough that did not stop the bass from biting. Once the sun peeked through the clouds, it was game on.

Sandy and Jay had a blast catching peacock bass all trip long. They caught over 20 bass on this trip with a mix of both peacock and largemouth bass. Most of the bass caught were in the weight range of 4-5 pounds.

Truly can’t beat it when the action is red hot like that. Sandy and Jay had a great time on the water and I am looking forward to seeing them out soon!” – Captain Robert Miley

Fishing with Captain John Larsen on the Lake Ida Chain of Lakes

“I had an afternoon fishing trip with some awesome clients, John and Decker. They were traveling from California looking to cash in on some peacock bass here in South Florida. The Lake Ida Chain of Lakes was a great match for them and it was on fire.

When fishing Lake Ida, the target species is always going to be peacock bass. One of the blessings about this fishery is that you can also catch largemouth bass, clown knife fish, cichlids, and tilapia to name a few.  February Lake Ida Fishing 2

John and Decker started out the day catching largemouth bass in the early afternoon hours. As the sun lowered in the sky, the peacock bass started to aggressively bite. They caught about 7-10 largemouth bass, 6 peacock bass, and a handful of cichlids, and a tilapia.

Most of the fish were caught free-lining live baits along with the canal systems. The best tackle to get this job done was using a 10-pound braided line with a 12-pound fluorocarbon leader with a 1/0 owner mosquito hook.

John and Decker had a great time landing fish after fish. I am surely looking forward to our next adventure soon!” – Capt John Larsen

Come Explore Palm Beach County and Catch Yours TODAY!!

Now is the time to explore what South Florida is all about. Warm weather has made for truly perfect conditions to get out on the water. Late February has been a productive time to not only go fishing but also enjoy the sunshine here in Florida. Lake Ida is a fantastic fishery for all those looking to explore something magical.

Bring your whole family along for a fishing adventure of a lifetime along with this urban canal system. Our local experts will get you on some quality fish and show you an amazing time. We hope to share an experience with you on your next visit to South Florida!

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Florida Bass Fishing NASCAR Style!

Florida Bass Fishing NASCAR Style!

MIAMI/HOMESTEAD SPEEDWAY, Fla. — It’s a unique opportunity for fans of fishing and fast cars.Tony StewartWhere else can you fish in Florida with your favorite NASCAR driver under the guidance by the fishing pros at and take a chance to win a million dollars, and then watch cars fly by at speeds of almost 200 mph, all for a worthy cause?

BassOnline guides & Participants prepare for there 6th annual 2007 Hot Rods & Reels tournament.

It happened in the infield of Homestead-Miami Speedway, where about 20 drivers fished with fans who entered by making donations to The Darrell Gwynn Foundation to Cure Paralysis.

The event is bordered by the million-dollar motor coaches that NASCAR drivers and team owners live in on race weekends, anglers fished on the speedway’s 18-acre lake, one of three on the property.

Among the excitement of the final race for the NASCAR Nextel Cup championship, drivers Tony Stewart, Kyle Petty, Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex, Kyle Busch, and others took time out to relax and enjoy the sunny but crisp November morning and fish for trophy bass and Peacock bass which were both stocked in the infield lake.

The rules were simple: The boat with the heaviest combined largemouth bass or peacock bass weight was the winner. But the top prize, the chance to select from one of 250 envelopes, one containing the $1 million dollar grand prize from sponsor Miccosukee Resort and Gaming, went to the individual who reeled in the heaviest fish in the tournament.

The event raised more than $105,000 for the Gwynn Foundation and concluded with the awarding of a new power wheelchair from the foundation to Jonathon Gorenflo.

“This was a great day that combined fun, excitement, and two of America’s favorite pastimes — Florida bass fishing and racing — all while bringing awareness to a worthy cause,” Gwynn said. “The Miccosukee Resort & Gaming Hot Rods & Reels Charity Fishing Tournament continues to grow in both popularity and funds raised.

img_0370.JPGNASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield surveys the competition.

“We are grateful to the NASCAR drivers and celebrities who donated their time to fish with both corporate and individual fans, plus the sponsors who make this unique event possible. It also gives me pleasure to share with all of our participants the smile on young Jonathon Gorenflo’s face when he received his new power wheelchair because that is the reason why we are out here today.”Each driver/celebrity was paired with two guest anglers in their own bass boat featuring a Bass recognized guide. After an hour and a half of fishing, only the top three catches of each team were weighed.

NASCAR championship team owner Richard Childress led the boat that took the combined weight trophy, at a total weight of 6.40 pounds. The top individual prize went to 14-year-old Alex Lambert, who brought in a catch weighing over two and a half pounds.

The fishing experience with his favorite driver, Kyle Busch, was a birthday gift to Lambert from his family.

NASCAR driver Greg Biffle tries to hide his excitement at sighting a huge bass.

“My dad and my godfather saw an ad in the paper, and they said, ‘Oh, this is going to be great for Alex to go with his favorite driver,’” Lambert said. “I came in and just talked with Kyle for a while and had fun.”I fish a lot,” Lambert added. “My grandfather is a big saltwater fisherman. He loves it. He was the first person to take me fishing. We went to St. Thomas when I was about a year old and started marlin fishing, so it was fun.”

The eighth-grader landed three fish to Busch’s one and said the NASCAR star was impressed by the catch.

“I’ve been a NASCAR fan for about five years and was a Kurt Busch fan before Kyle, but when Kyle came along, I love Kellogg’s, so that just poked me,” Lambert said. “I’ve been a devoted Kyle Busch fan ever since.”

“There were big fish, but they just weren’t really snapping. I think it was just the time of the day. If it was a little earlier, it would have been excellent. The coloring in the fish was great because it’s a crystal clear clean lake.

“We used live shiners, and after about an hour, they started wearing down and nobody was catching anything. So we switched to lures, and Kyle caught one on a lure. I didn’t have the best of luck. Live bait was just a lot easier because I think they used dynamite to dredge the lake out, so the fish just hang out at the edges. But Florida bass fishing is some of the best in the world and these guides know their stuff.

“I’ve done marlin and sailfish tournaments, but never bass,” Lambert said. “I’ll definitely be back next year, though.”

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