Lake Okeechobee 3-7-09

What a month this has been with cold fronts. The temp has gone from low 50’s to med 70’s and when the water goes below 60, it is very hard to get bits on live bait or artificial.

This month we had the two biggest tournaments of the year with good weather for a change, accept the last day of the final day of the FLW series. The lake produced some great fishing for these tournaments, some of the bait’s used were frogs and swim baits. I was using Reaction Enervation Skinny Dipper and the little beaver. The go to bait was the JDC Skip-N-Pop which I was blessed to get 17.2lbs off of on the final day. End the tournament in 16th with a pay day of $21.733.00.

This coming month should bring more stable weather and other great spawning opportunities. As the water goes down, it will push all of the fish to the out side grass lines. We should have some great bass fishing over the next couple of months, with some great Bluegill fishing in May and June.

Be careful the water is getting low and I hope we get some rain soon we have a lot of spawning yet to go with bass and bluegills. Fishing in the grass flats is getting skinny and easy to spook the fish so be as quiet as you can. The flats still have good fish in them and lots of bait and little bass and bluegills everywhere. If we don’t get any rain, keep a eye on the outside of the grass lines, bass should start schooling. When fishing the outside grass lines allow for other bait choices such as spinner baits, rattle traps and all kinds of plastics.

So, I hope you get to go fishing soon the lake is healthy and beautiful with lots of good fishing to come.

Till next time tight lines and good fishing….
From Staff Writer Capt Mark Shepard ( / 888-829-BASS is Florida Fishing largest Freshwater Guide Service, specializing in Florida bass fishing in the Florida lakes, canals and rivers.
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