Monthly archive - November 2018

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November 8 – November 20, 2018 – Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing Report

November 8 – November 20, 2018 – Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing Report

It’s the week of Thanksgiving and I wish you all a Happy Holiday. Some of you are in record-breaking cold temperatures across the nation and I hope you stay warm. Here in good ole’ South Florida, we are still extraordinarily warm weather. We did experience a couple of cold snaps for a day or two where the air temp didn’t get above 76° and the mornings were in the low 60’s. Even with the rain we had, it wasn’t enough to impact the water temp on Lake Okeechobee. Water temps are still in the high 80’s.

The winds have been from the Northeast 5 to 15mph. The water level is now at 13.34 feet. It has dropped about 6inch from my last report. This the week of the full moon and so far I have had some beauties caught out there. However, I think the mild weather still has the bass biting like the summer pattern.

What I have been fishing successfully is a brown color Swim Jig in the morning on the spawning flats. Earlier in the month a black & blue Swim Jig proved effective. After the morning bite is over, try flipping the Cattails and Pencil reeds. As always, the wild shiners are a trophy bass’ favorite. Good areas to fish have been Tin House, Northwest corner and the East side of the lake.

If you have any questions or concerns about Lake Okeechobee bass fishing, please call me. I will be more than happy to share the latest information, photos and catch details with you.

Bass Wishes,

Captain Scott Kerslake


November 16, 2018 – Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing Report

November 16, 2018 – Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing Report

www.okeechobeejust4bass.com was fishing with Rick Klausman and his buddy. This was a 6-hour wild shiner bait and artificial charter. Here is a picture of one of the many basses they caught.

 


November 9, 2018 – Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing Report

November 9, 2018 – Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing Report

www.okeechobeejust4bass.com was fishing with Ben Audia celebrating his birthday and his buddy Dan. This was an 8-hour wild shiner and artificial charter. Here are some pictures of the fish they caught. Ben’s beauty was 7.12lbs caught on a black and blue jig.

 


November 8, 2018 – Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing Report

November 8, 2018 – Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing Report

www.okeechobeejust4bass.com was fishing with Tom Sparks from Texas. This was a 4-hour wild shiner bait charter. Here is a picture of just two of the many basses Tom caught.


October 8 – November 7, 2018 – Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing Report

October 8 – November 7, 2018 – Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing Report

It’s the Fall Season and typically the warmest part of the year has ended, but that is not the case in South Florida. Today was a sunny 84° with blue skies. It is hard to complain about that, but it does impact the fishing. The entire month of October and the first week in November have been extremely warm, sunny and dry.

We have not had the cool snaps or rain to drop the water temperature on Lake Okeechobee. Water temps are still in the high 80’s and the winds have been from the Southeast 5 to 15mph. The water level is now at 13.63 feet. It has dropped about a foot from my last report. The fish are still biting like the summer pattern.

There is still a morning shad spawn bite on the South end of Kings Bar. I found that a white Swim Jig and Spinnerbaits have been the best bait to use for this location. After this bite is over, try flipping the pencil reeds and cattail with a jig. There are some schooling activities I have discovered around the lake that I have had success with throwing a top water, Rat-L-Trap as well as a Swimbait.

Good areas to fish have been Kings Bar, Tin House, Northwest corner and the East side of the lake.

It is still very hot on the lake, so drink a lot of water. If you have any questions or concerns about Lake Okeechobee bass fishing, please call me. I will be more than happy to share the latest information, photos and catch details with you.

This 6.5lb beauty was caught on Sunday morning with a jig on the Northwest corner of the lake.

Bass Wishes,

Captain Scott Kerslake


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