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




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