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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