July 21 – August 13, 2018 – Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing Report

Bass Fishing on Lake Okeechobee the past two weeks has been better than expected for this time of the summer. The North and Northwest side of the Lake is where I have been fishing the most. There have been some really good days with dozens of sizable fish and then a few slow ones that remind you how tough fishing in August in South Florida can be.

Fishing in the heat index is the major fishing conditions to contend with. I have only been fishing up to about 11:00 am, avoiding the afternoon thunderstorms that roll in each day. With the daily rain and the slowing down of the discharge, the lake is still over 14ft. The water clarity on the North, Northwest, and South Bay area is great. The water temp has been ranging between 89 -93 degrees.

The best bait has been the shiners in the morning. After the morning bite is over, throwing a Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap has been really good. Spinnerbaits and Swim Jigs are working too. Flipping a big jig has produced a decent fish as well. I highly recommend fishing the following areas…Grassy Island, Tin House, Monkey Box, South Bay and the Shoal.

If you are heading out for a day of Bass Fishing on Lake Okeechobee, be sure to wear sunscreen, protective gear, and hat and drink plenty of water while out on the Lake.

This picture shows just one of the 35 fish caught on Friday’s charter. This 7-year-old young man was on fire!




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