On October 2, 2009, we had the pleasure of taking out the honeymoon couple Ryan & Lauren White from Kansas.
They had been down visiting the Keys and wanted to do some bass Fishing before they left Florida, the only problem they were surrounded by saltwater.
When I started talking to them about bass fishing and all Florida’s fishery options they were surprised to learn how different each were and how many they actually had to choose from. After much deliberation, they decided on fishing world famous Lake Okeechobee. We confirmed our time and meeting location and I think after the phone conversation I was excited as they were!

When we got out on the water they where very surprised, “as most people are” about how big visually the lake really is. Then I tried to put it perspective by explaining to them that we where only fishing in a very small portion of the lake that extends 730 square miles. It really is breath taking!

The fishing was a little slower then it has been, the weather changed and it was high and bright blue bird skies most of the day. But they managed to catch this (7) seven pound bass pictured above and a couple of nice quality fish to go along with this kicker.

While on the water Ryan was very interested in our exotic Peacock bass, a much discussion he said, “Its a must do.”

We look forward to taken them out again, remember Lake Okeechobee fishing always makes for happy anglers!

Till next time tight lines and good fishing….
From Staff Writer Capt Brett Isackson (bretti@bassonline.com)
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