Mary and Charles Johnson were coming to Florida to bass fish on World Famous Lake Okeechobee like many before them. On this day guide Capt Donny Biggs made a huge decision which forever change the outcome of there fishing trip.
With Lake Okeechobee being unpredictable at best, guides like Bass Online guide Capt Donny Biggs need to go that extra mile. Sometime we need to take it upon ourselves to do what we need to, to guaranty the customer a great fishing trip. Why, to ensure the paying customers are getting it’s money worth and by good decision making we can do just that…
While so many people still want the experience of catching a Okeechobee trophy bass, despite the lake not fishing up to it’s historical history. This is no excuse for any guide service to take you out for a boat ride, Mary and Charles Johnson came all the way from Corydon, IN in search of a trophy Florida bass and that’s what they expected.
As fishing always changes unpredictability, the Johnson’s were scheduled well in advance to visit the Clewiston area of Lake Okeechobee. With responsibility in his hands, Capt Donny Biggs did what he though was going to be best for the out come of the Johnson family fishing vacation. He called them the night before and explained the conditions on the lake and that he had an option. Without hesitating the Johnson’s replied, “your the guide if that’s where we need to go then let’s go.”
Capt Donny rerouted then to Stick Marsh/Farm 13 fishery located in Fellsmere where he has been consistently catching good numbers of fish and a few quality ones. Not to go with out mention, this fishery was over an hour out of the way for Capt Donny.
The day started out pretty good, with a 5lber. The bites were spread apart at times, but when you got bit it was a good one. I thing we caught around 12 to 14 fish total, with a couple of 5’s, several 4’s and the monster 10lber.
It wasn’t long after that we ended the trip and said,”it don’t get no better then this.”

Till next time tight lines and good fishing….
From Staff Writer Capt Donny Biggs ( / 888-829-BASS is Florida Fishing largest Freshwater Guide Service, specializing in Florida bass fishing in the Florida lakes, canals and rivers.
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