Hello everyone! This is Captain Brian Brown with your Lake Okeechobee fishing report. March 30th of 2015 Today I went out of the north end of Lake Okeechobee again, I had Tim Bostick, his brother Jeff and their father Ted. They joined me on the lake today, we met at Garrards Bait & Tackle where we […]

From FWC Press Release On Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved staff’s recommendations for revisions to two boating safety zones on the Okeechobee Waterway in Hendry and Martin counties. One change affects the boating safety zone around the Clewiston Lock at the Hoover Dike city ramp. Staff proposed to extend the […]

CLEWISTON, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2012) – Does home-lake advantage play a role when 320 of the world’s best anglers gather to see who can find the heaviest four-day stringer of bass for a first-place cash prize of up to $125,000? Just look at the leaderboard of the season-opening FLW Tour . Randall Tharp of Gardendale, […]

Carl and his son Carl Jr traveling from Texas to go fishing on Lake Okeechobee on August 13, 2009. I had the pleasure of fishing with this father and son for a half day on the Big O. I suggested early, so they arrived at 6:00 am ready to fish. We headed right out before […]

The agenda focused on boating issues, including proposed legislation on statutes related to vessels and vessel registration. Commissioners directed staff to proceed with proposing new regulations concerning anchoring, mooring and local governments’ jurisdiction for the Florida Legislature to consider. Also, Commissioners adopted new rules regarding boating restrictions in Martin and Okeechobee counties, based on a […]

Lake Okeechobee‘s water level is at 12.52 feet above sea level on Friday. That is over one foot higher than it was before Tropical Storm Fay crossed the lake. The South Florida Water Management District said at least 6 inches fell on the lake. And it will continue to rise as stormwater run-off from the […]

Today I fished with David Williams and Daniel Bradley from Plano, TX . The lake level has come up and the fish have seem to follow. We had about 30 large-mouth bass on Okeechobee today and lost quite a few also. With the sun up, high bright and clear skies it was important to be […]

By Andy Reid |South Florida Sun-Sentinel Doubling the budget for South Florida water managers and potentially shelving some Everglades restoration projects are among the ways proposed to pay for the state’s bid to buyout U.S. Sugar. The South Florida Water Management District on Thursday revealed a plan for a $2.9 billion agency budget — up […]

Years from now, historians may look back upon the month recently concluded as the pivotal moment in the preservation and restoration of the Everglades. Gov. Charlie Crist rocked the environmental world in late June when he announced a tentative deal with U.S. Sugar to purchase 187,000 acres south of Lake Okeechobee. The deal, at a […]

The wind on the Lake Okeechobee slowed down today and was much easier to fish. Today I fished with Josh Webb from New York, a really good bass fisherman. We used swim baits, other plastics, top water plugs to capture over 50 bass in just 6 hours. It was overcast most of the day and […]