This is Captain Mark Shepard with your April 9th, 2015 Lake Okeechobee fishing report.

I was fishing today with Nick Mitchell from Illinois, great guy, loves the outdoors and bass fishing too! He was telling me that he wanted to catch a 6 pounder today. We did better than that, his first was 6 1/2 pounds and then…we caught a monster! He busted a 9 and 3/4 bass! We got over 50 fish…we smoked them! I mean we put them in the boat as soon as we put the bait on the hook. Great numbers, good quality, lots of 3-4 pounders…just a wonderful deal! We started at 10 o’clock, we had an absolutely beautiful day…we got a lot of pictures of the big fish. Really happy guy and lots of great stories right here on the Big “O”.

If you come to Florida and you don’t go┬áto Lake Okeehobee, your missing out on the heart of the state!

This was Captain Mark Shepard, tight lines everybody!