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Okeechobee Bass Fishing Adventure

Okeechobee Bass Fishing Adventure

Okeechobee Bass Fishing Adventure

Hey folks this is Capt Mark Shepard with your Lake Okeechobee report. The past week has been a lot of fun this is my favorite time of year doing light tackle and top water fishing. I’m out on the water with Bill and his wife Martha first time being out on the Big O. These folks wanted to see what this wild shiner fishing is all about. Let me tell you we got out there doing a little short 4 hour trip actually about 3 and a half, but ill tell you what we absolutely smashed them.

We caught huge numbers, we ran through all the bait, when we ran out of bait. They were like hey we have caught enough fish this is the most fish I’v caught in my life I’m ready to go. We had a pair of 7s we had a lot of 5 and 6 pounders just incredible. I couldn’t bait the hooks fast enough and this is not shiner season but we just crushed them.

I’m telling you folks if you get a chance to come down here this time of year in the warm months. You don’t wanna do a full day its crazy a 4 to 6 hour trip is fantastic. It is just incredible to get out there and do some light tackle fishing. If you do bring some shiners, hey your adventure starts here Capt Mark Shepard all the best.

Incredible Bass Fishing Trip On Lake Okeechobee

Incredible Bass Fishing Trip On Lake Okeechobee

Incredible Bass Fishing Trip On Lake Okeechobee

Capt Mark Shepard here with your Lake Okeechobee fishing report. Well folks the last 3 days I got to spend some time with long time clients Dustin and Colin been with me for a long long time great guys. We hit the perfect storm, weather coming in, fronts coming in, everything was just right and we absolutely smashed them. The third day was a little bit slow but we still caught them up to 7 pounds and still saw good numbers. The first 2 days were just off the charts, huge numbers of fish over 5 pounds and just non stop action as fast as we can go.

We were doing all live bait and after we ran out of live bait we did a little bit of artificial and caught some that way too. What an incredible 3 days, the weather coming together with the moon phase and everything was just right and it was a slug fest. This is Capt Mark Shepard, all the best everybody.

Light Tackle And Live Bait On Lake Okeechobee

Light Tackle And Live Bait On Lake Okeechobee

Light Tackle And Live Bait On Lake Okeechobee

This is Capt Mark Shepard with your Lake Okeechobee fishing report. Well folks over this past week been a lot of fun a lot of light tackle light plastics, want to give a big thank you to bass assassin lures using the fat job with long time clients Dennis and George. They have been with me a long time those guys are rivals and a hoot to hang out with, caught great fish great numbers nothing super big our biggest was up about 5 or 6 pounds. Today did a quick half day trip down on the south end, fishing with live bait and we caught some big ol fish. We had a blast and one guy was just the lead dog and every now and again it is just your day and they were fishing on both sides with him and switched places with him same rigs same bait just every now and then your day lines up, we caught a bunch of good ones and it was just a wonderful morning. Its getting hot, the water is getting low, if your thinking about bringing your boat down here be careful the water is coming down and getting shallow, this is Capt Mark Shepard all the best folks.

Lake Okeechobee Big Bass Fishing Adventures

Lake Okeechobee Big Bass Fishing Adventures

Lake Okeechobee Big Bass Fishing Adventures

Hey folks, Captain Mark Shepard here with your Lake Okeechobee fishing report. Let me tell you folks over the last couple of days have been very very special to me one of my closest friends, we go way back, we go back good gosh, I’m getting old about 30 years, this guy’s fantastic his name is Jeff. We done a lot of fun things together and just had a ball and over the last few years. He’s been coming back and hiring me bringing some family, his dad Bill and this time he brought his nephew, Brian young guy just got out of a navy Fantastic guy Clean cut young gentleman just a blast to hang out with. Well 2 days here on the big O things have been a little breezy and things have been kind of goofy with this weather as you all know up North but it came together really really nice had a Fantastic Trip, every time with these folks it just cracks me up Jeff fished with me a lot in the past, but it’s just so awesome to have him come down here and spend time with me and have a great adventure, and we just had two days of great adventures good quality fish Good laughs and just a lot of fun. Okeechobee is a place that you must see and you know we work such a hard life and I know what it’s like to be, you know when I was off the water its hectic, and when you get a chance to get on the water it is total peace and gives you that r&r that the body needs. Folks when you get a chance you’ve gotta see this place come on down check out the big O, Captain Mark Shepard all the best everybody.

Back Side Of The Moon Phase On Lake Okeechobee

Back Side Of The Moon Phase On Lake Okeechobee

Back Side Of The Moon Phase On Lake Okeechobee

This is Capt Mark Shepard, and this is your Lake Okeechobee fishing report. Well folks over the past week we have put a lot of fish in the boat and posted them on Facebook, and let me tell you what the numbers are great, some really beautiful quality fish. Just one adventure after another, but it’s starting to happen, We’re starting to see the water coming down on Lake Okeechobee. Which is a huge plus for the artificial bite, and we have had some fantastic days doing some artificial, little bit on the backside of the moon right now, but still catching some good quality fish, but within this next moon Phase we will start seeing more and more bluegill push into the shallows around which can make the female bass very very defensive so the artificial is going get better and better and better its getting to be my favorite time of year, getting a lot of top water bites now water temperature just been real nice and stable just all together fantastic week and looking forward to our next adventure out there on the water. It’s going to get better and better. this is Capt Mark Shepard don’t miss out on this place.

Fun Fact

Lake Okeechobee the largest Lake in Florida is actually quite shallow with an average of about 9 feet, it is world famous for its largemouth Bass, and it is also home to a few other species of fish, most notable are the catfish which are fished commercially and the Black Crappie a highly sought after panfish, Lake Okeechobee has a diverse ecosystem, and each day on the water is a different adventure, from fishing the canals and along the walls to fishing the flats which are filled with flora that provides shelter for quite a few species, wild shiners are the main bait of choice while fishing for Bass, farm raised shiners work also, but due to the fact that farm shiners do not act like prey they will not illicit a predatory response, bass will still eat them, just not as much. now why does this happen, when you look at the bite behavior of bass you will see they typically have a few reasons to bite: hunger, territory, and instinct, now if the bass is not hungry but you toss a bait in its self defined territory it will still hit the bait, also if your bait is able to mimic a injured prey species it will also it it even if not hungry but if the bass is hungry the bait is in its territory and it can illicit an instinctual predatory response well you have the trifecta of of a good bite.

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