Monthly Archives: August 2015

Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report 8/31/2015

Tropical storm Erica has passed on by giving us some needed rain here on Lake Okeechobee. With the lake level at 12.95 feet above sea level this morning we are defiantly headed in the right direction. The hot weather still has us in that summer pattern of catching bass early morning and late afternoon here on the lake but with the water level coming up some we should have a few bass moving to the grass and have a little more of an all day bite.
The fish have been scattered throughout the lake the past few weeks from Ritta Island to the offshore islands around Uncle Joe’s Cut and Clewiston area. Both artificial and the live bait bite (aka wild shiner) have been good. When we have some wind blowing a spinnerbait or swim jig seem to be working pretty good but on calm mornings try a Gambler EZ Swimmer or Gambler Ace. The Ace will catch bass almost all the time just rig a junebug colored one with a small 1/16 or 1/8 ounce bullet weight and fish it along the outside grass edge slow.
It is time to start getting those late fall, winter, and spring trips booked as the calendar is filling up. I am looking forward to another awesome season here on Lake Okeechobee as the water is starting to fill the lake back up to where it needs to be and the lake is in very healthy condition. I am going to make sure and get a report out weekly as we start to head back into season here on the lake. Until next week good luck, tight lines, and I hope to see everyone on the water soon.