November 3rd Okeechobee fishing report

Just wanted to get a quick fishing report out today and let everyone know what is going on at Lake Okeechobee. The bass have finally started to make a move off the main lake to traditional fishing areas. And that is great news for us, it signal that our busy season is about to start. Had a great week catching bass in good numbers like it should be in spite of the mid eighties water temperature and ninety degree air temps. Was even lucky enough this past week to have a customer put one in the boat over nine pounds. The water level has been holding steady at around 13.50 feet above sea level, a great level except that if we don’t get a lot of rain north of us it will be getting low as the season progresses. The live bait bite on wild shiners has been the best bet but the artificial bite has also been good but you will have to work for them a little harder. The best bet if the wind will allow is to fish the outside grass line looking for clean water and baitfish in both directions when you come out the Clewiston channel. Artificial lure selection would be Gambler Ace’s, Gambler Burner Worm, and the new Wow Factor Fishing square bill crankbait. I have seen a little more vegetation growing in some areas I just hope it continues and the Florida Wildlife Commission and Applied Aquatics leave our lake alone. We all need to stick together to stop the misuse of chemical weed spraying on our lake. It is time to get those fishing trips booked on Okeechobee for this years season which starts now. I have trips available for 4 and 6 hours with up to 4 people on the boat. I also have overnight accommodations available. Contact me at 863-677-0983 www.markkingfishing.com