Lake Okeechobee Fishing Forecast – April 2024

Bass and crappie fishing has been on fire with a record number big bass and crappie limits being caught. The month of April typically kicks off the start of the bluegill spawn which runs through September. I highly recommend avoiding the summer months due to daily rainstorms and high heat temps, with that said, the months of April, May and early June are really good months to consider fishing with less traffic on the ramps and on the lake. Areas to try when bass fishing have been some areas on the Shoal; Monkey box and Dupree bar; around Dyess ditch; parts of Horse Island; North end of Tin House; Kings bar and Grassy. If you’re fishing along the east side, try the areas around Nub N Slough, Hendry Creek and around J & S. Keep in mind, water clarity/ color. Bass lures to consider are worms; swim baits/swim jigs; shallow jerk baits (hard/soft); some top water; flipping/pitching (isolated cover); shallow crank baits. Color schemes are shad; bluegill; crawdad and tilapia.

Areas for crappie fishing have been pretty much the same areas for the bass and again, keep in mind the water clarity/color. When using the Indian Prairie boat ramp use extra caution when loading/ unloading your boat and with no place to safely to get in and out of your boat. Glades County will hopefully fix it soon. The other three boat ramps used on the west and north sides are in great shape which is Harney Pond canal located in Lakeport and Scott Driver and Okeetantie located on the River in Okeechobee.

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