The water level for Lake Okeechobee is slowly rising. The bass fishing has been good with the heaviest bites coming from the deeper water near the Kissimmee River on the Northend; Clewiston area rim canal and dynamite hole. Fish around rocks and ledges throwing baits like swim baits/swim jigs; frogs and senkos.
If you want to catch the bream before the end of the summer spawn time, look to the shallower areas of the lake or edges of the rim canal and Kissimmee River. The best baits to use when fishing for bream are live-crickets and small red worms rigged on an ultra-light spinning rod/reel set with a small bobber; split shot weight pinched on the line and 6lb test mono line. Both bream and bass are being caught on the South and North end of the lake, just be aware that the water level is low and certain areas have a rock bottom and to jack up your motor before coming off plane.
Areas to try for both bass and bream can be along the grass edge and on in about 100 yards. Lures for bass have been big worms; top water worked along the grass edges early mornings; some crank baits in the deeper water areas like the canals and River; jigs worked up rock ledges and some flipping/pitching around pencil reeds and heavier vegetation areas of the lake. Capt. Angie’s sponsors: Mercury; Gene Larew, Navionics, Lews, G-Loomis, Maui Jim, Gill, Bullet weights, Mega Strike, Real Magic, Woo tungsten, Power-Pole, Mid-South, True-Turn and Rapala. To book your next fun-filled day fishing Lake Okeechobee and Lake Seminole, Ga contact Angie at 863-228-7263 or www. southfloridabassfishing.com. Capt. Angie is featured in the book “Fifty Women Who Fish”. Check out www.whywomenfish. com.