Lake Okeechobee Fishing Forecast – December 2023

Lake O fishing for both bass and crappie has been exceptional providing great eating crappie to take home and catch and release big bass. Fishing for bass has been productive using artificial lures and live bait, depending on what the customer prefers and what’s biting best at the time of the trip. If you are bass fishing, areas to try are Cochran’s pass against the hard wall and inside the pass against both hard lines. Other areas along the shoal can be Whidden’s Pass and a few other spots as you work your way south; a few areas in the Monkey box and Dupree Bar for both bass and specks, Dyess ditch and a few areas as you head north towards worm cove and on up to Indian Prairie have been good fishing as well. Lures for bass: worms; chatter and swim baits; flipping creature- style baits; top water and spinner baits. If you’re fishing around the west-side stop by Big Water Bait and Tackle for all your tackle and boating needs.
Due to high water levels over this past summer has left a lot of these areas with very little vegetation just reeds and small islands, so don’t be surprised that when you turn the corner as you’re heading to your fav spot and see nothing but open water. Other areas to try are Tin House, Buckhead Ridge going west down to about 3rd point has some activity as well as some parts of Kings Bar and Grassy.

The crappie bite is strong both open water minnow fishing and jig fishing in the shallows. Areas to try for crappie are close to the bass areas mentioned above and fishing the Kissimmee River and Government cut has been pretty good. To book a trip for bass or crappie call 863- 228-7263, also visit the website for up-to-date info and bookings Capt. Angie provide top of the line equipment and runs a new Caymas boat. Sponsors: Toho Marine, St. Cloud; Mercury Marine; BnM Poles; Mid-South Tackle; Real Magic; Gill Marine Wear; Bullet Weights; Rapala; Gene Larew; Pradco Brands; Lews; G-Loomis; Navionics and Tru-Turn hooks.