Keeping Bass Alive: Don’t be fooled by ‘springtime’ in Florida

For most of the nation when one mentions springtime one thinks of warming temperatures, cold streams fed by recently melted snows and fish breaking out of their lethargic winter state. But here in Florida, it’s only mid-March and the air temperature has already climbed to over 90°F.Apr 8th, 2020

Florida Speckled Perch Season

The start of the 2017 calendar year is still fresh and already the 2017 Speckled Perch Season is making headlines. Two weeks into the New Year and reports are coming in from Lake Okeechobee and Highlands County of large 2 to 2.5 lb slabs being boated on a regular basis. Jan 27th, 2017

Bassmaster Elite Series Comes to Okeechobee

For fans of professional bass fishing, the return of the Bassmaster Elite Series to Lake Okeechobee on February 23 – 26 provides an opportunity to meet and greet some of the best professional fishermen the sport has to offer. The Bassmaster Elite Series is the sport’s highest level in professional bass fishing tournaments...Dec 20th, 2016

The Smithsonian Comes to Okeechobee!

Okeechobee County has been selected as one of thirty-six communities throughout the United States to host an interactive and unique exhibit that speaks about our relationship to water. This wonderful opportunity began with a local visit from a representative of the Florida Humanities Council who said he was scouting for a Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit that was all about water. Nov 23rd, 2016

Support Your Local Bait Shop

In small towns and big cities throughout the United Sates, there is a plague that is killing off the heart … Sep 30th, 2016

ICAST Cup 2016

The ICAST annual trade show (International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades) in Orlando Florida kicked off its 4-day expo on … Jul 26th, 2016

Guy Harvey Outpost’s Okee-Tantie Plan Revised

At the May 26th meeting of the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners, representatives of Guy Harvey Outpost and Elite … Jun 30th, 2016

The 43rd Annual Naples Boat Show

The 43rd Annual Naples Boat Show presented by the Marine industries Association of Collier County will be held this coming weekend from Thursday January 21 thru Sunday the 24th.Jan 18th, 2016
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Florida Winters are Fire Season

While much of the nation experiences four seasons through-out the year, here in Florida we have just two, Hurricane Season and Fire Season. Hurricane Season runs from June 1st through November 30th, the rest of the year is Fire Season. The peak of fire season are the months of January, February, and March.Dec 30th, 2015

RC UAVs in the Outdoors: Friends or Foe

These days not a day goes by without some news, good or bad, about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles a.k.a UAVs. Whether the topic is about privacy rights, safety, or national security, conversations can quickly develop into heated arguments over the pros and cons of the use of these aircraft. Sep 29th, 2015