Reports of shell crackers are starting to come in. Try inside of Tin House Cove, around the Bird Islands. You can expect to see more shell crackers fishing around the next moon.
Due to the low water levels and just because Lake Okeechobee is the bass factory of the world, the fishing has been amazing.
This time of year, the bass are on the move toward spawning areas and we have been catching some really big bass here on the Big O. It will only get better as we move into April and May. It has been a great season thus far here on Okeechobee and it seems to be getting better daily. We have had a couple of cold fronts that slowed fishing down for a few days, but then we are right back to catching lots of fish.
This fishing report and update is from the waters South of the Monkey Box. All up and down the shoal there has been amazing fishing. The lake has just produced the best fish I have seen recently.
The word for the north end of the lake is crappie, crappie, and more crappie; or specks as they are known to those of us born in south Florida.
The speck fishing continues to improve as we move farther into winter and closer to spring. Indian Prairie, Horse Island and Third Point have produced good limits of specks on jigs and minnows and fisherman that are drifting out in front of Taylor Creek are catching limits as well.