Hey everyone, Capt. Cody Davis here and I just wanted to touch base with you all and give you a status on Lake Okeechobee.
For starters, it’s no question that the months of August and September are the two toughest months to catch a bass across the whole country. But with that being said, the big girls are still around, and biting. In the tournament last weekend it took over 26lbs to win and I believe a dozen bags over 20lbs were brought in! With the conditions we are experiencing here on the lake, people are catching fish every way you can think of. From throwing crankbaits and worms around rock piles or in canals. To flipping a big 1oz jig on the main lake grass line while mixing in a popping frog around the submerged grass.What I am most excited about are the months to follow. The lake is looking the best it has looked in years in my opinion. Although making it tough and dangerous for some to navigate over the past couple of years, the low water levels we have experienced have helped the lake as a whole, tremendously! A lot of the original grass lines have started to make a comeback along with tons of new healthy grass as well. With the rising water over the past weeks, it has opened up tons of new areas back in the marsh which these fish will utilize come spawning time. All of these areas are loaded with eel grass, bait such as bluegill and shiners, and almost all have a hard bottom. The rising water is also putting plenty of water underneath the mats, which will definitely hold fish during the cold weather months.
Like I said, this is the best the lake has looked in years!
So come on down, and lets go fishing! Call the crew at Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters and book your next Lake O adventure!