The morning bite continues to be on fire, especially in the first two hours of the morning. Throwing a war eagle (golden shiner, double willow) spinnerbait has been very productive for the first hour and has produced several big Lake Okeechobee bass. Also working well as of late is a Gambler Big EZ in the copperfield color. Both these baits have been especially good early in the morning and late in the evening.

Once the morning bite has slowed down switch over to a senko or 10″ worm and slow your presentation down. When the water starts to warm up it makes these Lake Okeechobee bass lazy and are easily caught when you give them a slow presentation. For the more skilled anglers get the flipping stick out and cover water. Flipping baits are ranging from (1/2 oz) Medlock Jig to a Missile Bait D-Bomb (Bruiser Flash) rigged with a (1/2 oz) weight.

Sunday August 5, 2012; fish were caught from J&S locks north towards Henry Creek. These fish have been schooling on the outside of the grass early and have been pushing into the grass as the day progresses. Fish were also reported being caught around Horse Island and Worm Cove. Both areas produced several fish in the 3 to 6 lb range. Average size fish has been 2 lbs.


Primary Areas:

  • J&S Locks North Towards Henry Creek
  • Horse Island
  • Worm Cove

Primary Baits:

  • War Eagle Spinnerbait (Golden shiner, Double Willow)
  • Gambler Big EZ (Copperfield)
  • Gambler Ace (Blueberry)

Lake Okeechobee Big Bass