Professional Angler and U.S.C.G. Licensed Captain on Lake Okeechobee, Florida.

 Guiding on Lake Okeechobee

 

Lake Okeechobee Professional Guide Service:

 

Professional Guide, Angie Douthit, when not traveling on Tour,

she is guiding anglers on the waters of Lake Okeechobee. World famous for the quality of the bass fishing, Okeechobee is an expanse  of water covering 735 square miles.  When most anglers see this small ocean for the first time, they are immediately notice that it all looks the same. Needless to say, that is not true in the case of the huge bass that ply the waters in search of golden shiners or other baits. The fish select certain areas of the lake, based on season and weather conditions. In order to have the trip of a lifetime, a professional guide can save you days of wandering around just looking for that secret area.

 

Angie loves the sport of bass fishing and even more, loves to help others to learn how much fun it can be. Whether its artificial lures or live-bait used, Angie will see to it that you have a great day on the water. Check out these happy clients.

 

 

Contact Information

Captain Angie Douthit's Telephone: 


Cell:
863-228-7263


E-mail Captain Angie here:

angie@southfloridabassfishing.com

 

 

 

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by Captain Angie Douthit

Check out Capt. Angie's monthly Lake Okeechobee fishing report in the "Tampa Tribune" and Coastal Angler (Central/Southern) area

 

 

Fishing Lake Okeechobee submitted by

Capt. Angie Douthit October, 2014

Fishing on Lake Okeechobee has remained somewhat steady despite the hot summertime temperatures.  Some days can be slower than others but bigger bass are still being caught flipping jigs and/or creature-style flipping baits such as Gene Larew’s Hoo-Daddy and Hawg Craw in colors junebug and black/blue.  Top water lures early in the morning thrown in grass pockets and along certain area-grass lines will produce both quantity and quality bites. Some open-water bass can be caught.  Others lures producing are: senkos; frogs such as Lonnie Stanley’s Ribbit. The crappie bite typically starts in October but greatly depends on the month prior regarding water temperature, weather and etc.  If you’re wanting to book your crappie trip for the upcoming season, you need to get your trip on the books now.  It will be another great crappie season and a lot of happy clients taking home Okeechobee’s best easting fish in the Lake!  Areas to try for bass the next time you’re out on the big O on the South-end are: Some areas of Pelican bay; parts of Horse/Rita Island; certain areas of East wall and Observation Shoal.  On the North-end: Dyess Ditch some parts of the Monkey Box, North-shore, Kings Bar and the Kissimmee River.  Capt. Angie can be contacted by email angie@southfloridabassfishing.com  or through her website www.southfloridabassfishing.com or by phone 863-228-7263.  Capt. Angie offers discounts for both one-person and multiple days guided trips.  Angie’s sponsors are: Mega Strike; Real Magic; East Texas Big Bass Lures; Bullet weights; Gene Larew; Rapala; Power Pole; Navionics; G-Loomis rods and Gill.     

Lake Okeechobee fishing report, September 2014

by Capt. Angie Douthit

 

Fishing Okeechobee during the summer offers Angler’s a multitude of ways to catch great quality bass.  Fishing shallow in the morning in and around the grass edges with swim baits, swim jigs, horny toads mixed with some hard top water lures thrown in the pockets and points of grass can generate some really fun top water action.  Taking your time by fishing every open hole and etc can be rewarded with a huge bass strike.  Keep your flipping/pitching rod handy to fish the isolated reed/grass clumps in-between these areas as you go along.  This style of fishing offers us the opportunity to keep in practice with a variety of techniques and it’s Fun for my guide Clients!!  .  When the sun reaches higher in the sky, try moving off into deeper water areas such as the rim ditch, canals and deeper water impressions out in the lake and slow down your fishing style by reaching for a finesse worm rigged with a smaller weight, concentrating on some isolated grass areas on the bottom.  This style of bass fishing requires patience but it can be very rewarding.   As with this time of year, please be cautious of the afternoon thunderstorms and heavy rains.  Catching bass when they’re biting well is wonderful but not worth the risk when you hear thunder and see lightning when you’re out on the water!!   Places to try:  point of Kreamer Island and Norman’s Channel area; long point; both sides of Rita Island; some places on the East/West wall; parts of the Shoal and North shore; King’s bar and J&S.  To contact Capt. Angie for your next fun-filled day on the water call 863-228-7263 or email me at angie@southfloridabassfishing.com  and be sure to check out my website www.southfloridabassfishing.com   Capt. Angie’s sponsors include: Power Pole; Navionics; Gene Larew; Bullet weights; Rapala; MegaStrike and East Texas Big Bass Lures.

 

 

 

Lake Okeechobee fishing report, August 2014

by Capt. Angie Douthit

The water level for Okeechobee has been rising since receiving rain from the rainy weather we have had recently.  It continues to rise and is now just over 14.4 ft. above sea level.  Fishing Okeechobee for both bream and bass has been nothing short of awesome lately.  Although you can still find bream bedding in the shallows especially around the full moon time of month, they are slowing way down and soon their spawn will be completely done.  If you’re out searching for bream, you can catch them using either crickets or red worms.  Areas to look for bream: Dyess Ditch; some areas around Dupree Bar and Monkey Box; point of Kreamer and Rita Islands and areas close; some parts of Observations Island (Shoal area).  If you’re fishing more towards the North-end of Okeechobee, you may want to try areas around 2nd, 3rd, 4th point; areas around Indian Prairie and parts of Kings Bar.  If you’re out on the big O looking to catch some bass, take a look at the same general areas as for the bream areas.  Lures to try the bass are: Big worms; Senkos; Swim baits; Horny Toads; Rattle Traps; Top water and some Spinner baits and don’t forget your Medlock jigs tipped with your favorite trailer.  Colors for plastics to try can be:  June bug, Redbug, Watermelon Red, Black w/Blue Flake.  To book Capt. Angie for your next fishing adventure and fun-filled day on Okeechobee call 863-228-7263 or send an email to angie@southfloridabassfishing.com  check out her website at www.southfloridabassfishing.com   Have a group of people?  Not a problem, can accommodate with more than one boat if needed.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing report for July 2014

submitted by Capt. Angie Douthit

Despite South Florida’s typical weather pattern of almost daily afternoon showers and having to dodge some afternoon lightning and thunder at times, fishing on the big “O” has been very good catching both numbers and nice-size quality bass.  The bream bite is in full swing and is fishing great on certain areas of the lake.  Lures for bass to try are:  Senkos; frogs; swim baits, flipping/pitching creature-style lures and some hard top-water lures.  Bream fishing ?  Small red-wiggler worms and/or crickets work best, rigged on ultra-light spinning tackle provides a lot of fun.  Areas to try on the South-end are: tip of Kreamer Island; parts of Pelican Bay, Grassy, Rita Island and the Shoal.  On the North-end:  Monkey box area; Dyess Ditch, Horse/Bird Island; parts of Kings Bar and Tin house.  To book Capt. Angie for your next fishing adventure and fun-filled day on Lake Okeechobee, call  863-228-7263 or send an email to angie@southfloridabassfishing.com or check out her website www.southfloridabassfishing.com   Angie’s Sponsors include:  Gene Larew soft plastics, Mega Strike, Real Magic, Bullet weights, Navionics and Rapala.

June, 2014 fishing report for Lake Okeechobee,

 by Capt. Angie Douthit of Okeechobee, Fla.

Both the bass and bream bite has been pretty steady with numbers and size.  I’m catching some big bluegills off the beds and at times mixed in with some shell crackers (red-ears) but for the most part the red-ears have been on the smaller size but as we ease into June and the few months to follow is when the bigger ones will be more prominent as they move in/out to spawn with the full/new moon phases.  Catching pan fish can be a lot of fun, it’s the time of year that you can brush off the dust on your ultra-light tackle/gear and head out to the big O and catch some good eating fish for dinner.  Bass fishing has been pretty steady despite the abnormal hotter temperatures for this time of year but then again, this whole season (weather-wise) has been all over the board but still, the big “O” still produces both big bass and the numbers for a very-productive day on the water.  This time of year, a multitude of successful ways of catching bass can range from finesse-style fishing to deep water crank baits in the canals and Kissimmee river, all depends on what works best for your style of fishing.  For your next fishing day out on the big “O” you may to have rigged up and ready are: Frogs; swim baits/swim jigs; top-water (soft/hard) body style; big worms; flipping style baits; shallow/deep running crank baits.  Contact Angie for your next fun-filled day on the water call 863-228-7263 or email me at angie@southfloridabassfishing.com  and be sure to check out my website www.southfloridabassfishing.com   Capt. Angie’s sponsors include: Power Pole; Navionics; Gene Larew; Bullet weights; Rapala; MegaStrike and East Texas Big Bass Lures.

Fishing report for Lake Okeechobee

by Capt. Angie Douthit, May 2014

Fishing in the month of May has always been one of my favorite months of the year to fish the big O for several reasons.  It offers bass anglers a variety of ways to catch them ranging from top water lures all the way down to finesse-style fishing and it marks the beginning of the bream bite catching them using ultra-light tackle rigged with a small red worm and/or crickets, making it a fun-family time to fish and experience Lake Okeechobee.  Areas to check for bass and bream are: North-shore area; King’s bar; 1st-4th point areas; Bird Island; parts of Observation Shoal; Kreamer and Rita Island areas and both East/West wall.  Lures for bass have been swim baits; worms; senkos; top water; frogs; flipping style baits and some spinner baits along the grass edges.  If you’re wanting to fish for both bass and bream when booking a full-day guide trip, that’s not a problem, we can fish for both.  I also give a discounted rate for one-person trips as well as multiple boat trips/days as well, just inquiry at the time of booking.  To contact Capt. Angie for your next fun-filled day on the water call 863-228-7263 or email me at angie@southfloridabassfishing.com  and be sure to check out my website www.southfloridabassfishing.com   Capt. Angie’s sponsors include: Power Pole; Navionics; Gene Larew; Bullet weights; Rapala; MegaStrike and East Texas Big Bass Lures.

Fishing Lake Okeechobee submitted

by Capt. Angie Douthit April, 2014

If you’re wanting to fish Lake Okeechobee for crappie, now is the time to book your guided fishing trip.    Yes, the crappie are still biting, but has almost come to a close for the season.  The bigger ones are being caught by jigging in/around thick mats, clumps of grass and grass edges of certain parts of the big O.  Typically April is a good time of year to start fishing for Bream which offers some exciting and fun time on the water for the whole Family to enjoy.  The bass fishing has remained really good despite the crazy weather of late fishing with live-bait and artificial lures.  When asked by clients “what is my favorite time of year to fish the big O” I tell them that the month of May has always been my favorite and here are a few reasons why:  Typically the weather is pretty much stable.  We don’t normally have a whole lot of very windy days, it’s not real hot (temperature wise) like the summer months can be; the bream are bedding and some bass that are late spawners are still on/around the bed.  If you like throwing hard top water lures for bass a great one to use is the East Texas Big Bass lure (similar to the Devil’s horse).  Nothing is more exciting than watching a big Ol’e bass crush a top water lure!  If it’s not top water I’m throwing next would be a big worm or a senko for example Gene Larew’s 13” El Salto worm and Mega Strikes 5” mega stick.  May is a great month to flip/pitch a jig…black/blue color works well.  A good frog and swim jig bite can be had as well.  In early mornings, working rattle trap and spinner bait along grass edges will work.  Soon we’ll be into the hot temperatures of the summer months, so book your trip soon.  Capt. Angie can be contacted by email angie@southfloridabassfishing.com  or through her website www.southfloridabassfishing.com or by phone 863-228-7263.  Discounts available for both one-person trips and multiple days.  Angie’s sponsors are: Mega Strike; Real Magic; East Texas Big Bass Lures; Bullet weights; Gene Larew; Rapala and Power Pole and Navionics

Fishing report for Lake Okeechobee

by Capt. Angie Douthit, March, 2014

Fishing on Lake Okeechobee for both bass and crappie has been great despite Mother Nature giving us a “Mixed-Bag” of weather conditions thus far.  The crappie bite is still on but time is running out, so book your trip now.  Bass fishing has been nothing short of awesome catching both numbers and big ones.  The bigger bass are being caught a variety of ways ranging from flipping to swim baits.  Lures that have been working are the swim bait style lures such as a swim jig; swim bait; chatter bait and spinner baits and worms; senkos and creature style flipping/pitching lures sticking.  When throwing plastics stick with your basic color patterns…nothing special such as junebug; redbug; green-pumpkin and black/blue. Shiner fishing has been producing some really fun and exciting days.  A lot of my Clients that I take out fishing will start with live-bait then finish up the day throwing artificial lures.  This allows my Clients some variety and provides a lot of fun and some laughs.  To book Capt. Angie as your Professional guide call 863-228-7263 or send an email to angie@southfloridabassfishing.com.  She can be found on Facebook and LinkedIn.  Capt. Angie can accommodate groups, providing more than one bass boat and discounts available for one-person trips and multiple days.

Fishing report for Lake Okeechobee

 by Capt. Angie Douthit, Feb., 2014

Fishing on Lake Okeechobee the past month of January was definitely a roller coaster ride fishing in a variety of weather conditions ranging from wind; rain; low temps; high temps; rain and sun.  This type of changing weather patterns can make for tougher days on the water.  When this happens you can do a few things that will help you to have a better productive day on the water by down-sizing on lures and fishing slower, capitalizing/looking for mats, thicker clumps of grass, reeds and hydrilla.  An effect way of fishing can be flipping/pitching into these areas using a creature-style lure or a senko. Swim baits/jigs and slow working a worm has been effect as well.  Ripping a rattle trap through sparse grass/hydrilla has been producing a good reaction bite.  Crappie fishing has been really good especially for those of you who can jig in the thick vegetation such as flat reeds mixed with Kissimmee grass.  Some days you’ll give catch a limit of 25, some days not but the size of the crappie has been bigger vs. those who have been slow trolling or drift fishing with minnows out in the open water and/or fishing along the grass edges.  Areas to try for bass are North-shore which include the Monkey Box/Bird Island area(s); some areas of Observation Shoal; behind Kreamer Island (corn fields); parts of Rita Island; Kings Bar and J&S.  To book Capt. Angie as your Professional Guide/Captain on Lake Okeechobee call 863-228-7263 or send an email to angie@southfloridabassfishing.com. or check out my website www.southfloridabassfishing.com Arrangements can be made for groups.


Fishing report for Lake Okeechobee by Capt. Angie, December, 2013

Fishing for both bass and crappie on Lake Okeechobee has been good and should continue to get better as we ease on into the winter months here on the big O.  The crappie have started spawning and will continue on through the next few months so if you’ve never fished on Okeechobee for crappie now is the time to book your trip.  Several ways to catch them are: Trolling/Drifting out in open water on certain areas of the lake fishing with live-minnows is the preferred method but beetle spins and jigging will catch them too.   After the sun reaches higher in the sky, I move to the matted vegetation, using a small round jig head tipped with a small plastic minnow type lure or grub.  Colors for plastics used when jigging for crappie will vary and depends greatly on the water color.  Areas to try for Crappie can be: Observation Shoal; parts of the Monkey box and Dupree Bar; North-Shore; parts of J&S; around both Kreamer and Rita Islands.  Areas to try for bass fishing are pretty much the same areas as for Crappie.  Lures to try for bass have been: Top water (hard/soft baits both) such as frogs, toads, spooks and etc.  Colors for plastic lures have been June bug, Red Shad, Green Pumpkin, Okeechobee Craw (Gene Larew lures), Watermelon-Red and at sometimes Black.  Flipping lures to use would be a jig, craw, tube, and straight tail worms and senkos.   To book Capt. Angie for your next fishing adventure and fun-filled day fishing Lake Okeechobee, call 863-228-7263.  Email Capt. Angie angie@southfloridabassfishing.com or check out my website www.southfloridabassfishing.com   Angie’s Sponsors include:  Gene Larew soft plastics, Mega Strike, Real Magic, Bullet weights, Navionics, Rapala, East Texas Big Bass Lures and Power-Pole.        


 

 

 

 

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