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

 

Lake Okeechobee fishing report

 submitted by Capt. Angie Douthit, August, 2015

 

"Bass fishing on lake Okeechobee has been giving up some really good days of fishing catching both quantity and quality size bass with artificial lures.  A multitude of lures have been producing such as plastic frogs and swim baits in thicker vegetation areas such Lilly pads offer some very exciting and fun action, hard top water lures such as a Devils horse or spook along grass edges and pockets in/around grass will work.  The flipping bite has been good as well as big worms and senkos.

Places to try have been the Northshore; some areas of Rita/Kreamer Island and parts of the Shoal.  Kings bar and some parts of J&S.

To book Capt Angie for your next fun-filled , productive day on the water  call 863-228-7263 or visit www.southfloridabassfishing.com for more guide trip information".www.southfloridabassfishing.com

 

 

Lake Okeechobee fishing report

 submitted by Capt. Angie Douthit, July, 2015

Fishing on Lake Okeechobee has been pretty much a steady bite fishing for both bass and bream.  With the Summer time weather pattern of rainfall, the lake level has remained around the 12.30 ft above sea level mark but use extreme caution when operating your boat as a lot of areas of the lake have a rock bottom.  Areas to fish for pan fish on the South end are: Twin palms; Long point; point of Rita; Uncle Joe’s; parts of Observation Shoal, Dupree bar, Monkey box and Dyess ditch.  Bait of choice are crickets and red worms rigged on ultra light tackle with a small split shot weight, size #2 hook and small bobber.  Areas for bass on the South end are around the same areas as for the bream.  Lures for bass to try are: frogs; swim baits; big worms and senkos, creature-style flipping baits; hard top water lures and some spinner bait.  Areas on the North-end to fish for bream are: Kings bar (around the pass area); 3rd point;  J&S and Hendry Creek.  Crappie can still be caught fishing in the Kissimmee River around the 11-12ft depth range with small minnows.  For a fun-filled, productive day fishing Lake Okeechobee, contact Capt. Angie at 863-228-7263 or angie@southfloridabassfishing.com or by visiting her website at www.southfloridabassfishing.com   Discounts available, please inquiry when booking your fishing trip.  Capt. Angie’s sponsors are: Mega Strike; Real Magic; East Texas Big Bass Lures; Bullet weights; Gene Larew; Rapala, Power Pole, Navionics, G-Loomis and Lew’s.

 

 

 

Lake Okeechobee fishing report submitted by Capt. Angie Douthit, June, 2015

Fishing on Lake Okeechobee for bass and bream during the month of May has given up some really fun and exciting days on the water for the entire family to enjoy.  Kids love to fish and keeping active while out on the water and what better way to enjoy the day by catching bream.  They are wonderful to eat and are so exciting to catch using ultra-light spinning gear. If you prefer to forego the bream and stick with bass fishing, the bite has been very steady, catching both quantity and quality size bass.  The excitement of bass hitting on top water lures is always fun and provides lots of laughs and great fish stories.  This is the time of year that artificial lures offers anglers a multitude of ways of catch bass ranging from top water down to flipping/pitching creature-style lures.  Whether you’re a bit rusty using a certain technique like flipping/pitching or perhaps wanting to learn how-to “walk-the-dog” or perhaps wanting to gain some up-to-date pointers and how-to’s, now is a great time of year to do so. Yes, it is possible to fish for both bream and bass when booking a full-day charter service guided by Capt. Angie, just inquiry when booking your trip.    Angie can be contacted by email, website or phone at angie@southfloridabassfishing.com ; www.southfloridabassfishing.com or 863-228-7263.  Discounts available June-Sept. Capt. Angie’s sponsors are: Mega Strike; Real Magic; East Texas Big Bass Lures; Bullet weights; Gene Larew; Rapala and Power Pole and Navionics.   

 

 

 

Lake Okeechobee fishing report submitted by Capt. Angie Douthit, May, 2015

Bream fishing here on Lake Okeechobee is in full swing, so dust off your ultra light poles, gather your tackle and catch some bream for the dinner table.  Areas to try for bream, launching from the North-end are Harney Pond/Dyess Ditch area; Horse Island; parts of Monkey box and Dupree Bar; parts of Tin house and 2nd and 3rd points.  On the South-end, around Kreamer Island; Long point; Rita Island and some parts of East/West wall as well as parts of the Shoal.  For bass fishing, look in the same general area(s).  Crickets and red worms work best for bream, rigged with a small split shot and hook and bobber if preferred.  Artificial lures that have been working for bass are top water; frogs; swim baits; senkos; jigs and some shallow running crank baits in bream or shad colors.  Colors to try for soft plastics are june bug; red shad; watermelon; watermelon red and black/blue.   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 from June-September; one-person trips and multiple days.  Angie’s sponsors are: Mega Strike; Real Magic; East Texas Big Bass Lures; Bullet weights; Gene Larew; Rapala; Power Pole; Navionics; Lew’s and Gill.  

 

 

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.  Why ?    Typically the weather is pretty much stable, with low wind, very minimal rain and we haven’t reached the hot summertime heat, bream are on the beds, most of the snow birds are gone and some late spawning bass can be caught.  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.    

 

 

Lake Okeechobee fishing report for Jan., 2015

written/submitted by Capt. Angie Douthit

December fishing on the big O was absolutely great, catching both quantity and quality bass and crappie.  The month of January and follow months thereafter should produce another great season for all to enjoy.  If you’ve never fished Lake Okeechobee now is the time to book your fun, educational and productive day on the water with Capt. Angie Douthit.  Every two weeks look for an up-to-date fishing report posted to my homepage for both bass and crappie.  www.southfloridabassfishing.com Look for daily picture postings with clients and their catches daily on my face book page at www.facebook.com/southfloridabassfishing

Bass fishing has producing quality bites throughout a few major different areas on the lake.  To better help you to determine the “hotter areas” it will help to be aware of your immediate surroundings such as what type or types of vegetation(s) are you fishing in; any minor change in water depth and etc.  It’s by paying attention to your immediate surroundings will help you to establish a pattern(s) therefore, leading to a better, more productive day on the water.

If you’re fishing on the south-end of the big O, places to try are:  parts of Pelican; long-point; east/west side of Rita Island; bay-bottom; coot bay; rose garden and parts of Observation Shoal.  If fishing from the North-end, launching out of Okeechobee, areas are: first pole down to tin house; parts of Horse Island; Dyess ditch; Monkey box; Dupree Bar; kings bar and J&S.  Crappie can be caught trolling open-water using live-minnows or beetle spins or jigging in thick grass-looking areas.   To book Capt. Angie for your next fishing adventure on Lake Okeechobee call 863-228-7263 or check out her website at www.southfloridabassfishing.com Capt. Angie offers discounted rates for one-person trips and can accommodate group 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; Gill and Lews.     

 

 

 

Fishing Lake Okeechobee submitted by Capt. Angie Douthit October, 2014

Fishing for bass and crappie from the north-end of Lake Okeechobee is the place to be.  Crappie limits are out there to be caught as well as big bass.  The north-end is the place to fish and where both spawn first.  Artificial lures can be used for both bass and crappie if you’re wanting to cover water, open-water/grass edge slow trolling with minnows for crappie will work, for a more relaxing way of catching bass and help to increase your chances of landing that big one is with live-golden shiners.  Book your trip of a lifetime today with Capt. Angie.  Artificial lures that have been producing for bass are:  crank baits (medium depth runners); top water lures such as spooks/devil horses; worms/senkos and the flipping/pitching bite with creature-style lures.  Open water bass are being caught as well as on the edge of some grass edges and up in some areas of the lake in shallower water.  I’ve been catching my limit of crappie strictly fishing with a small tube rigged on a small round jig head.  Both open water and in the grass are areas to catch them.  Email or call Capt. Angie for your next fun filled, exciting and productive day fishing Lake Okeechobee.  Email: angie@southfloridabassfishing.com  or  Website:  www.southfloridabassfishing.com  Phone: 863-228-7263.  Capt. Angie offers discounts for both one-person trips 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.     

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing Lake Okeechobee submitted by

Capt. Angie Douthit October, 2014

 


Oct Crappie on Lake Okeechobee
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Angie's clients have been having a blast catching limits of huge crappie like these which were caught on October 21st, 2014, in open water on small tube jigs. They had limits three days in a row near Okeechobee on the North end of the lake. Looks like a great crappie season this fall. As you can see above the big bass are now starting to bite also and will only get better as the water cools off. See how to Book Angie for a trip now.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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