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Lake Okeechobee fishing report for May, 2022 submitted by Capt. Angie Douthit

Lake Okeechobee’s water level is slowly coming down, typical for this time of year so be careful when out on the lake. Boat running trails that were accessible have become very shallow and some parts of the lake have rock. April is a good time to start looking/fishing in the deeper water areas like Canals, deep holes (down south) and the River on the north end. Typically, the bream will move up to the edges to spawn. This can produce several situations for fun fishing…using light spinning tackle to catch the bream and moving baits for bass like top water and shallow/mid running crank baits. Most of my customers prefer fishing the lake vs. a Canal or River but when the water level keeps get lower and the bite picks up in these areas, it makes for a fun-day and safer, boating wise. Just recently a few bass tournaments were won fishing the Kissimmee River. The River has drop-offs; ledges and some really good rock to fish in certain areas. This type of fishing is great for brushing up/fine tuning certain styles of fishing such as Carolina Rigs; Deep Crank baits; Jigs/big worms up ledges and just going along the edge throwing top water. Color patterns to stick with are Crawdad; Bluegill and Shad for Crank baits; Junebug/Redbug/White for plastics and Bluegill/Shad colors for top water. For bream fishing, areas that are producing bites have been certain spots along the Shoal area; points of the Monkey box; around Dyess Ditch; Point of Horse; some spots around Dupree Bar, Indian Prairie and Tin house; 1-2 point (around Buckhead Ridge area); Hendry Creek and some areas down around J &S (somewhat close to the lock area). For bait, live red worms and crickets rigged on ultra light tackle with 6 lb stren mono tipped with a small bobber, split shot and hook works very well. For bass fishing areas, pretty much the same as for the Bream areas I just mentioned. If you’re wanting to brush up on your deep water fishing skills and/or fish for bream, try the River. Not sure where to start or what to do, book you’re fun-filled and educational trip by calling me at 863-228-7263 or check out my website for up-to-date customers and their catches; hotel into; past fishing reports and etc

To book your next fun-filled and productive day fishing Lake Okeechobee call 863-228-7263 or check out my website that has up-to-date customers and their catches, hotel info, rates and etc. Have a group of people? No problem, I can accommodate with multiple boats. My sponsors are Toho Marine; Mercury Marine; Lews; G-Loomis; Bullet Weights; Maui Jim; Gill; Real Magic; Mega Strike; Mid South Tackle and BnM Poles

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