Lake Okeechobee fishing report for February, 2021 submitted by Capt. Angie Douthit

The crappie and bass bite for the past few months has been really good and pretty much consistent but slows a bit when the cold fronts hit, give it a day or two and the bite is back on again especially for the bass since they are more affected than the specks.  Since mid Jan. no water releases  we were told would be released from the lake, holding the water level around the 15.5 ft mark.  While out on the water you’ll see areas that the eel grass and hydrilla have begun to grow back, giving that “fishy area feel/look”.    The more consistent bass bite has been with live-bait especially when the weather is all-over the board.  The artificial lure bite is fun producing some top-water, frog and worm bites but is not consistent, one day you catch them and the next it can be a slow day, just no consistency right now but that all will change soon when the bream start to move into the shallows for the spawn.  Areas on the lake that have been producing crappie bites is the Kissimmee River; Nub n Slough; around Taylor Creek; some areas on Kings Bar; Horse Island; Monkey Box/Dupree Bar and some areas around Observation Shoal.  Both minnows and lures for Crappie have been producing limits and quality size for sure.  The bass bite has been in the same areas pretty much as for the Crappie.  With the cold fronts that we are getting from time to time, fishing in areas closer to deep water when bass fishing like the River and Canals has been a definite plus for sure.  Bass lure colors to try can be: June bug; Redbug; Black; White; Crawdad and Bluegill patterns for shallow cranks and flipping lures.  Whether you’re looking to book a trip to learn the lake, fishing techniques or just enjoy the beautiful scenery while catching some great quality Crappie and Bass, now is the time to book your fun-filled day fishing on Lake Okeechobee.  I can accommodate groups with multi-boat trips as well as back-to-back fishing days.

To book your next fun filled, productive day fishing Lake Okeechobee call me at 863-228-7263 or log onto my newly revised website at while at the site you’ll see up-to-date customers and their catches; fishing guide rates; information to obtain a fishing license, hotel accommodation information, latest and most accurate fishing report and etc.  My Sponsors include:  Mercury Marine; Gill; Maui Jim Sunglasses; Bullet Weights; Pradco brands; Real Magic; Road Runner Crappie lures; Mega Strike; BnM Poles; Mid-South Tackle; G-Loomis Rods and Lews.

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