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Lake Okeechobee fishing report for June, 2024 submitted by Capt. Angie Douthit

What’s biting now fishing on Lake Okeechobee? Bass and Bluegill. The bream are spawning in the shallows and will continue throughout the summer months into early fall. If fishing in the heat of the summer and dodging afternoon t-storms and rain isn’t for you then I recommend the month of October where you can target bream, bass and even some early crappie spawners, depending on lake water temperature at that time. I provide all tackle for all variety of species and my new fully-rigged Caymas bass boat can accommodate 1-3 Anglers. If you’re wanting to book a crappie “speck” trip, I would suggest booking several months out to get your preferred date(s) as it’s during the “height” of the season which typically runs October-May with the majority of the bass and crappie spawn in the winter months. Areas to fish now for bass and bream are: Kissimmee River; Tin house; 2nd to 4th point; parts of Indian Praire; parts of Horse Island and Dyess Ditch area; some areas in the Monkey box; Shoal and the north/west side of Dupree bar. If you’re fishing the east side try areas around Nub N Slough; Hendry Creek, J & S and the J&S canal itself which can be really good fishing this time of year. Bass lures to consider are: worms; swim baits/swim jigs; shallow jerk baits (hard/soft); some top water; flipping/pitching (isolated cover); shallow crank baits. Color schemes are shad; bluegill; crawdad and tilapia and live crickets/worms when pan fishing. Boat ramps to launch when the water level drops is Scott Driver located on the Kissimmee River in Okeechobee, Harney Pond canal located in Lakeport which is close to Big Water Bait & Tackle store for all your fishing needs. To book your next exciting and fun day fishing on Okeechobee call 863-228-7263 or log onto where you can find more trip information, customer reviews, pics, rates and etc. A big thank you to my sponsors: Toho Marine; Mercury; BnM Poles; Real Magic; Lews; Bullet Weights; Gene Larew; Pradco Brands; Mid-South Tackle; Maui Jim; Gill and Rapala.












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