Lake Okeechobee May Fishing Report

Fishing on Lake Okeechobee is heating up. For the past two weekends we have had Bass Busters Tournaments as well as The RMMC Series. Each event has been won with bags of 26+ pounds and multiple bags over 20 pounds. With the water levels receding this time of year the fish are on the move from the back grass areas to open water or outside cover such at Buggy Whips or outside patches of Pepper Grass. The Observation Shoal and Indian Prairie area pitching Black Blue 3/4 to 1oz jigs with a Black Blue Trailer pitched into the reeds. Stay a short distance off the reeds so when your bait clears the reed line you still have room to slow swim the jig back to the boat. Early mornings around the pepper grass patches in the Pelican Bay area should produce numbers of fish in the 1-3 pound range on white swim jigs and Gambler White EZ Swimmer as a trailer. The Bluegill bite is in full swing as well. In the rim canal with Red Worms or crickets fishing about 3-4 Ft deep around lily pads or from the mouth of Uncle Joe’s cut toward Observation Shoal. The water is a little churned up so looking for beds is a little challenging right now. Good Luck and Tight Lines