November Fishing Report

Our guides have been a happy bunch of busy bees, as snowbirds return and get to fishing. Bass now are staging for winter procreation chores, with concentrations showing up along the outside fringes of inshore spawning grounds. Underwater hydrilla lines and the outermost points of cattails and bulrush have been hot around the mouth of the Kissimmee River and King’s Bar, in Fisheating Bay off the Harney Pond Canal, and in the hayfields of the Bay Bottom area.

Panfish action also has been very good in the moving water at John Stretch Park in South Bay, and in the Rim Canal near the Moore Haven Lock, where worms, crickets, and minnows have been very good for mixed bags of bream and crappie.

Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing