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Lake Okeechobee Post Hurricane Fishing Report

Posted by tom on October 11, 2016

20160905_081847 (360x640).jpgI just wanted to do a report and let everyone know that Lake Okeechobee came through the storm just fine. We really got very lucky and even the rainfall was minimal. The lake level is 16.01 and the water color is good. Fishing is great right now and with the water temperatures starting to cool, it's just going to get better. Both the north and south ends are fishing good. I have been catching fish on Senkos and swimming worms. As always, pitching is always going to be a factor. Even with all the wind, the outside grass lines are still in good shape. The inside is clear in most places and the fish are starting to move back. Top water should also start soon. Of course, live bait is always good! The Clewiston lock is closed and will remain that way until the water drops back down below 15.50 so you do have to lock if you are using the Clewiston ramp. Don't miss out...come fish with me on the best big bass lake in the country...Lake Okeechobee.


C.A.S.T. For Kids Auction

Posted by admin on October 21, 2015

cast4kidsW.jpgI have been very blessed to be able to make my living fishing for the past 30 years. After 27 years of fishing professionally on both national circuits, I retired and am now a full time bass guide on Lake Okeechobee. Special opportunities to help children come along and sometimes you are so touched by a story and you just have to help. I am going to auction off a fishing trip of a lifetime, with all proceeds benefiting the C.A.S.T.  For Kids Foundation. C.A.S.T. is a non-profit foundation that provides fishing and other outdoor activities for special needs, disabled, and disadvantaged children through their Cast for Kids program as well as for military personnel through the Take A Warrior Fishing Program.

This fishing trip will include 2 nights at the famous Roland Martin’s Marina and Resort, a day of fishing with me on Lake Okeechobee, a Lew’s Rod and Reel and a Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits tackle pack.

The auction starts today and will conclude at 5:00 PM on Monday, November 2nd. Please submit all bids to me via email at tommannjr@gmail.com or Facebook Messenger. I will contact the winner on November 3rd and that time we can schedule a date that will work best for us both. The high bidder will pay the full amount directly to the C.A.S.T. For Kids Foundation.  The C.A.S.T. For Kids Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 and the winner will receive a receipt for their tax deductible contribution to the Foundation.

You will have a great day on the Big “O” and your money will go directly to a great cause. Please be generous and let the bidding begin!


Fall Fishing on Lake Okeechobee

Posted by tom on October 17, 2015

20151014_084334 (211x375).jpgFall is finally here, water temperatures are starting to cool down and the fish are biting. It has been a long hot summer and the bass were off shore for the last 4 months. Now with water temps falling the bass are coming in. The shiner bite is awesome and we are catching some really nice fish. The lure bite is starting to heat up also, senkos and Yamamoto Dshads have been working best for me. The outside grass lines are working best, but you can find fish on the inside also. Flippin has worked best on the inside with creature baits like the Yamamoto Flappin Hog in black and blue. Water level is 14.80 and holding so it doesn’t look like they will close the Clewiston lock this year which is a good thing. Its going to be a great fall and winter on Lake Okeechobee. Let’s Go Fishing!