Okeechobee Fishing Report
Available November 15 thru March
Scott Patton
Lake Okeechobee Fishing Report
12-21-16

Lake Okeechobee has already been showing some good early winter
fishing. There's lots of fish moving in to take advantage of the full moons
during December, January and February. I have been catching numbers of
fish on artificial and also on live shiners, some big fish on the shiners.

The early to mid day bite has been  the very best. I have caught fish on  
artificial by  fishing the hydrilla and ell grass. Top water has been good the
first couple hours of daylight on a Lucky Craft Sammy and Kelly J in shad
patterns. Then later I'm fishing white flukes and swim baits.

Fishing in front of the gator grass and main lake grass edges there has
been some schooling fish. If you find them its a great bite fishing a Lucky
Craft LV 500 in shad and shiner patterns.

My better big fish bite on artificial has been flipping the hyacinth with a
ZOOM Z hog in blue sapphire with a 1 1/2 or 2 ounce pro tungsten flipping
weight on Seaguar 65 braid or 25 to 30 lb Seaguar Flourocarbon.

Shiner fishing has been really good!