I practiced some casting and managed to catch a few "Crappie" and some "Specs" but threw them back to get bigger!!!
Anna Mae and her Mother, Irene got a chance to spend some nice time together sitting out in the gazebo overlooking the Canal behind her house and I fished it all I could as there are some nice Bass here right out the "back-door"!!!!!
We went down to "Buckhead Ridge" where we had a nice place and checked out the sights, got real cold and had to put on a jacket cuz it was down in the 60's!!! We are standing over the canal to Lock # 7 and on my favorite fishing bridge, right behind us is Lake Okeechobee behind the green knoll.
We finally went Bass Fishing out on Lake Okeechobee, our "Guide" was Anna Mae's Uncle John Waite, he has lived here a while and has fished this Lake for a Long time and knows the spots to go.
All "Bass" caught out on the Big " O " have to be at least 18 inches to keep, this was one of the many we caught pictured above??? Lake Okeechobee is about 35 miles long and 45 Miles wide and in the deepest parts is about 15 feet deep. When we spent the winter here 2 years ago it was "BAD", there was only abpout 8 to 9 feet of water here in it and the fishing was bad, nobody came to fish and it hurt the economy, thankfuly this year is is almost full at 14 to 15 feet deep.
Above is our local "Guide" Uncle John and his niece Anna Mae heading out of the Canal out on to the Lake and we are MOVING!!!
An 18 inch Bass is big, these darlings beauties were all put back in quickly after the photo was taken!!! The totals for the day were I got 6, Anna got 5, Our "Guide" had over 20 when I quit counting, they were many, many hits which made you keep casting and reeling in to get the next one into the boat!!!
Hope everyone is doing great!!
Don't forget, "REMEMBER THE VET"!!! Those who have served and those serving!