What would you recommend to anglers fishing in South Bay, Florida for the first time?

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Stella Spradling
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Went fishing with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee on Febrero 14, 2024
Get Captain William Wood as your guide! He is very good with folks like us that have a lot to learn. He showed us fishing tips we’ll not forget because he reviewed everything and let us do it till we ‘got it’. Thanks Captain!!

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Morgan Guigon
Miami, Florida
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Went fishing with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee on Mayo 7, 2020
Don’t expect to go fully into Lake Okeechobee, as water levels run low in May, making it so you’re forced to fish the islands and canals on the perimeter of the lake. While you may not catch trophy fish, the bite is still extremely hot and you will put plenty of good fighting and good sized fish in the boat.

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Jeffrey Werner
Rush, NY
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Went fishing with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee on Noviembre 29, 2019
Talk to the operators of Slims Fish Camp. They are very knowledgeable and friendly. Great fresh bait and ready to serve you and offer advice. If you are going for the first time , it would be advisable to have a guide as the reeds and catlails could easily get you turned around. Our guide Captain William was fantastic.

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Herbert Burns
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Went fishing with Bass Whisper Guide Lake–Okeechobee on Diciembre 21, 2023
First is to call “Bass Whisper” Capt JP! Even if you are not an expert fisherman (inexperienced as I) Capt will accommodate you and make you better!

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Domenic Chiarella
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Went fishing with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee on Noviembre 27, 2023
Certain times of the year are better than others. We went during a slower time and still caught plenty of quality fish

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James Pons
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Went fishing with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee on Noviembre 5, 2023
Catch may be better between Dec-May. Also review water levels at the lake. Higher levels increase the surface area for the fish to disperse.

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Martin Moore
Fox Chase, KY
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Went fishing with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee on Abril 3, 2023
Leave your fishing gear in your vehicle. Captain Wood provides all the gear and boat, and will teach you how to fish like a professional.

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Martin Moore
SHEPHERDSVLLE, KY
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Went fishing with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee on Abril 4, 2022
Listen to your Captain. He is your lifeline and guide to having an adventure of a lifetime. Don't forget your sunscreen!

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David Schilling
Church Hill, TN
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Went fishing with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee on Febrero 4, 2022
A cold front had just gone through so the fish weren’t biting. I would recommend planning a trip from the middle of March through May, if possible.

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Scotty Watkins
Fairbanks, AK
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Went fishing with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee on Mayo 31, 2021
Bass have already spawned and the larger fish may be more difficult. However we caught some really nice peacock bass at Lake Osbourne.

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Steve Cross
Aurora, OH
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Went fishing with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee on Noviembre 30, 2019
Go out with william, he will help you with everything you need and will go out of his way to make sure you catch fish

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Clyde Peters
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Went fishing with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee on Diciembre 23, 2023
This is where you want to go and if you are smart you will book Captain William Wood!!!

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Mark Schoeppel
Brookfield, WI
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Went fishing with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee on Marzo 21, 2022
Sunscreen and wind protection. It was warm and windy for sure. But, on the upside, no bugs !

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Richard Bosshard
Fort Myers, FL
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Went fishing with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee on Abril 15, 2021
Yes, I think the spraying had an effect on the fishing. The experience was fantastic.

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Ronald Jordan
Wilmington, MA
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Went fishing with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee on Marzo 10, 2021
Shiners were good to use. First time in ages I used them and they were very effective.

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Clyde Meredith
Homestead, FL
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Went fishing with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee on Enero 4, 2020
Use fishingbooker.com and use a seasoned guide that knows the lake like Capt William Wood

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Lisa Coleman
Orlando, Florida
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Went fishing with Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee on Junio 23, 2019
Yes it was my kids first time and had tons of success! Patient with kids and first time fishers!