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Offline Sarge

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Okeechobee
« on: January 10, 2019, 07:21:18 PM »
Fishing Lake Okeechobee is on my bucket list and we are finalizing plans to go the end of this month.  :banana:

We plan to hit some other bass lakes on the way down / way back home.

I know...I know... every hillbilly goes thinking he'll catch a 10+ pounder but hopefully I'll end up with some good stories/pics to post here ...
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Re: Okeechobee
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 09:27:13 PM »
Well maybe you will catch that 10 pounder.  Hope so,  While I have heard of the Okeechobee I have never been anywhere close to it.  I had a friend in Florida who went there a lot when he was a kid but when he moved back to northern Florida in his older days he never went again.  He said it is a big lake.  I looked it up.  He was right.  Good luck on your trip Sarge. :cheers:
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Re: Okeechobee
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 10:45:35 PM »
I know the big southern bucket-mouths are fun to catch, but do you eat or just release them?  :shrug:
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Re: Okeechobee
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 03:50:02 AM »
Yeah it's a big lake.  FYI if you want some eatin' fish, fish the east side below the gates.  You'll know it when you'll see it.
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Re: Okeechobee
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 09:55:58 AM »
We'll catch and release but with a little luck maybe we'll practice C.P.R. - Catch. Photograph. Release.

Thanks, Tony. I've seen those gates on pics and maps. We'll check them out.
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Re: Okeechobee
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 03:39:50 PM »
LOL!  I'd be dremin of a teener if I was headed there!  Bring a long a huge swimbait in case you get bored with smaller ones.  Maybe a monster will cream the giant bait!  Good luck though!  Can't wait to hear how it goes.

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