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  1. I just wanted to swing by and give a thanks to everyone for their helpful tips and kind jesters. I haven't been able to do as much fishing as I would have liked. Working every day, but Sunday and 70-80hours a week...as well as a baby that's expected to be here this week, it's been tough to get out like I had hoped. With the exception of this past weekend, I've done pretty well. Here are a few...
  2. I fished the north end on Thursday and Saturday morning and caught a total of 1 fish. I couldnt find them on the north end at all....embarrassing.
  3. Well, I finally got settled into my new home in Florida and was able to drive out to Mississippi to pick up my boat. This past week was the first time I had made it onto Okeechobee and it did not disappoint. I was able to catch the stud below on a home-made jig. However, I am not getting the number of bites I expected. My bites are coming completely scattered out and have not been easy. Small 10"-12" bites seem to be pretty easy, but thats not what I really come to Okeechobee for. I have been out a few times, each time fishing the North end of the lake both on the Northwest and Northeast sides, from daybreak to approximately 11am. Does anyone have or is willing to give a current fishing report on the lake to help me dial in on where the majority of the population is sitting this time of year? Thanks, as always!
  4. Barehook, you continue to be incredibly gracious. I appreciate it. I'll definitely keep it there in the event I can't find anything fully covered. I just drove back to PA to work until June 17th. Then, I'll be back down for good. I plan on attending the following meeting. My gf and I explored the area this past weekend, we loved it. I cant wait to get back down there.
  5. Thanks to everyone who has given me tips and recommendations for fishing Okeechobee. I have another question for you all, if you wouldn't mind helping..... I am picking up a new 2016 Puma FTD BassCat in July and I need a place to keep it out of the elements. I just got a condo in Stuart, Florida, so anywhere somewhat near there would work for me (<20/30 minutes). Are there any places with indoor storage large enough? Or would anyone be willing to have me rent-out a garage or barn of theirs? I would be willing to pay a decent amount monthly! I am not having much luck finding anything online! I would prefer to keep it indoors, keeping it outside with a cover would be the absolute last resort. Thanks, as always!!
  6. Thanks Barehook. I'm a bass fisherman with professional fishing career aspirations. I can not go any other route than a bass boat. It will never touch the saltwater. I can fulfill my saltwater fishing itch from the shore, if needed. I appreciate the input though!!
  7. Thank you very much for this info. Those are great starting points for me. I'll definitely use those to build off of. What I'm interested in seeing is how the lake sets up in different seasons? Being mostly shallow and a big bowl, it can't really have the same type of seasonal bass transitions a typical reservoir Lake has, am I right? Wow, that is an incredible offer. I absolutely will take you up on this. I will not be arriving until the end of May, beginning of June. I will contact you closer to that time. Currently in the process of selling my Nitro and will be purchasing a new or newer Bass Cat Eyra when I get to Florida. Thanks again to everyone.
  8. Ken, I won't be in Palm City until the end of May. But I will definitely attend the June one. Looking forward to meeting you all!
  9. Hey guys, I am moving from Houston, Texas having fished Lake Conroe, Sam Rayburn, Toledo Bend for the last few years. My new location will be in Palm City, Florida just east of Okeechobee. Okeechobee is going to be a whole new ball game for me. I would be very appreciative if someone could give me a breakdown of the BIG O and just how to get started. I guess my plan is to continue reading a bunch of articles and get to flipping when I get there. As always, THANKS GUYS!
  10. Hey guys, I'm looking to tag along as a non-boater for the Oakley tournament on Lake Conroe beginning of March. My boat is currently in PA and havent had a chance to bring it back down here. Ive lived on lake Conroe for the past year. Although it is an individual tournament, you are allowed 2 people per boat and I would be willing to split any winnings I receive. $36,000 in hourly winnings and largest bass wins New Nitro Bass boat. Thanks guys!! Hopefully this message is acceptable to post here. If not, Mods feel free to move it!
  11. Dang... missed the year on that one lol Thanks, appreciate it!
  12. If you don't mind me asking, at what depths were you hitting those bass? Thanks!
  13. I really appreciate all the input guys. I can't wait to get out! For the folks that said they were fishing tournaments in PA, is there a circuit you're part of? Or are they open tournaments to anyone? I would like to get into some this year just for the experience. Thanks again!
  14. Thanks for the replies guys. I am currently located in Morgantown, West Virginia. Originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  15. Have many of you fished lakes around beginning of April in the Northeast? How is the fishing? I'm gonna have the boat up and ready to go April 1st. However, I don't have much experience bass fishing this early in the year in lakes. I consider myself an avid fisherman, but not in lakes. I just purchased my first boat last fall. I have a Nitro 700, humminbird side sonar 898c, and all the fishing equipment you could ask for......but.......I need some help with where to start on these early season bass. Any suggestions, tips, or tricks are greatly appreciated! thanks everyone!
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