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Captain Shane Procell

Lake Okeechobee Pays Off Again.

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I was on a charter trip with a couple of fellas from West Virginia today. It was not the best bite, only getting a fish here and a fish there all day. I turned into a hay  field south of Kramer Island and hasd the guys working the heaviest grass on the lake. They needed a brake and started eating a sandwich. hey was my opportunity to get a line wet and hopefully stretch a line. I tossed out a Gambler Lures "Burner" worm (a big cut tail worm similiar to the smaller  Zoom). This big girl hit it with knock out power. I set up good and she flew up and flared her gills, then she dove to the bottom of the hay field. She wrapped me up tight and I just maintained pressure till I could get the boat on top of her. Once on top of her I just hoisted her with everything I had and she came up along with 20 pounds of hay. High fives all around, a couple of snapshots and a good release.

 

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Awesome job! Those fellas picked the wrong time to eat a sandwich. :smiley:

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Sweet, nice sammich.

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Nice fish Shane did you weigh her?

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Nice fish.  I forgot what liquid water looks like.

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Shane, nice job getting her out of the junk. What a way to earn a living!

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<gasp><stretching arm southward>must.... get.... to....oooo.....oooo....oookechoooobbbbeeee soooooon.</gasp></stretching arm southward>

 

That's code-speak for you non-techie folks.... Basically speaking, Lake O is on the bucket list.

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Good going! 

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Congrats Shane ~

 

That's a Fatty.

 

A-Jay

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Captain Shane, did you get a weight on that old girl before releasing her?

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Captain Shane, did you get a weight on that old girl before releasing her?

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She was nine pounds on the button.

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Big fish are taken in South Florida and Lake Okeechobee with an assortment of baits. My preferred method it running a Gambler Big EZ (swimbait) across the surface. Working big buzz frogs or hollow bodied frogs in the slop brings up huge bites as well. Some of the better sticks I know stick to flipping jigs and punching heavy cover with tungsten weighted creature baits.

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Lol wvians always wear wvu gear

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