Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report
Guide Shane Patton with
two nice spring largemouths
Okeechobee Lake Fishing Report
                                                     Scott Patton Fishing
                                                   Patton’s Guide Service
                                            Okeechobee Lake Fishing Report

The fishing on Okeechobee has been really good and Its just starting!  I have been catching several
good fish on artificial. So, the angler who doesn’t like shiner fishing can expect to do well here on
Okeechobee Lake. Of course, the fish are not on every blade of grass in the lake. An angler will have
to locate them. I hope this fishing report can save you time in locating the fish.

I have been fishing the south end of the lake the most and have caught good fish on the east and
west wall. Around Turners cove and Cochrans Pass.
Also, over in the South Bay area. The fishing has been good on artificial.

Fishing inside the grass has produced best for me on artificial. I am going in to about 1 to 1 ½ feet of
water, Looking for Eel grass and reeds. Rigging a ZOOM Mag UV worm with a 1/8 Pro Tungsten
weight on Seagaurs 40 or 50 lb braid. Fishing it at a medium retrieve is producing best. Flipping has
worked well also; I am flipping a 6-inch magnum senko style bait. I am flipping it with a 3/16-ounce
Pro Tungsten weight on a Lew’s Flipping stick. I keep my drag set really tight when flipping here on
Okeechobee it will really help in getting a good hook set. With the flipping bite I’ve been focusing on
isolated grass, reeds, lily pads or buggy whips.

Don’t ignore a top water bite: In the Eel grass there’s been a good top water bite. I have done best
with it early in the morning, on cloudy days and late in the evening. This bite has been in the shallow
Eel grass. Of course, fish it on 50 lb Seagauar braid and a heavy action Lew’s 7 ft rod. Fishing Lucky
Crafts Sammy has also been good. One evening I caught several good fish on it with the best being
an 8lber!

For you guys who want to shiner fish, the morning and evening has been the best. I really
recommend the morning for the best action. Fishing the outside grass lines has been the best with
some fish being caught on the inside of the first grass line.

I guide on Okeechobee out of Clewiston Florida here at Roland Martins Resort. For guide info on
artificial trips or Shiner trips contact me at

My website is

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I guide full time on Chickamauga Lake and Lake Okeechobee, along with fishing the BASS Master

My sponsors are Phoenix Boats, ACS Marine, Pro Tungsten, Mercury, ZOOM, Lucky Craft, Kentucky
Battery Outlet, Columbia PFG, Heritage Fence, Power Pole, Seaguar, Lews, TH Marine, Costa
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