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  • USGS study of Lake Okeechobee algae gives new insight on South Florida coastal blooms

    USGS study of Lake Okeechobee algae gives new insight on South Florida coastal blooms

    Salty Water Causes Some Algae to Release Toxins USGS study of Lake Okeechobee algae gives new insight on South Florida coastal blooms

  • 2 boats in FLW tournament collide on Lake Okeechobee

    2 boats in FLW tournament collide on Lake Okeechobee

    Young and his co-angler were ejected, but were able to return to their boat after Young’s mandatory ignition shutoff device disengaged the engine.

  • Okeechobee Fishing Resort Being Developed by Bass Pro Shops

    Okeechobee Fishing Resort Being Developed by Bass Pro Shops

    The contract has been signed and the clock is ticking. On Jan. 16, at 9 a.m. the Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners officially signed the contract with Bass Pro to develop the Okee-Tantie Recreation Area.

  • Lake Okeechobee Covered in Vast Algae Bloom

    Lake Okeechobee Covered in Vast Algae Bloom

    The massive algae bloom floating in Lake Okeechobee has grown substantially over the past month, and some environmentalists now estimate the blue-green slime covers more than a quarter of the lake's surface.

  • Horton In Control After Two Days At Bassmaster Elite On Lake Okeechobee

    Horton In Control After Two Days At Bassmaster Elite On Lake Okeechobee

    OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — After weighing the second limit of the tournament that crested 30 pounds, Tim Horton of Muscle Shoals, Ala., took control on Day 2 of the A.R.E. Truck CapsBassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee. Today’s 30-pound, 4-ounce limit pushed his two-day total to an impressive 56 pounds, 3 ounces.

  • OTT DeFoe Takes Commanding Lead In Bassmaster Elite On Lake Okeechobee

    OTT DeFoe Takes Commanding Lead In Bassmaster Elite On Lake Okeechobee

    Ott DeFoe of Knoxville, Tenn., takes the lead on the first day of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee, bringing 31 pounds, 3 ounces to the scales on Thursday.

  • Tackle How-To: Big Bass Attacks | Willowleaf Spinnerbait TIps with Scott Martin

    Tackle How-To: Big Bass Attacks | Willowleaf Spinnerbait TIps with Scott Martin

    Bass Attacks Spinnerbait! - Fishing willow leaf bladed spinnerbaits on Okeechobee is a great way to catch some nice bass. This video I explain in-depth How To fish them properly in the grass. I will discuss the proper rod, reel, line and kind of spinnerbaits to use when fishing in heavy grass cover.

  • Lake Okeechobee Discharging Stopped

    Lake Okeechobee Discharging Stopped

    The discharging of polluted water that began early this year from Lake Okeechobee into the surrounding estuaries is finally slowing.

  • Lake Okeechobee Reservoir Debate

    Lake Okeechobee Reservoir Debate

    Without science to back up their claims, the Foundation folks are traveling across Florida crying that the state needs more land south of Lake Okeechobee to help "Save the Everglades."

  • Corps to Reduce Flow from Lake Okeechobee to Estuaries

    Corps to Reduce Flow from Lake Okeechobee to Estuaries

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee this weekend as it begins a transition toward dry-season operations.

  • Mark Daniels Jr. Recaps Lake Okeechobee

    Mark Daniels Jr. Recaps Lake Okeechobee

    Recap from the FLW Costa Series on Lake Okeechobee

  • Mark Daniels Jr. Recaps Lake Okeechobee

    Mark Daniels Jr. Recaps Lake Okeechobee

    Recap from the FLW Costa Series on Lake Okeechobee

  • HALLMAN WINS  FLW TOUR ON LAKE OKEECHOBEE

    HALLMAN WINS FLW TOUR ON LAKE OKEECHOBEE

    ro Bradley Hallman of Norman, Oklahoma, brought just two bass to the scale Sunday totaling 6 pounds, 8 ounces, but it was still enough to earn the win at the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee.

  • Hallman Extends Lead On Day Three At FLW Tour On Lake Okeechobee

    Hallman Extends Lead On Day Three At FLW Tour On Lake Okeechobee

    CLEWISTON, Fla. – Anchored by an 8-pound, 10-ounce kicker, pro Bradley Hallman of Norman, Oklahoma, brought four bass to the scale Saturday totaling 14 pounds, 3 ounces to extend his lead to more than 13½ pounds heading in to the final day of competition at the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee presented by Ranger Boats.  Hallman’s four-day total of 64 pounds, 10 ounces make him the No. 1 seed on championship Sunday as the field is now cut to 10 in the four-day competition that features 169 of the top bass-fishing anglers in the world competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.

  • Oklahoma’s Hallman Extends Lead at Okeechobee

    Oklahoma’s Hallman Extends Lead at Okeechobee

    Bradley Hallman is halfway to joining the Century Club with 50 pounds, 7 ounces in two days.

  • Hallman Leads Day One: FLW Tour Stop On Lake Okeechobee

    Hallman Leads Day One: FLW Tour Stop On Lake Okeechobee

    Oklahoma pro Bradley Hallman, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 25 pounds even Thursday to grab the early lead after day one of the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee presented by Ranger Boats. Right behind him in second place is renowned Okeechobee angler Brandon McMillan of Clewiston, who weighed in five bass totaling 22-8. Hallman now brings a 2½-pound lead into day two of the four-day tournament that features 169 of the top bass-fishing anglers in the world competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.

  • FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Kicks Off Season at Lake Okeechobee

    FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Kicks Off Season at Lake Okeechobee

    The 2016 FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament season will begin Saturday, Jan. 9, when the Gator division opens the season on Lake Okeechobee. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively in the one-day event.