Anglers reel in big bass

OKEECHOBEE — The Big O Open held its January 2020 Tournament in memory of Les Tory on Saturday, Jan, 4. Twenty-five teams participated in a windy day of friendly competition with the team of Chris Heath and Dean Meckes placing first with a great total of 26.70 pounds and second Big Fish at 6.82 pounds. […]

Calvin and Steve King win Lake O qualifier with 9.62 lbs

OKEECHOBEE — Calvin and Steve King claimed the top spot in the first qualifier of the 2020 Lake Okeechobee Crappie Series on Jan. 3. The Kings won the qualifier with a final bag of 9.62 pounds. Twenty-five boats launched out of the Okee-Tantie boat ramp at safe light on Jan. 3. Conditions on Lake Okeechobee […]

Calvin and Steve King win Lake O qualifier with 9.62 lbs

OKEECHOBEE — Calvin and Steve King claimed the top spot in the first qualifier of the 2020 Lake Okeechobee Crappie Series on Jan. 3. The Kings won the qualifier with a final bag of 9.62 pounds. Twenty-five boats launched out of the Okee-Tantie boat ramp at safe light on Jan. 3. Conditions on Lake Okeechobee […]

OHS anglers reel in a ticket to nationals

ST. AUGUSTINE — Two members of the Okeechobee High School Bass Club are moving on to compete at the national level after coming in second place in the Florida B.A.S.S. Nation High School Tournament on Dec. 14 and 15 on the St. Johns River. Kyle Zainitzer and Tyler Scott snagged a second place finish in […]

Morgans win Roland Martin championship

CLEWISTON — Okeechobee’s own Justin Morgan and Keith Morgan pulled off a dramatic, come-from-behind victory to win the 2019 Roland Martin Marine Center Series Championship, which was held Dec. 7-8 in Clewiston. Over the course of the two-day tournament, the cousins reeled in a bag of 40.64 pounds, which earned them a first place finish […]

Big O Open holds November tournament

OKEECHOBEE — The “Big O Open” held its November tournament, in Memory of Les Tory, on Saturday, Nov. 2. Twenty-six teams participated in a nice day of friendly competition with the team of Cam and Liz Woods placing first with 15.36 lbs. and second Big Fish at 6.15 lbs. Second place went to Joey and […]

Major League Fishing event planned on Lake O

OKEECHOBEE — A Bass Pro Tour Major League Fishing event is planned at the C. Scott Driver facility Feb. 21-26, 2020. Approval of the host fee, which will be paid from the Tourism Development Council budget, was on the agenda for the Nov. 7 meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission. According to the county staff […]

Teen anglers reel them in once again!

OKEECHOBEE — The Big O Teen Anglers held the two-day October Classic Tournament out of Okee-Tantie on Oct. 26 and 27. This month’s tournament included 13 anglers catching a total of 42 bass at a combined weight of 73.33 lbs. The largest bass caught was 5.36 lbs. and was caught by Alex Figueroa of the […]

Boy jumps in for big ol’ bass

OKEECHOBEE — Jaxon Walther, 13, caught a 10-pound bass while fishing with his twin brother, Jacob, at their home pond. As Jaxon was reeling his bass in, he could tell it was much bigger than the fish he had reeled in. In fear of losing the bass, he jumped in the water. Share photos of […]

Califano and Haff close the door on Number Four

CLEWISTON — Qualifier Number Four of the 2019 Roland Martin Marine Center Series presented by HUK is in the books. As the highest paying team tournament trail in Florida, the competition came to play and the big Lake Okeechobee bass joined in on the celebration. Sunrise in Clewiston on Saturday launched 120 boats for the […]