Bass Pro gets extension on Okee-Tantie review

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee residents may have to wait a little longer to learn Bass Pro’s plans for the Okee-Tantie Recreation Area. At their Sept. 13 meeting, the Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners agreed to Bass Pro’s request for a 3-month extension of their due diligence period at no additional charge. Without the extension, the deadline […]

Memorial tournament to honor Nik Kayler

OKEECHOBEE — After fisherman Nik Kayler tragically passed away in an accident during a Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) tournament on Jan. 5, a candlelight vigil was held at Scott Driver park in memory of the loving husband and father. Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters owner Mike Krause, who knew Nik through his business, saw something at the […]

Big O Teen Anglers host tournament on Lake Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE – The Big O Teen Anglers had their April 28 tournament out of Okee-Tantie. The weather was beautiful and our anglers caught quite a few large bass. The biggest bass caught weighed in at 9.90 pounds, caught by Justin Hevey from our 16-19 age group, and Nathan Wilson 11-15 caught a 5-pounder. Way to […]

County to replace Okee-Tantie bandshell at another location

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County Commissioners addressed some issues involving the Okee-Tantie recreation area at their Feb. 6 meeting. The county recently signed a contract with Bass Pro to develop Okee-Tantie as a fishing resort. Because the contract is for the county to sell the campground to Bass Pro, the county must address items that were […]

BassPro contract finally ready

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Commission voted unanimously at their Jan. 11 meeting to go forward with signing the contract with BassPro for the Okee-Tantie campground. After months of back and forth with attorneys for BassPro and the county working on the contract, it is finally ready to sign. At past meetings County Attorney John […]