Fishing report

Sun Sentinel

LAKE OKEECHOBEE: Bass anglers were catching fish on Rat-L-Traps on the main lake and on crankbaits in the rim canal.

EVERGLADES/FRESHWATER: Bass fishing has been good in the canals along Alligator Alley using topwater plugs and plastic worms. The finger canals were producing 80 small bass per day. The ledges at the southern end of the L-67A Canal were holding some nice fish. Bass in Lake Ida and Lake Osborne in Palm Beach County were biting worms around the humps and rocks. Big bass were biting at night on the Alley around mile marker 41.

SOUTH FLORIDA INSHORE: Capt. Rick Stanczyk of Bud N’ Mary’s Marina in Islamorada has still been catching tarpon, but he’s been one of the handful of guides still going fishing in the backcountry.

SOUTH FLORIDA OFFSHORE: Capt. Chris Lemieux of Le-Mieux Charters in Boynton Beach said some tunas finally showed up this week in 130-200 feet. “There’s been a good wahoo bite around the area in the same depth,” he said. Snappers were biting in 40-70 feet..


THE KEYS: Capt. Richard Stanczyk of Bud N’ Mary’s Marina in Islamorada said charter captains were catching big swordfish this week. Dolphin fishing has been a little better. On the reefs, the yellowtail snapper bite slowed, but fishing for mangrove snappers has been pretty good.