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South Florida fishing report

Fishing report

LAKE OKEECHOBEE

Some nice bass were biting Zara Spooks and Rat-L-Traps around offshore weedlines and rocky reefs.

EVERGLADES/FRESHWATER

The King of the Glades club tournament this past weekend on Lake Osborne produced nine bass over 5 pounds, plus 16 peacock bass, and the winning stringer weighed 24 pounds. The fish bit Zoom Flukes, Chug Bugs and stick worms on the lake and spinnerbaits and swim jigs in the canals. Bass were biting snakes and swim jigs in the canals by mile marker 41 on Alligator Alley.

SOUTH FLORIDA INSHORE

Some nice redfish, snook and tarpon were being caught in Everglades National Park. Early morning, before it gets too hot, has been the best time to fish.

SOUTH FLORIDA OFFSHORE

Anglers on the Lady K drift boat at Sportsman Park Marina in Lantana caught mutton, mangrove, yellowtail and lane snappers, along with some blue runners and kingfish in 60 feet off Delray Beach. Anglers on the Helen S and Fish City Pride drift boats at Hillsboro Inlet Marina had yellowtails, mangroves and muttons, along with some vermilion snappers, almaco jacks and amberjacks.

THE KEYS

Boats out of Bud N' Mary's Marina in Islamorada were catching blackfin tunas at the humps using live bait and trolling lures and feathers. Some schoolie dolphin were biting farther offshore. Mangrove and yellowtail snappers were biting on the reefs.

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