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We are approaching our peak season here in Florida as the cold weather hits our Northern Anglers. Call now and book for the Holiday Season.  Capt. Frank 954-325-1115 www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxmkl0T8urk&t=2s   Some from last years clients   So come on down to South Florida this winter and get out of the cold. Guiding Lake Okeechobee & Lake Ida , the Florida Everglades and Miami canals for the mighty peacock bass.Call now and join in on the fun, 954-325-1115

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Today was another pleasure fishing day with my Son in Law David Clifford. David is one of Americans Finest , Active duty US Coast Guard.  It was a beautiful day on the Lake. We hit the Big “O” catching Bass up to 5 lb. David also caught his biggest fish 9 lb. Bofin. Call now for your next Trip to Florida fishing. Call- 954-325-1115 #largemouthbass#floridabass##lakeokeechobee#largrmouthguides#okeechobeeguides#okeechobeereports

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Return Clients Rick Fox & Randy Totman from Ohio,once again crushed the Fishing in Florida . Day 1 – Rick started off the day on the first cast scored the first peacock of the day. On Randy’s first cast he reeled in a Largemouth Bass. That’s  the great thing about fishing South Florida, its the only place in the world you can catch both on the same trip.  Then after Randy dropped a $200 Danali rod and a $159 Abu Garcia reel in the water I had to tie it to his wrist.                                                                                                     His Luck we got it Back, LOL a The boys action was non stop, within the first hour Randy’s line start to sing as line peeled out of the spool, this beauty weighed in at 6.32 LB. and another at  5.84 LB.    As we were moving to another spot of mine, I spotted a pair of nice Peacock Bass. Now it was Ricks turn for his trophy. He missed the bigger one , but boated this nice Peacock Bass5.45 LB.                 The day ended with the boys catching over 40 including 8 Largemouth and 1 Midas Cichlid.       Day 2 With the winds finally died down the duo headed to The Famed Lake Okeechobee. Randy scored the Biggest “HAWG’ 8.7 LB.                                                                                  While Rick had also a nice Lunker  he got 7.5 LB. &  5                                                        ...

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Today Doug Harris and I fished the 1 st day of the Bass Busters Classic. The morning started out beautiful as the sun came up. He said he was going to put me on fish . Well was this what he was talking about, Lol ? Well thing changed as the day went on and Team # 43 is holding on 5th with 14.41 Lb. It’s all about having fun. We caught a bunch of bass today . Tomorrow we’ll try to close the deal. Call now to book your trip as we are getting into the spawning season. Capt. Frank Carbone – 954-325-1115

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Another 3 great days of fishing for return client Bob Olivia and Dwane from Chicago.      The fishing buddies fished the famed Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades . They caught well over 100 bass in the 3 days and mostly on artificial baits up to 6 lb. They spent two days fishing the flats in “The Glades and then an “explosive” day on Lake Okeechobee. The baits we were throwing was Gambler Big EZ, EZ swimmers, and Ace color really didn’t matter as long as it swam over the bass’s head they killed it. Then at the end of the day they went through 3 Dz. wild shiners. Ya ! just can’t beat Okeechobee when the bite is on, “It ain’t Just Fishing” When your out with Captian Frank Carbone

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These past two days I had the pleasure of fishing with Joe Mehlmann from Texas and family ,fishing The Famed Lake Okeechobee . Everyone caught big Bass up to 6.6 Lb caught by Joe. Joe’s first fish of the day was this nice 5 Lb’er. Also there was his son Paul, and Son- in- Law Derrick Merchant and  Brother-in- Law Rick Wagner from Davie Florida. The Bass were caught on Gambler Big EZ and The Beast and of course Shiners.  They have all fished with me in the past and have gonewith me to the Amazon and will the group will be joining me in Alaska in this August . Great job Guys, The Bite is on don’t miss out call today 954-325-1115

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For the past 3 Days I had long time return client Chris King and his girlfriend Denise O’Donnell from Tenn.   On Day 1 we did the Everglades the couple caught both Largemouth and Peacock Bass Oscar and a chain pickeral . They caught several Largemouth and some peacock bass on Gambler Ace and shiners.        Now day 2 we headed to a private lake where they caught the same but some bigger peacock bass up to 5 lb. and some largemouth in the 2-3 LB. range   Then the Banner day came when we hit Lake Okeechobee and they hit it hard. Right from the start the bass were coming in to the boat. Denise drew first blood, with a 5 lb. then Chris came back with a 4 lb. Bass. As we moved around trying to find the right head they managed to put another 8 or 9 in the 2-4 LB. range. Then it happened, Denise hooked in to the fight of her life and she battled a true Okeechobee “HAWG”. This beast weighed in at 10 LB. 1 oz. 26.5 ” long and a girth of 18.5 “   The action continues and it became catching not fishing. as they boated 3-5 LB’ ers. Now it was Chris’s time up to bat as he landed a 8 .8 LB Trophy bass.     By the end of the day this Tenn. couple landed over 40 Bass and used 5 Doz. shiners.   Call now while the action is “HOT”  

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 Today On Lake Okeechobee I guided Brothers Kevin and Dave Woolum from Idaho they had a great day catching bass. Even with the Strong winds and not the best conditions they managed to boat 18 Bass including this 7 LB. “Hawg” caught by Kevin.   They have nevered fished with wild shiners before and now love it. We first tried the outside until the wind picked up and only catching a few the biggest being 4 lb. So I decided to find and more seculded spot out of the wind. Here is where the boys had their most fun and with Kevin catching his Trophy bass which The Big “O” is known for. Kevin and Dave are already planning for next years trip back to Florida.   Also did a day of Peacock bass  and caught 23 including 3 Doubles in a row. I thnk they loved the catching of Peacock bass the most and compared these Scrappy Fighters to Smallies on Steriods. you can go to my Fishing Videos and see the Action. www.Hawghunterguideservice.com Then on Day 3 with the weather turning bad and strons rolling in we decide to stay closer to the hotel just in case they they opted a 1/2 day trip as you can see the from the picture. With this Heavy rain and strong forced winds the boys managed 8 Peacock bass and 3 Bass and 1 Gar. Once I heard the thunder ans saw signs of Lighting , we were off the water and ended 3 Great Day’s of fishing. We are coming into our peak season for both Largemouthmouth and Peacock bass, so book your dates now while they are still available. “The Hawghunter” and staff of licensed and insured Guides are waiting to take you out 7 Days a week . Call-954-325-1115    

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Today from the Cold State of MN. was Mike Linder and his son Brian. We started out the day with Artificial baits. The Father and son team was throwing Gambler Big EZ’s and other swim baits. Brian got things started with the first two Bass. After catching 6 Bass we moved into some other areas only to find some dirty water as the wind pick up I decides to find a spot that was protected. Once there we brought out the shiners, and the actions was non stop for the rest of the day.   The boys put another 21 in the boat , with Dad catching the most , but Brian catching the first and Biggest, with a Big Blue Catfish to top off the day. The highlite of the day was the double they caught and were both big bass. Lake Okeechobee is producing some nice Bass and the spawning season is coming up , so book your date , now for the peak season.

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Today I was out on the Lake with Mark and his 10 year old Grandson Cole from Pittsburgh. What was supposed to be a rotten rainy, windy day turn out to be a good one. We started out on the lake but with wind building up to 15-20 MPH I decide to work the inside, good choice. On the very first cast in 5 second Cole caught his first Bass ever. After 3 Bass in the 2-3 lb. range I move to my other spot out of the wind, which turned out to be my Honey Hole for the rest of the day. Even though the wind was picking up, the bite never stopped, as Pop and Cole continued to get strikes. After several misses and 5 doz. shiners later this duo had a great time putting 23 bass, 1 Gar and 2 Bofin in the boat. Both agreed that this was the best fishing they have ever been on. Pop ended up with the biggest bass a nice 5 lb. and bragging rights. Cole did an excellent job catching 10 bass on his own .   If your coming down for the holiday’s or just want to get out of the cold, book your choice dates now while they are still available. CALL  – 954-325-1115   Capt. Frank Carbone and Guides are ready 7 days a week.

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In the past week we have been hitting the Glades in search for some big Bass, “well we found some”. Even with this hot weather blue bird skies, sunny and no wind days, we can still catch bass in Florida. First I went out with a friend of mine Steve and in 4 hours caught over 30 bass on Top water and large snakes as you can see. Once the sun came up we had to go deep in the center of the canal to catch them. Next I spent two day with a 14 year old Jersey boy, John Hayes. I’ll tell you he could out fish several adults I’ve been out with through the years. John listened to everything I had to say and was excellent in his casting. The first day was a bit slow , but managed to put a few in the boat including this “HAWG” Now day two same weather conditions , but much better John caught over 20 bass himself including these bigger ones , and we won’t talk about the one that got away. Then I finished the week off with Steven Bromley from Texas, also catching around 20 bass with a couple of nice 4 lb.  Bass. Florida is a year round fishery for both largemouth & Peacock Bass. Our peak season is from Dec- May , especially Jan – March when most everyone wants to get out of the cold. So if your thinking about coming down this winter book your peak date’s now to assure a spot with “The Hawghunter”. Capt. Frank Carbone and Guides 954-325-1115

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This past week I had the pleasure of taking out Dave Myrick and his Grandson Jon from Florida fishing in the Glades for some great action ans sights. This duo managed to put over 25 Bass in the Boat including these two beauties. Most of the Bass were caught on shiners but the big one came on a large worm. Next was repeat client Hugh and Huey Jr. Stewart from Jersey caught over 40 bass in The Everglades Including theses two “Hawg” Most of the bass were caught on shiners, but The bigger ones were caught on Gambler Large worms and EZ swimmers. The action has been good both there and also the peacock bass in Miami. Call today at 954-325-1115     for your next fishing trip to South Florida. Good fishin’ from “The Hawghunter”  Capt. Frank Carbone,

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Last Week I had a group of repeat clients for Three days on the Big “O”. Instead of giving you a long Fishing Report I’ll just let the pictures tell the story. For Terry and the Gang as they caught several over 5 LB. If your looking to catch your Trophy Bass now is the time to get down to South Florida with “The Hawghunter” Capt. Frank Carbone while the bite is still ON. all the bass were released for the next Angler to catch “YOU”.

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Repeat client Paul Verde from MN. decided to get out of the cold and coming on down to catch some Big Bass on  lake Okeechobee  and so he did. On day one he boated over 20 bass up to 7 lb.         Then ended the day with catching a 4 lb. on a Gambler Ace and the newest addition to the Gambler line up “The Burner” , don’t go fishing without it. The actipon on this worm is great and has a lot of vibration to attract the Bigger Bass.   Then on day two we started out the morning with artificial plastics. The bait of choice this day was Gambler Big EZ ‘s and Fat Ace color didn’t seem to make a difference.   By around noon we decided to drown a few shiners, now here’s where all the big bass came in . Paul had none stop action for 2.5 hrs. catching several Bass up to 7.5 lb.     Then it happened in front of our eyes this Lunker Bass crushed and ate the biggest shiner in the live well . With a massive explosion and a great hook set , Paul landed his dream Bass ,as the scale was bouncing from 9.14 Lb. to 10.1 lb. so we can call it a 10 lber.  27.5 ” X 17″   10 LB. “HAWG” What away to spend two great days of fishing. , Then he headed back to 10 degree weather.   The next Day I had of couple of Jersey Boy’s Todd Sagas and his Uncle John. We started the day out in the fog throwing Gambler produce again catching bass between 2-5 lb. and breaking off a “HAWG” in the buggy whips.   Following the same pattern as the day before we headed to one of my honey hole’s and started slamming bass after bass on Wild shiners again. Todd within 2 mins. landed this 5 lb. Then john answered back with his nice bass.   The boys put 40 + bass in the boat up to 6-7 lb. several over 4 lb. and...

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Today I had a Great Amish family the Yoders from Ohio on Lake Okeechobee . The day started out with Joe catching a nice 7 lb. Then Melvin came back with a 5.5 lb. next up was Alvin with his big bass., “What a way to start the Day” The Family that fishes together stays together. They caught more bass today then they ever had before. The brothers  Melvin and Alvin had a double a pair if 5’s Also caught was a 6 and two 7’s with Joseph holding up the lunker of the day, a 7.5 lb Okeechobee “HAWG”.   This is why anglers all over the world come to Lake Okeechobee to catch bass like these. If you can make it down, now this is the time These Big Bass are spawning. Capt. Frank Carbone the Orginal Hawghunter and staff of licensed and Insured guide are ready to take you out 7 days a week. Call 954-325-1115

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