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Latest Lake Okeechobee Stories

2014-02-09 20:20:27

California's Dehart Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,000 CLEWISTON, Fla., Feb. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro angler Brett Hite of Phoenix, Ariz., brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 14 pounds, 11 ounces to win $125,000 at the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee presented by Mercury. Hite's four-day catch of 20 bass weighing 88-14 gave him a 6-pound, 6-ounce margin of victory in the tournament that featured 178 of the world's best bass-fishing anglers competing in the first...

2014-02-08 20:20:21

California's Dehart Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,000 CLEWISTON, Fla., Feb. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive day, pro angler Brett Hite of Phoenix, Ariz., held the lead at the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee presented by Mercury Saturday. Hite's five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 12 ounces gives him a three-day total of 74-3 and a 12-pound, 3-ounce lead heading into the fourth and final day of competition in the event that features 178 of the world's best...

2014-02-07 20:20:48

Georgia's Weaver Leads Co-Anglers CLEWISTON, Fla., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The morning started with much cooler conditions on Friday for pro angler Brett Hite of Phoenix, Ariz., and the field of 178 of the world's best bass-fishing anglers on day two of the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee presented by Mercury. Hite still managed to bring a limit weighing 23 pounds, 8 ounces - the day's sixth-best stringer - to the scale to increase his lead in the four-day event that has...

2014-02-06 20:23:19

Ohio's Knick Leads Co-Anglers CLEWISTON, Fla., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After approximately an hour-and-a-half fog delay Thursday morning, pro angler Brett Hite of Phoenix, Ariz., wasted no time going to work on the Lake Okeechobee bass. Hite brought the second-largest five-bass limit in Walmart FLW Tour history to the scale weighing 34 pounds, 15 ounces to grab the lead after day one of the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee presented by Mercury. Link to photo of pro...

Sea-Level Rise Threatens The Everglades
2013-10-11 05:08:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Miami have confirmed that rising sea levels are threatening the Florida Everglades' freshwater plants. Life inside the Everglades depends on the fresh water that flows south from Lake Okeechobee. Both plants and animals alike could face devastation if salt water began to intrude on this community. The team used satellite imagery from 2001 to 2010 over the southeastern Everglades in an area called...

2013-08-02 16:22:00

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --WRS Infrastructure & Environment, Inc. d/b/a WRScompass announced today that it has been awarded a $10.8 million contract with the Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform the Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation Project, Seepage Management Test Facility in Palm Beach County, Florida. The work includes construction of a seepage collection system composed of a drainage trench, chimney drain, and blanket drain for...

2013-02-10 20:20:08

CLEWISTON, Fla., Feb. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-four year-old rookie Drew Benton of Panama City, Fla., was fishing in his first event as a professional this week and caught a 7-pound kicker bass with only seven minutes to spare to win the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee presented by Mercury on Sunday. That fish pushed Benton's day 4 weight to 13 pounds, 4 ounces and his total four-day weight to 75 pounds, 7 ounces and was enough to best 174 of the top bass anglers in the world to...

2013-02-09 20:20:13

CLEWISTON, Fla., Feb. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Okeechobee fishing conditions toughened on Saturday and a strong northeast wind drastically affected tournament weights on day three of the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee presented by Mercury. Although he could not match his previous catch of 23 pounds from each of the past two days, pro Drew Benton of Panama City, Fla., still weighed enough to grab the lead heading into the final round of the four-day event that has...

2013-02-08 20:22:06

CLEWISTON, Fla., Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the days leading up to the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee presented by Mercury, many pros lamented the tougher fishing conditions and most predicted that no one would break the 100-pound mark this year. Rick Cotten of Guntersville, Ala., ignored the dock talk and now leads a full field of 174 of the world's best bass-fishing pros in the four-day event that has competitors casting for a top cash award of up to $125,000. Link to photo of...

2013-02-07 20:21:28

CLEWISTON, Fla., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On the first cast of his pro fishing career Thursday morning, Casey Martin of New Market, Ala., boated a 6-pounder. His co-angler did not even have enough time to get the net ready. That cast gave Martin the momentum he needed throughout the day, as he now leads the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee presented by Mercury. A full field of 174 of the world's best bass-fishing pros began the four-day tournament Thursday fishing for a top cash award...