UPCOMING EVENT: HIGH SCHOOL FISHING - 2019 - Pickwick Lake

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Top 10 Baits from Lake Okeechobee

Top 10 Baits from Lake Okeechobee
Jared McMillan

There are few secrets when it comes to the best baits on Okeechobee. This tournament was no exception, with plenty of the old standbys on the end of the top 10 anglers’ rods.

Frederick's winning pattern

Day four coverage blog

Complete results

 

1. Frederick used a one-two punch of a Strike King Ocho and a custom vibrating jig to target spawners he couldn’t see.

 

2. Bryan Schmitt finessed a Riot Baits Recon Bladed Jig and a prototype Riot Baits swim jig, both with Riot Baits Fuzzy Beaver trailers, through pad and pencil reed stems. He also targeted some reed patches.

 

3. Rose used a mixed bag of lures, from a Strike King Ocho to a vibrating jig to a swim jig to a topwater on day four.

 

4. Jared McMillan started the tournament on the north end near Grassy Island, where he threw a Heddon Zara Spook and a Yamamoto Senko. When his area fizzled he switched to punching with a Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver and Bruiser Baits Crazy Craw.

 

5. Brandon McMillan went with his strength, punching Bruiser Baits Crazy Craws all week.

 

6. Chris Brasher’s main lure throughout the event was a 6th Sense Jigsaw, a vibrating jig set to be released later this spring. He also mixed in a swim jig and 6th Sense Movement.

 

7. Chad Morgenthaler utilized a few tatics and baits, but his main deal was flipping a Missile Baits Baby D-Bomb to mats and various other targets.

 

8. Scott Canterbury caught 80 percent of his fish on a Dirty Jigs No Jack Swim Jig with a NetBait Spanky Swimbait. He also caught some key fish every day on a Bagley BangOLure.

 

9. Cory Johnston concentrated on slow-rolling a homemade vibrating jig with a Jackall Rhythm Wave Swimbait trailer in a massive hydrilla bed in Harney Pond.

 

10. Chris Johnston utilized the same homemade vibrating jig as his brother, while also changing up with a Yamamoto Senko.

 

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