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Water Resources Analysis Meeting

Post Date:09/17/2018 3:03 PM

Here are some comments from the Sept. 6, Water Resources Analysis Coalition meeting, held at the South Florida Water Management District Headquarters in West Palm Beach - source: Okeechobee News

"The lake is beautiful and the fishing has been excellent all summer. Those fish are healthy. They’re biting. We have people going out. The lake is alive and well" said Mary Ann Martin.

James Erskine of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said despite what has been on the news, the fishing has been very good on Lake Okeechobee all summer. He said there were 40 fishing tournaments on Lake Okeechobee between June 21 through mid-August.

“Two of those tournaments had over 30 pounds to win,” he said. “That’s a number that will turn heads during the spawning season.”

In 13 of the tournaments, the winners caught over 20 pounds of fish.

“Even though it’s pretty hot this summer, fishing was hot on the lake as well,” said Mr. Erskine.

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