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Lake Okeechobee

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  • Weather: Warm day ahead, high in 90s

    Weather: Warm day ahead, high in 90s
    High temperatures in the 90s will make for a warm day across Central Florida today. Today's forecast includes mostly sunny skies and a high near 90 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne. Isolated showers could move into the...
  • State officials object to Big Sugar building plans

    State officials object to Big Sugar building plans
    Sugar industry building plans threaten to get in the way of Everglades restoration and could create flooding hazards, according to state regulators. The South Florida Water Management District and Florida Department of Environmental Protection are...
  • A memorable early duck season

    A memorable early duck season
    By all accounts, last week's early duck season was a major disappointment for most South Florida waterfowlers. Blue-winged teal, whose population is at an all-time high in North America, were surprisingly scarce during the season. Adding to duck...
  • Outdoors calendar

    Oct. 3-4: The seventh annual Mad Dog Mandich Offshore & Inshore Fishing Classic is out of Islamorada. The offshore entry fee is $450 and the inshore entry fee is $150 per angler. Proceeds benefit Mariners Hospital. The top offshore boat wins $5,000 and...
  • Big Sugar building proposal raises Everglades restoration concerns

    Big Sugar building proposal raises Everglades restoration concerns
    Everglades restoration could get torpedoed by a sugar industry push to allow new neighborhoods and shopping centers on 43,000 acres of farmland south of Lake Okeechobee, according to environmental activists. Dozens of environmental advocacy...
  • Strong bass catches at Lake Okeechobee

    Strong bass catches at Lake Okeechobee
    Tournament anglers at Lake Okeechobee had some nice bass catches over the weekend. Randy Norton and Joe Moran caught 19.07 pounds Sunday to win the Bass-N-Fools club tournament on the Big O out of Belle Glade. Tom Trapani and Brandon Rose were...
  • Snail population boom threatens Everglades restoration

    Snail population boom threatens Everglades restoration
    A snail invasion that is helping feed endangered birds also threatens to sabotage costly Everglades restoration. Millions of South American apple snails overwhelmed a stormwater treatment area in Wellington and devoured pollution-filtering plants in...
  • Scott calls for scrutiny of Big Sugar development plan

    Scott calls for scrutiny of Big Sugar development plan
    Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday called for state regulators to pay “special attention” to potential effects on the Everglades that could come from sugar industry development plans for farmland south of Lake Okeechobee. The Sugar Hill development...
  • Wahoo bite still good in wake of full moon

    More than two weeks after the full moon in August, wahoo fishing remains really good in South Florida. Most years, the wahoo bite is best a few days before and a few days after the full moon, which was Aug. 10. There were a few nice wahoos caught...
  • Labor Day weekend: Mostly sunny and hot

    Labor Day weekend: Mostly sunny and hot
    It should be a nice holiday weekend to play outdoors or plan a backyard barbecue, if you don't mind the heat. There also is a chance of afternoon showers or storms, particularly today and on Monday, Labor Day. South Florida's Friday forecast calls for...
  • Big wahoo helps KERI-N-ON to victory

    Big wahoo helps KERI-N-ON to victory
    Here's a tip from Capt. Jason Naumann of the KERI-N-ON fishing team: Don't ever intentionally break off or cut off a fish until you see what you've hooked. That's how KERI-N-ON landed a 54.32-pound wahoo that never fought like a wahoo. The wahoo was...