If you can get to the lee side of the wind you should be able to catch a fair amount of bass. Lakes Garcia, Walk in Water, Rosealee and Okeechobee are still producing some good catches.
Last week, my son and grandson were visiting from Ohio and naturally we went fishing and did well. Lake Garcia seemed to be the better bite for quantity and quality. My son caught a 6-plus pound fish on Lake Garcia and my grandson caught a 6-plus pound on Walk in Water during their four day visit. One was caught on a black with blue flake Senko and the other on top water Chug Bug, frog color. The north canal was open on Lake Garcia for a couple of days, but then the wind came back and plugged it up again.
If you decide to venture to Walk in Water Lake, the bite seemed better on the north side of the lake, down in the area where the creek runs out of the lake, head north, northeast heading from the ramp.
Lake Okeechobee's bite was on the north shore, launching out of Government Cut on both sides of the channel. The wind was really blowing out of the southwest, so this gave us a good drift without getting banged up.
The water was nice and clear on Walk in Water, but not so on the Big O.
My family went back to their Buckeye State as their Spring Break is ending, and have started planning next year's visit.
On my way back from the airport I felt alone again. It's really amazing how one's mind wonders, thinking that it hasn't been to many years ago that I was holding this young man in my arms and hear I was fishing with him and my son three generations in the boat, together. I, too, can't wait for next year.
Joe Kubik is a tournament fisherman and former Charter Captain. Joe can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org