Lake Okeechobee

Search For Missing Angler Continues As Lake Okeechobee Costa Series Is Canceled

The search for missing angler Nik Kayler continues after the boat he and William Kisiah were on capsized during a fishing tournament in Lake Okeechobee. They were competing in a three-day tournament hosted by Fishing League Worldwide at Lake O and were reported missing on Thursday night. Kisiah was found alive around 11:30 p.m. on …

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Local Man Finds 500-lb. Goliath Grouper Dead in Cape Coral Canal

Cape Coral native David Armendariz, 23, hopes people will become aware of the negative impact of the Lake Okeechobee water release after he and Sam Harmon, 24, of Texas found a dead 500-pound Goliath grouper in the Cape Coral Canal. The two men discovered the fish early Tuesday morning, thinking it was a manatee at first. …

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Excess water from Lake Okeechobee to be sent to the Everglades

In an effort to ease flooding conditions and relieve estuaries along the southwest coast, Florida is to release water from Lake Okeechobee to Everglades National Park. The releases are allowed under emergency conditions and will allow water to flow from south of the lake to the park, where it’s needed most. Historic January rains – the …

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