The wait is almost over..... I have been chomping at the bit and can't wait to go fishing. The FLW tour event will start next week and practice will start on Sunday. The weather this week has been a little on the cool side, but it's looking like a warming trend is hitting Florida during the tournament. The extended forecast is showing that most of the days we should have a high chance of rain and cloud mix, which should make the top water bite on the Lake fantastic. During the Everstart event a few weeks ago the weather was nice on the first day and there was 20 bags over 20 pounds and and the leader had a five fish stringer that weighed over 35 pounds. But during the second and third day of the Everstart event the water temperatures cooled off a bit and slowed the bite down dramatically. The water levels on Lake Okeechobee are a little on the low side this year and when a cold front hits it really cools off the water much quicker. Lake Okeechobee is one of the best lakes in the country, it just gets a little tough when the water temperatures drop down in the 40s and 50s like any Lake.