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  1. Does Gov. Scott's Everglades restoration plan go far enough?Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Palm Beach Post

    ... But he disappointed many by not specifically mentioning the need to buy sugar industry-owned land south of Lake Okeechobee. The state has an option to buy 46,800 acres U.S. Sugar Corp. owns south of Lake O. The sugar giant wants a portion of the ...


  2. Osinski Leads Wire-To Wire, Wins Rayovac FLW Series Southeastern Division Opener On Lake OkeechobeeRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | FishingWorld

    ... limit totaling 25 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the Rayovac FLW Series Southeastern Division event on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 70 pounds, 8 ounces. For his victory, Osinski earned $40,000. ...


  3. Official Rules: Text to Win from Madaris WindowsRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    ... is open only to legal U.S. residents of Florida who live in PALM BEACH, MARTIN, ST. LUCIE, INDIAN RIVER, OKEECHOBEE, BROWARD, MIAMI-DADE OR MONROE COUNTIES, Employees and immediate family members of employees of Raycom Media, Inc., Fox 29 WFLX TV, ...


  4. Water pumped to new area to protect estuariesRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

    To increase storage of freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee and help protect Florida estuaries, state water management officials are taking new action. The South Florida Water Management District said Friday they've begun full-capacity pumping into the new Nicodemus Slough water storage area in Glades County.


  5. Lake Okeebhobee Water Being Pumped Into Vast New Storage AreaRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | Southwest Florida Online

    To increase storage of freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee and help protect the Caloosahatchee Estuary, the South Florida Water Management District has begun full-capacity pumping into the new Nicodemus Slough water storage area in Glades County. Located south of Fisheating Creek on the western bank of the lake, the Nicodemus Slough project is intended to provide interim water storage until projects such as the Caloosahatchee River West Basin Storage Reservoir are completed.


  6. More Videos from OkeechobeeRead the original story

    Yesterday | FLW Outdoors

    Watch Mark Daniels Jr. catch some bass and a bowfin flipping and casting a YUM Dinger on day one of the Rayovac FLW Series tournament presented by Power-Pole on Lake Okeechobee.


  7. Snook season set to open, runs through May 31Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | St. Petersburg Times

    Snook season opens Sunday in the Atlantic Ocean and coastal and inland waters from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season runs through May 31. Anglers can keep one snook per day that is between 28 and 32 inches total length.


  8. Livingston, Wild marry in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Olney Enterprise

    Andrea Grey Wild of Vero Beach, Fla., and Sammy Joe Livingston of Okeechobee, Fla., were united in marriage on Sept. 13, 2014.


  9. Florida Food and Farm Magazine Launches in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Broward-Palm Beach

    ... 100,000, the magazine serves readers in most of Southeast and South Central Florida, from Sebastian around Lake Okeechobee to the Keys. On the West Coast, circulation includes Naples and the Plant City region. "We hope to play a role in reshaping ...


  10. Ish Monroe - Here We GoRead the original story

    Thursday | FLW Outdoors

    The 2015 bass tournament season if officially underway and I am super-excited about the changing dynamics. There is no doubt that the economy is improving and the 250-boat field that fished the first Rayovac FLW Series event on Lake Okeechobee is testament to that.


  11. Daniels Determined To Make His Own Way NowRead the original story

    Wednesday | BassFan.com

    ... one he used last year and has yet to pick up his new one), he took 4th in a Southeastern Division event at Lake Okeechobee. Last year he notched a 7th at a Northern derby at Lake Champlain and took the No. 1 slot in a Western event on his home ...


  12. FLW PodcastsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | FLW Outdoors

    Val Osinski and his K9 companion Bugsy were the stars of last week's Rayovac FLW Series on Lake Okeechobee. In Episode 62, hosts Jody White and Kyle Wood talk with Val Osinski, the winner of the recent Rayovac FLW Series tournament on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole.


  13. State, local experts meet to discuss SWFL waterwaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | NBC2 News

    ... coordinator of the Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition. Judah wants local and state leaders to focus more on Lake Okeechobee. He believes today's numbers could have been bigger. "It's not a work that stops. It's good these stakeholders are so ...


  14. Yelas to head C.A.S.T.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | BassFan.com

    ... end result was a 139th-place finish. The following week, without the decoy in his boat, he was 73rd at the Lake Okeechobee Southeast Rayovac and earned a small check. In the embedded video below from Lane's Facebook page, the decoy pays the price ...


  15. Weekend Wrap-upRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | FLW Outdoors

    ... Combined, the company had 678 anglers participate in the Rayovac FLW Series event presented by Power-Pole on Lake Okeechobee and the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference qualifier on Sam Rayburn. All told, three FLW records were broken the ...


  16. Trail Closing At Lake OkeechobeeRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Southwest Florida Online

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close a section of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail near Clewiston as rehabilitation continues on the Herbert Hoover Dike, the earthen structure surrounding the lake. The Corps will close about six miles of trail from Clewiston west to Liberty Point.


  17. Gov. Scott pledges $5 billion for 'GladesRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | KeysNews.com

    ... will provide more than 100 billion gallons of storage to protect estuaries from discharges of water from Lake Okeechobee, according to the governor's office. A dedicated source of funding for Everglades restoration also will allow for the Department ...


  18. Send Lake Okeechobee water southRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The Miami Herald

    Buy the land, and send the water south. That's the war cry of the folks where dumping Lake Okeechobee is killing the their coastal estuaries.


  19. Thomas Michalski - Dinosaurs may again roam the earthRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    ... tigers and enormous sloths. The oldest fossil, part of a 65-million-year-old sea turtle, was discovered near Lake Okeechobee. Pinellas County was situated in the center of the sandy land accumulation during the Ice Age when landmasses were still ...


  20. Florida Governor announces $5 bln over 20 years to restore EvergladesRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Reuters

    ... said those projects will allow storage of more than 100 billion gallons of water to protect estuaries from Lake Okeechobee discharges. David Guest, managing attorney for Earthjustice Florida, said environmentalists "welcome any action" to restore ...


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