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Apopka man found dead in Lake Okeechobee remembered as skilled fisherman

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 1/11/2018 5:18:00 PM

Nik Kayler fell in love with fishing when he was just 8 years old. He had a fishing rod with a bass half his weight and fighting back. Using all the muscle he could muster, Nik put the rod on his shoulder and ran to help haul it in. “He held that fish up

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Body of Missing Angler Recovered from Lake Okeechobee


Date: 1/11/2018 8:48:00 AM

After reportedly being ejected from a bass boat in rough waters during the 2018 Costa FLW Series event on Lake Okeechobee, angler Nik Kayler's body has been recovered and positively identified, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation

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Lake Okeechobee not lone cause of Treasure Coast algae

Date: 1/11/2018 4:11:00 AM

Lake Okeechobee is not the lone culprit in the recurring algae blooms that plague Treasure Coast waterways, but an accomplice aided by thousands of nitrogen-spewing septic tanks, according to a recently published FAU study. A peer-reviewed Florida Atlantic

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UPDATE: Body of Missing Costa Series Angler Recovered From Lake Okeechobee


Date: 1/10/2018 10:09:00 PM

Nik Kayler’s body was found by a commercial vessel early Monday morning near Clewiston, Florida. After the first day of a Costa FLW Series bass tournament hosted on Lake Okeechobee, it was discovered that two anglers had gone missing. William Kisiah and

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Body of missing fisherman Nik Kayler found in Lake Okeechobee


Date: 1/10/2018 9:16:00 PM

CLEWISTON — A six-day search for missing fisherman Nik Kayler came to a bitter end Wednesday morning as the body of the 38-year-old was located and pulled from the water near the Clewiston water tower in Lake Okeechobee. Kayler was discovered by a

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• River: Kissimmee River
• Length: 135 Miles
• Surface Area: 448,000 Acres
• Drainage Area: 4,600 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 9 Feet
• Length: 35 Miles
Lake Okeechobee, whose name is derived from the Seminole Indian words meaning "big water," is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Florida. Covering 730 square miles, the lake is exceptionally shallow for it's size, with an average depth of only 9 feet. At full capacity, Lake Okeechobee holds 1 trillion gallons of water and is the headwaters of the Everglades.

Lake Okeechobee is the 7th largest freshwater lake in the United States. It is divided between Glades, Okeechobee, Martin, Palm Beach, and Hendry counties, with all five counties meeting at one point near the center of the lake.

Lake Okeechobee is the most visible Florida feature from space. Prior to flood control efforts and development in the watershed, water flow unimpeded from the north through Okeechobee and south through the Everglades.
~ NASA Visit the website of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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