Lake Alfred – Auburndale – Winter Haven

The weather is great!! This is one of the best times of year to get out there and fish before our temperatures begin to rise. Everything is biting right now including Shell Crackers, Blue Gills, and even some Specs. Aaron McCutcheon and Jacob Mobley (shown in photo) stopped by recently to show off their nice catch of (25) good size Specs caught right here on Lake Alfred. Shell Crackers respond best to Live Red Worms and Crickets and are currently hitting very well on Lakes Rochelle and Haines in Lake Alfred. When fishing on Rochelle . . Find pockets or areas located about 25 yards from the shoreline . . You’ll have great results! Blue Gills are also at the shoreline located in and around the lily pads. Blue Gills respond best to Live Crickets.
Of course, Bass fishing is probably at its best this time of year. To catch one of those BIG Bass, we recommend using a top water lure. Our all-time proven favorite is a Cordell Pencil Popper in Trout Color. A Heddon Poppin Image will also bring you great results. Another winner is the Bass Assassin Boss Shiner Swim Baits in assorted colors which can be used with a jig head and flipped or a swim bait hook and swim it. My “personal” favorite continues to be a Booyah Lipless Crank Bait in Royalty Color. Our anglers bring us reports of great catches every day using any of these recommendations . . Try them . . You will catch those BIG Bass!! Right now our best Bass fishing reports are coming in from the North and South Winter Haven Chains and Lakes Alfred and Swoope in Lake Alfred.
Polk County is home to (554) beautiful lakes and offers some of the best fishing in Florida!! Don’t miss out . . Come out and enjoy a great time fishing our area. Remember . . The best time to go fishing is when YOU can GO!!
Submitted By: Ron Schelfo
Owner RON’S TACKLE BOX, LLC
380 S. Lake Shore Way • Lake Alfred, FL 33850
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