Keep those Blue Gill and Crackers Comin


Surprisingly, it has been a very good summer for Blue Gills and Shell Crackers, especially on Lakes Rochelle and Haines in Lake Alfred. We are still getting reports of good size fish and lots of limits being brought in. The bait of choice is Live Crickets. If you haven’t tried using a Fly Rod . . Give it a try. This seems to be working very well around our area at this time.

It’s always a great time for Bass fishing!! Even though it’s been very hot lately, our Bass fishing reports from the North and South Winter Haven Chains are still coming in strong. Fishing deep during the hot daytime hours using a Booyah Lipless Crank Bait in Royal Color or a Bass Assassin Swim Bait should work well for you. For best results during the evening hours swim your bait along the shoreline in 2-3 feet of water. This past month we’ve seen a good number of 6-8 lb Bass and also many in the 2-3 lb range, as shown in the photo of father/son team, Javi & Robert Garcia, at a recent RTB Weekly Tournament.

Our 19th season of Ron’s Tackle Box Weekly Bass Tournaments is now in full swing!! Weekly registration is $30.00 per boat (1 or 2 man) and the tournaments run from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM each Thursday through the end of October. Prizes are awarded for BIG BASS and 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place categories. The location each week is not revealed until Thursday mornings and is announced in Del Milligan’s column in “The Ledger”, our Web Site, “Like & Follow” us on FB, or you can call Ron at (863) 956-4990. All around great fun . . Come out and join us!!

Ron’s Tackle Box is again the proud host of the 3rd Annual Bass Assassin/Power Pole “Promotional” Tournament, Saturday, September 30th on Lake Shipp in Winter Haven. This year’s tournament is Bigger and Better than before!! Guaranteed Prizes of $2500 1st Place ~ $500 2nd Place ~ $500 BIG BASS. One lucky angler will win a Power Pole Shallow Water Anchor and other special give-aways will be offered that day. This is the tournament you won’t want to miss!! Go to our web site to “Click & Print” information and registration form. If you have additional questions . . call Ron at (863) 956-4990.


Submitted By: Ron Schelfo
380 S. Lake Shore Way • Lake Alfred, FL 33850
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