If you get out and fish NOW . . You’ll beat the summer heat! The months of May and June will be very good for lots of Bass, Blue Gill, and Shell Crackers. Great reports are coming in citing large fish and limits on Blue Gill and Crackers. Currently our best reporting lakes are Lakes Rochelle and Haines in Lake Alfred and also Lakes Shipp, Howard, and Cannon on the South Winter Haven Chain. The baits of choice at this time are Live Red Worms and Crickets.
We are in prime Bass fishing season here in central Florida. Get out now before the hot weather sets in. For some really great fishing, our best reporting areas are Lakes Alfred, Rochelle, and Haines in the North Winter Haven Chain and Lakes Shipp, Cannon and Summit in the South Winter Haven Chain. Our recommendation for attracting those BIG Bass continues to be Bass Assassin Boss Shiner Swim Baits. Other proven winners are Heddon Chugin Spooks and Booyah Frogs in assorted colors . . Top water fishing is ON right NOW!! We are seeing many Bass in the 4 to 8 lb. range. Polk County is blessed with (554) fantastic lakes . . Come ouet and take advantage of them!! Not just for fishing, but also a variety of water sport opportunities. Remember to always “catch and release” fish over 16” unless you’re cookin’ them up. We have to work together to protect and preserve our lakes and fish population. The enclosed photo shows 1st Place winners, Josh Heard and A.J. Schuh, displaying several of their beautiful Bass (Total 15 lbs/2.75 oz) caught on Lake Alfred at the first Ron’s Tackle Box Weekly Bass Tournament on Thursday, April 5th.
The 20th season of Ron’s Tackle Box Weekly Bass Tournaments is 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 “The Ledger” and on our FaceBook page. Of course, you may always call Ron at (863) 956-4990 for tournament information and fishing reports. Our tournaments are all around great fun . . Come out and join us!!
Submitted By: Ron Schelfo Owner RON’S TACKLE BOX, LLC
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