Lake Alfred – Auburndale – Winter Haven

Austin Chism Lake Eloise

It’s Bass spawning season and we’re seeing many Bass in the 7-11 lb range. Anglers using our “old favorite” the Booyah ½ oz. One Knocker in Royalty Color are bringing in the best hauls. Bass are moving in and out of the shore line at this time. We’re also getting reports that the Bass Assassin Boss Shiners in Electric Shad or Hammer Time colors are “doing the trick”. For best results when using Bass Assassin Boss Shiners, rig them with a jig head and flip, or swim them with a weighted hook. According to our fishermen Lakes Summit, Eloise, Howard, Shipp, and Winter Set in the South Winter Haven Chain; and Lakes Rochelle, Haines, and Alfred in the North Winter Haven Chain are providing the best results.
The photo shown is one of our anglers, Austin Chism, bringing in a great catch last February 2016 on Lake Eloise. You can expect the same this year!!
We’re still in prime Spec season!! Reports on limits and nice size up to 18” are coming in daily from both boat and pier fishing on many of our area lakes. The overall “best bait” for catching those Specs are Live Minnows. To find out where the current “hot spots” are . . Just give me a call or stop in. Many factors affect our lakes, but our local anglers do a great job of keeping me up-to-date on where the fish are and what baits are working best. 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!!
Our 18th season of Ron’s Tackle Box Weekly Bass Tournaments has now ended . . We’ll be back the first of April 2017 . . See you then!
Submitted By:
Ron Schelfo, Owner RON’S TACKLE BOX, LLC
380 S. Lake Shore Way • Lake Alfred, FL 33850
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