Lake Alfred – Auburndale – Winter Haven

Hot summer days will soon be upon us!! The time to fish for Blue Gills and Shell Crackers is NOW!! You’ll find lots of Blue Gills hiding in the lily pads. Best bait to attract the Blue Gills is Live Crickets. Reports of large size and limits are coming in from Lakes Haines, Rochelle, Alfred, Echo, and Swoope here in Lake Alfred. If you’re going after Shell Crackers, use Red Worms and fish the bottom. . Try to find drop offs and pockets and you’ll do great!!
Bass fishing in the South Winter Haven Chain as well as the above listed lakes is also doing very well at this time. We are seeing 5-8 lb weights at our Thursday night tournaments. Area anglers are highly recommending the Bass Assassin Boss Shiner Swim Baits in assorted colors. . Use them with a weighted swim bait hook for best results. Our other “Best Bait” recommendations are the Booyah Lipless Crank Bait in Royalty Color, Booyah Frogs, or a Heddon Poppin Image. Try one of these once . . and you’ll be “hooked”. Whatever your preference. . Bass fishing will be at its best over the next few months. . So get out and enjoy it!
Polk County is home to (554) beautiful lakes and offers some of the best fishing in Florida!! The BEST time to go fishing is when YOU can GO!! We recently helped to sponsor a “Kids Fishing Derby” put on by Polk County Parks & Recreation. This FREE event was well attended by (250) local children and their parents. Pictured is this year’s winner, little (4) year-old Owen Rice, proudly displaying his 3 lb/11 oz Bass caught on Live Shiners his father purchased from us that morning. Owen received a rod/reel combo from Ron’s Tackle Box . . Love these events!!
Our 19th season of Ron’s Tackle Box Weekly Bass Tournaments has now begun!! 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!!

Submitted By: Ron Schelfo
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