Lake Alfred – Auburndale – Winter Haven Rons Tackle Box 7/17

Rons Tackle Box Tournament

It’s time for them summer Bass!! In the hot summer months you’ll want to fish deeper, during the morning and evening hours. Fishing along the shoreline will also bring great results. If you prefer top water baits, try using a Booyah Frog or a Heddon Poppin Image. Bass Assassin “Boss Shiner” swim baits with a weighted hook also work well in our central Florida area. Bass fishing will be at its best over the next few months . . So get out and enjoy it!
Here’s a little “Tip from Ron” . . Try a large worm (10” – 13”) and rip it across the top of the water fast like a snake . . Watch those Big Bass jump for it!! All of our Polk County lakes are “Prime” for fishing right now. Our best reports are coming in from the North and South Winter Haven Chains and our own Lake Alfred lakes.

We’re still getting reports on decent size Blue Gill and Shell Cracker fishing using live crickets and red worms. Fish along the shoreline for the Gills and a little deeper or drop offs for the Shell Crackers. You don’t need a boat to enjoy some great fishing in our area. We have many lakes with very nice fishing piers . . Stop in and see me . . I’ll point you in the right direction!

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!!
Our 19th season of Ron’s Tackle Box Weekly Bass Tournaments has now begun!! As shown in the photo . . 12-year old Javi Garcia pulled in a 10 lb/3 oz Big Bass while fishing with his dad during a recent RTB tournament. 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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