If You’re After Some Big Bass

It’s a great time to go out and get some of those nice Blue Gill and Shell Crackers. This season has been the best one in many years. We have been receiving great reports from Lakes Rochelle and Haines here in Lake Alfred, and also Lakes Shipp and Howard in the Winter Haven Chain. The most successful Baits of Choice have been Live Bait – Red Worms and Crickets. When fishing for Shell Crackers, your best bet is to fish the “drop offs” or at the mouth of the canals. Blue Gills like to hang out in the weed lines and lily pads, so that’s where your focus should be for them. Blue Gills love them crickets!

If you’re after some Big Bass . . Come out to our area! Our best reports are currently coming in from Lakes Rochelle and Haines in Lake Alfred. Our anglers are finding them in 3 – 6 feet of water and many are using Lipless Crank Baits and Bass Assassin Boss Shiner Swim Baits. We’re told there are many in the 6 – 8 lb. range being seen and caught. Reports from the South Winter Haven Chain have also been very favorable on size and quantity of Bass. Best reporting lakes there have been Lakes Summit, Shipp, and Howard. Fishing the mouth of the canals has also been a good place to snag some nice Bass. At this time our anglers are mostly choosing Live Shiners as their Bait of Choice.

Where?? . . When?? . . What Bait?? . . Call me and I’ll point you in the right direction. We’re always stocked with live bait and a huge selection of plastic and hard baits. We’re here to serve YOU!

Our 20th season of Ron’s Tackle Box Weekly Bass Tournaments will begin the first Thursday in April (April 5th). 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”, 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 Owner RON’S TACKLE BOX, LLC
380 S. Lake Shore Way • Lake Alfred, FL 33850
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