Winter Haven Chain of Lakes

Tip of the week 

There are many tadpoles in the lakes. An olive damselfly nymph or olive wooly bugger is a great imitation. Fish as near to shore as possible. This technique has been deadly with the warm weather.

Seven-day forecast 

Weedless frogs for big bass should be in your fly box. Also, grass shrimp for panfish-try a popper dropper technique. A rare hatch are the huge hexagena around the first of May. Every fish in the lake will key on this at sunset for about 1/2 hour. If you get lucky, you will run into this. Locals call them Chisliwinks. Size 8 yellow Stimulator or a Sz6 Real Foam McCoy are good imitations. Recommended leader 4X

Must Have Flies 
Clouser Minnow chartreuse 6 Buy from
Woolly Bugger white 8 Buy from
Clouser Minnow white 6 Buy from
Stimulator yellow 8 Buy from
Weedless Sneaky Pete Popper chartruese 6 Buy from
Real McCoy's AP Drake Parachute yellow 10 Buy from
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