Winter Haven Chain of Lakes

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Bass fishing has slowed with the cold weather. Winter pattern has finally started with Bass seeking deeper and warmer water. Mornings are slow and evenings are better. Deep flies like couser minnows will drop to the places that bass are hunkering. Structure near deep water is a best bet.

Seven-day forecast 

Shad fishing on the St Johns near hwy 46 has started and should continue to improve. The Peace River is still extemely low. This river is highly dependent on rainfall. Plan to drag the kayak over sand bars if you dare to go. Local lakes are high or above average from the past wet season with moderately tannic water.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Clouser Minnow chartruese 6 Buy from Orvis.com
Tunghead Pheasant Tail Jig natural 16 Buy from Orvis.com
Clouser Minnow white 6 Buy from Orvis.com
Adams Parachute Dry Fly red 10 Buy from Orvis.com
Weedless Sneaky Pete Popper chartruese 6 Buy from Orvis.com
Orvis CJ Nymph olive Buy from Orvis.com
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