Winter Haven Chain of Lakes

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Bass have been on the bed early and we have seen a couple of monsters caught on game changer flies fished on sink tip lines. 10" - 16" bass are strong on the weed lines with the sinking Clousers and variations. We still are hearing reports for Crappie (locally we call 'em Specs. Fish your normal bluegill spots, or drift the middle of the lake.

Seven-day forecast 

With consistent, cool evenings for the week, and dropping surface temperatures. In the past, a successful tactic was a popper-dropper rig with a grass shrimp (scud) as the dropper. Afternoons are moderate, and with Bass going on the bed early in some lakes, consider trying some big poppers in the afternoon. Give 'em something big to chew on.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Clouser Minnow white 6 Buy from Orvis.com
Tunghead Pheasant Tail Jig natural 16 Buy from Orvis.com
Clouser Minnow white 6 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Flash Bugger black 8 Buy from Orvis.com
Weedless Sneaky Pete Popper chartruese 6 Buy from Orvis.com
Adams Buy from Orvis.com
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