1 Around Lakeland, at Saddle Creek, good numbers of specks are biting and bass fishing is choosing up. One angler on Tuesday landed 15 fish on plastic worms whereas fishing from the banks. Around city, lakes Bonny, Hunter, Hollingsworth and Hancock are producing a great speck chunk, studies Phillips Bait and Tackle (863-666-2248).
2 At Auburndale, lakes Ariana and Juliana are producing good dimension specks day and evening, however evening is best. Both lakes are additionally producing education bass. Around the Lake Alfred space, all of the lakes are producing specks with a number of limits. Minnows at evening are producing finest, however orange and chartreuse shade combo jigs are good. Schoolie bass are biting on most lakes, studies Ron Schelfo at Ron’s Tackle Box (863-956-4990).
3 At Winter Haven, lakes Cannon and Shipp have been good for specks. The mouths of the canals between lakes Howard, May and Shipp have been producing shellcracker. Schoolie bass within the 2- to 3-pound vary are regular around the chain, studies Schelfo. Lakes Jessie, Ned and the northwest aspect of Lake Howard have been good for specks, studies Caribbean Bay Bait & Tackle (863-292-9755).
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4 At Lake Hamilton, the speck chunk is “coming on” on the huge lake in water 7 to eight toes deep. A few anglers had a close to restrict whereas gradual trolling minnows. The bass chunk has been “nuts.” Shallow water construction resembling docks, seawalls, brush piles and matted vegetation, totally on the south aspect, are all producing utilizing flukes and swimbaits, studies Mickey Ingram at Hoppy’s Marine (863-439-7616).
5 At Lake Marion close to Haines City, there’s a great bass chunk on the offshore hydrilla around Bannon Island. Spinnerbaits, Rat-L-traps and drop shot plastics are additionally producing. Some bass are biting around Marion Creek, studies Ingram. Catfish are feeding in and around Marion Creek. Boats have been anchored alongside the east aspect most likely speck fishing, studies Eileen O’ Leary at Bannon’s Fish Camp (863-422-1223).
6 At Lake Pierce, specks are being caught whereas drifting open water within the morning. Anglers are getting 12 to fifteen fish a visit with a number of pushing 15 inches. Bass fishing is choosing up and good numbers, are coming from the skin edges of the grass. One fish caught this week was pushing 8 kilos, studies Chris Beasley at Jennings Resort (863-439-3811).
7 At Lake Hatchineha, trolling spinnerbaits and drifting minnows is producing specks around Gator Cove and the Hourglass. For the bass, spinnerbaits and white shade flukes are producing bass early in skinny reeds and grass. Pitching Senkos will produce later within the day, studies Chuck Metheney at Bridgemaster Fishing Products (863-676-1009).
8 At Lake Toho, specks are biting higher with the cooling water temps. The finest space has been exterior Friars Cove with minnows and white and pink combo jigs alongside the weed edges. The bass chunk has been “on fire” at South Port on the Kissimmee grass edges. Good numbers are popping out of the airboat trails. Zara Spooks very first thing within the morning are producing fish as much as 10 kilos. Black and blue trick worms are a “safe bet” by the day. Bluegill and shellcracker are biting on exhausting backside in 6 to eight toes of water on the east aspect of Paradise Island, studies Capt. Brent Kirkendall of Horizon Fishing (727-505-4340).
9 At Lake Kissimmee, the speck chunk goes good around brush piles with present. For the bass, punching thick, matted vegetation with 1.5- to 2-ounce. weighted creature baits and craws is producing the very best chunk, studies Metheney. Brush piles and the skin grass traces are producing specks on jigs and minnows. The chunk is finest in the course of the day. North Cove and the world around Marker 9 have the very best chunk, studies Travis Cliett.
10 At Lake Walk-in-the-Water, specks are being caught whereas drifting minnows. The pier on the east aspect of the lake is producing. Pitching frog baits and Senkos to the reeds is producing bass, studies Metheney.
11 At Crooked Lake at Babson Park, the speck chunk is nice out in deep water at evening, however gradual in the course of the day. For the bass, a small tourney produced a 14.4-pound successful weight and a 4.8-pound huge bass. Most of the fish have been caught early on topwaters alongside the U.S. 27 aspect and south towards Little Crooked, studies Cindy Ritchison at Bob’s Landing (863-638-1912).
12 At Frostproof, Lake Arbuckle has the very best speck chunk whereas drifting minnows at a depth of 8 toes. The bass chunk is nice on shiners and Rat-L-Traps in transferring water. Lake Clinch is producing specks whereas drifting minnows in open water. Bass are biting on topwaters early and additionally on shiners in transferring water. Lake Reedy is producing specks in the course of the day on minnows at a depth of 10 toes. Lake Easy has been “hot” for bass on shiners, studies Jim Childress of Big Bass Bait & Tackle (352-207-7520).
13 In the phosphate pits close to Mulberry, larger bass are transferring shallower. Buzzbaits, spinnerbaits and swimbaits such because the Bass Assassin Die Dapper on an unweighted 5/0 hook fished around heavier cowl and vegetation are getting the chunk. Rattle type baits are producing in the course of the day. Speck numbers are rising every week.