Summertime has set in, but anglers are still getting good numbers of bass

Fish of the Week

Largemouth Bass — Summertime patterns have set in, but anglers are still getting good numbers of bass, along with a few trophy size in the mix.

Strike Zone, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Around Polk County

1 Around Lakeland, at Saddle Creek, bass are biting around the park on ribbontail and trick worms on the deeper rock piles. Shiners are also producing along the tree lines. Bluegill and shellcracker are biting along the banks on crickets and red worms. Around town, Lake Parker is producing good numbers bass on spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps in the hydrilla, but the big bass are biting creature baits in the cattails. Bluegill and shellcracker are biting in the pads on worms and crickets. Lake Bonny is producing bass early on frog baits along the banks and in the canals. Flipping Senkos in the Kissimmee grass is also producing some good size bass there. Lake Hollingsworth still has a good speck bite on minnows in the deep holes, reports Kyle Stafford at Phillips Bait and Tackle (863-666-2248).

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