Winter Haven Chain has officially adopted the slogan, “The Chain of Lakes City.” Widely recognized as the water skiing capital of the world, Winter Haven’s “Chain of Lakes” is a boater’s paradise. The famous chain is a unique series of 16 lakes connected by navigable canals. Winter Haven is 146 feet above sea level. Its city limits touch or surround more than 30 lakes. Polk County’s 2,002 square miles include 554 freshwater lakes. Winter Haven is located in Central Florida between Tampa & Orlando.
Winter Haven Chain for fishing look for schooling largemouth bass around shoreline vegetation. Soft plastic lures in June bug and red shad colors will produce bass year round. Use live wild shiners for the best chance at some big bass over submerged vegetation. Winter Haven has Bluegill (bream) and sunfish. Use crickets and red wigglers fished under a cork for bluegill and shellcracker, respectively. Black crappie (specks) fishing improves as the water temperatures cool in the fall. Catfish can be found in the deeper holes in the lakes. Use chicken liver, commercial stinkbaits, and frozen shrimp on the bottom or under a cork.
Our fishing guides are hand-picked from the best in the area, so you don’t have to. They have fished these Central Florida waters for no less than 20 years. During this time our team has developed their skills and experience necessary to provide you with that fishing trip of a life time. In order to insure your trip will be a safe and memorable trip, all of our guides are insured and US Coast Guard licensed captains.
Not only will you fish with a professional guide, all of our trips include: Fully equipped Bass boats, fuel and tackle. Everything you need for that trip you’ve been waiting for. The only thing you will need to have is a Florida fishing license. To reserve your dates please click on Bass Fishing Central Guide Services.
Public boat ramps are available in many places along lakeshores, some in conjunction with beaches, fishing piers, recreational facilities and picnic grounds. Lake Shipp Park, an 18-acre city park, has a boat ramp and picnic tables. Lake Cannon Park features picnic and launch facilities as well. The Winter Haven’s Chain of Lakes” is a boater’s paradise and recognized as the water skiing capital of the world. The famous chain is a unique series of 16 lakes connected by navigable canals.