The Crappie Fisherman catches post-spawn fish

2009-04-30 09:52:09
Hernando County, Florida - Freshwater Fishing Report

While fishing Orange Lake we found that like other lakes in central Florida the water levels are extremely low so let me warn you that in unfamiliar waters be careful.The wind like it has been for months was heavier than I would have liked but I think that is what brought the fish shallow putting more oxygen in the water. We found fish in the 5-6'of water suspended at about 2',the colors for the day seemed to be mostly white and chartreause and fishing them at a speed of 4 tenths of a mile per hour which is very slow. This time of the year the fish are in post spawn and very finicky so have patience fish slow and spoon feed them. they will bite.


Fish Species: CRAPPIE
Bait Used: Culprit crappie baits
Tackle Used: Vicious panfish line
Method Used: Tight lining
Water Depth: 5-6'
Water Temperature: 74
Wind Direction: EAST TO WEST
Wind Speed: 15
Kim Newton on her first Crappie trip
Kim Newton on her first Crappie trip

Mike Baker shows yet another slab from Orange Lake
Mike Baker shows yet another slab from Orange Lake

Mike Baker

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