The Crappie Fisherman Fishes Forest Lake

2009-05-18 17:53:41
Marion County, Florida - Freshwater Fishing Report
Ocala/ Marion County

Not having a guide trip this weekend I asked my wife Susan if she would like to go with me to a local lake in Ocala National Forest by the name of Lake Bryant. I normally tight line this lake with jigs tipped with small minnows but I couldnt get small enough minnows for my liking so we decided to long line troll artificial baits. Well I think I found a new way to fish this lake. We trolled in 11-12 foot of water at about 1.2 mph with our baits suspended at one to two foot. Starting with eight rods out the back of the boat the Crappie action got so fast that we got down to four rods and all I could do was to net the wifes fish. After fishing for about two and a half hours we had kept 35 fish and had caught at least three times as many. Who says the Crappie don't bite well this time of year. For more Imformation on Crappie fishing twelve months of the year go to www.thecrappiefisherman.com and contact Mike to schedule a trip

Fish Species: Black Crappie
Bait Used: Culprit Crappie Baits
Tackle Used: B&M Rods, Vicious hi-vis panfish line
Method Used: Long Line Trolling
Water Depth: 11-12 feet
Water Temperature: 82
Wind Direction: Calm
Wind Speed: 0
Susan Baker has a good day with husband on Lake Bryant
Susan Baker has a good day with husband on Lake Bryant

Mike Baker

About The Author: Mike Baker

Company: The Crappie Fisherman

Area Reporting: Central Fl.

Bio: Culprit & Vicious pro staff,fl.crappie IGFA line class record holder.top tournament fisherman and florida guide.reccomended by many florida fishing publications and newspapers.fish crappie twelve months

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