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Old 07-31-2011, 01:34 PM
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I live near a little 100 acre lake that sees a lot of pressure. The lake has walleye and crappie. Lately I have been fishing this lake at night under a light. Has anyone any tips for catching suspended fish? It does not help that the water temp is 88 degrees right now.
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:39 PM
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What depth are you seeing the walleyes and crappies suspended at? Would helpt to know this. Thanks.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:11 PM
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What depth are you seeing the walleyes and crappies suspended at? Would helpt to know this. Thanks.
depending upon the location, 8 to 20 feet. We caught a couple of crappie with slip bobber set at around 8 feet.

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Old 08-01-2011, 07:44 AM
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longline troll crankbaits. Daytime is better for crappie, nighttime for walleye.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:25 AM
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depending upon the location, 8 to 20 feet. We caught a couple of crappie with slip bobber set at around 8 feet.
Put a small 1/8th glow jig with a leech or minnow on your slip bobber rig and drop it to 15-18 feet, bet that puts some walters in the boat.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:34 PM
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Are they suspended vertically or horizontally?
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:09 PM
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Not sure which depth finder you are looking at. First step is understanding if it is "balls or pods of bait fish/bugs" or actual arches on the Finder, which would indicate fish to target. If arches, I'd run cranks. If that doesn't work, run spinners with snap weights, or easier yet, bobbers a foot above the arches.

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Old 08-01-2011, 11:43 PM
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Slip-bobbers slay fish!

http://www.lakestclair.net/index.php...-slip-blogger/
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:59 AM
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Fish appear to be all over the column.

Caffineforall- excellent link. I learned some of the finer points of slip bobbering I did not know.

This week I have been running irrigation pivots and it has been sooo hot I have not been back out. I will though!
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:33 AM
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Glad you liked it, but I have even more tips and tricks with slip-bobbers since I started experimenting with them 3 years ago. Keep an eye on it as I'll be posting some more of my "secrets" which I just can't keep to my self ;]
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