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bluegill19
12-08-2005, 07:00 AM
i'm an avid bluegill and shellcracker fisherman. i also fish the coast for snook, reds and trouts. most of the coastal seasons are closed right now, and i'd like to work on my crappie skills in the next few weeks. i'm hoping to bring home a few nice stringers between now and say march. any tips on lakes -- i know about okeechobee -- techniques and time of day to fish.

bluegill19

cook
12-08-2005, 07:08 AM
I think lake trafford in Imokelee would be closest to you.I usually catch plenty of cats from the bank but boaters come in with some crappie.Got no special trick,just use usual methods and locations.

rango
12-08-2005, 07:44 AM
you guys in south florida ever fish for oscars? had a friend that went down last year for a oscar trip and he loved it. i wouldnt mind fishing some for em if i ever get down that way

cook
12-08-2005, 09:21 AM
Used to catch them all the time.Then I saw they sell them in pet stores up here for up to 50$$$$....man,should have enjoyed them with a 100$ bottle of wine!!:eek:

bluegill19
12-08-2005, 01:57 PM
i've caught more than i want. they fight plenty hard, but they're an exotic. i just can't give them much credence. i filleted a couple, but the meat looked odd. i just can't see myself eating aquarium fish. they do fight hard though, and they'll hit any lure you toss in the water.

cook
12-08-2005, 10:13 PM
Give it a shot,dey taste O.K.,and your doing your part to clean them out.