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must buy my fish
07-18-2006, 09:20 PM
Here's something I've wondered about ,but haven't figured out. What temp. do crappie want to stay in ? This time of year the water temp. is so hot that only deep water is producing many fish for me.

07-19-2006, 09:41 AM
The deeper you go the cooler the fish will be until they jit the thermocline. I would guess that somewhee in the 60+ or - degree range. One lake I fish has 75 degree water temp (surface temp) right now and the crappie are holding between 12-20 feet deep. Another lake has alot of springs which keeps the water cooler and they are holding any where from 10-20 feet deep. Just a 2 foot difference but enough to make a difference.