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    Default Florida Crappie Fishing is it a boat only game

    I'm from the UK but have a home in Davenport Fl. Fish only from the bank and I have had great fun catching bass, bluegills and bullheads. Never caught a crappie and it seems to be a boat only game. Is that correct?

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    No it is not a boat only thing. A lot of crappies can be caught from shore. but it is a different kind of fishing. We just seem to like using our boats .


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    Anywhere a dock over-hangs the water is a good place to start.

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    docks, piers, lily pads any kind of cover that you can toss a line and bobber to can be productive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speck Detector View Post
    Anywhere a dock over-hangs the water is a good place to start.

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    But aren't the crappies in deep water especially in the summer given the heat in Florida? Is the trick finding where deep water is reachable from the bank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyprian10 View Post
    But aren't the crappies in deep water especially in the summer given the heat in Florida? Is the trick finding where deep water is reachable from the bank?
    they also like the cool of the shade provided by the docks and lily pads. plus those locations will attract bait that the crappies like.


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    My thoughts; it’s a different hunt for them. Deeper water and shade are what they look for. Their eyes are sensitive to bright light and do what they can to stay away from it as much as possible. Docks, overhangs, logs that are off the bottom, floating weeds blown up against something, and these are just some of their hides. Presentation also plays a part. After they feed and retreat to their hides, they aren’t as active as they would be at dawn or dusk. I like a smaller, slower presentation that they don’t have to expend much energy to achieve. A small boat would give you lots more area to explore and keep you away from the wildlife and bugs that hang out in the weeds too. Stay positive and keep asking questions, that’s what we’re here for. And welcome from DeBary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyprian10 View Post
    But aren't the crappies in deep water especially in the summer given the heat in Florida? Is the trick finding where deep water is reachable from the bank?
    What the others have said....only will add shade can make a difference of 10-15 degrees F here in FL....good luck in your search....

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    A lot of guys bank fish the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes and do well at the canal mouths. That's not too far from you.

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    Try off a dock at night especially cold time of year. Slip bobber and minnow. Use the thill bobbers with light you can tune. On and off. There is a few different color lights. I’m from up north the technique works all over. I was in Florida November a few years back it worked good

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