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    Guess I am getting old. After waiting for the water to recede and clear up, it is close to 97 or 98 degrees......too hot.... Last time I went, the water temperature was 87 to 92 degrees. The small lake i fish doesn't have any docks to shoot and the deepest holes are about 15'. Hard to find and get to bite.I still like to go but find that I do not like the hot weather as well as colder weather and cooler water. It didn't always bother me as much as it seems to bother me now. Like I said....guess I am getting older....Good fishing everyone....crappie1133

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    Don't despair, Crappie1133. I feel the same way over here in "ssippi. It's hard to get a positive attitude when you're fishing in bath water and it's blazing hot at 8 AM......better times are a'comin!!

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    I know the feeling, I shut down when the temps reach 88/90. I just can't stand it. As soon as the nights start cooling down around Sept. 15th, I fish through the whole winter. I have the lakes I fish almost to myself. Crappie action is awesome in fall.

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    I can relate. When I first converted from Bass to Crappie, i would launch my boat 30 minutes before daylight and fish through the heat of the day, and stay until the sun went down. More times than not, I would leave with just a handful of fish, if I was lucky! As the years have gone by, and my skills have improved(marginally!!) I consider leaving after 30 minutes without a bite! Can't hardly stand up straight after 3 hours in the chair!
    ><}}}}*> (C.J.)

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    You might want to give "speed drifting" a shot over the main basin. I've reported on this technique in the "New England States" Forum below. You need a good 10 - 15 mph breeze and you basically go up wind and drift downwind, right down the middle of the main basin. Works wonders for us up here. And we're fishing over 20' - 25' depths. Our jigs are almost water skiing, yet the crappie, yellow perch, bluegill and even bass, find them with ease. Best count so far this year, during a 5 hour session, has been 134 with the majority of those being crappie. I know it's always a recommended procedure to go SLOW. But here anyway, the crappie like it really fast. Go figure!
    "A voyage in search of knowledge need never abandon the spirit of adventure."

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