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Hi, I have a question about lake florida. I fished that lake for the past 3 years now, have good success with sunfish and bass. But where do you find the walleyes out there? I always fish the sunken island out from the culvert on the southwest side of the lake but never get any walleyes there. Is there any other spots to try on that lake? Thanks

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Fish at night in the same area and west to the carp trap. These fish will commit suicide on a big rapala at 12-14 ft. Some nights they will come super shallow and then use floating raps long lined behind a boat with a electic motor. This lake is easy to figure out its small enough you could litterally troll around the whole lake with an electric motor 1 or 2 times before the battery runs dead. I would start trolling right from the access due west and hang on. Day fishing this lake is pretty limited to twilight hours. A bottom bouncer and crawler at the 14 ft mark or edge of weedline anywhere around the lake could produce some day time action, if you can keep the green carp off long enough and if you get sunfish go a little deeper or just pick up the speed, jumbo leeches can rule when the sunfish get that annoying, but most times crawlwer are whats needed to get that super finnesse presentation. I prefer to use 10 ft or even longer snells with a very light 1/8 ounce bouncer. These fish tend to suspend out from the break all day long so dont be afraid to go as deep as 22 ft. The west side of the sunken island can be spectacular just ancor right at the edge of the cabbage and try vertcal jigging. The east side of the island tends to hold the panfish and the west tip has more predator fish. Crappies are never to far away from the island either, and will hammer a small pimple with a piece of black plastic or a piece of a leech along with the perch and sunfish. Hope this helps, I've spent many many hours on this lake, and have learned to fish it from aboat 4:00 am till 8:00am and load the boat up as you see the massive convoy of fisherman coming at about 9:00. Waterskiers will start at about the too. Full moons rule and if you have a little chop and some moonlight troll all night long. I have a 12.5 pounder mounted from this lake. and have confirmed reports of 33.5 inchers 13.5 pounds or better form this lake. Most of the time you will just hammer bass but hang in there it gets better. confused.gif

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There are so many spots out on Lake Florida that will produce walleyes at any given time. I have found that in early july, the sand bar on the east side of the lake can be real hot. This bar runs out from the north side of the deep hole. If your into the night thing, go to the south shore where there are no cabins and the shoreline is all rocks. If the winds have been from the northwest for 2 or more days, this shoreline can be real good for slip-bobber fishing eyes. Also the southwest corner of the lake there is a small pocket of deeper water that can be real good also. Like EYEHUNTER said, work the 14' depths along the weedlines and you should find something. I forgot to mention, the northeast shoreline has a small subtle point and this area has also produced some walleyes for me in the past. Both trolling raps and spinner rigs. Goodluck and let us know how it turns out.

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hey guys thanks alot for the info, i really appreciate the help. if you ever need advice on big kandi give me a holler, I actually know that lake! Thanks a bunch, and rip some eyes!! smile.gifsmile.gif

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i tried the 12 to 14 ft range with plugs last night at 930 and got one 21 inch walleye. tried the shallows after dark for 2 hours and not 1 bite. i will try again though.. thanks for the advice eyehunter.....

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My bro was out and hit them trolling in 12 ft the other night in the moonlight. He thought they'd be shallower but they hadn't come in yet I guess sometimes I troll the outside weedline all night long at 12-15 feet with huskys and purposely try to drag through the weededge a bit. Some nights you need to turn the boat into a tossed salad to get the eyes out there they can be right inside the outside weededge. Don't forget walleyes WILL hit a foul lure, don't pull it out till the weeds are so bad it won't stay under and give it a good rip if you hit the weeds. Suspenders work good for this and vary your speed a lot.

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I believe the sunken island is out from the white wall on the north side (Access side ) of the lake. What sunken island is on the southwest side? confused.gif

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