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Ok, It's time to draw on the vast experience of the members of this website.

Over the past couple weeks I've been fishing the same spot on a local lake for panfish (blue gills and crappie). I usually set up around 5pm and fish until 8pm. I start marking and catching fish at 5:30 (sunset) and keep doing so until 7pm. After that I don't mark any fish or get any bites.

The lake conditions are 400 acres, lots of weeds and the water is pretty clear. I'm fishing in 8 FOW with some weeds that are spread out but reach halfway to the surface. Maybe one for every three foot square of bottom. The weeds get a lot thicker toward shore with a depth of 3 or 4 feet. There are no clear cut boundries for the weeds...a good edge etc.

I'm wondering where the fish are going since I don't mark any after 7pm...so I know they just don't have lockjaw. I was thinking I could stll catch crappie after 7pm since I've done it before on other clear water lakes.
 

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Your guess is as good as mine, they may go tighter to shore or they may suspend over some deeper water. Are the weeds still green??? If they are I would try right in the thick weeds. I've had luck all night long in the shallows provided the weeds are relatively green still. Try to find a pothole in the weeds...Good luck to you and let me know if this helps:)
 

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A lake I fish sounds like what you're describing . When the early bite dies I head straight out from the spot into deeper water & can usually get a few more to bite suspended at the same depth they were at in the weeds . Good Luck
 

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My bet is suspended over deeper water. I have been getting them after dark, in 20-35 feet of water never on bottom, always suspended. Must be were the food is.
 
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