Well, what can I say? Over the last 30 days, each time I have entered the lake I have left with a livewell full of crappie!
With the recent warm weather we have been blessed with, the crappie have moved up into shallow water (4-8′) and have been very active. Two techniques that have been productive for me has been casting tubes on a 1/16 oz. jig head (I like tubes that have yellow in them) and casting minnows on a bobber to wood or rocks in 4-8′ of water.
When casting your jig, let it sink to the bottom and then reel it in consistently at a very slow speed; be prepared to feel that “tick” when a crappie latches on. If you choose to throw minnows and a bobber, try to set your bobber so it is a couple feet off the bottom. This is an easy technique; just cast it out, let it sit and move it forward every 2 minutes. Try to cast it around some type of cover or structure.
Good luck and tight lines!