We are now coming to the end of what most people call the crappie run. Most of the pre spawn action around the shoreline is over and the fish are starting to move to isolated stumps brush piles and stake beds in the middle of the bays and on ledge tops. You can still catch some of these fish by casting small jigs or fishing minnows on slip floats over the top of these areas.
Water temps have risen to the upper 60's and the water level is at summer pool. This usually doesn't do much for the crappie fishing but now is the time for bass in the shoreline cover and the yellow flowers. The shell cracker and bluegill will also begin to move in and start there spawn.
This week I have noticed several people in the back of the small bays catching channel cats and the occasional shellcracker by bottom fishing worms. I haven't tried the shellcrackers yet for myself but it is just around the corner.
The crappie fishing has slowed for me a little sooner than I would have liked but there are still some very good fishing opportunities if you don't mind multi species angling. As for me if it stretches my string I'm happy. Get out there and get you some.
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