You might be right. Saturday me and my brother in law caught over 70 crappie with 30 keepers up shallow on rocky banks. All keepers seemed to be big females full of eggs. Im thinking they are getting ready to do there thing
I don’t think it will push them back. However, if it’s now, at the end of March, or April, when the water temperature hits the mid-to-upper 50’s we’re going to see crappie spawning. I think we could have less crappie spawn this spring with the warm winter temperatures, but we will have a tremendous spawn this spring when the temperature consistently increase from the 50’s-60’s. When it gets cold later this week it should shut them down and prevent any other fish from spawning until it warms back up.