Yesterday I fished with a father and his two young boys. Fishing for crappie we had an awesome day with over forty crappie, including 25 keepers! We also caught 2 nice hybrids on our small crappie rods!
We started and finished in the popular Stewart Creek. The water temperature was between 53-58 from 8am-1pm. We started at the mouth(near the crappie pvc poles) of the creek staying in 6ft-12ft while we trolling 6 rods of the back of the boat. We had some of our lines on floats with a 4ft-8ft leader and others with no floats, trolling at 1rpm. Crappie Magnets were a producer for us on 1/16oz and 1/32oz crappie jig heads. The most productive colors were darker colors like purple/chart and black/chart.
After we fished the mouth we trolled towards the back, staying in the same depth. There were probably 15 boats in that area. We trolled through the other boats while catching fish! It was an active, fun day on the water…..spring crappie fishing is here!
As the next few weeks continue the crappie will begin to turn on in all the creeks. Right now Stewart Creek is the warmest and appears to be the most productive, but do not be afraid to try Spring and Fall soon.
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