I had a great morning with my friend Howard as we fished a backwoods pond that is known to hold big crappie. Our signature series Whisperer lure from Daddy Mac Lures was hot again bringing in some big crappie, largemouth bass, and pickerel. We split up and fished different areas until we were able to figure out that the crappie had moved in a bit shallower.
The mid 50 degree water temps and abundance of weed growth told us that this particular pond was a bit ahead of many others in the area. Knowing this, we predicted that the fish had moved in shallow and we were right. We caught most of our crappie in 3' - 6' of water, but still holding around any structure they could find. Lilly pads and downed trees were the ticket.