The Lake level is 708.75 and rising. Water temp is in the low to mid 40s and the lake is pretty clear in most areas. Some feeder creeks are stained but very fishable. It’s that time of the year when the crappie move from weather quarters to the mouths of spawning creeks and coves. In some areas the water depth is 40 feet with the crappie holding at about 20-25 feet while other areas of shallower water, crappie are 4-12 ft deep. Most colors are working, with blue or a shade of blue working the best for me.
Bigger crappie have been coming up to about 4-6 when the sun in shinning to enjoy warmer temperature and will certain hit well if a jig passes by. I’m thinking a jig and bobber combo might work well even though I don’t use that method. I have noticed that with the warming up of the water the crappie are moving back toward the backs of the cove at about 40 yards per week. This crazy weather has pushed them back out into 30 feet of water however.
A few whites have been caught in the shad balls that are residing at the 25-30 foot bottom…
April is booking up fast and May is also. I think the crappie spawn will occur about the end of April if the water temperature will get up to 65-70. Warm days and warm nights will get it there in a hurry…(I hope)
Well, that’s about it for now see you all soon. and be sure and wear that life jacket as it works best when worn.