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We're coming up Saturday for a week stay. Are the crappies and gills still in the shallows and will they still be there then? Weather looks bad, rain five days in a row. frown.gif

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I don't usually fish for them, but this time of the year, it's about as fun as fishing can get. I was up last weekend, and there where more crappies up then gills. I don't know if they left, or hadn't gone in yet. My guess is the latter. Water wasn't 60 yet, so I'd say it's a pretty good bet they'll be up in the shallows still, and from what I could tell it seemed the crappies I had caught were males. They weren't all beat up and blackened from being shallow for a while, so I imagine a lot of them were just coming up.

But, with the weather the way it's been it is very hard to fish the shallows, no sun and wind isn't a great combo for shallow water panfish. I sight fish them, so calm water and sun really helps, it's almost a necessity. I don't have the patience to watch a bobber for too long. As soon as it would flatten out though, I would catch a little pod of crappies.

Good Luck

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I've always had pretty good luck on dead for sunnies and crappies too.. good luck fishin' TB

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