The ice is gone, water levels may be high, but Crappie are still moving into shallower warm water where they can easily be spotted and caught by anglers fishing from a boat or from shore. This weeks feature image shows Josh Westerink fishing with his son just off-shore in the Kawartha’s. This is a perfect time to take kids out fishing for these plentiful and tasty panfish.
Rob Mitchell has been feasting on Crappie like a Cormorant on baitfish! He’s been catcching lot’s of slab-crappie fishing the bays and docks in eastern Lake Ontario. Timing connecting into spring crappie is the main challenge since they swim around in schools and move in and out of shallower water.
Go-to rig is definitely a sensitive slip-bobber loaded with 4 lb. test clear line and a 1/16 or 1/8 oz jighead and 1-2″ plastic grub like the Fishing Compete Lil’ Hellgrammite & the Lunker City Helgie and small Fin-S Fish.