Crappie Basics #136 – Stick to Pre-Spawners
Tony Sheppard with Jenko Fishing says at Kentucky Lake the fish are spawning but don’t get into a hurry to go shallow. Most fishermen rush to the bank but there are other fish to go after too. He targets more consistent females so he will be fishing away from the bank out some in mid-depth water. He says he is still catching fish as deep as 23 feet in April and most of those fish are not ready to spawn yet. He likes fishing either minnows or jigs, but not the combination believing that the minnows give a natural look and the jigs seem to work by themselves.