Crappie Basics #137: May Postspawn Crappie
It’s common knowledge that crappie are stressed and not actively feeding immediately following the spawn. They need to rest and recuperated. The good news is the negative feeding doesn’t last long. Within a week or two the crappie are hungry and can be caught. Mr. Crappie pro staffer, Greg Mathenia, says the fish will be pulled out to about six or seven feet of water on his home waters, Kentucky Lake. He says the six foot range is a good place to start but pay attention because fish may be as deep as ten feet. They will stay in that range for 30 to 45 days until the water warms and they move toward summer spots.