“March is a good time to learn and practice shallow fishing. Not shallow water but fishing 7-foot or deeper water with crappie suspended up high. For example, at Lake Washington, Mississippi, fish suspend up in less than two feet of water even if the water is eight feet deep. I’m not sure if the water is warmer or what causes them to like being near the top, but it is easy to have baits underneath these fish if not paying close attention. So watch your electronics and keep at least one bait shallow when slow trolling until you learn the strike zone.” John Martens, Missouri Soybean Biodiesel pro staff