Crappie Basics #160: Water Temperature

The best spring tip is water temperature. Make sure you are getting in the 59-60 degree water. To get an accurate reading, put your boat into reverse to stir the water up. That will give a more accurate reading. A few years ago we went into the back of a cove that had warm water. We caught 35 crappie in 45 minutes in the edge of the grass. That’s the key to being successful in the spring…watching water temperatures.  …Wally Marshall