Bang, right on the head. Best results I have ever had, fish deep. We use jig poles, jugs and yo-yo's this time of year and it is hard to make yourself fish that deep no matter what you are using.angus_cow_doctor (3/7/2010)with the water still so cold, they will still be holding in deeper water.
Fish at night under lights. Rig with carolina rig and live tuffies.
Or, if you are deadset on goingfishing during the day, try casting on the deeper docks on the sides facing the sun. They will congregate in the ever-so-slightly warmer thermocline.
I think they will still be in the 12 foot or deeper water, though.
A trick we used in Minnesota when I was growing up was corn. Get a can of whole corn and tip your jig or hook with one kernal of corn, the MN Crappies couldn't resist it. Worked for Bluegills too. Not sure how it will work down here so give it a try if youget a chance!CCC (3/11/2010)Ok guys, headed out tomorrow at 9am, boat is packed, hopefully I will have plenty of picts for you guys when I get back !
Bummer to hear the conditions weren't the best and the fishing wasn't the greatest. Good to hear you still had a good time though!CCC (3/14/2010)Ok, Alabama river was highest that the locals had ever seen, wind was bad, cold weather, so bottom line was 6 total crappie caught, no keepers ! River is suppoed to crest this next week, maybe a week or two later it will get good. but good time, good drinks, all in all it was fun !