We had some cold nasty weather this winter and now I am ready for some warmer spring weather.
I have had several reports of some good bass and crappie fishing on several area lakes already, and hope to get started myself this week.
When you see the dogwood trees blooming, it is time to start crappie fishing. Crappie are one of the first fishes to move shallow in early spring and become active. This is what makes a lot of springtime anglers like to crappie fish early in the year.
This is a great time to fish off the bank with light tackle and minnows or small tackle and baits like tube baits, curly tail grub or flies. All these are great for early spring crappie.
Look for areas where new water is on deeper banks or cover and work these areas for feeding crappie.
If you are bass fishing, try baits that cover a lot of water like a crank bait or small spinner then, if you find active bass, you can slow down and target the high percentage areas.
Whatever type of fishing you like it is time to get started.