Spring is a great time to target white or black crappies as they transition into shallow water around the weed lines.
Don’t just fish memories when locating fish; use your electronics and search according to lake and weather conditions.
There’s been a hot bite but when you finally hit the ice, the weather changes and the action tanks. Pay attention to tiny details, and you’ll salvage your trip by tricking a few fish into biting.
Species- and technique-specific rods can give you a real advantage out on the ice.
Use electronics to scan steep breaks to locate baitfish and predators, then make sure to follow them as they switch depths during changing light conditions.
With water temps dropping, crappies are munching on minnows. Use your electronics to locate schools of suspended slabs, then find what triggers bites.
Find lush, green cabbage and coontail vegetation during late ice, and high-rising, slab crappies and aggressive bluegills may be nearby.
Use electronics to locate panfish in deeper water during the warmer months of July and August.
Troll spinner rigs farther away from the boat to hook more walleyes when fishing in clear, shallow water.