I have access to several shore areas in the area. Calm or calmer water seems to be a key this time of year.i believe it allows the sun to penetrate the water better and warm up the mud bottom. Some weeds dead or alive are also necessary.
Good to know Gill. Windy today but managed about 15 keeper gills and crappies .many small ones ( under 8”). All the gills are Not in deep water.I got mine over a mud bottom in 4’ of water. Also 2 small pike around 20”. Nothing in AM, all after1 pm.
Just wanted to mention for you hard water fishermen. New bait shop opened in Big Bend connected to the gas station on 164. Rivers Edge bait and supply. Don't know how the bait is as I didn't know about it till I packed up my fishing for the year.
MOON PHASE (5%)
21° - 25° F
Crappies are around the docks that are still in .bluegills out in deeper water 15foot to 25 feet drifting along river bed makes a big difference.still using large fatheads..might switch over to nightcrallers i have left..