Any updates on the Crappie action would be appreciated-heading down this Friday-Sunday. PM if preferred.
Fished Kinkaid this morning. Water temp at launch was 52 and at dam. Warmed up to 54 a few miles up the Johnson Creek arm. Warmest water I found was 56 in the hidden lake area. A lot of anglers were catching Crappie in there and I caught 3 bass, the largest about 2 pounds. Did catch and release a 34" Musky in there as well. I don't think these fish actually spawn in Kinkaid but this fish was cut up and missing a fin (pictured) so he must have been going thru the motions pretty hard.
Was down two weeks ago and it was about 50 at the launches and down by the dam. Up the Johnson Creek arm it got as warm as 53. I am going down Sunday and I will report then. Mostly a Musky fisherman but usually run into some pretty big bass along the way, some as large as 6 pounds. Don't fish much for Crappie so I'm not much help there.
Bass have been very good on top water baits like Zara spooks and pop t's in white or silver. Other baits that are hot are scum frogs over the weeds, 1/4 and 3/8 oz spinner baits on the out side of the weeds and Shad colored crank baits on the out side of the weeds and humps.