Taylor County Fishing Report April 20, 2006 Crappie fishing is picking up and bluegills aren?t too far behind, according to local bait shop owners. A popular destination is Miller Dam Flowage (Chequamegon Waters). "They are catching bluegills and crappies below the dam, along CTH G at the Bear Creek bridge and along Beaver Creek Road," said Ray Meyer of Hook, Line and Sinker at Miller Dam Flowage. He recommended fishing during the morning. Try small minnows for crappies and leaf worms for bluegills. Meyer said warmer weather ought to get the crappies spawning. Dick Shotliff of Rock Point Bait and Convenience Store recommended crappie fishing at Miller Dam Flowage with a twister tail or Rubber Leg tipped with a minnow. He said evening fishing also produces some nice fish. "The bluegills aren?t as dominant as the crappies are right now," Shotliff said. The suckers continue to run in the Jump, Yellow and Black Rivers. Try a worm fished on the bottom, said Fuzzy Ellenbecker of Fuzzy?s General Store and Bait Shop. The crappies also are hitting in the morning and evening, according to Ellenbecker. "Most of the area lakes are pretty good for panfish right now," he said. Ellenbecker suggested small minnows and wax worms for crappies and worms for bluegills. Pete Peterson of Pete?s Service and Bait Shop said now is the time for some nice hand-sized crappies and 10-12 inch perch. "They are catching them at Spirit Lake, Rib Lake and at Miller Dam Flowage," Peterson said. Peterson recommended fishing in about 8 feet of water.