Late summer and early fall crappie have a tendency to move up into the creeks. The baitfish move more as cool nights start cooling shallower water. Crappie won’t be far from the baitfish.
Try starting at the mouth of a creek and work you way toward the middle. Crappie will move out on nearby flats and cover. The like keeping the deeper water close.
As water continues to cool, the baitfish will keep moving toward the back of the creeks. Look for cover in the area because cover with baitfish is a great place to ambush numbers of fish. Contours, humps and other structures are places to check, too. Use your electronics and don’t be afraid to spot-fish different areas to quickly find fish. -TH