As the water heats up in July the crappie will become more active and aggressive. To adapt to their behavior anglers should speed up their presentation.
Use the traditional color selection process to choose your baits. When fishing dark/muddy water I like fluorescent colors. If you have clear/green water use more natural colors. Bait size really doesn’t matter. I suggest a 2- to 2-1/2-inch bait.
Just remember that crappies are very active chasing baitfish in the summer months. Add some flash with a bladed jighead to whatever plastic bait you are using.
The combination of speed, color, and flash should produce some good results in the warmer weather.