Crappie can be all over the place in May. Most of the fish are likely to be in 14 to 16 feet of water suspended up at 6 to 8 feet deep. It water doesn’t get too hot they’ll stay in this post-spawn pattern for a long time this year and they will be catchable. The size of fish will be good for the next couple of years. My favorite bait at Truman is a Crappie Town Daddy Shad jig on 8- or 10-pound test Cajun red line. I like the larger line in the wood because a big fish is less likely to break off. –Ernie Slape.
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