The spawn bite is over in July and the crappies are headed back out to deeper water. That doesn’t mean you can’t still catch them.
As a matter of fact, I think the bite gets better the hotter it gets. This is when I target suspended crappie on main lake flats where they are feeding on baitfish.
Use your electronics to find the schools of baitfish. The crappie won’t be far behind. It’s a lot of trial and error but it is so worth it.
I use Jenko crankbaits that will dive from 10 to 20 feet of water. Determine the depth the crappies are suspended at and refer to a depth chart to determine how much line to put out to target the fish. Start covering a lot of water and let the fish tell you what speed and color they prefer.
If you pay attention to what the fish are telling you and make the necessary adjustments, you will be successful at catching a lot of summertime crappie.