Where to Find Spring and Early-summer Slabs, and How to Hook 'em
Bonus Tip: Smelling the Spawn
Once the water temperature reaches 15ºC, crappies will be up shallow and in an aggressive pre-spawn mood.They’llthen spawn once the water temperature hovers around20ºC.How soon the water warms up depends on where you fish, of course. On my home waters in northern Ontario, for example, we’re targeting crappies from mid- to late May through to the end of June. No matter where you are, though, if the lilacs are blooming, the crappies will be spawning—you can take that one to the bank.