When they just won't bite or are just pecking on your bait, what to do. Takes patience but pays off. Today was a perfect example. I arrived at the office at 7:00 AM. In first 15 min. I had lots of little pecks but only one small crappie. I switched to a bait so small that they could not peck it without eating it. 1/64 oz jig, #10 (tiny) hook and a micro jig body.
I quit at 9:30 having caught 31 crappie, 7 bass (small) and 6 bluegills. All were within 6' of the surface. Six of the crappie were nice keepers.
The bait fell so slow that they just couldn't resist it.