What if your lake is, at it's deepest, 8 feet deep....
Seriously, I have a private neighborhood lake that is super shallow throughout a bunch it, I'm talking .5 to 3 feet deep, BUT it has a creek channel that's very narrow say sometimes 3 feet wide, sometimes 7 feet wide, and around 6 feet deep, and at the opposite end there's a flat about 8 feet deep. I've also found a few "holes", if you will, that go from sharply from 3 feet to 6 feet and back, they seem to be near old timber stumps, and they are maybe 15 to 20 feet around.
To boot, NO ONE fishes this lake.... but me.
Everytime I float over one, they seem very active on my fish finder and I know for a fact that my wife pulled an easy 2 lb crappie in a shallow area using a tiny rebel wee craw. I went out yesterday and tried a road runner grub combo but had no luck with that, but I did finally find a grandma bass who struck so viciously she almost pulled the rod out of hand.
I would love to learn some techniques for targeting these crappie.
The lake and launch is so shallow I had to buy myself a little 10 foot pond boat and 30lb trolling motor just for this lake, but it totally works and it's stealthy as can be.