sometimes on some lakes the shad and crappie all gather in the same areas, and catching them feeding is the challenge. the crappie must eat almost everyday, but when theres 10s of thousands of shad just sitting right above the crappie, they can feed at will. sometimes its a 15 minute feed. usually right before dark, because baitfish eyes take longer to adjust to changing light conditions. put a crappie in a tank of minnows, and wait all day, then turn light off in room .Minnows immediatley rise to the top and SLPOOSH, WHAM, KABAM, the crappie whack them like crazy.
Try to find areas that hold crappie and some baitfish, not most of the baitfish.
I know on waco, you can go to the old dam in winter, and theres 20.,000 fish hanging there, but 20 million shad. you can bounce your jig on the crappies head and hard to get bit.
Fidhing the frontal passages can help too. check out PRIMETIMESFISHING PREDICTOR.
Edited by leanin post (11/23/16 01:51 PM)
Waco Kid’s guide service. Crappie fishing on lake Waco, Tradinghouse, and Aquilla