I put a horizontal bamboo top out with cinder blocks last summer in 8' of water about 75' off of a bank that Crappie spawn on every year. The spawn is pretty much a community hole on this bank so it's hard to catch very many that are 12" fish.
This morning it was windy & cold, nobody was on the Lake, but I really wanted to fish. Used a Texas Toast Slab Bandit, fished under a cork almost 8' deep, weedless jighead.
The first 5 days after the Weekend are the Hardest.