Was on the lake this morning. Clarity varied from around 2 -3 feet in the bridge cove and at Wellman to less than a foot in Jonah's Run. Temps were about 69 everywhere except in Jonah's where it was 70.5. Did not go to the north pool. Even with those temps, the crappie are still runing small in the shallows, about a six to one ratio (I had 3 keepers out of 19). Talked to a man and his wife at the ramp that had caught 11 keepers out of 60 total catch (all in less than 4 feet of water). Over the last four years I generally caught 2 good sized keepers out of every three caught. But starting last fall, I've had a problem catching anything decent.
My depth finder is old - could this be the reason for the difference in temperature from crappie12's temp and mine? I put in at Wellmans and was all over the lake and showed from 71.5 to 73 degrees...? Maybe it's time for a new depth finder?