Posted by Kerry Grissett on March 09, 2004 at 22:12:52:
In Reply to: Crappie posted by BassMan75 on March 09, 2004 at 15:32:41:
Some crappie have been caught recently showing spawning display, so I would expect to find them in traditional spawning grounds. Look for shallows with structure like button bushes, weeds, etc. in 5 feet or less of water. I haven't personally had much luck lately on Wheeler, but I haven't had my boat out in quite a while. Don't know about the Elk river.
Water is still up on Wheeler and muddy, but it is dropping. How far will it drop? I don't know, but TVA released the final decision from the ROS and they say that they are going to start trying to stabilize the water when the surface temps reach 60 degrees. This should be very helpful to the crappie spawn and was one of the things I was hoping to see from them. Only time will tell if they are able to actually do it and if it will actually help. It should take at least 3-5 years before we will have a chance to find out.
Good luck and good fishin'
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