Posted by Kerry Grissett on February 10, 2005 at 21:57:30:
In Reply to: crappie posted by crappiefisher on February 09, 2005 at 14:09:04:
The simple presence of eggs in crappie is not an indicator of spawning activity. Crappie can have eggs at any time of year, even after the spawn.
The crappie are beginning their pre-spawn pattern, but are not spawning at this time on Wheeler or Guntersville or anywhere in north Alabama for that matter. The males are not showing the least bit of spawning colors and are not making beds yet.
The water temperature is still way too low and the angle of the sun is not high enough for the spawn. Water temp and angle of the sun seem to be the main factors in predicting actual bedding and spawning activity.
Wheeler's crappie spawn usually begins somewhere around the end of march or near that time.
Believe it or not.
Good luck and good fishin'
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