Yes it's getting to be that time for getting back on the water. Local ponds are all open as are the many lakes in Illinois. The Governor allowed the opening of several state parks too.
My nephew Tony had a great day on the water with his friend Guy. They targeted the crappies and nailed em.
"The crappies were moving up to the shallows and we found them holding on a breakline. "
The fish were obviously moving up to spawn and were putting on the feed bag before getting into that annual spring ritual. They used minnows for bait.
Tony sent me a few photos and I'm sharing them here in my Back in to the Outdoors blog.