Here’s a report on Shelbyville from Steve Welch…
With all the warm weather we have been enjoying the crappie are all dressed up in their courting colors and I am flat hammering them on the bank. I have had 9 straight days of getting three or four limits depending on how many anglers I have in the boat. The water temps are running from 67-70 and with all the wind the water color is very stained up on the north end. This hasn’t slowed the action down though just got the fish closer to shore. I am fishing a 3/32oz. Deep Ledge Jig under a slip bobber and setting it at about 18-30 inches. I am dressing the jig with a Midsouth tube in some sort of chartreuse. We are averaging about 75-100 crappie a day to get a good looking limit.
The deep south end of the lake is way behind in water temps so I have been taking the easy pickings and fishing up on the north end where it is shallow and the water is much more stained. The mid lake to south end will have crappie starting to move back into the coves since the bait has already moved that way. Lithia cove has good crappie going all the way in the back since it is stained and shallow but as for the rest of the coves I can’t tell you since I have been up in Wilborn area.
This past week the crappie fishing has been so good that I have been white bass fishing after we get our limit and I am having pretty good success at that. They are on points and channels from point six to Bo-Woods and I am throwing my 1/2oz. Candy striper and burning it across points in six-feet of water. I have yet to get any walleye doing this but I did catch a muskie this week.
Steve Welch, Crappie Specialties