One of the best times of year to crappie fish is post spawn. Those big spawned out females are hungry, and I mean hunger. We are finding the big girls hanging out on the hard wood about 7 to 10 ft down right now. Yesterday and Clinton I filled a limit of 20 fish all over 12 inches in about 2 hours. They wanted a minnow just hanging out in front of them or moving upward. Great day on the water.