A few anglers are heading out ahead of the pack for the crappies. They report some mixed results, but by all accounts it looks to be just a bit early yet.
Today and Tommorrow may change that equation though. With the sunny conditions and warm temperatures, I'd expect to see some crappies starting to appear in the shallow bays late this afternoon. the wind will kick up this afternoon and carry through the night
Tomorrow is predicted to be very, very windy, especially in the afternoon. The good news is that the wind will be out of the south. This helps those north facing bays warm even faster.
The downside is there's a little rain on the way for Thursday and Friday. I don't think it'll slow things down though.
Look for panfish to move in this week, with the quality fishing opportunties to begin this weekend. If you're heading out today, start to look for fish in 8-12 feet of water. By the end of the week, look for them in 3-6 feet.
I'm going to head out and get some water temps either today or tommorrow. I'll post them as soon as I can.