I visited a local public pond. A couple things I noticed.
1. The bluegills are getting a lot more active, and starting to look for nesting areas.
2. The crappies have settled into nesting areas, and won't chase a fly very far.
3. The crappies have not spawned yet. I caught one female that was still fat with eggs (I released everything, so I'm really just guessing that they were eggs).
4. The male crappies are wearing their spawning colors.
I ended up catching 7 Crappies and 17 Bluegills.
|This is the female. Notice the white cheeks and belly, and the belly is fat (sorta hard to tell in this picture...but it is). The dark spot on the back is just a reflection or shadow of my fly rod.|
|Here's another nesting male.|