I caught 10 slabs (1lbs) + at my local lake county pond today and some had eggs already. The weather has been perfect since the ice disapeared.
I caught them on yellow hair ice jig, small split shot and small slip bobber at about 1 1/2 feet - 2 feet in about 3- 1/2 to 5 feet water.
If the weather can stay consistant this may be a good crappie year
, last years erratic weather made crappie fishing very tough.