Hey Tac, Check some of my posts on the North Fox. The crappie are generally tight into the brush and downed trees on shore. Slip bobbers with a minnow right in the brush about two foot deep works pretty good. Use aberdeen hooks and a strong line so you can pull away from snags. The hook will straighten rather than breaking your line and loosing everything. Just bend the hook back and re-bait.
Don't spend alot of time in one place. Try to hit all areas near the brush or trees. If you don't get bit within a couple of minutes, try another spot. Crappies are tightly grouped when you find them. Precision casts are needed. Sometimes I can get 10 fish by casting in the same spot. There is a specific log that produces crappie almost everytime I fish it. If I cast two foot to the right or left, I'll get no fish but drop the minnow directly in front of this log and bingo, It's crappie time. There is just certain areas that are crappie magnets due to under water structure I would assume. Once you find one of those spots, you'll usually get fish through out the year in that same spot. :wink:
We're gonna miss fishing the Fox for the next few weeks but after that, If you talk your Dad into launching on a Saturday, PM me and I can show you guy's some spots that should produce some Crappie, White Bass, Channel Cats, and an ocassional Walleye.