Fairly stable weather pattern setting up for this weekend and leading into next week with daily 50's and nightly 27-30 degrees suggests that the prespawn crappie should kick in by this coming Monday afternoon on April 1st itself, and I'm not joking here. I never joke about crappie. Look for them to be staging in tight schools off the dropoffs close to prime spawning areas. I advise tiny white and/or pink jigs with tipped with three or four bee moths or a crappie minnow about 6 to 8 feet down. In the smallest lakes and ponds they could already be headed into the edges of the shallows. Unfortunately, I will be in Alabama fishing in the Gulf trying to find the red mullet run, so you all will have to let me know how you did.