Where should i crappie fish in early may? Also should i use minnows or jigs?

Hi, I’m a beginner crappie fisher and i was wondering what areas i should fish for them at. I heard to fish the standing trees in the water. The fallen trees in the water and the banks. Also should i use minnows or jigs? The lake i fish is about 64 degrees Fahrenheit. I went fishing a few days ago at a different, smaller lake and caught them around standing trees. Also i fish from a boat, and i have a fish finder.

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How do you find crappie in late winter.?

I am an avid fisherman and regularly catch all species of fish both fresh and saltwater.It is early Februrary and catching fish now is very difficult.Typically I find crappie here in Mississippi in November bunched up in deep water with my electronics and load the boat.This goes on through December but by January they seem to dissapear.I covered the entire lake yesterday with trolling motor pulling jigs at all depths and did,nt even get one single bump or notice hardly any arches on my fishfinder.I,m thinking thier in some kind of transition phase but my electronics are telling me thier not there.Do they bury up in the mud or hide under the hydrilla or what.I dont know.Please help me unlock this mystery or I going to have to take up hunting.

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