Crappie fishing on Norfork Lake Arkansas. This is how it works. In April when you see Warmouth and Pumpkinseed bluegill on the bank they are waiting for the crappie spawn to eat them. The male crappie go to the spawning area before the female and the female will not lay eggs if one is not present. If you catch the male crappie the first time they go to the bank it is not good. Turn them loose. Today I caught several Warmouth and several Bluegill in 26-30 feet of water over brush. Also three walleye. People saying this is an early spring are wrong. If it was they would be on the bank. These fish are now swimming in Tom Kelly's trophy pond. The crappie are not on the bank yet. If you find one leave him alone. Scuba Steve.