January and February are the best months to catch Big Female Bass. Typically we see a lot of Bass in the 5 to 10 lbs. range and the larger Bass will be the females swelled up with eggs. The first spawn will be in a foot of water. The Bass will spawn out into to deeper waters as it warms. Favorite bait this time of year is a live wild shiner!
The crappie are starting to move into shallow spawning area. Lilly pads, spatterdock, and reeds are the usual areas they spawn. Jig tipped with a minnow is the bait of choice.