Went this afternoon and picked up a couple small crappie. I talked to one guy at the park spot and he said he caught 10 and had three in the bucket. Nothing taste better than crappie caught right after ice out. I'm sure they taste just as good caught through the ice, but that ain't my thang
I was using a gold Trout Magnet jig head with Berkley 1" emerald gulp minnows. I was fishing structure with a float rigged about three feet over the jig. A guy next to me was using the same setup, but he was using white trout magnet bodies. He also did real good.
1/32 ball head jigs under a slip float, 1" gulp minnow, trout magnets, plastic mousies, panfish assassins, marabou jigs with a touch of polar flash. Brighter colors or black in cloudy water, as the water clears more subdued colors. The bite is heavily dependent on the weather right now. A little chop on the water seems to help.