Recent creels have shown an increase in the crappie bite, and a good number of fish over 2 pounds. The most successful anglers have been trolling with jigs or fishing in 3-4 feet of water with small minnows and jigs.
A 2.8 pound white crappie caught March 24th.
Recent creels indicate that bass fishing is still slow. The warming temperatures and increasing water level have bass moving to staging areas near shallow water. Try under docks and piers with small jigs, Texas-rigged soft plastics, or shaky heads. Blue, black, or junebug colors are best. Cypress trees and laydowns should be holding bass getting ready to spawn. Also, small shad-colored crankbaits or spinnerbaits fished slowly could produce strikes.
Some nice channel cats are being caught on minnows. Also, liver and worms fished on the bottom are a good option.
No reports on bream this week, but crickets fished around any structure such as piers or brush can be productive. Tightlining with worms is a good way to catch Redear.
Some nice white bass were caught last week around Muddy Bayou. Rat-L-Traps or other crankbaits are effective when the white bass are schooling.
A lake depth map with fish attractor locations is vailable at: http://www.mdwfp.com/fishing-boating/lake-depth-maps.aspx- click on the Eagle Lake PDF.