The crappies are in! Hills Creek and Hammond fished very well these last few days. Gulp! Alive minnows, live minnows, and white or chartruese jigs are working well. Trout Magnets and Cubby Mini Mites are also working well. Look for spawning areas, like weed beds and ocks, to find crappies. The campground shoreline and the dam area are good places to start at Hills Creek. At Hammond, try the campground boatlaunch, or the rocks along route 287. Some are also being caught at Hamilton and Beechwood. Cowanesque has been slow for crappies, but we should see better reports soon.