Fishing season behind several weeks; Crappie season knocking on the door

By Kentucky Afield
   This past March set 17 records for lowest minimum daily temperature in cities across Kentucky. On many nights into the last weekend of March, the low temperature dropped into the mid-20s.
   At this time last year, Kentuckians basked in shirt-sleeve weather in one of the earliest spring warmups in a long, long time. The spring fishing season started weeks earlier than usual.
   The opposite is true this year. The fishing season is behind several weeks. With balmy weather on tap for the next week and half, the peak of the spring crappie fishing season is within sight.
   “It could start next week if the temperatures hit 70,” said Tom Timmerman, northeastern fisheries district biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
   Crappie start to spawn when water temperatures hit the low 60s.
   Crappie season is knocking on the door. Don’t get left out in the cold.

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