I am beginning to plan a 2-3 day trip to take my local boy scout troop fishing. There will be 10-15 boys, 14-16 year olds. Half are novice, other half have some experience. I would like to ask advice for what lake and approximate date would put these boys on the most fish? I'm sure the spawn would be best. If you need to private message me or email me (as to keep it secret) then my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
As for me, my personal experience is mostly Rosey and San Carlos. For crappie, I have had great success in the Fall trolling for crappie at SC but I have always struggled to find them at Rosey- windy Hill area...but I have yet to fish the spawn in the early spring. Every time I fish Rosey (perhaps 5-6 times) I find the bass and cats...but not the crappie. Wherever we go, the boys will likely be paddling canoes and I assume fishing the coves/shorelines with jigs and minnows for spawning crappie. Would this be their best bet? Thank you for any insights you are willing to share.