jeffanator, right now the crappie are moving into very shallow water to warmer water. look to the northeast end of a lake or a shallow muck bay and be looking for wood, reeds and/or rocks for cover. this weekend looks very promising for a good outing for crappie.
also need to fish more during low light times, such as sun rise or sun set.small minnows would be my 1st. choice. but wax warms should work too, on a small jig or a #8 hook. if you have a fly rod then i would be bring that out also in the next few days and start checking for the surfice action.