With all the heat we've been getting over the past week the Crappie fishing in the Kawartha's has really been heating up. The water temps is some of the back bays were nearing the high 50's low 60's during the heat wave and the panfish have been slowly funneling in to feed and prepare for the spawn. After watching the weather carefully Mike and I decided we would head out Thursday morning because instead of blistering sun, no wind and no clouds we would have the opportunity to fish on an overcast day with a little bit of wind. Conditions like these are perfect for turning on Big Crappies that would other wise become inactive during a very unseasonably hot day. The day started off good, we caught a bunch of small to medium sized crappie but we could tell that what we were doing wasn't the ticket to getting the big fish to bite. Then I noticed schools of minnows swimming around in the middle of the bay we were fishing being chased by bluegill, crappie and bass. We switched our setup's from tubes to minnow presentations and almost immediately starting catching bigger fish with the odd giant SLAB! I landed three 13"-15" crappie in a matter of 30 minutes. We hammered fish until we had to leave at 12pm and with the weather getting more and more stable over the next few weeks the fishing is only going to get better. Get out there while the gettin is good!