Crappie or Sac-a-lait are a schooling fish and are very important gamefish in the United States. Crappie are most often caught in the spring time when the annual spawn occurs but can be caught year round. They become less active in very cold water or very warm water. Crappie will always hold on some type of structure and are quite sensitive to light, often moving deeper during the midday hours. Key Notes and Tips: *Crappie feed primarily on smaller fish. *Crappie are caught almost exclusively on natural bait or small jigs. *In some places night fishing underlights is very popular. *If you are into a school of crappie and they stop biting you can often get them started again by switching the color of your lure or by fishing slightly deeper. *The word Sac-a-lait comes from the fine eating flesh of the fish, it is French for sack of milk.