Ron Wong (lroutdoors.com) told us, "Sardis Lake level is at winter pool which is very low, so if you get out be cautious from mid-lake on up. Surface temps are in the low to mid 40's with stained to muddy water. Until the water starts to come up with spring rains, fishing is very spotty. Some crappie can be caught spider rigging a Capps/Coleman double minnow rig 12 -14 feet deep. A few bass can be caught using a Strike King Pro Model rattling jig in black/blue with a Rage craw trailer along the river ledge from Pat's Bluff to Cole's Point. Best crappie fishing is in the spillway using a couple of black/pink or black/chartreuse jigs under a float 4-6 feet. Best to stay in and get your equipment ready for spring. Clean and lube your reels and put on fresh line. Check rod wrappings for fray's and repair. Stay safe if you go out on the water, wear your pfds."