FP and I are planning a trip right after Easter to head to southern MN to chase white crappie and shortnose gar. The crappies I'm not really that worried about, but the question I have is: Does anyone have thoughts on where the shortnoses might be at this time of year in a lake? We've found a lake that has a good population of them with an inlet and an outlet, but I'm wondering if they go deep in colder water or would they have moved up shallow by now. I'm planning to fish them the same way we catch longnoses, sight fish and drop a fathead with a bobber right on top of them, the difference is we've done well with longnoses in the heat of the summer up in shallow water, this isn't the case right now and we've never seen a shortnose or fished them yet. Do you think they would be up shallow where the water is warming up quick, suspended on the breaks coming up, or in deep water yet? If not shallow what tactics would you guys/gals recommend for different depths. I have no idea where they go in the winter time unlike crappies, walleyes, etc. no one that I know of really targets them in colder seasons. Any info would be greatly appreciated gang, these are the only 2 fish FP has left for his scrapbook in that area before we move to the RedWing and Duluth species and I'm really hoping to get these 2 crossed off on the same trip. Crappies are starting to bite up here, so I'm assuming they are full swing down there, (dangerous word Assume makes an ASS out of U and ME) I don't want to miss the crappie spawn bite, but think it's going to be tough to find gar this early and vice versa if we go later. Thanks gang.