Opening Cast

Summer is finally here. With summer comes many concepts as to whether crappie are catchable. In my opinion, this can be one of the best times to catch slabs but with different techniques.As I travel to fish the Crappie...

Advanced Seasonal Structure Deep Summer Drop-Offs

By Tim Huffman Drop-Off: a very steep or perpendicular descent; a marked dwindling or decline.Fishermen have learned that a drop-off is where fish often live and feed. As the definition describes, a drop-off is a steep descent or decline....

Canyon Crappie

by Jeff Samsel Backs of side canyons and pockets along the edges of bays are often rimmed by flats that offer moderate depths to work and good crappie habitat, but specific hotspots vary dramatically based on the level of the...

Q&A: What is your best tip for fishing in July?

Hugh Krutz, Mississippi. Ross Barnett, my home lake, has some of the finest summer crappie fishing in the country. My favorite method is single pole jig fishing. Crappie tend to get very lethargic. They will lay and wait in...

Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame

Founder of the "Legends of the Outdoors" National Hall of Fame, Garry Mason, has released the 14th Annual "Legends of the Outdoors" National Hall of Fame's 2015 event date and venue.This year's inductees and guests will be boarding one...

Crappie Basics 98: Being Versatile

Fishing one lake during one or two seasons allows you to pick a technique and stick with it. However, if you fish ponds, rivers, lakes and in a variety of regions, you need to be versatile. Casting, vertical jigging,...

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Crazy Shallow Hot Water Crappie

by Brad Wiegmann Crazy may not be the right word for how shallow Gary Rowe is fishing for crappie. Insane may be more fitting. However, his shallow, hot water approach puts limits and big crappie in the boat. As anglers head...

Tip of the Month: Scents/Attractants

By Tim Huffman Scents makes sense. You've heard, "I catch plenty of crappie and never use a scent on my jig." I agree there are times when it doesn't make a difference, especially when fish are aggressive. However, it's...

Crappie Basics 99: Need for Speed

Most of the time a crappie can be caught with a slow methodic presentation. It makes sense because the most baitfish and insects are not going full speed in front of the fish. They are usually ambushed by a...

Electronics for Aluminum Boats –Part 2 Placement, Installation and Transducer Protection

The two basic reasons anglers give for choosing an aluminum boat are durability and cost savings. Those same notions should apply to choosing and installing electronics. Once you have gone through the tedious task of finding the perfect electronics...

Grilled or Broiled Crappie with Pineapple Salsa

Vernon Summerlin Salsa is sauce in Spanish. In English-speaking countries it usually refers to the sauces typical of Mexican cuisine known as salsa picante, particularly those used as dips. The dips are often tomato-based, although many are not, and...

Tournament Results

INDIANNA SLAB MASTERS MAY 30 MONROE LAKE1. Bob Raymer/Bob White 10.812. Glenn Gill/Tom Hankins 10.273. Eric Milsaps/Rick Hancock 9.244. Charlie Hildreth/Paul Hildreth 8.855. Don Licht/Julie Licht 8.35BIG FISH1. Don Licht/Julie Licht 1.91 EASTERN MISSOURIMAY 30 MARK TWAIN LAKE1. Ron...

Crappie Clubs

Fishermen, check with club/association for exact dates, info, etc. MAGNOLIA CRAPPIE CLUB -MS        www.magnoliacrappieclub.com CRAPPIE ANGLERS OF TEXAS (CAT)- TX www.crappieanglersoftexas.com WEST TENNESSEE CRAPPIE CLUB-WTCC -TN www.westtennesseecrappieclub.com; also facebook INDIANA SLAB MASTERS- IN www.indianaslabmasters.com MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

2015 Crappie Calendar

(Fishermen, check with club/association for exact dates, changes, cancellations and rules.)JULY 17 MIDDLE TENNESSE NORMANDY-BARTON SPRINGS RAMP NIGHT TOURNEYJULY 18 CAT TX TEXOMA QUALIFIERJULY 25 SHOALS AREA WHEELER-SPRING CREEK OPENJULY 17 MIDDLE TENNESSE NORMANDY-BARTON SPRINGS NIGHT TOURNEYJULY 18 CAT...