Opening Cast

Dad was a pyro. He loved to spend several weeks each year mixing camping, crappie fishing and enjoying a fire. Fishing, camping and fires; one without the others wasn’t satisfying. Dad could adapt to any situation. He was okay building in...

Advanced Seasonal Structure…Ledges

Story & photos by Tim Huffman A trip last year to Lake D’Arbonne, Louisiana, allowed me experience both seasonal structure fishing and strategies for prefishing a tournament. Billy Don Surface let me tag along and fish with him because his...

First Bite

Story & photos by Darl Black   Across the Northeast and Lower Great Lakes states, March usually comes in like an old winter lion with moderately cold temperatures, dirty snow sticking to the ground and a slight softening of the ice...

Crappie Boat Rigging – Console Custom Electronics Install

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mPKXVhqSiU

Crappie Basics 157: Northern Ice Out

“In Ohio the ice is just coming off. Most people think deep but shallow water, especially on the north side of the lake and big coves, will warm up and fish will be in these shallow waters. Water...

The Spawn is Almost On – Spider Rig or Single Pole

by Ron Wong The water is warming and lake levels are rising due to spring rains. This means the crappie are moving into the spawning grounds and following the forage. Flood control lakes like Sardis, Enid, Grenada in Mississippi; Caddo...

Top 10 Lakes for 2018

by Tim Huffman Which is your top lake pick? Gathering lake information has been interesting and informative. This list uses a formula of five factors with each given different degrees of importance. You, and everyone else, would have a different...

One Last Cast

(reprint compliments of TTI-Blakemore) TJ Stallings, PR/Marketing Manager TTI-Blakemore. TJ was a life long advocate of conservation and dedicated to teaching others the world of fishing. His selfless acts of compassion for people and passion for the outdoors was quality that...

March Tip of the Month: Jigs and a Hard Bottom

By Bart Gillon   My first tip is to keep it simple and use jigs. There are times of the year I want a crappie but in March the crappie are feeding up preparing for the spawn so jigs are better...

BnM How To Loop Knot with Joel Harris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKoUmJoWWHY

Crappie Basics 158: Look Shallow

March Tip. “Look shallower than where you think the fish should be. It’s something that has taken place for years and so many people miss it because it doesn’t compute that fish should be in such shallow water. Most...

Crappie Crispy Strips & Breakfast Taco

Golden, tasty strips of crappie fillets will become most pleasing after the batter ingredients have had time to mingle for at least an hour but longer is better; even up to five days of mingling. The added time becomes...

Tournament Results

FLORIDA CRAPPIE CLUB JANUARY 6th LAKE HENDERSON 1. Sam Cooper 7.1 2. Bobby Hill 6.09 3. Tommy Kinsler 6.06 4. Scott/Wendell 6.04 5. Moose/William 2.11 BIG FISH 1. Sam Cooper 1.14 EAST TENNESSEE CRAPPIE CLUB JANUATY 20TH WATTS BAR LAKE 1. Tim Irwin/Jim Huber 8.65 2. Darren Caughron/Tracy Caughron 3. Scott Bunch/Neil Alvis BIG FISH 1. Tim Irwin/Jim Huber 1.46 NORTHEAST GEORGIA CRAPPIE CLUB JANUARY 20th LAKE...

Crappie Calendar

MAR 3rd CRAPPIE MASTERS WEISS LAKE 1st LEG OF AL ST Championship MAR 3rd CRAPPIE USA LAKW WYLIE & TENN-TOM CLUB MAR 3rd HOI CRAPPIE CLUB SANGCHRIS LAKE CLUB MAR 4th CHATTANOOGA CHESTER FROST PARK CLASSIC MAR 4th ULTIMATE PANFISH LEAGUE EAST RUSH LAKE CLUB MAR 10th CENTRAL ALABAMA CRAPPIE CLUB LAKE JORDAN/BONNERS POINT CLUB MAR 10th CRAPPIE MASTERS LAKES WASH,LEE PARADISE FERG. WHITT. 1st Leg of MS St champoinship MAR 10th CRAPPIE NUTZ BLACK SHEAR OPEN MAR 10th CRAPPIE USA LAKE...

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