Mississippi Crappie Stockings

According to www.thefishingwire.com, a leader in industry information, thirteen Mississippi lakes get stocked with crappie.The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP), recently stocked over 126,000 Magnolia Crappie and 147,500 white crappie into 13 public lakes. White crappie...

Live Bait Storage for Livelier Minnows

Story and photo by John Neporadny Jr. A lively minnow is hard to beat when crappie get a craving for the real deal.Keeping minnows lively is always a challenge for crappie anglers whether they are fishing for cash or...

Decorating Jigs

Story and photos by Jeff Samsel Catching fish on lures you create brings unique satisfaction, but the bigger advantages of tying your own jigs are practical in nature, and the skills and materials required are less specialized than you...

Tip of the Month: Being Silent

Jeremy Aldridge and Jason Daniels made a big jump at the Crappie Masters Championship to finish a strong seventh place. They did it by fishing beans and willow trees in 6 to 7 feet of water with baits at...

Crappie NOW How To Cold Water with Scent featuring Russ Bailey

   

Crappie for Christmas

By Keith Sutton When I think back, I find it difficult to remember any particular Christmas dinner our family had over the years. From the time I was very young until last Christmas, my family's holiday meals have been...

Flooded Brush & Trees

By Tim Huffman Flooded Brush & Trees. High water often changes the position of fish. We see this most in the spring but any time of year it's possible that crappie will find conditions favorable for moving up to...

CHIRP – A Game Changer

By Bernard WilliamsNothing has changed the crappie fishing game like side and down imaging sonar technology.Several months ago I started hearing about a new type of sonar. I started to do some research and what I found was amazing....

Improve Boat Performance

by Tim Huffman Crappie fishermen, in general, are less aggressive than the bass fishermen getting from one spot to the next. However, some crappie chasers have the need for speed. Whether you're into speed or just have a fishing...

Rigging a Boat- Mobile Livewells

By John Neporadny Whether you are waiting in a long line to weigh in your fish during a crappie tournament or you fish from a boat without a livewell system, you need some aeration system if you want to...

THANSGIVING CRAPPIES – INTO THE COLD

By Darl Black When I was a youngster, our family's Thanksgiving tradition involved two major activities: hunting and eating. Thanksgiving morning I would accompany my Dad on a hunt across the fields and woodlot of our "back 40" in...

Q&A What is a good fishing tip for November?

Fred Dooly, Texas. "In Texas where I live you can go to 30 or 40 foot water, maybe 50 or 60 feet. I put a ½-ounce bell sinker on bottom. I use two hair jigs, one 12 inches above...

Late Fall Docks

Story & photos by Tim Huffman Dock fishing in the fall and winter can be excellent. There are several ways to fish docks with each one being better or worse depending upon the type dock, water depth and fish...

Tip of the Month: Capps & Coleman Rig

by Ronnie Capps The Capps & Coleman rig definitely took hold years ago and has been used in lakes all over the country. We still use the same technique we've used for decades now. There are ways to change...

Rend Lake in the Fall

By Tim Huffman Our cover photo was taken at Rend Lake, Illinois. The lake has been on the upswing in its crappie fishing for a few years. The 18,900 acre lake includes much of the timber that was...