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CN Sept Bobby Garland Seal Packages
With word spreading fast that Bobby Garland has a new-for-2022 bait in the works, we decided to provide full details on our new Mayfly Series so crappie anglers have all the facts. We’re excited about it and hope you are, too!
A small appetizer for hungry crappie and other panfish, the Bobby Garland Mayfly mimics a small insect that is irresistible to smaller predatory fish. Molded with a realistic body shape, small wings, and side legs, the Bobby Garland Mayfly glides through the water and produces micro vibrations that is deadly when the fish are finicky […]
Whether your fishing goals include the need to catch assembly line numbers of crappies or panfish or you're attempting to trick a crazy-selective bass, Z-Man says Micro Finesse offers an answer. (Photo courtesy Z-Man) Crappie Basics: Z-Man Introduces Micro Finesse Lures by Richard Simms Z-Man has introduced a new line of “Micro [...]
Crappie Basics: 4th Annual Crappie Expo Expected to Break Records by Richard Simms The Greatest Crappie Show on Earth If you haven’t already done so, mark your calendars right now for October 20th – October 22 and prepare to beat feet for Branson, Missouri at the Branson Convention Center. It’s the fourth annual Crappie […]
A backcountry cypress lake provides a beautiful setting for a fishing trip where one can ponder the mysteries of the natural world. (Photo: Keith Sutton) Talking to the Trees: The Magic of Fishing Cypress Lakes by Keith Sutton More than 500 years before Christopher Columbus came to America, a tiny bald cypress […]
Dave Ohmer prepared for another crappie outing on a small lake in his kayak. “Keeping it simple and moving slowly allows me to concentrate on fishing.” (Photo: Darl Black) Exceptional Crappie Angler Series: Spotlight on David Ohmer by Darl Black Crappie by Kayak About seven years ago, I was introduced to David […]
Regardless of your rod holder needs, from singles to systems, Driftmaster has products to meet your personal fishing style. (Photo: Terry Madewell) Driftmaster Rod Holder Updates for 2022 by Terry Madewell Meeting the needs of anglers Having choices in terms of fishing products that meet your specific needs is the first step to […]
Contrast setting can be increased or decreased to get the best image. (Photo: Brad Wiegmann) Electronics by Wiegmann: Contrast is Critical by Brad Wiegmann You could be missing fish. Not because you have the wrong color lure, or the wrong size. No, it may very well be because you have not optimized […]
FISHING FOR ORGANIC CRAPPIE I went grocery shopping with my wife the other day. I am usually not a good shopper unless I am in an outdoor store. As I followed her around, I was amazed at all the organic foods with green and white labels. The prices amazed me too. They weren’t cheap. Some […]
ICAST 2022 - New Crappie Fishing Tools by Ron Wong The 2022 International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Tradeshow, better known as ICAST, is the world’s largest fishing tackle show. It includes a collection of the newest and greatest fishing equipment any angler could imagine. This year’s show featured 56 very long aisles of fishing [...]
Guide Rich Bay and writer Tim Huffman display a 16.5-inch Kentucky Lake crappie caught by Huffman. Capt. Bay says crankbaits may not catch as many fish as some other methods, but it provides a higher ratio of big crappie. Kentucky Lake Late-Summer Crappie by Tim Huffman Crappie fishing runs in cycles. Lows and highs […]
The Reel Deal: Summertime Crappie by Lindsey Lucas We’re all anxious for Fall, but if you’ve ever roasted under the sun out in a September dove hunting field, you know summer is still with us. But don’t worry – the hotter it gets the more feverishly crappie will seek out crankbaits. Since we started […]
Turmeric Crappie by Vernon Summerlin You can’t watch much TV without seeing the spice turmeric hyped as a new wonder drug. This seasoning from India has been ingested for tens of centuries to flavor curry among many other dishes. It’s only recently reached TV audiences claiming that it “may be the most effective nutritional […]