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     Nearly every crappie fisherman anywhere knows that dogwood blossoms
     often signal the beginning of the crappie spawning season. But there are
     other special signs anglers watch for as well.

image Opening Cast – March 2020

OPENING CAST – March is the month March is the month for pre-spawn crappie in most areas south of the Mason-Dixon line.  Weather permitting, many techniques will work depending upon…

image Signs of the (Crappie) Season

When the white pelicans line up to head north, it’s crappie fishing time. (Photo: Ed Mashburn)   Signs of the (Crappie) Season Dogwood blooms are a sure sign of crappie…

image Destination: Santee-Cooper Lakes

Joseph Dennis and Matt Outlaw with some slab crappie caught in Lake Moultrie, spider-rigging 20 feet deep  (Photo: Ron Wong)   Destination: Santee-Cooper Lakes The two Santee Cooper lakes offer…

image Chasing the Rainbow

Every part of the country seems to have a favorite “go to” color. However nearly every crappie angler in the world will agree that any jig including chartreuse can’t go…

image The Search for Big Slabs

Clint and Dwayne Bailey show off a pair of slabs taken trolling jigs in March. (Photo: Richard Simms)   The Search for Big Slabs March is primetime to catch big…

image Trolling for Pre-Spawners

Longline trolling is a proven March technique for putting big numbers of pre-spawn crappie in the livewell. (Photo: Richard Simms)   In most Southern states March is prime time for…

image Bobber Rigging for Spring Crappie

Properly rigged floats can help you catch more crappie.   Bobber Rigging for Spring Crappie Float your way to more crappies. by Darl Black   Float layout from left –…

image Crappie Tips–How Close is Too Close?

The new Garmin Panoptix Live Scope has provided an anglers dramatic new information on exactly how close you can approach crappie without spooking them. (Photo: Richard Simms)   Crappie anglers…

image Pre-tying Rigs

Crappie Dan offers some tips on the most efficient way to pre-tie crappie fishing rigs. Getting rigs tied in advance saves time on the water which means more fish in…

image Get Organized

Have you ever heard of TackleWebs? If not, Crappie Dan says you need to check them out. He explains why here, along with lots of other equipment storage ideas for…

image Waypoints: Relying on Truth

Sometimes it’s worth making yourself a comfortable seat so that you can spend the time learning how to catch fish. (Photo:Geremy Olson)   Waypoints: Relying on Truth Learning to fish…

image Crappie Kids Corner: Minnows, by Scott MacKenthun

Walking into a bait shop with mom and dad, young anglers see a lot of different live baits for sale. In some parts of the country, they are likely to…

image The Great Outdoors

  I LOVE MARCH MADNESS I’m a big college basketball fan. I love March Madness time and filling out my bracket with great hopes for the teams I pick.

image Mississippi Crappie Casserole

When I began cooking as an adult, my experiences with casseroles had been limited. First I thought they were just a baked mixture of foods. One day I…

 
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