We’ve written before about selecting a rod for crappie. But there, we were taking a close look at the best general purpose rods for casting, shooting, and jigging–all-arounders that could get most jobs done for papermouths. But spider rigging is specialized fishing, and a good general purpose rod isn’t going to be what you need. … Read moreBest Crappie Rods For Spider Rigging – Our Favorites Reviewed
As the spring spawn gives way to the summer heat, crappie will leave the shallows and look for deeper, cooler water. Still active, and still feeding, summer slabs will disperse over a wide area, making this season tough on papermouth anglers. Where legal, spider rigging is the most effective technique for trolling diffuse crappie on … Read moreSpider Rigging For Crappie: Are you Geared-Up for Spinning a Web?
Not every angler owns a boat, and if you’re planning on fishing from shore this spring, don’t be discouraged. As the water warms and the days lengthen, there’s no better time to try for crappie with your feet planted firmly on the ground. In fact, think of spring as the season when the fish come … Read morePulling Crappie from the Bank: How to Catch Spring Slabs from Shore
Whether you call them crappie, sac-a-lait, papermouths, or silver perch, one thing’s for sure: the excitement of dropping dozens of these bad boys into a cooler is hard to beat. And as any crappie fanatic can attest, they’re more than just fun to catch–they make a fine meal, too! That makes it easy to understand … Read moreGetting to Know Crappie: The Black and White of Identification
If you live in the South, crappie season may have already arrived. As the water warms, they’ll move from open water and deep holes to staging areas, and finally into the shallows to spawn. This is among the best times of the year to catch a mess of slabs, as they’re aggressive and hungry. There’s … Read moreAre You Ready for Slab Season? Seven Techniques to Help You Catch More Crappie
The real secret to catching more fish is knowledge! The more you know, the more fish you’ll catch. These ice fishing tips and techniques are proven winners. Whether you’re ice fishing for Walleye, Northern Pike, Crappie, Perch or any other type of fish it’s important to know as much as you can about the species you’re after. You’ll … Read moreFinding Fish Under the Ice: Our Best Ice Fishing Tips and Techniques
As any successful crappie angler can tell you, the hooks you choose are no less important than your line, rod, and reel. Crappie sport bigger, more fragile mouths than similar species like bluegill, and they have an appetite for minnows rather than worms. If you’re new to chasing spring slabs, you might not know what … Read moreHook More Crappie More Often: Best Hooks For Crappie Reviewed
For many anglers, spring means the start of crappie season. And while there are many ways to catch them, the best technique for early crappie involves a cork, float, or bobber. Whatever you call them, they’re ideal for suspending a jig at just the right depth or dropping a kicking cricket into a stationary school. … Read moreCatching Spring Slabs: Best Crappie Corks, Floats, and Bobbers Reviewed
Chasing crappie as the sun sets the water afire is one of life’s simple pleasures, and generations of anglers have been turned on to chasing slabs by a single afternoon catching papermouths. But though crappie aren’t particularly hard to catch, they can be frustrating little devils if your game is off. Common problems slab hunters … Read moreTrouble Catching Slabs? Our Top Crappie Fishing Tips & Techniques Are Guaranteed To Help!
Largemouth bass. These two words are enough to send a shiver of excitement up an angler’s spine. If you’ve ever tied into a big female, watching her leap clear of the water in an effort to throw your hook, you know why. That first glimpse of a fantastic fish, the rush of excitement when your … Read moreSpring and Summer Bass: Our Best Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips and Techniques