Slip Bobber Fishing 101: How To Fish A Slip Bobber

Learning how to use a slip bobber has always been one of the simplest ways for beginners to catch panfish, but the tactic can become pretty sophisticated when savvy anglers start tinkering with floats. A fixed float comes in handy for fishing shallow, open water areas however the slip float is preferred by the pros for long-distance deliveries and casting …

How To Catch Slab Panfish Two Different Ways

Fishing for panfish often comes down to walking the bank and looking for schools of them near the surface. Especially when chasing bluegill, and especially with beginners, this is the technique. But what about the slab hunting panfish anglers? How do they catch those panfish that might not even fit in the pan? Well, often times they are lurking beneath the …

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Why You Should Follow The Barometer To Catch Crappie, According To Science

The old adage that fish bite best before a storm and the rhyme about wind direction affecting a fish’s feeding habits gain some credence when applied to barometric pressure readings. Since wind and storms usually indicate changes in barometric pressure, these conditions also signal a change in crappie behavior. Scientists have detected many organisms that respond in some fashion to …

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How To Fish Brush Piles For Big Fall Crappie

When the air cools and the leaves turn colors signaling the arrival of fall fishing, crappie make a run for the shallows. Similar to the spring migration to the shallows, the autumn run triggers some of the best action of the year if you can follow the crappie’s fall transition. Where To Find Big Fall Crappie On lakes lacking natural …

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3 Pro Tips For Fishing A Bladed Jig

When you look at a bladed jig, it’s hard to figure out if it’s a version of a spinnerbait or a jig. The bladed jig first came on the bass fishing scene as the original ChatterBait. Featuring a jig body with a hexagon-shaped blade, the ChatterBait and its spin-offs have become a hit with the B.A.S.S. and FLW touring pros. …

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Moonlight Bite: How To Catch Crappie At Night

When the oppressive sun and stifling heat makes a summer day unbearable, crappie anglers can rely on a cooler alternative. Crappie can still be taken during the day, but the heat and busy recreational boat traffic on our favorite waters handicap even the most experienced anglers.  However, a better option exists for anyone willing to venture out in the still …

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3 Ways To Find And Catch Early Season Crappie

Like many other freshwater species, the warming temperatures and longer days of spring mean one thing to crappies: it’s time to get ready to spawn. In preparation, this time of year huge schools of early season crappie start moving toward the shallow bays, flats, and undeveloped shorelines that they will eventually spawn on later in the spring. Because they’re on …