Fall Fishing For Crappie: 10 Tips You Need To Know

Leaves turning colors and air temperatures dropping signal the start of the crappie fall feeding festival.  When autumn arrives, crappie snap out of their summer doldrums and gorge on baitfish in preparation for a long, cold winter. The fish migrate from their deep summer haunts to the dining areas of the shallow flats.  Here are 10 tips you need to know …

3 Things You NEED TO Know About Fishing The Crappie Spawn

The Crappie Spawn happens every spring when the water temperatures reach above the 60-degrees. Depending on where you live, the crappie spawn can be anytime from early March to the middle of May. Like other panfish, crappie build spawning nests in shallow water. Most crappie spawn in depths from 1-6 feet of water. Male crappie build nests by aggressively brushing …

Your Complete Guide To Fishing The Crappie Spawn

When the dogwoods bloom, the crappie are biting. There’s a lot of truth to that saying throughout most of the country since dogwood blossoming time usually coincides with the crappie spawn in the spring. The warmer climate in the southern half of the country triggers crappie into spawning earlier in that region, but the northern half of the country warms …

Late Winter Crappie Hacks: Slamming Sleepy Slab Crappie

Reservoirs are drawn down to their lowest levels, the water is near its coldest temperature and the crappie fishing gets tough during the late stages of winter. However, the hours of daylight are getting longer and air temperatures are slowly climbing so the early signs of spring start snapping crappie out of their winter doldrums. Late winter is the prime …

Fall Crappie Fishing: Targeting Fall Slabs In Lakes And Reservoirs

The season of harvest festivals and the outdoor extravaganza of leaves changing colors is also a special time for crappie anglers. These fishermen know autumn offers some of the best opportunities to catch aggressive crappie without much competition from fellow anglers. The cool fall weather drops water temperatures and triggers crappie into a feeding frenzy as the fish fatten up …

White Crappie vs Black Crappie: How To Tell The Difference

In Florida, they call the fish a “speck.” Louisiana anglers call the same fish a sac-a-lait. Some Southern anglers pronounce crappie as “crappy” and Northern and Midwestern fishermen pronounce the same fish as “croppie.” No matter how you pronounce crappie, its genus name is Pomoxis and the two recognized species of this genus are the white crappie and the black …

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 …