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March is the time when southern fishermen are enjoying the spawn and northerners are ice fishing or waiting for ice-out. It’s a great time for crappie.

Opening CastI’ve been writing about crappie fishing for thirty years. I’ve learned there are three things that separate the best fishermen: experience, elimination and analyzing. Nothing replaces time on the water.…
Wading for Slabsby Ron Wong In many parts of the south, we have incurred quite a bit of rain over the winter months. The rains have many of the lakes with higher…
Tip of the Month: Hookset and Loose DragBy Jason Sandage   “This spring the crappie will move up shallow. It can be difficult to hook and land crappie when fishing with long poles and only a few…
Spring Crappie TipsStory & photos by Kenneth L. Kieser Most crappie are caught in the spring when mature fish move into the shallows to spawn. The average date for fishing crappie spawns…
Crappie Boat Rigging – Console Custom Electronics Installhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mPKXVhqSiU
Crappie Basics 182: Adjust & Change“I’ve changed several things about my fishing over the years. One of the biggest differences I made was to switch from 8- to 6-pound test line. My catch rate probably…
In the Spotlightby Tim Huffman Charles Bunting started fishing tournaments when a friend persuaded him to fish a telephone tournament in the 80’s. He joined a newly-formed Capital City Crappie Club and…
Guntersville Lake Shows Out-American Crappie TrailBy: Ron Wong How good is the crappie fishing at Guntersville Lake? It took 20 pounds (two day total) to finish in the top 30.  This is also considering the…
The Great Outdoorsby Larry Whiteley Spring Is Almost Here March days tease us and then remind us that winter is still around but growing weak. Be assured though that spring will win…
Crappie Gear: Crappie Stalker 2Driftmaster/ Black River Tool, Inc 803-473-4927   www.driftmaster.com Single stem Crappie Stalker 2 pole holder is adjustable at both top and bottom making it ideal for serious spider rig/slow trollers. “You…