John Jones with two nice Bistineau springtime crappie.

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Combine fishing methods to catch more fish
Yesterday at 4:58pm
This 5-weight outfit that cost $79 has landed countless bream — and twice avoided a drowning thanks to a section of pool noodle.


March 15 at 8:00am
The author’s longtime favorite bream rig is a TFO rod with an Allen reel, a $200 setup with lifetime warranties.

Gearing up for gobbules

Beginner or expert, budget tackle works
March 10 at 9:00am
Hill swims his jig around a cypress tree looking for early-spawning crappie. The more you keep the lure in the water, the more bites you’ll get.

Two quick lessons

February 15 at 7:00am
Rick Hill’s built in “tackle box” is a piece of sticky-back foam that has held baits on the front deck of his boat for more than a decade.

Mind your minnows

February 15 at 7:00am
John Zeringue’s version of the Squirmy can be fished multiple ways for sac-a-lait.


February 15 at 7:00am

Marsh Man Masson vid: First SLAB SLAM of the season

These tasty fish are on fire throughout the region.
February 14 at 4:37pm
The Squirmy Butt uses tailing material from the tentacles of a wormy ball.

New ‘worm’ order

Toy tentacles make a hot crappie fly
February 10 at 9:00am
Two of Homer Humphreys’ happy clients with some Lake Bistineau slab crappie.

Crappie bringing it on Lake Bistineau

February 01 at 11:30am
Rick Hill says knowing how to feel the bite and having a strong backbone rod helps land big crappie like this one.

King of the ‘Hill’

On Lake D’Arbonne, February means crappie action is just about to kick in. And that means local angler Rick Hill is ready to mop up.
February 01 at 7:00am
The proof is in the pudding, or rather in the ice chest for these lucky Saline-Larto crappie fishermen guided by Tony Fuqua.

High five

Details on a handful of the hottest crappie-producing spots in Louisiana — and tips for you to catch some slabs.
February 01 at 7:00am