Crappie/Bream

Toledo Bend's crappie have yet to move to brush piles, so the key to locating slabs is to find bottom contours using your electronics, according to Living the Dream Guide Service's Jerry

Best bets for Toledo Bend crappie

Slabs aren't on brush piles yet, guide says
April 18 at 2:38pm
Spider rigging ledges in the backwaters is a great way to target spawning crappie in rivers.

Last call for crappie

When the crappie spawn is wrapping up on D’Arbonne and Caney, action is usually just about to crank up on a section of the Ouachita River. Here’s how one guide still catches slabs in April.
April 01 at 7:00am
John Jones with two nice Bistineau springtime crappie.

Search salvinia for springtime crappie

Combine fishing methods to catch more fish
March 20 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.

Tippets

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.

Tippets

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