Crappie/Bream

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
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
Luling angler Tim Bye found Lac Des Allemand-area sac-a-lait pulled tight to the banks Jan. 9 in dead-end canals with clean water.

Des Allemands sac-a-lait staging for spawn

Weather systems dictate where to find crappie
January 10 at 4:14pm
Crappie specialist Murphy Royer holds a black crappie, left, and a white crappie. Although they are completely different species, both show booms and busts in their population numbers in any one lake or river.

Crappie can be hard to figure out

Cyclical spawning success makes management tough
January 04 at 9:00am
Toledo Bend guide Dennis Tietje knows that water temperature dictates crappie location.

Warm up to winter crappie

When baitfish go deep in colder months, crappie follow them. Try these tips to load up on winter slabs.
January 01 at 7:00am
Andrews, Williams and Gros had their hands full hoisting the day’s catch.

There’s no place like home

November 15, 2017 at 6:00am