Crappie/Bream

Longear sunfish are aggressive feeders to the delight of many youngsters.

So what’s a sunperch?

August 04 at 9:00am
Dave Pizzolato’s face is familiar to south Louisiana crappie addicts.

Jigging up Old River slabs

August 01 at 7:00am
Capps says he and Steve Coleman now fish only four poles out the front of their boat — two on each side.

Push-poling for slabs

With the advent of today’s electronics, this national champion crappie angler says old-fashioned spider-rigging is a thing of the past. Now that he can see underwater structure — he pushes his lure right where it needs to be.
August 01 at 7:00am
Huge goggle-eye are thick in the lower Atchafalaya Basin right now — and there seems to be no pressure on them.

Hit the Basin now for beastly goggle-eye, bluegill

Falling water levels turn on the bream action
July 16 at 10:22am
Leonard Kleinpeter mounted this brass plaque in Crackerhead to commemorate a long bream fishing friendship.

The plaque in the swamp

July 15 at 7:00am
Leonard Kleinpeter keeps one hand on the trolling motor to position his boat carefully to avoid spooking the fish, while fishing with the other hand. Note the homemade pedestal seat mount.

The man and his boat

July 15 at 7:00am
Leonard Kleinpeter applies vanilla extract from a pump spray bottle to keep gnats at bay.

Tip of the day

July 15 at 7:00am
When Bobby Phillips gears up for Ouachita River crappie, you can bet these lures will be on deck.

Geared up and ready to go

July 15 at 7:00am
Keeping your distance from a top and fishing it from the outside in helps you catch more crappie.

What’s a “top”?

July 15 at 7:00am
Julie McCarty of Morgan City holds a fat bream caught while fishing with her husband, Bill.

Perfect time for panfish

Luck-E-Strike tube jig with a Crappie Nibble is angler’s bait of choice
July 05 at 1:01pm