Crappie/Bream

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
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
Dorothy Williams and Josh Andrews have a year-round friendship based on more than fishing.

Crappie clearing house

No matter what the weather is outside, crappie are almost always biting inside this fish house on Lake St. John
November 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Sweetening your trolling baits with added scents can help sell the deal.

Helpful hints for fall crappie

October 15, 2017 at 7:00am
A well-placed spread pushed at a slow pace is the recipe for crappie bites.

Trolling the transition - Can’t miss September crappie tips

As shad make their way farther into creeks and coves, you can bet crappie will be right behind them. Here’s what you need to know to load up on some slabs this fall.
October 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Crappie can’t avoid Terry Blankenship just because it’s summer and they’re deep.

Top 7 tips for catching slabs in brush

Pro angler lends his expertise for catching late-summer crappie around deep cover
September 15, 2017 at 6:00am