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Dennis Tietje shows off a nice crappie caught recently on Toledo Bend. But the fish aren't shallow - he said to target crappie suspended on wood cover in 12 to 25 feet of water.

Crappie on fire at Toledo Bend

But don't fish shallow for spawners — target wood cover in 12 to 25 feet of water, guide says
April 20 at 2:54pm
Pre-bending the hooks on your crappie jigheads allows you to better get free of snags — and spend more time catching fish.

Pre-bend crappie hooks to escape snags

Weakening hook means less time retying jigheads, more time fishing
April 03 at 4:00pm
Bream will always find spots behind obstructions in the water where they can hang out and not have to fight the current.

Crappie currents — West Pearl River crappie-fishing tactics

If you’re in the mood for some crappie, the West Pearl River is filled with the tasty fish. All you need to be successful is an understanding of how the fish react to current.
April 01 at 7:00am

Cover

April 01 at 7:00am
William Sasser anchors a brush pile tree with two cinder blocks. Adjust the anchor rope to set the height of the tree. Tie a float to the upper part of the tree to hold it vertical. Sasser uses a brick-sized piece of Styrofoam for a float.

Location, design critical when creating brush piles

Brush piles are key to spring crappie success
March 30 at 8:00am
The Crappie Ammo BBs are loaded with the scent.

Crappie Ammo

Give these colored and scented ‘BBs’ a shot
March 15 at 9:00am
Jeff Bruhl flips 1/16-ounce jigheads under corks to big cypress trees when targeting sac-a-lait this time of year.

Best bets for crappie jigs

March 15 at 8:00am
Jeff Bruhl says he gets more strikes from finicky sac-a-lait when using the Crappie Nibbles, and he never throws his jigs without them.

Add scent to catch more crappie

March 15 at 8:00am
Jeff Bruhl finds skipping Road Runners under docks to be very effective this time of year.

Go big for sizable sac-a-lait

March 15 at 8:00am