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Head count — How to choose the right crappie jig

They’re familiar. Second-nature, perhaps. A utilitarian element that’s just always there.

But, while jigheads might be far from fancy, they’re also far from inconsequential.

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Yesterday at 7:00 am
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A planer approach — How to use planer boards and big crankbaits for crappie fishing

Some folks say crappie are the new bass.

For decades, crappie fishermen have pretty much been cane pole-and-shiner guys, or maybe jig polers with double-rigged lures.

Bass fishermen hace all the fancy equipment and techniques.

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Yesterday at 7:00 am
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The key to summertime crappie limits

If you think the only way to catch summertime crappie is to sink minnows and jigs in the shade under docks or fish around brush piles in deep water, Jerry Neeley has a surprise for you.

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August 21 at 5:30 am
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The fly-fishing answer man awakens

When I read that a new episode in the Star Wars saga is coming out in December, I was as thrilled as a wookie getting a flea collar.

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August 07 at 10:44 am
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Cantankerous Catalpas — How to catch catfish, bream with catalpa worms

Living on the shores of Lake D’Arbonne has many advantages for Ron Manning.

After growing up in the area, he spent 30 years traveling the world as a member of our armed services. But when he returned to Northeast Louisiana with his wife Carrie and moved to lake property left him by his father, it was a dream come true.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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How to avoid buying ice

I grew up bream fishing with my parents, and they never bought ice. Instead, they filled used milk jugs with water, put those in the freezer and grabbed a few the morning of every trip.

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July 20 at 3:35 pm
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Bank-fishing fit for a king

In some cases, bank-fishing can make you king.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Trout trailers

Success, as usual in the artificial lure manufacturing business — or anything else, for that matter —  begats success.

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July 14 at 4:00 pm
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Bank busters — Where to bank-fish in Northeast Louisiana

Years ago, news editor Jimmy Hatten would sit across from me in the Monroe News Star office. When things slowed, we turned to talk fishing. Jimmy and his wife loved to fish every Sunday afternoon.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Tippets

With summer comes a change in sight-casting strategy. As the long, hot days heat the shallow ponds, bigger reds will move to the edges of lakes and bays.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Video: Hackney lands 9-pound bass lodged on 12-inch sac-a-lait

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When the cameras are rolling, you just never know what you might see on Sportsman TV.

Like in this recent episode, when host Greg Hackney and producer Jared Serigné traveled to Lake Sam Rayburn in East Texas to target crappie over brush piles with Mr. Crappie himself, Wally Marshall.

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June 03 at 9:28 am
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Focus on travel routes for postspawn crappie

Most fishermen understand the basics for targeting crappie before and during their spring spawn, but when fish leave spawning grounds and head to deep water, what’s the deal?

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May 22 at 11:10 am
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Top bream-fishing tackle

Charles Johnson grew up as a country boy fishing bream. He cut his own cane poles from creek cane (bamboo that had escaped from cultivation).

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Best baits and tackle for Toledo Bend crappie

Jackson has fished Toledo Bend most of his life. He was a competitive bass angler early in his career, qualifying for the 1982 Bassmaster Classic in 1982 on the Alabama River.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Dredging up deepwater crappie

When crappie go deep — which happens sometime this through November — shiners are the mainstay of most Toledo Bend crappie guides in the summer, and Jackson is no exception.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Toledo Bend crappie driven by low-water cycles

The quality of the crappie coming off the tops during the past couple of years has been outstanding: It is not uncommon to catch a few fish over 2 pounds.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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