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4-pound crappie snatched from South Carolina river

The heaviest Louisiana sac-a-ait ever recorded was a 3.84-pound black crappie landed in February 2000 by Kincaid Lake angler Tony Boatwright.

That fish was a beast, but an angler fishing on South Carolina's Santee River recently caught an even bigger crappie.

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February 03 at 8:00 pm
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Drifting away — Best bets for Cypress Bayou crappie

Do you like to catch crappie? How about watching huge B-52 bombers roar low overhead?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then Cypress Bayou Reservoir is the place for you.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Fausse Point Frolic — Bass fishing tips for Fausse Point Lake

I sat quietly in the boat in front of the camp on Bird Island Chute. The swamp smelled fresh in the winter air. I thought about how good the caviar was the previous night.

Wait a minute ….

Caviar? In a swamp? In Louisiana?

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Crappie assassin — Tips from a sac-a-lait fishing master

“It looks like it going to be perfect tomorrow,” the Cajun-accented voice on the telephone murmured conspiratorially. “It’s supposed to be a high of 55 degrees, a little bit of rain in the morning and then it clears up till late that night when it rains heavily with that front. The barometer will be falling.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Cover

If you had to pick one month to turn your attention to crappie, February is it. And you'll find all you need to know to stack your freezer with tasty fillets.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Top 5 spider-rigging tips

This month’s cold weather might have you thinking about leaving the boat in the shed and staying in the warmth of your den, sipping coffee and snuggling with your wife on the couch while she watches HGTV.

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January 20 at 6:30 am
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Crank up more crappie

Kenny Allen doesn’t begin to claim he’s one of the crappie pros who first hit on trolling crankbaits for big slabs, but he said he’s smart enough to know when a technique is worth using — and in January in many Southeastern reservoirs, dropping a half-dozen crankbaits behind your boat and pulling them along at various depths is a very productive way to put cold-water slabs in the boat.

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January 19 at 5:48 am
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Top 6 tips for wintertime yellow bass and crappie at Caney Lake

1) Move, move, move. Don’t hunker down in one spot.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Halbrook is a fishing fanatic

Eddie Halbrook fishes five days a week (but never on Sunday), year-round.

“I fish, I hunt, I take care of my grandkids, I go to church — but mostly I fish,” the avuncular 64-year-old grinned.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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What was and is to be: The best of fishing 2015 and looking to 2016

As longtime readers to this column know, I hate “best” lists. So much so, that each year I make my own.

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January 10 at 9:00 am
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Yellow haze — How to catch Caney Lake’s yellow bass

“Yeow — that’s a big yellow bass,” I thought to myself when I saw the new first-place entry of 2.67 pounds in the official state fish records kept by the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Simsboro hunter downs two big bucks totaling almost 300 inches in 10 days

Unfortunately nowadays, we hear about schoolyard bullies all too often — a dominating buffoon who creates terror for some youngsters.

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December 21, 2015 at 5:57 pm
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Tippets

Weather prognosticators are predicting a wetter, colder-than-normal winter starting this month. That might not be so bad.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Tips for fly-fishing

Inquiring minds want to know: when is the best time of the year to catch speckled trout on the fly? The answer is “now”. So stop inquiring and go fishing!

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November 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Jigging tips

Here are a few parting notes to complement your crappie jigging game:

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October 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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New crappie jigs

Recently, there were a few more introductions into the crappie arena during the International Consortium of Allied Sporting Trades (ICAST).

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October 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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