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Gearing up for crappie success

Sam Roberson’s cost per catch ratio is pretty amazing. He doesn’t spend a whole lot of money on fishing gear, but he has some tried-and-true favorites on which he depends for crappie fishing in deep water.

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Seeking more than a crappie

Years of fishing success has led Sam Roberson in what he said is a more important direction.

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‘Don’t pass up a bridge,’ crappie angler says

There’s one piece of structure on Lake D’Arbonne — or any lake, for that matter — that Sam Roberson said you don’t need a depth finder to locate.

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Nutria liver makes great bait

Some of Bill McCarty’s favorite fishing holes in January are between the Wax Lake Outlet and Atchafalaya River, where it’s usually no problem to catch a bunch of catfish averaging 2 pounds.

So imagine the Morgan City outdoorsman’s delight — and at the same time dread — when he hooked one a couple years ago and it rolled to give him a good look at one heckuva catfish on the business end of his 15-pound-test monofilament.

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January 11 at 11:13 am
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Call Sam! West Monroe shares Lake D’Arbonne crappie secrets

Facing an empty livewell? Don’t know where to turn to catch a mess of crappie? Feel like giving up? Don’t despair.

Just call Sam!

Many North Louisiana residents have probably seen long-running television advertisements for a local attorney with a catchy jingle and a prompt to “Call Sam” to cure all of your legal troubles.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Crappie Food Network — Best crappie lure presentations

Presenting your crappie bait in the best spot for the maximum amount of time is the most important thing you can do to be successful for suspended crappie, Ronnie Turner said.

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December 15, 2016 at 7:00 am
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Tip tips for more crappie

Whether it’s a jig or a shiner, West Monroe’s Ronnie Turner always adds a little lagniappe for his crappie.

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December 15, 2016 at 7:00 am
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Falling water means great Lake D’Arbonne crappie fishing

If history repeats itself, the 2016 winter drawdown on D’Arbonne will make the water go down and fishing action will go up.

It stands to reason that when the fish have less water to hide in, they are easier to find.

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December 15, 2016 at 7:00 am
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