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Go old-school for shallow crappie

Melvin Cummings was an expert crappie fishermen 20 years before the words “spider rigging” ever became popular among the crowd that targets slabs — and even though he understands that the concept of multiple-pole trolling is tremendously effective, there’s at least one time of year when he isn’t going to put his single rod down for any reason.

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March 19 at 2:00 pm
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Houma angler lands potential No. 4-ranked white crappie at Poverty Point

For the last two years in March, anglers at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park have placed a white crappie into Louisiana’s record books.

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March 18 at 11:04 am
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Duck Commander crappie poles no gimmick

Late last year, the Duck Commander crew and popular jig pole manufacturer B’n’M got together to develop and market a whole new line of crappie fishing poles.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Stone’s No. 1 stone-cold crappie tip

Don’t be hard headed — that’s Jay Stone’s No. 1 crappie tip.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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How to build a kitchen sink rig

Want to try the kitchen sink? Here are the details of the rig Jay Stone came up with to put the maximum number of baits in the right spots to catch suspended crappie.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Navigator is MVP of kitchen-sink fishing

“The most valuable person when fishing the kitchen sink rig, or really any spider rig, is the navigator,” Jay Stone said. “The navigator has to pay attention to where the boat is at all times.”

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Blue catfish more tolerant of salinities than channel cats

Along Atchafalaya Bay, where my spouse and I fish, there are higher rates of salinity in the early spring. 

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Top catfishing baits

More catfish have been caught with night crawlers than any other bait, and that probably will always be the case.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Last week's cold front shouldn't dampen Basin sac-a-lait bite for long

Murphy Royer was wearing short pants and a short-sleeved shirt last Wednesday when Greg Hackney and the Sportsman TV crew joined him in Henderson Lake to film an upcoming episode on springtime sac-a-alit fishing.

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March 08 at 7:00 pm
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Stone cold crappie — Duck Commander develops crappie-catching rig

“That’s not a fair question,” Jay Stone said, turning his head quickly to eyeball the tip of one of the 16-foot crappie poles that he thought had signaled another fish on the end of the line.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Cool Cats — Best ways to catch springtime catfish

My father-in-law was a marsh man who dreaded coming home from down the bayou after trapping season.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Po-boy panfish — How to catch lake runners, bluegill and catfish in Bayou Lacombe

You know how it goes: After slurping through a few pounds of spicy boiled crawfish you start craving a something a little heavier and crunchier.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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If you knew the gou as I do

The freshwater drum, Aplodinotus grunniens, has to be the most disrespected large freshwater fish in Louisiana and probably the whole United States.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Tips from a crappie killer

Part of Glynn Lavergne’s secret to success with slab crappie has to do with the very sensitive tackle he uses to entice fish.

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February 20 at 6:30 am
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How to hook a minnow

While fishing a Crappie Masters tournament several years ago, an observer asked veteran angler Whitey Outlaw about the way he hooked a minnow on his jig.

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February 19 at 3:00 pm
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February is best month to load up on crappie

Fishermen in the Southeast who wait until March to break out their crappie rods, minnow buckets and tackle boxes full of tiny jigs and soft plastics are missing some of the best fishing of the year, according to North Carolina crappie guru Ed Duke.

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February 19 at 6:30 am
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