King of the ‘Hill’

On Lake D’Arbonne, February means crappie action is just about to kick in. And that means local angler Rick Hill is ready to mop up.

February is best month to load up on crappie

Fishermen who wait until March to break out their crappie rods are missing some of the best fishing of the year.

Crappie assassin — Tips from a sac-a-lait fishing master

Miller’s Lake is a black crappie mecca, and this Duson angler has it all figured out. Use his tips to fill limits of the delectable fish.

Cold Caney crappie — Tips to catch Caney Lake’s slabs

Caney Lake grass beds return and foster hordes of big black crappie. And angler Jeff Glover tells you how to catch your share.

Bigger baits mean bigger crappie

Crappie pro Tom Sprouse knows big baits mean big crappie. He upsizes his offerings to catch more slabs in February.

High five

Details on a handful of the hottest crappie-producing spots in Louisiana — and tips for you to catch some slabs.

Get ready for Lac Des Allemands crappie spawn

Luling angler Tim Bye said February is when it’s most likely sac-a-lait will pull onto the banks to spawn in the Lac Des Allemands area.

Crappie bringing it on Lake Bistineau

Homer Humphreys is excited to talk about February crappie fishing on Lake Bistineau. The lake is chocked full of big crappie.

Sac-a-lait shine this month out of Morgan City

Like many other sac-a-lait fishermen, Bill McCarty is ready to make a well-placed cast, set the hook and pull in slab after slab when February rolls around in South Central Louisiana.

Northshore slabs ready to spawn

Ray Miller said February is when crappie are easily accessible in the Tchefuncte River because the spawn brings them into the shallows.