Tag Archives: Crappie

The word “No” disappoints anglers.

We made our way to Logan Martin Lake Saturday. We stopped for a quick biscuit where I ran into a man driving a marina truck. “No, we do not have any bait. No, we do not have a ramp either. … Continue reading

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Look back and forward to be a better angler.

Reflect. Look back at last year. What did you learn? What did the fish teach you? What did you learn from the conditions? Did you master a new technique? What new structure did you find in your waters? Did you … Continue reading

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Been fishin’?

Sorry I’ve been gone so long. The traveling, working,  and a little fishing has kept me away. Here are some photos for now. Hope the fish are treating you well! Blessings, tj

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Is your fishing pattern three weeks late?

Fish do not punch a clock per se. Water temperatures dictate when fish begin their spawn. It is time to adapt. Crappies for example are still in 12-feet of water here. Fish a little deeper. We fished the Tennessee River … Continue reading

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Bass and crappie begin prespawn dance.

Spring seems a long way off. However, fish are biting between the cold fronts. They have to eat. Choose your days carefully. Don’t be surprised to find crappie and bass around the lily pads. The sun warms these little “solar … Continue reading

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Think you have seen it all? from Crappie NOW Magazine

Hang on. It does not matter your age; there are plenty of crappie lessons to learn. After fifty years, I am still learning. Reading CrappieNOW is a great place to start. What totally hits you between the eyes is experience. … Continue reading

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Go ahead. Second-guess the fish to find them.

The wind gusted. Leaves fluttered down like snow. Ron looked at me and we both said the same thing, “Oh crap”. I eased the boat down to cruising speed. “Are we going to the river?” Ron asked. “Nope, it’ll be … Continue reading

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Fishing ledges

We fished ledges yesterday. Despite the wind, we able to drift up and down the drop. The ledge rose from 14-feet to 11-feet. This old angler learned a trick. I chose the “Spot Lock” button on the Minn-Kota I-Pilot. The … Continue reading

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Crappie techniques, part two of two.

Like a crappie, (crappy, slabs, specks, speckled perch, sac-a-lait) the techniques often have different names. This simply confuses new or returning crappie anglers even more. I hope that this primer will clear the air. We have briefly covered; casting, dock … Continue reading

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Crappie techniques, part one of two

Do not be confused by all the “jargon”. Each technique below features a link to a video or piece of equipment. If I can do it, you certainly can. Casting- It is just that. This is as simple as casting … Continue reading

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