Guide James Hodgin shares five tips to help YOU catch more early-ice 'gills.
Get bites even when winter’s odds are stacked against you
Sixty-seven lakes and reservoirs, in 19 states, hold specially tagged fish that could turn into cash or prizes for lucky anglers! Read on!
The crappie is sportfishing’s undisputed King of Spring. Here's where to find 'em shallow in the spawning season, and when.
Learn about three spectacular bodies of water that offer world-class fishing right now
Color is key in catching crappies, but other visual clues count too, including motion
Slight differences in sunfish mouth configurations represent huge differences in feeding behaviors.
Bluegills often get the Rodney Dangerfield treatment: being abundant and readily catchable with relatively simple tactics, they get little respect.
Bluegills, redears and other sunfish species will gravitate to a variety of cover and structure, from stump fields and boat docks to cypress knees and shell beds. But on the whole, nothing attracts these tasty panfish like a lush bed of vegetation.
Sometimes complex trumps simple when it comes to bringing crappies to the boat.
Follow this water temperature roadmap to big crappies all year.