You can tightline with a plain jig, a jig and minnow or a jigging spoon. But the most effective setup is a dropper rig baited with one or more minnows.
White crappies are cooperative biters but weak fighters.
Unorthodox tactics for sluggish winter slabs.
Black crappies are easiest to catch in spring, when they move into shallow bays and channels to feed.
Dissect cover for fall's biggest crappies.
The crappie is sportfishing’s undisputed King of Spring. Here's where to find 'em shallow in the spawning season, and when.
Follow this water temperature roadmap to big crappies all year.
Sixty-seven lakes and reservoirs, in 19 states, hold specially tagged fish that could turn into cash or prizes for lucky anglers! Read on!
Sometimes complex trumps simple when it comes to bringing crappies to the boat.