• Crappie/Bream

    Shooting under docks to get to hard-to-reach crappie is normally best done with a round-head jig that flutters when it falls.

    When to tip a jig with a minnow

    March 15 at 8:00am
    B’n’M Sharp Shooter rod

    New gear reviews

    March 15 at 8:00am

    March’s best fishing bets

    March 15 at 8:00am
    A kayak is a great platform for “shooting” a tiny jig back up under a dock during prime crappie fishing times.

    Paddle, pedal to plenty of crappie

    Kayaks, canoes can put you in great spots for spring slabs
    March 14 at 9:00am
    Don’t let the Kerr Lake slab spawn catch up to you.

    Running the slab spawn

    Much like running the tide to stay in productive waters, this guide on Kerr Reservoir tries to stay one step ahead of the crappie spawn — one giant step.
    March 01 at 7:00am
    Planer boards open up shallow water to spring crappie trollers.

    Crappie on a different plane

    Planer boards allow fishermen to slow-troll their baits and lures in extremely shallow water as prespawn slabs move toward the bank. Here’s how to set up for this technique.
    March 01 at 7:00am
    Pony head jigs like this Road Runner account for a lot of crappie, especially in stained water where the small spinner provides vibration and flash.

    The jig is up. But which one?

    Crappie fishermen have dozens of styles of jigs from which to choose. Learn when and where to tie one on, and which styles match which fishing situations.
    March 01 at 7:00am
    Don’t get stucks shallow for Santee Cooper’s spring slabs.

    Sack Santee’s spring slabs

    The spawn may be at hand, but one guide on South Carolina’s Santee Cooper lakes said deep water may be the ticket to some of the best crappie fishign of the year.
    March 01 at 7:00am
    Todd Vick poses with a typical wintertime river crappie.

    Tips for Haw River's winter crappie

    Unseasonably warm February weather equals hot crappie bite
    February 13 at 6:39pm
    Guide Wendell Wilson catches Lake Russell crappie shallow and deep in March, when fish are moving in and out at different stages of the spawn.

    Lake Russell slabs on the move

    Crappie can be deep, shallow on same day
    February 12 at 9:37am
    Carolina Sportsman columnist and Upstate Outdoors radio show host Phillip Gentry is one of the Crappie University instructors.

    Crappie University set for Spartanburg debut

    Course begins Feb. 15,, lasts four nights
    February 08 at 11:53pm
    Carolina anglers: try these winter slab tips.

    Top to bottom winter slabs

    Get a jump on Carolina crappie season on any level in February
    February 01 at 7:00am