• Crappie/Bream

    Capt. Todd Vick shows off two crappie from a recent trip on the Waccamaw River.

    How to catch more Waccamaw River crappie

    Crappie biting around docks, especially in cooler weather
    November 05, 2017 at 12:40pm
    Big crappie hang around deep flats and creek-channel edges, especially those with brush, as the water cools on Jordan Lake.

    Tight-line Jordan slabs

    Deep water can be productive in November
    October 27, 2017 at 12:20pm
    Plenty of big bream are swimming around the Santee Cooper lakes, ready to be caught by anglers who find brush piles in deeper water.

    Deep Santee Cooper bream

    Find brush and catch plenty of bluegills
    October 27, 2017 at 12:14pm
    Areas around creek mouths and bridges turn on for Jordan Lake crappie in October as the water temperature falls.

    Jordan slabs turn real cool

    Falling water temperatures bring on a great fall crappie bite in mouths of creeks
    October 18, 2017 at 12:01am
    South Carolina’s Lake Secession and North Carolina’s Shearon Harris Lake are both sleeper picks for crappie fishing in the fall.

    Fall Sleepers: Harris and Secession

    October 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Deer season and college football has cleared a lot of lakes in the Carolinas, so there’s no better time to go crappie fishing.

    Top picks for fall Carolina crappie

    With the attention of plenty of Carolina anglers diverted to other pursuits, now is the time to catch some slabs. Here are some places to try.
    October 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Guide Brad Taylor says falling water temperatures kick off a great crappie bite on Lake Murray in October and November.

    It’s slab time on Murray

    Crappie head up creeks following bait as water cools
    September 28, 2017 at 1:16pm
    Robert Grooms shows off a deep-water Santee Cooper bluegill.

    How to catch deep-water panfish

    Going deep is the key
    September 06, 2017 at 4:01pm
    Lake Marion’s Sparkleberry Swamp will hold plenty of crappie this month, with fish relating to flooded cypress trees.

    Tree huggers now!

    Sparkleberry Swamp slabs love trees
    August 30, 2017 at 2:57pm
    Guide Joe Dennis catches plenty of great bream in deep areas of the Santee Cooper lakes where he’s hunting for crappie.

    Don’t forget deep bream

    August heat pushes panfish to slabs’ haunts
    August 14, 2017 at 9:00am
    Guide Jerry Neeley catches plenty of March crappie at Lake Wylie once the water temps breaks into the 50s.

    Two tactics for Lake Wylie slabs

    Long-line trolling, shooting docks and brush will put fish in the boat
    February 23, 2017 at 1:27pm
    The edges of weed lines are great places to find nice summer bass that aren’t in deep water.

    Brush will hold crappie

    Consistent pattern can lead to limits of slabs
    August 15, 2016 at 9:00am