Don’t wait too late; crappie in the Carolinas won’t spawn until the spring, but there are plenty of fish ready to be caught in February and March.

Minnow managment is key to after-dark crappie fishing success

Bait for nocturnal crappie fishing seems to be one area where fishermen actually agree — a rarity in the sport. The vast majority use and trust live minnows for the best results.  […]

A crappie rig for winter fishing

Guide Maynard Edwards has a unique rig he’s developed for wintertime crappie fishing, enabling him to fish near the bottom and suspended fish at the same time. […]

Mr. Crappie’s top 10 crappie-fishing tips

Seeing a school of crappie on your side-imaging electronics is one thing: Getting those fish into the boat is quite another. […]

The numbers game – Crappie fishing is a numbers game at Lake Greenwood in March

Unlike many tournament anglers, when Matthew Outlaw of St. Matthews goes crappie fishing, he likes to catch a lot of crappie. […]

Lake Murray’s winter crappie fishing an awful lot like spring

Don’t call it a comeback. Lake Murray’s crappie fishing is still going strong since the unusually mild winter has kept water temperatures higher than normal. The action is expected to get even better as spawning season nears. […]

Frigid crappie frenzy – Lake Tillery crappie fishing can be a frigid frenzy in Febuary

Under normal circumstances, February is likely to remain a relatively cold, winter month, with only premonitions of spring peeking through its icy exterior. […]

Work Shearon Harris Lake depths for best winter crappie fishing

Guide Greg Griffin of Holly Springs, N.C., can count on two things in January: falling water temperatures and a consistent, deep-water bite for slab crappie on Shearon Harris Lake. […]

Setting up for slab time – Get your kayak rigged for crappie fishing

The number of anglers joining the ranks of the plastic armada grows daily. With each new recruit, prospective anglers want to know what they can do to target their favorite species from their new paddle craft. […]