• Crappie/Bream

    South Carolina angler Matt Outlaw said not all crappie go deep in the summer; if there’s grass around, crappie will be shallow.

    Santee’s grass slabs

    Find vegetative cover, you’ll find shallow crappie
    May 14 at 10:35am
    Bedding bream are so aggressive they often strike baits that are too big to swallow.

    Kayak fishing for bream

    Kayaks, canoes can get you in tight with spawning sunfish
    May 14 at 9:00am
    Guide Joe Dennis caught this big stringer of bluegill on crickets, his favorite baits for these aggressive fish.

    Bream bonanza is at hand

    April is time for all kinds of panfish at Santee
    April 16 at 9:00am
    Guide Todd Vick said crappie fishing on the Waccamaw River can be excellent in April.

    Waccamaw River slabs

    April fishing great in coastal river
    March 23 at 3:12pm
    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