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Safety tips before you shop online at a crappie store

Safety is a huge issue when you are buying anything online. The fact that just about anyone can use tools to make the website look realistic is what you have to worry about. Sadly, you just don’t know if the people on the other end of it are a legitimate e-commerce business or scammers trying to take your money and your personal information. You may be thinking you can just go online and buy [...]

Where to find crappie clubs

Do you sometimes think about joining a crappie club but not sure if it’s for you? Well, if you love crappie fishing and being around others that enjoy it too, then it may be the perfect thing for you because it has many advantages. One of the biggest benefits is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and fish with seasoned anglers who want to share their secrets and tips with a fellow [...]

Care of Minnows

One of the most popular baitfish used by all types of anglers are minnows and for good reason. This particular baitfish is the favorite of almost every fish species sought out for sport. Therefore, the angler will get lots of action when using them. This is exactly what anglers look for in bait. They need something that will get the attention of the fish and entice them to bite. This resilient little [...]

Three tips for freshwater minnows

Freshwater minnows are one of the most popular baits used by anglers all over the globe. So what makes this little baitfish such a popular choice among fishermen? It’s the fact that this particular baitfish is the favorite of most fish species. Even if it’s not the first choice for some species, it still makes a tasty meal that would be difficult to pass up. Another thing that makes this [...]

Five crappie fishing techniques for Lake Weiss

No question. Lake Weiss is the King of Crappie lakes in the US. It is THE crappie destination, hands-down. Lake Weiss, in northeast Alabama, on the Alabama-Georgia border, is a 30,200 acre hydroelectric impoundment fed by the Coosa River, the Chattooga River, and Big River. It offers over 447 miles of shoreline, flats, large coves, deep drop-offs, and large channels. At full level, the lake is 564 [...]

Crappie tube jigs and other fishing gear you will want to have ready

While minnows make be the best live bait for crappie year-around, there are times when jigs are equal, or even better for the task at hand. I divide jigs into 4 categories. 1. Jigs with real feathers or bucktail. 2. Jigs with plastic bodies on the hook. 3. Jigs that insert into plastic bodies 4. Horse-Head jigs with spinners The first category is the simple, long-lived and incredibly successful Marabou [...]

Five fishing tips for minnow

Minnows probably account for more crappie being taken than by any other method, but to be consistently successful, there are a few tips you should know about. Keep your minnows small. The size of the minnow is important, and the ideal crappie minnow is 1-1/2 to 2 inches long. Bait shops carry various sized minnows, so be sure to ask for ‘Crappie Minnows’. Bass minnows are too large. Crappies [...]

How to build a minnow trap

It is very simple to build a minnow trap, and you can do it without too much effort once you learn how. There are some simple materials you will need to gather. Chances are you may already have some of them on hand in your garage so take an inventory. Then you can make a list of what you need to go out and by. You need to get a sheet of ? inch galvanized mesh to start with. You will also need a package [...]

Five fishing secrets to use on silvery minnows

Minnows probably account for more crappie being taken than by any other method, but to be consistently successful, there are a few tips you should know about. Keep your minnows small. The size of the minnow is important, and the ideal crappie minnow is 1-1/2 to 2 inches long. Bait shops carry various sized minnows, so be sure to ask for ‘Crappie Minnows’. Bass minnows are too large. Crappies [...]

Four Fishing tips for more September crappie

As the temperature get hotter, crappie will still follow the thermocline and suspend, but they will aggressively pursue schools of baitfish, and especially shad. In the heat of summer, you will most likely find crappie along the edges of channels, river beds, bridge and dock pilings or deep submerged cover, anywhere from 8-50′ deep. The thermocline is the key to finding the correct depth. Also, [...]

BNM Crappie Poles

Crappies are a small species that are fairly easy to catch but having the right fishing poles can make a difference. This species is part of the sunfish family and they’re size makes them a great choice for the novice angler or for anyone who just wants to fish for fun. When planning a fishing trip with family, this is a great species to seek out. They do put up a good fight for their size so [...]

The basics about crappie habitats

One thing that needs to be understood to successfully pursue crappie is that they are a migratory fish. They are constantly in transit from one mode, to another. And, just like birds, each school follows its own regular path to and from the same destinations every year. Where you find them this year at this time, you will find them in the same time and place next year. In January and February in the [...]

Five White Perch Fishing Tips

White perch are plentiful in the Hudson River and Chesapeake Bay but they can be found in other areas too. This species prefer freshwater or low salinity water during the spawning season and they usually look for places with a sandy or gravel bottom. The spawning season typically begins in April and last until June depending on where you’re fishing. This is a good time to seek them out because [...]

4 Fishing Tips for Virginia Crappie

Virginia has some incredibly good crappie waters. Most of the Old Dominion states waters contain both Black, and White Crappie. And the great thing about crappie is that, more than any other fish, they are very consistent in behavior from state-to-state. What works in Texas will usually work just as well in Tn., or Pa. A lot of the time, catching any fish depends more on what you know, than luck. Crappie [...]

Getting ready to put your crappie boat up for sale?

If you want people to be interested in your crappie boat for sale, you need to get it ready. You want it to be visually appealing so that they will be impressed by it right off the bat. If you can’t hold their initial interest then there is no way that they are going to buy it. You want to take the time to fix it up too. For example if the carpeting has some holes or wear then it can be a good [...]

5 Fishing techniques to try on white crappie

A lot of the time, catching any fish depends more on what you know, than luck. Crappie are no different. There are many tricks-of-the-trade involved in fishing. Learning them can go a long way towards helping you fill your creel. Especially with crappie, knowledge is oftentimes more useful than equipment. The first trick I use is a double-rig (also known as a fish-finder rig). It evolved from commercial [...]

Four Lake Perch Fishing Techniques

Perch are small fish that do not require any special equipment to catch. Therefore, anyone can fish for them and catching this species is rather easy. Normally, the perch can be found near the bottom of the water but sometimes you can find them anywhere throughout the lake. It mainly depends on the time of year when you’re fishing. They are a school fish so if you find one, there will surely [...]

Four slab crappie fishing tips

A lot of the time, catching any fish depends more on what you know, than luck. Crappie are no different. There are many tricks-of-the-trade involved in fishing. Learning them can go a long way towards helping you fill your creel. The first trick I use is a double-rig (also known as a fish-finder rig). It evolved from commercial longliners in their search for Bluefin Tuna. Scaled down, it is a very [...]

Four Black Crappie Predators

The black crappie is a well-known game fish that are sought out by all types of anglers. They are a small fish when compared to some species because they average about three pounds. They can weigh a little more when the water conditions are favorable but you won’t find one much more than five pounds. Due to their size and the fact that they can be caught day or night, they make an excellent species [...]

What you need to know about raising minnows

Raising minnows can be a fun experience. It can help you to have plenty of bait for your fishing experiences. It can also help you to have a great way to make some money by selling them to other people as bait. If you have children they will absolutely love helping you to raise minnows. If you want to sell more of them or use them to the fullest though you need to learn the right conditions that will [...]
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