• Crappie/Bream

    Lake Marion crappie stay hot in cooler December water.

    Cold crappie kickoff

    Lake Marion slabs can fill a cooler as easily in December as in the fall, if you can follow the movement of big schools into deeper water.
    December 01 at 7:00am
    Professional angler Whitey Outlaw loves fishing heavy vegetation for crappie.

    VIDEO - How to catch crappie in thick grass beds

    If you bypass vegetation mats, you're missing a lot of fish
    October 09 at 2:00pm
    Guide William Sasser said Clarks Hill spits out a lot of big crappie once October arrives and fish start to feed up for the winter.

    Clarks Hill slabs grow up plenty

    September 17 at 11:28am
    A three-way swivel allows crappie fishermen to troll a crankbait at a certain depth and drag along a second lure in slightly deeper water.

    Make crappie do a double-take

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Crankbaits are an often-overlooked weapon in an angler’s crappie arsenal.

    Cranking up crappie

    When slabs reach their summer haunts in deeper water, if often takes a vibrating, rattling crankbait to draw a strike. Here’s how to get one.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Bluegills will concentrate their spawning efforts under a full or new moon.

    Check the moon

    July 15 at 7:00am
    Summer bream are a staple on South Carolina’s Santee Cooper lakes.

    Sacking Santee’s bedding bluegills

    The Santee Cooper lakes’ banks don’t hold all the spawning bream; look for unpressured fish out in open, shallow water for great new-moon, full-moon results.
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Live minnows are extremely productive baits when crappie are in deeper water, and dying them brighter colors often draws even more strikes.

    Bait dynamics for crappie

    June 15 at 7:00am
    Bright lights, suspended just under the surface, will attract baitfish, and the baitfish will draw gamefish into the immediate area.

    Let LED’s light up your night

    June 15 at 7:00am
    Deep brush will always hold fish, even during the spring.

    Brush up on summer slabs

    With the crappie spawn in your rearview mirror, it’s time to look deeper, and brush piles are tough to beat, especially to find gangs of nice fish.
    June 01 at 7:00am
    Crappie fishing at night is a great option for Carolina anglers.

    Slabs and nightstalkers

    Join the ‘midnight shift’ and catch crappie after dark through the summer. Here’s how to get up to speed.
    June 01 at 7:00am
    Fliers are small panfish that have a distinct look, and are sometimes misidentified as crappie.

    Species spotlight: flier

    This little-known panfish is small in size, tasty on the table
    May 30 at 10:09pm