• As Big As they Grow

    Randy Bouchilion and Joe Lowery caught these Chotard slabs on the bottom a couple of Januarys ago.

    Crappie crazed

    Bundle up and catch the fish others are missing
    January 09, 2014 at 9:00am
    Wolf Lake winners Dee Fergueson and Cory Smith of Brandon are new to crappie tournament fishing. The winning strategy was long-lining jigs.

    Target: Old Muddy oxbows

    Crappie fishing now a year-round sport
    December 10, 2013 at 9:00am
    MCC tournament winners Jeremy Aldridge and Clint Egbert of Batesville won their first-ever tournament with 12.34 pounds.

    Tournament time

    Prime time for crankbaits, guaranteed
    November 07, 2013 at 9:00am
    Fannin’s Ellis Bates, unloads the livewell after a trip to Barnett Reservoir.  He and the author caught about 25 late this summer dragging deep-running crankbaits 100 feet behind the boat.

    Crappie Cranking 101

    The fundamentals of pulling crankbaits for crappie
    October 07, 2013 at 9:00am
    It’s time to get the crankbaits out and ready to roll this month.

    Focused on fall fishing

    Pulling crankbaits work better in the fall months
    September 05, 2013 at 9:00am
    Crankbaits still work well during the summer heat.

    Crank it up

    Let the thermocline work for you this summer
    August 06, 2013 at 9:00am
    Rogers and Jeffcoats ruled the field with 14 fish that weighed 24.90 pounds.

    Pulling cranks and catching crappie

    Don’t let the summer heat fool you
    July 01, 2013 at 7:00am
    Charles and Charlie Lindsay of  Pelahatchie were the Overall Points Champions for MCC’s 2012-13 season.

    The show must go on

    Cold temps don’t hamper determined fishermen
    June 04, 2013 at 9:00am
    Winners of MCC’s tournament stop No. 8 were Keith Simpson and Monty Blount, whose best seven fish weighed  16.44 pounds.

    May shouldn’t be dismissed

    Experiment with different crappie techniques
    May 06, 2013 at 9:00am
    John Harrison used the conditions to his advantage nailing seven slabs over 2 pounds each during the MCC’s Sardis Reservoir tournament.

    Sardis crappie are fat and healthy

    High turbidity hasn’t stopped the bite
    March 01, 2013 at 7:00am
    MCC Tournament Director Terry Stewart and his 80-something father Don won the December “fisherman’s choice” event.

    Same lake, different story

    Eagle Lake shined bright in early December
    February 01, 2013 at 7:00am
    MCC members Jimmy and Ricky Smith shown on T-Day at Ross Barnett with a couple of white perch as big as they grow.

    Chotard puts on a show

    Crappie fishermen converge on popular lake
    January 01, 2013 at 7:00am
    Fishing might have been tough in October, but by December crappie should be in pre-winter feeding frenzies.<br />
inset: Flowood’s Randy Morrow caught this fall crappie fishing with the author.

    Mix it up this month

    Try new tactics and catch crappie off guard
    December 01, 2012 at 7:00am
    The Magnolia Crappie Club kicked off its new season at Grenada, with new leadership taking the reigns of the nation’s largest crappie club.

    The more the merrier

    New faces rejuvenate MCC
    November 12, 2012 at 9:00am
    Mike McMurtrey and Paul Johnson show off some Barnett crappie. No State or World Records here, but there is a box full of slab white crappie.

    State and world records

    How many record crappie are there?
    October 01, 2012 at 7:00am