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    Mr. Crappie’s top 10 crappie-fishing tips

    Jig up more crappie with these tried-and-true tactics
    June 08, 2017 at 9:45am
    The good thing about crankbaits and jigs is that you don't have to worry about keeping minnows alive.

    Kicking the minnow habit

    Crankbaits, jigs can be just as effective on crappie, with less hassle
    June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Whether you seek trophy catfish or fryers, one of these methods will fit the bill for your summertime action.

    Summer Cats 5 Ways

    Whether you’re looking for a trophy catfish or just a mess of fillets to supply a fish fry, try one of these methods.
    June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Fishermen in Northeast Mississippi will get a treat in June when Lake Monroe reopens to fishing.

    Monroe to open in June

    May 30, 2017 at 6:00am
    An in-line spinner like a Mepps Aglia can be just the ticket for going from throwbacks to bragging-sized bluegills.

    To get out of a small-bream rut, go deep, go big

    To catch bigger bluegills, look for deeper water and use bigger baits, lures
    May 18, 2017 at 10:00am
    Many post-spawn fish will remain near the shallows but seek out boat docks to hold under while recuperating from the spawn. Shooting docks is a great way to target these fish.

    Got docks? Hit ’em if you do

    May 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Keeping your bait fresh and lively is one key to catching crappie, especially in hot weather.

    Top tip for catching crappie in hot weather

    Keeping your crappie bait fresh and lively on hot days
    May 10, 2017 at 9:50am
    Summer is prime time for slab crappie if you look in the right places.

    Crappie know how to stay cool

    How temperature affects seasonal crappie movement
    May 04, 2017 at 9:00am
    Often left bloody from battling a giant flathead catfish, Hannah Barron says the adrenaline rush she gets from noodling is worth the pain.

    The adrenaline rush that is hand-grabbing

    Young woman joins the legion; Barnett provides hot action
    May 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Crappie guide John Harrison doesn’t see May as just a post-spawn time. Not all crappie spawn at the same time in the same place. Spreading out your spawn fishing, or seeking alternate tactics to catch crappie can make the month productive.

    Crappie’s post-spawn no reason to sing blues

    Big game may have peaked, but there’s plenty of action to find
    May 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Writer Bobby Cleveland shows the kind of fishing action that made Trace Lake at Trace State Park near Pontotoc one of the top angling destinations in Mississippi with this stringer of huge redear bream. Due to a failing dam, the lake is being drained for repair.

    One of Mississippi's top lakes to be drained

    MDWFP’s Trace State Lake near Pontotoc needs renovation
    April 20, 2017 at 9:05am