• Freshwater Fishing

    In the heat of the summer, some anglers find the heat of the day too oppressive and take to the water only after dark.

    Safety is paramount

    July 15 at 7:00am
    Portable lights can put more fish in the boat — or on your dock — at night as well as make your trip safer.

    Night fishing musts

    July 15 at 7:00am
    A number of set ups are used for power trolling, but most involve tandem jigs and a heavy weight to keep the baits down in the water column at faster trolling speeds.

    One head, different colors

    July 15 at 7:00am
    Veteran crappie angler Les Smith from Senatobia looks to power trolling in the summer to consistently catch slab fish.

    Trip information

    July 15 at 7:00am
    Yes, fish have color vision. Crappie have a penchant for bright, gaudy colors.

    Fish Sensory Systems - Part 1

    20/20 vision in an often dim world
    July 10 at 9:00am
    A light, either above or below the surface, is necessary to nighttime fishing success.

    Under the light: crappie at night

    Fish move shallow at night during the summer seeking food
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Crankbait and long line trolling lack the precise depth control that can be achieved when power trolling.

    Power troll for summertime crappie

    Target breaklines and multiple depths for more success.
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Follow Wally

    Mr. Crappie’s top 10 crappie-fishing tips

    Jig up more crappie with these tried-and-true tactics
    June 08 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 at 7:00am