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Pulling or pushing - Crankbaits are on the menu this month

We’re finally coming into my favorite time of the year to crappie fish. Trust me: You’ve got it all wrong if you think spring is crappie season.

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September 05, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Come for the fishing, stay for the camaraderie

The Magnolia Crappie Club just completed our 2015-16 tournament season, and, brother, let me tell you, we had a BIG year.

Although we are primarily a fishing-for-fun, non-profit fishing club, we do keep score — and we fished for big bucks at our annual state championship tournament held on Grenada Lake in June.

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August 08, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Testing the waters

I went to the lake this morning with my 10-year-old granddaughter, Harlee Johnson. 

“H.B. (I call her by her first two initials a lot of the time), we’re going to pull some new-to-us crankbaits this morning,” I said. “They’re called Flicker Shads. They look like the shad that these Barnett crappie like to eat.”

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July 08, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Mississippi is king when it comes to crappie fishing

Is the annual crappie spawn over at your favorite fishing hole? Believe it or not, as I write this month’s column the crappie were still doing their thing at Ross Barnett.

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June 09, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Pushing crankbaits for crappie

One of the great things at my age is trying something new. And, believe me, at my age it’s hard to come up with something new — something that I haven’t tried before.

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May 09, 2016 at 9:00 am
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What HB 1151 will mean for us

Did you know that zero tax dollars goes into the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks? I didn’t — until today.

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April 01, 2016 at 7:00 am
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Lesson learned - Long-lining jigs for crappie at Okatibbee Lake

OK, I admit it: I’m not nearly as mad at the crappie as I used to be. Officially, I’m a senior citizen, and the older I get the less trouble I have passing up a trip to the lake.

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March 07, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Pre-spawn fishing strategies

Believe it or not, we’re quickly leaving winter fishing patterns and looking at those annual pre-spawn crappie catching patterns.

Yes, it has been a weird winter. We had the warmest December on record for Mississippi. I swear the pear trees around my house were budding on Christmas Day.

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February 08, 2016 at 9:00 am
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