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Crappie bite started early

A warmer-than-normal late winter/early spring this year sped everything up, didn’t it? I mean the azaleas and the roses bloomed really early. The dogwoods were almost a month early displaying their beautiful color. […]


Crappie under cover

Veteran guide John Harrison looks forward to fishing Grenada during the spring spawn more than any other time of the year. The spawn is a time when he can catch fish on their own turf, going hand-to-hand with the monster crappie that are home to the lake. […]

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Ross Barnett crappie

As I write this column, I’m listening to Elvis’ Christmas album. My favorite Elvis classic (and I sing along) is “Blue Christmas.” My “Blue Christmas” rendition varies in entertainment value based on the audience (my family has long endured my caroling, and they actually request “Blue Christmas”) and the amount of scotch missing from the Oban bottle. […]

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Chotard better than ever

The fall 2011 fishing season has provided some surprises and some wonderful crappie fishing for lots of us Mississippians. First of all, the weather changes have been more abrupt, with cold weather fronts coming more often and with greater intensity than recent years. […]

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Slabs head shallow for fall

The fall fishing season is officially here. This is my favorite time of the year to crappie fish, and I continue to discover that I don’t know it all when it comes to figuring out crappie’s fall patterns. It seems to me that they change from year to year and from lake to lake. […]


Cold Crankin’

Have you ever stayed up late and watched one of those high-pressure infomercials on cable TV? The guy with the big teeth and the slick hair and the fast talk tries to convince you that this contraption right … HEEERRE … can do everything from grow hair on your bald head to save you money on your car insurance. […]

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Swim baits for crappie

Emory, Texas-based Lake Fork Trophy Lures has been making top-of-the-line, tournament-winning bass baits for many years. One of the company’s top producers is their “Live” Magic Shad, a swim bait that has accounted for countless trophy largemouth bass in big-money tournaments. […]