A cork and a minnow.

It’s just about as simple of a set up as you can get. However, it has brought the demise of many a monster Crappie. We all remember starting fishing as a kid sitting on the bank watching a bobber go under so it stands to reason that watching one go under now will bring back…read more

How to become “Pro Staff”.

We get asked every day by folks wanting to be on our pro staff. I can cross off about 95% in about 3 seconds. I can tell you some things NOT to say. Don’t ever say ” Hey give me some rods and I will post to Facebook”.  This one is hilarious. Don’t ever say…read more

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Casting rods vs. jigging rods. Which model is which? Any rod 8′ and under is considered a rod designed to cast jigs. You can also use these rods to pull or vertical jigs however they have a large spinning guide and are made for spinning reels. Rods that are 10′ to 12′ are designed…read more

Find the channel! “The Grand Lake Guy” Paul potter.

How to Locate Winter Crappie Slabs by Paul Potter, Grand Lake Pro Fishing Guide 90% of the fish in a lake reside in just 10% of the actual lake. Now you are probably asking yourself, “How do I find this magical 10% section that holds all the active fish?” That is exactly what we are…read more

Day 5: How to Fish Lake Tawakoni for Crappie with Kennieth Pierce

Editor’s Note: Thirty-five year-old Kennieth Pierce of Quinlan, Texas, fishes Lake Arlington in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex as his home lake. Pearce’s daddy started him crappie fishing when he was 5-years old. One of the advantages of fishing the Two Mile Bridge at Lake Tawakoni is that I also can fish standing timber in that…read more

Day 4: Why to Dam Fish for Crappie in the Spring and Summer and Catch Bluegills

Editor’s Note: Thirty-five year-old Kennieth Pierce of Quinlan, Texas, fishes Lake Arlington in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex as his home lake. Pearce’s daddy started him crappie fishing when he was 5-years old. As I’ve mentioned yesterday, when the power plant at Lake Arlington starts running, so do the crappie. I’ll run with the crappie away…read more

Day 3: How to Fish Creeks for Crappie in the Wintertime with Kennieth Pierce

Editor’s Note: Thirty-five year-old Kennieth Pierce of Quinlan, Texas, fishes Lake Arlington in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex as his home lake. Pearce’s daddy started him crappie fishing when he was 5-years old. During the winter months, I like to fish the only creek coming into Lake Arlington. The crappie usually will be there from November…read more

Day 2: Why Fish Bridge Pilings for Crappie with Kennieth Pierce

Editor’s Note: Thirty-five year-old Kennieth Pierce of Quinlan, Texas, fishes Lake Arlington in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex as his home lake. Pearce’s daddy started him crappie fishing when he was 5-years old. I don’t start fishing as soon as I come to a bridge piling. I’ll scan it first with my electronics to see if…read more

Day 1: Why Texan Kennieth Pierce Fishes a Single ACC Crappie Stix Rod

Editor’s Note: Thirty-five year-old Kennieth Pierce of Quinlan, Texas, fishes Lake Arlington in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex as his home lake. Pearce’s daddy started him crappie fishing when he was 5-years old. I’m a single-pole guy, and I fish brush and open water. I have a Humminbird Mega 9 DI (https://hummingbird.johnsonoutdoors.com/fish-finders/helix/) on the front end…read more

Day 5: How and Why to Crappie Fish at Clinton Lake in Early Spring

Editor’s Note: Twenty-seven-year-old Reagan Smith (Reag’s Guide Service) of Tremont, Illinois, says he’s been crappie fishing forever, and he’s been guiding crappie fishermen for the last three years. “All the lakes I fish are more or less in Central Illinois. I guide on Lake Springfield in Springfield, Illinois; Sangchris Lake near Rochester, Illinois; and Clinton…read more