Crappie Blog

Crappie in the pre-spawn: Locating fish

February 20, 2023

By Greg McCain One of the most anticipated periods of crappie fishing, the pre-spawn features potential for large numbers and also for the biggest individual fish of the year. While catching crappie this time of year can be unpredictable, particularly for finicky females awaiting the spawn, the first trick is locating fish. We asked the…read more

Weather dominates early crappie tournaments

February 15, 2023

By Greg McCain The weather continues to be the common thread dominating early-season crappie tournaments. That scenario definitely applied in multiple ways to the inaugural Crappie Masters Elite Series tournament (Feb. 3-4) originally scheduled for Cross Lake (LA). Local officials closed Cross because of high water just before pre-fishing, forcing Crappie Masters to move the…read more

Unique qualities of ice tournaments with Brennan Schuette

February 14, 2023

By Greg McCain Brennan Schuette considers himself much more than just a fishing guide or videographer. The Minnesota outdoorsman includes guide trips and videography in his adventures, but he participates in just about any outdoor-related activity available. “Ice fishing, open-water fishing, turkey hunting, goose hunting, duck hunting. I don’t deer hunt, but I pheasant hunt,”…read more