Crappie Blog

Day 2: Matt Mavigliano Catches Crappie and Other Species at Illinois’s Crab Orchard Lake

February 5, 2019

Editor’s Note: ACC Crappie Stix (https://acccrappiestix.com/) Pro Matt Mavigliano from Carterville, Illinois, has fished for crappie the past 8 years and has guided for 1 year, primarily on the 2300-acre Lake of Egypt near Marion, Ill., 7,000-acre Crab Orchard Lake in the Crab Orchard NWR, 1700-acre Cedar Lake near Makanda, Ill., and Rend Lake, 18,900…read more

Day 1: Matt Mavigliano’s Crappie Equipment and Fishing His Favorite February Water – Illinois’s Lake of Egypt

February 5, 2019

Editor’s Note: ACC Crappie Stix (https://acccrappiestix.com/) Pro Matt Mavigliano from Carterville, Illinois, has fished for crappie the past 8 years and has guided for 1 year, primarily on 2300-acre Lake of Egypt near Marion, Ill., 7,000-acre Crab Orchard Lake in the Crab Orchard NWR, 1700-acre Cedar Lake near Makanda, Ill., and Rend Lake, 18,900 acres…read more

Humble Pie. Delicious.

February 4, 2019

Humble pie! 1/30/2019 5 Comments Of all the professional sports I’d like to think fishing has to be the most humbling of them all. No matter who you are, you’ve been there. Winds from the west, barometer hasn’t moved for 3 days, water temps aren’t bad, and you couldn’t catch a fish without a cast…read more