Fooled By Randomness

  I find some things very interesting about fishing in general. Whether it be bass fishing or catching crappie, it seems every tournament is won using a “secret” bait. The only problem is that every single win comes from different secret baits. The top five finishes in each tournament were using probably five different colors…read more

Truman Lake Adventure

  I finally had the chance to get away for some rest and relaxation. That usually means a Crappie fishing trip with my favorite Crappie fishing rods. So, since me and my buddy Pat have never been to Truman Lake and grew tired of seeing all the pics of HAWGS coming out of the timber,…read more

Here we are!

  Well it is upon is in a rather abrupt manner. Not much of a nice cool fall, as we apparently decided to go straight to winter. However, the Crappie do seem to like the colder weather as it definitely triggers the fall feast. Fish will move shallow for a few weeks before they decide…read more

Why Do You Crappie Fish?

  That’s a great question. Why do you Crappie fish? I know when I started, it was the pure excitement of being able to fool a Crappie into slamming my jig. I started many years ago in an old jon boat with no electronics so we fished Buck Brush in the spring and visible stumps…read more

Not really my thing.

“Not really my thing” that is what I used to say when someone asked me about spider rigging or trolling. I grew up setting the hook and feeling the thump of those monster Crappie. However as I have learned more and expanded my horizons I have realized it is a very technical way to fish.…read more

Traveling Salesman.

A traveling Salesman is something I never envisioned as something I would become. However, I have put many miles on ACC Crappie Stix and I can honestly say that I have enjoyed all of it. I even enjoy the driving part of it. I put on a cool Podcast or listen to music and think…read more

The first time.

I remember my very first fishing trip on a boat. My Grampa and Dad decided to take me along to check trot lines on Rend Lake about 39 years ago. I vaguely remember being mesmerized by the hum of the old Mercury and the constant splash of water. I remember being told to keep my…read more

We want to be there.

We want to be there when you get up at 4:30 so you can make it to the lake in time to watch the sunrise from the water with your son or daughter. We want to be there when you catch the biggest Crappie of your life. We definitely want to be there when your…read more