Crappie Blog

The ACC 16-footer: More than a trolling rod

December 15, 2021

By Greg McCain When Mississippi tournament competitor Shane Johnson joined the LiveScope generation about three years ago, he didn’t have to look far for the rod he would use. He already had it in the boat. Shane, an ACC pro staffer from Madison, MS, and a member of the ultra-competitive Magnolia Crappie Club, had long…read more

Retrieve rates matter; let the crappie decide

December 8, 2021

By Greg McCain East Tennessee guide and Wired for Crappie YouTuber Matt Xenos always expresses a high degree of enthusiasm when discussing all things crappie fishing. When I quizzed members of the ACC Crappie Stix pro staff about retrieve rates, that enthusiasm was palpable even though Matt was hundreds of miles away. The question posed:…read more

Reels To Pair With Your ACC Crappie Stix

December 3, 2021

By Greg McCain As crappie fishing continues to evolve, reels have gained a more prominent role in a fisherman’s tackle arsenal. For years, reels were something of an afterthought. The focus remained on rods, lines, and lures, especially among those anglers who used multi-rod spreads to pursue crappie. At times, reels were nothing more than…read more