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

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 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 3: How to Jig Bridges for Crappie

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

Day 4: Why Proper Boat Position Is Critical to Catching Crappie

Editor’s Note:  Jonathan Phillips of Wetumpka, Alabama, guides on both the Coosa and the Alabama rivers and lakes, mainly Lake Jordan near his home, and fishes crappie tournaments with his wife, Alicia, as his partner. He’s the winner of one state crappie championship and has had numerous wins with top-10 finishes in state and national…read more

Day 3: What to Do about Fishing the Mud and Flood Stage Water in the Winter

Editor’s Note:  Jonathan Phillips of Wetumpka, Alabama, guides on both the Coosa and the Alabama rivers and lakes, mainly Lake Jordan near his home, and fishes crappie tournaments with his wife, Alicia, as his partner. He’s the winner of one state crappie championship and has had numerous wins with top-10 finishes in state and national…read more

Day 5: Matt Mavigliano Travels South to Fish Mississippi’s Grenada and Washington Lakes

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 4: Spider Rigging for Crappie with Matt Mavigliano

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 3 : Illinois’s Cedar Lake Homes Terrific Crappie Fishing

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