Summertime Kayaking tips.

Summer Crappie Kayak Fishing             In the spring time in North Texas, the creeks are as full of kayaks as they are of bank fishermen. Bobbers are almost as plentiful as the spawning crappie. As the temps soar into the triple digits, the bank fishermen disappear and the kayaks move out of the creeks, along…read more

Trolling rods. Which ones do I choose?

I have been thinking a lot about which size trolling rods should a fisherman decide to use. Should they go with the 14′ or the 16’s? That is the question. Here’s where we can start. The 14’s are a little more stout basically because they aren’t as long (obviously) and easier to manage for beginners…read more

Take a load off and be productive.

As you may know I was  not a huge fan of spider rigging but I starting to switch to the other side. Luckily I have access to some of the best in the business at trolling (spider rigging) and I lean on them heavily for rod design and information. I have also been fishing with…read more

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Casting rods vs. jigging rods. Which model is which? Any rod 8′ and under is considered a rod designed to cast jigs. You can also use these rods to pull or vertical jigs however they have a large spinning guide and are made for spinning reels. Rods that are 10′ to 12′ are designed…read more

Day 5: How to Fish Lake Tawakoni for Crappie with Kennieth Pierce

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. One of the advantages of fishing the Two Mile Bridge at Lake Tawakoni is that I also can fish standing timber in that…read more

Day 4: Why to Dam Fish for Crappie in the Spring and Summer and Catch Bluegills

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. As I’ve mentioned yesterday, when the power plant at Lake Arlington starts running, so do the crappie. I’ll run with the crappie away…read more