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

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 : 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

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

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

Do you miss your wife or the dog?

You like fishing wood? Well ya better get to Truman lake in Clinton Missouri. They have plenty to spare. You can run at 325 mph for 2 and a half days and still only cover 1/60th of the lake. It will drive you nuts trying to figure where to start. You just have to put…read more

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

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