Although Christmas has come and gone and we are already far along on another new year it is now that “Tis the Season” for the sacalait. What most of the nation calls the the “white perch” or “crappie”, here in south Louisiana it is aka the “sacalait” which is french for “sack of milk” due to its delicious flavor of meat. The delicate white fillet this freshwater pan fish is know for makes them one of the most sought after fish freshwater fish in the world. Catch and release is not practiced with the crappie because of its delicious flavor. Enjoying to eat them is the easy part knowing how to catch them is much more complicated. Here at www.Matrixshad.com we have developed a lure specifically designed to trigger bites from sacalait. It is called the Matrix Mini and the crappie love them. They can be fished with a variety of techniques such as on a spinner or under a cork but the places we target on DockSide TV are usually deep so simply on a 1/8 oz golden eye mini jig is our best bet. Some areas to target in south Louisiana are as follows; to the west, is the Bayou Black area then further to the east is Lake Boeuf and Des Allemands and all are excellent crappie areas. As you get closer to the Mississippi state line make sure to target all the bayous and tributaries that feed the lake Pontchartrain basin such as the Tchefuncta and Pearl River systems. Here at Matrix Shad, our head quarters are close to the east and west Pearl Rivers so we find our selves leaving the salty marshes and chasing down these little creatures during the months of February and March any where we can dump a boat near the these rivers. We really enjoy targeting them during this time of year because it is their spawning seasons making those big slab crappie easier to catch. For more details and techniques make sure to check out all our DockSide TV episodes chasing down Crappie during the winter and early spring.