Opening Cast

It’s really hard to believe and you’ll be surprised, too, by Vernon Summerlin’s recipes in this issue of CrappieNow. He has three great recipes. Although that may surprise a lot of readers that’s not the surprising part I was...

Pontoon Fishing for Crappie

By Brad Wiegmann You can catch crappie on any boat that floats. However, only a pontoon let’s you enjoy crappie fishing to the maximum with it’s open space and amenities. Truth is a pontoon when rigged right can be the...

Crappie NOW Q & A

Question: Why are fish lost? Jim Dant, IL, had a cooler of Reelfoot crappie in the isle of the Grizzly Jig Show where he was visiting with customers about Bobby Garland Jigs. This tournament fisherman says, “Hookset and slack line...

Crappie Basics #109

“The fish in this region of Tennessee are spawning in April, but of course that depends upon the water temperatures. There are many different ways to fish depending upon where you are fishing. At Reelfoot we may be using...

Practical Planer Board Tactics

By Tim Huffman             Crappie often move from shallow spawning areas out to flats and along mid-depth channels for their post-spawn pattern. When the fish suspend and chase shad it’s a great time to use trolling tactics to catch them....

Crappie NOW How To Planer Boards

Crappie Basics #110: Post-Spawn in the South

           It’s spawn time in the middle states but down south where I’m at in Louisiana, it’s post-spawn. We are looking for fish that are still in shallow water and those that have moved away from the bank. The...

BnM Brian Carter Tip of the Month

Fishing Funny’s

Crappie In a Kettle

By Vic Attardo             Here in the farm country of eastern Pennsylvania we spend at least one day a year slaving over a big copper kettle making a voluminous patch of apple butter. The orange-burnished kettle that I own has...

Tip of the Month: More Than Shallow Water

by Rodney Neuhaus “Spring is a great time to catch crappie in shallow water. That’s what people think of this time of year. However, don’t be afraid to go a little deeper. A lot of cover and structure is overlooked...

Tournament Results – April 2016

WAPPAPELLO FEBRUARY 21st LAKE WAPPAPELLO 1. Chism/Chism 7.9 2. Berry/McCutchen 7.68 3. Hill/Hicks 5.57 4. Baugus/Hillis 5.53 BIG FISH 1. Chism/Chism 1.69 2. Baugus/Hillis 1.6 CRAPPIE MASTERS FEBRUARY 26th - 27th LAKE D'ARBONNE 1. Terry Richard/Casey Raynor 28 2. Josh Gowan/Josh Chipman 27.54 3. Tim Blackley/Karl Kalonka 26.72 4. David White/Steve White 26.65 5. Paul Turner/Elizabeth Turner 26.07 BIG FISH 1. Greg London/Scott Black 2.53 MALE/FEMALE 1. Paul Turner/Elizabeth Turner 26.07 ADULT/YOUTH 1. Chris Younger/Camran...

Golden Crappie au Gratin & Sam-miches

Vernon Summerlin This month we’re taking two of our crappie recipes on a European tour. In France we’re fixin’ a golden crusted baked fish, called au gratin. The term le gratin signifies the "upper crust" of Parisian society. Here at home,...

2016 Crappie Calendar

APRIL 2nd BAYOU STATE LAKE D'ARBONNE/KING OF KINGS VETERANS EVENT APRIL 2nd CENTRAL ARKANSAS LAKE DARDANELLE/BIG FISH ONLY FREE KIDS EVENT APRIL 2nd CAT TEXAS LAKE FORK CRAPPIE FEST APRIL 2nd CRAPPIE USA CHEROKEE LAKE CLUB APRIL 2nd WEST TENNESSEE SPRINGVILLE CLUB APRIL 8th-9th CRAPPIE USA LAKE CUMBERLAND SUPER APRIL 9th MIDDLE TENNESSEE WEISS LAKE WILDCAT APRIL 9th EASTERN MISSOURI MARK TWAIN LAKE 3 MAN BUDDY APRIL 9th NORHTEAST OHIO WEST BRANCH OPEN APRIL 9th EAST TENNESSE WATTS BAR LAKE CLUB APRIL 9th CRAPPIE MASTERS LAKE FORK ONE POLE ULTIMATE APRIL 9th CAT TEXAS LAKE FORK CRAPPIE MASTERS APRIL 9th INDIANNA BROOKVILLE CLUB APRIL 9th CRAPPIENUTZ BLACKSHEAR CLUB APRIL 10th GRAND...

Crappie Clubs

Fishermen, check with club/association for exact dates, info, etc. MAGNOLIA CRAPPIE CLUB -MS        www.magnoliacrappieclub.com CRAPPIE ANGLERS OF TEXAS (CAT)- TX www.crappieanglersoftexas.com WEST TENNESSEE CRAPPIE CLUB-WTCC -TN www.westtennesseecrappieclub.com; also facebook INDIANA SLAB MASTERS- IN www.indianaslabmasters.com MIDDLE TENNESSEE CRAPPIE CLUB -TN  middletennesseecrappieclub@gmail.com SHOALS AREA CRAPPIE ASSOCIATION -AL www.shoalscrappie.com        shoalscrappie@yahoo.com WEST ALABAMA...