Opening Cast

Wow, its fall already. Where has the year gone!? October is the month of change and catching some sizable limits of crappie across the country. We also have some exciting news for CrappieNow followers and readers. October is the month...

Security, Storage and Efficiency

Story & Photo by Ron Presley             There is no one cookie-cutter setup that applies to every crappie fishing boat. The following are good product and design ideas that can help make most fishing rigs more comfortable and efficient. “For a...

October Tip of the Month

Dock Crappie Without a Boat By Jeff Williams One place you always can find crappie throughout most of the year is under or near floating boat docks. Most people who rent slips in a boat dock will put brush at the...

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Crappie Basics 123: Keep Moving

           Crappie move a lot in the fall and so should you. One of the best places to start is near spring spawning areas. Instead of getting super-shallow, work water that is about twice the depth of where the...

Drift Fishing – The Pymatuning Drift

Story & Photos by Darl Black Within any specific geographic region, anglers often popularize a lure or style of presentation for which a lake becomes known. Such is the case on 82-year old Pymatuning Lake in northwestern Pennsylvania where the...

Crappie NOW How To October

Crappie Basics 124: Shooting Docks

           Try shooting docks in the fall. Docks are good gathering places for crappie. Also, baitfish are roaming around them in the fall.             Shooting is often done with a short rod but a 6.5 or 7-foot rod gives more...

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Lew’s Ozark Fishing Museum

Photos by Tim Huffman             A 1,000 square foot museum showcases the history of Lew’s plus other Ozark region people and companies. The museum resides in a building with Lew’s corporate offices and the Sportsman’s Factory Outlet in Springfield, Missouri.            ...

BnM How To: Shooting Docks

The Differences in Crappie Fishing Rivers and Lakes with Scott Williams

Story and photos by John E. Phillips Editor’s Note: The Alabama State Championship was held the first weekend in May, 2016, on the Alabama River near Prattville and at Lake Jordan, 40 minutes away. Both places hold plenty of crappie...

Recipes & Tidbits: Wrapping a Crappie in a Tortilla

Vernon Summerlin             Tortilla is Spanish meaning “small cake”. A flour or wheat tortilla is a type of soft, thin flatbread made from finely ground wheat flour. Originally derived from the corn (maize) tortilla, this bread predates the arrival of...

Bassin’ Pro Jacob Wheeler Talks Crappie

By Tim Huffman             A trip to Oklahoma last October with several of the Gene Larew/Bobby Garland pro staffers provided good access to several of the country’s best fishermen. A few hours on the water with Jacob Wheeler, a 26...

Tournament Results October 2016

CAT TEXAS AUGUST 20th LAKE TAWAKONI DIVISION 1 1. Richard James/Tommy Ezell 9.67 2. Gary Sims/Pat Martin 9.39 3. Mark Standridge/Darrell Standridge 8.72 BIG FISH 1. Richard James/Tommy Ezell 1.59 DIVISION 2 1. Clay Gann/Todd Froebe 8.65 2. Jimmy Milsap/Michael Perry 7.38 3. Mike Lane/Jerry LeBlanc 5.91 BIG FISH 1. Richard James/Tommy Ezell 1.59 2. Donny Holder/Charles House 1.55 CRAPPIENUTZ SEPTEMBER 10th LAKE BLACKSHEAR 1. Steve Bridges/Al...