Opening Cast

The spring of 2017 has been anything but normal. The weather and crappie fishing have been unpredictable. We’ve seen early warm weather but late snows. We’ve had winter temperatures in May even as far south as Montgomery, Alabama. We...

Drop-Shot River Crappie

By Tim Huffman Crappie fishing continues to evolve as more techniques are established for special situations. Steve Brown, a tournament fisherman from Alabama and sponsored by MidSouth Tackle, Road Runner and Tru-Turn hooks, says he uses a technique to get...

Crappie NOW How To Protect Your Rods

Crappie Basics #139: Hot Days- Small Minnow

“Fish will suspend when it gets really hot but you can still catch a lot of fish. The fish might get right on to of the water whether it’s 4 feet deep or 14 feet. It can July at...

The Future of Crappie Tournaments: Part 7 of 7…The Future

Story & photos by Tim Huffman             Our series experts include Darrell Van Vactor, General Manager of Crappie USA; Mike Vallentine, President and Owner of Crappie Masters; Matt Morgan, Co-Owner of the American Crappie Trail; and tournament fishermen. The last...

Fight Cancer & Get On the Boat

Rhonda Reeve was happily fishing Texas club tournaments and national tournaments with her husband, Jay Don Reeve. After several doctor visits she finally landed in an emergency room where she was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in November...

“Legends of the Outdoors” National Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees and 16th Annual Event

Garry Mason, Founder of the Legends of the Outdoors National Hall of Fame, announces event date and inductees. August 26th, 9:00 a.m., inductees and guests will be boarding one of the largest paddlewheel showboats- the General Jackson Showboat/Music City...

June Crappie- Where to Find & Catch Them

Story & photos by John Phillips Editor’s Note: Jonathan Phillips of Wetumpka, Alabama, is the president of the Central Alabama Crappie Club and guides on the Alabama River and Alabama’s Lake Jordan.   June is the month when finding crappie is...

BnM How To Rod Maintenance

Crappie Basics #140: Shade, Long Poles and Pads

“Lily pads in the summer can be good fishing. When it gets very hot it can still be good. A good place to look is in a thick, heavy brushpile or in the pads because they both provide shade....

Working Shoreline Weeds

Story & photos by Vic Attardo Matt Outlaw uses a garden rake when crappie fishing. Actually what he’s wielding is a cross between a rake and a clothes pole. With his rake/pole Outlaw reaches across the water, placing the curved...

Vern’s Cooking & Tidbits: Enhance Your Fried Crappies with Sesame and Soy

Let’s cook some fillets and add a couple of fish-enhancing tastes; sesame oil and soy sauce. Historically, sesame plants were cultivated more than 5,000 years ago as a drought-tolerant crop and grew where other crops couldn’t. These plants grew wild...

Tournament Results June 2017

COOSA RIVER CRAPPIE CLUB APRIL 15th LAKE GUNTERSVILLE 1. Ronnie Blease/Chad Hale 13.49 2. Stanley Steed/Gary Stephens 13.36 3. Rodger Absher/Darla Absher 12.15 4. Jerry Culverson/Mike Culverson 11.55 BIG FISH 1. Rodger Absher/Darla Absher 2.38 HOI CRAPPIE CLUB APRIL 15th BANNER MARSH 1. White Cotton/White Cotton 3.6 2. Merritt/Bachman 1.1 3. Anderson/Anderson 1.09 4. Fimer/Boward 0.6 CRAPPIE USA APRIL 21st - 22nd GREEN RIVER LAKE AMATEUR DIVISION 1....

Crappie Calendar June 2017

JUNE 3rd KANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB PERRY LAKE CLUB JUNE 3rd CAT TEXAS LAKE LEWISVILLE JR ANGLER TOURNAMENT JUNE 3rd CENTRAL ARKANSAS PECKERWOOD/LAKE DES ARC CLUB JUNE 3rd CENTRAL ILLINOIS LAKE SHELBYVILLE CLUB JUNE 3rd - 4th INDIANA SLAB MASTERS MISSISSINEWA/SALAMONIE SUPER EVENT JUNE 3rd- 4th NORTEAEST OHIO CRAPPIE MOSQUITO LAKE 2 DAY-CLUB JUNE 9th - 10th MAGNOLIA TBD CHAMPOINSHIP JUNE 10th EASTERN MISSOURI MARK TWAIN LAKE 4hOLE-3 FISH JUNE 10th CENTRAL ALABAMA ALABAMA RIVER/SWIFT CREEK CLUB JUNE 10th FLORIDA CRAPPIE CLUB NEWMANS CLUB JUNE 10th NORTEAEST OHIO CRAPPIE PYMATUNING LAKE CLUB JUNE 11th CHATTANOOGA CHESTER FROST PARK CLUB JUNE 16th MIDDLE...

Crappie Clubs

Club Contact FACEBOOK AMERICAN CRAPPIE TRAIL MATT MORGAN https://www.facebook.com/americancrappietrail/ BAYOU STATE CRAPPIE ASSOCIATION Brandon Jennings https://www.facebook.com/groups/BayouStateCrappie/ CAPITOL CRAPPIE CLUB Austin Kneeskern https://www.facebook.com/groups/984256651629379/ CAROLINA CRAPPIE ASSOCIATION RICK https://www.facebook.com/carolina.assocation/?fref=ts CENTRAL ALABAMA CRAPPIE CLUB Dan Dannanmueller/Jonathan Phillips https://www.facebook.com/groups/1652871384980476/ CENTRAL ARKANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB Jason Westerberg https://www.facebook.com/CentralArkansasCrappieAssociation/?fref=ts CENTRAL ILLINOIS CRAPPIE CLUB Joe Schrader/Greg Foley https://www.facebook.com/groups/425353854297831/ CHATTANOOGA CRAPPIE CLUB Mike Johnston/Jim Edmister https://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaCrappieClub/?fref=ts COOSA RIVER CRAPPIE CLUB https://www.facebook.com/Coosa-River-Crappie-Club-1094216397275073/ CRAPPIE ANGLERS OF TEXAS JAY REEVE https://www.facebook.com/crappieanglersoftexas/?fref=ts CRAPPIE MASTERS Mike...