Opening Cast

The college national football championship, Super Bowl, and sports shows makes this a great time of year, at least for football fans and crappie fishermen. A lot of other things are going on during the next two months, too, including...

Advanced Seasonal Structure: Bends & Ledges

  By Tim Huffman   Winter fishing water that’s not frozen can be a challenge with big rewards. Keying in on the right spots is very important with channel bends and ledges providing much of the action. What and Where Channels wind back and...

Game Play with Ice Gadgets Yield Winter Crappies

By Darl Black   Dave Lefebre of Erie, PA may be best known for his fishing successes on national bass circuits, but during the tournament off season he is a crappie-fishing phenom. “When I started in professional bass fishing, I got tagged...

Crappie NOW – Equipment Maintenance Matters

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Crappie Basics #153: Building Beds

Building crappie beds isn’t just a thing of the past. It’s just as important now as it was several decades ago. Some waters have winter drawdown making this a good season for placing or driving beds. There are a few...

Great Graphs for Under $1000

By Tim Huffman   Crappie fishermen can improve their catching by building and sinking beds, maintaining good boat control and quickly forming patterns. However, according to experts, the quickest way for a fisherman to jump to another level of fishing is...

Tennessee’s Winter Crappie Fishing with Chris Duraji

Story & photos by John E. Phillips   Cold weather can be a nightmare for crappiers to fish. However, if you're like me, you have to fish when you have a chance. You can’t change the fishing conditions. I recently fished...

Fishing Funny’s

BnM Poles: How To Shoot Docks

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Crappie Basics #154: Deep Fish

Lakes and rivers vary greatly in characteristics but a percentage of them will have deep crappie in the winter. It’s a place they are comfortable and can survive. Going deep is usually a progression starting at mid-depths, maybe 8 to...

Crappie Rich Po Boy Sammiches – Ain’t Nuthin’ Po About’em

            The traditional Po Boy sandwich from Louisiana almost always contains fried seafood; shrimp, crawfish, oysters and crab. Here are some options for dressing up your Crappie Rich Po Boys.   Crappie Rich Boy This comes from my experienced imagination. I...

Tournament Results

SPRINGFIELD CRAPPIE CLUB NOVEMBER 11th LAKE SPRINGFIELD 1. Wes Pierceall/Wes Kauffman 7.83 2. Sammy Wright/Zack Pierce 6.8 BIG FISH 1. Wes Pierceall/Wes Kauffman 1.98 COOSA RIVER CRAPPIE CLUB NOVEMBER 18th NEELY HENRY LAKE 1. Stanley Steed/Leonard Steed 10.76 2. Phil Trap 10.02 3. Barbara Kendrick/Gary Kendrick 8.38 BIG FISH 1. Stanley Steed/Leonard Steed 1.83 EAST TN CRAPPIE CLUB NOVEMBER 18th CHICKAMAUGA LAKE 1. Scott...

Crappie Calendar

JAN 6th PEACH STATE SINCLAIR CLUB JAN 6th SOUTHWEST MISSOURI LAKE OF THE OZARKS FISH OFF JAN 7th CHATTANOOGA CHESTER FROST PARK CLUB JAN 13th CAROLINA CRAPPIE ASSOC. WYLIE/EBENEZER CLUB JAN 13th CRAPPIE NUTZ HARDING OPEN JAN 13th MAGNOLIA OKATIBBEE CLUB JAN 20th BEAVER LAKE CRAPPIE ASSOC. BEAVER LAKE CLUB JAN 20th CRAPPIE ANGLERS OF TEXAS SANDLIN/CYPRESS SPRINGS QUALIFIER JAN 20th EAST TN CRAPPIE CLUB WATTS BAR LAKE CLUB JAN 20th WAPPAPELLO WAPPAPELLO LAKE CLUB JAN 26th - 27th CRAPPIE MASTERS ST JOHNS RIVER 1st LEG OF FL ST. Championship FEB 2nd - 3rd CRAPPIE MASTERS LAKE...

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Crappie Clubs

Club Contact Link AMERICAN CRAPPIE TRAIL Matt Morgan FaceBook BEAVER LAKE CRAPPIE CLUB Payton Usery FACEBOOK CAPITOL CRAPPIE CLUB Austin Kneeskern FaceBook CAROLINA CRAPPIE ASSOCIATION RICK Eudy FaceBook CENTRAL ALABAMA CRAPPIE CLUB Dan Dannanmueller/Jonathan Phillips FaceBook CENTRAL ARKANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB Jason Westerberg FaceBook CENTRAL ILLINOIS CRAPPIE CLUB Joe Schrader/Greg Foley FaceBook CHATTANOOGA CRAPPIE CLUB Mike Johnston/Jim Edmister FaceBook CRAPPIE ANGLERS OF TEXAS JAY Reve FaceBook CRAPPIE MASTERS Mike Valentine FaceBook CRAPPIE USA Darrell...