“Crappie Season” is in full swing across the southern and middle states. Warmer temperatures, new foliage and active fish brings excitement to all fishermen.

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Opening Cast

Finally, spring is trying to bust loose and with it comes fantastic Crappie Fishing.  Bring on the sun, warmer water and an electrified crappie bite!  It’s a new year that can bring new products and capabilities. New electronic capabilities from Garmin, Live Scope, have enhanced fish identification beyond our anticipated ...
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North Dakota Crappie & Travel

by Tim Huffman Few articles are written about crappie fishing in North Dakota. That’s because the crappie take a back seat to great walleye and perch fishing. The prime season for crappie is winter when fish are taken under the ice. Ice-out follows in the spring when crappie are pursued ...
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Tip of the Month: Big Baits & Stealth   

“I’m still looking for a three-pound crappie. Arklabutla is the farthest north of the Mississippi lakes, so their spawn will be last, usually in April. I’ll be slow trolling 16-foot BnM Pro Staff Poles because we are catching bigger fish and I want the stiffness of those poles. “Big baits ...
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Top Crappie Lakes 2019

By Tim Huffman There is no perfect list of the best lakes in the country. One fisherman may love a stump-filled lake while another fisherman hates it. What makes a good lake good can include big fish, numbers of fish and secondary factors including launching, local accommodations, beauty or uniqueness ...
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Crappie Basics 184: Spawn to Post-Spawn

“On Kentucky Lake, the spawn may start in March or early April, depending upon the weather. The blacks will spawn first and they’ll be on the pea gravel banks and rocky points. I like to cast curly tail jigs to them. A lot of people use a cork with a ...
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Phil & Eva Rambo

By Tim Huffman             There are many great people who fish the tournament trails, but one team people admires is Phil and Eva Rambo. They are in their late 70’s, but they still have a desire to compete. More importantly, they are good people and great representatives of the sport ...
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Seeing Is Believing…Marine Electronics

by Brad Wiegmann There has never been a better time to upgrade your marine electronics. Manufacturers have new marine electronics available with everything from LiveSight Sonar, Panoptix LiveScope, MEGA Imaging, RealVision 3D and Superior HyperVision. It’s almost impossible to keep up with the new technology and features offered in each ...
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Take That Kid Crappie Fishing in 2019

By Kenneth L. Kieser The old Model-A Ford roadster raised dust in my mom and dad’s gravel driveway. My great grandfather, Milo Rose, only moved the car that he had purchased in the early 1920’s from his wooden garage for fishing or hunting trips. The year was 1957 and I, ...
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THE GREAT OUTDOORS

By Larry Whiteley Thank God It’s April Thank God it’s April! To me, April is God’s gift to us after a long, cold winter that we didn’t think would ever end. April is turkey hunting time and your heart beating faster as a big old gobbler comes into your calls ...
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Crappie Basics 185: Make Adjustments

“Washington Lake is a good place to fish. The lake is shallow overall so a couple of warm days really fires the fish up. A 65 degree day, sunshine and 45 degree nights can start them spawning by going into pre-spawn mode. Then as water warms they’ll be spawning. “They ...
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Lake Overcup…Central Arkansas Crappie Association

March 16th, 2019 The Central Arkansas Crappie Association, CACA, had it’s first tournament of the year and it was a good one. There were 32 teams fished Lake Overcup, Arkansas, and the lake produced two three pounders. Their weigh-in took place at the Conway Expo Center. How They Fished First ...
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Crappie Expo & Mr. Crappie Invitational Tournament

October 4-6, 2019 are the dates for the first Crappie Expo and Fishing Classic at the Hot Springs Convention Center and Lake Hamilton, Arkansas. The event is set up to bring large numbers of spectators to enjoy vendor and manufacturer booths, boat giveaways, concert and free fish fry. There will ...
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Salt-Baked Fish ‘n’ Stews

We commonly think of table salt when most recipes call for salt. Table salt has additives like iodine (to prevent thyroid disease) and an anti-caking agent to prevent lumping in humidity. Many chefs prefer kosher salt (additive-free, coarse-grained) for cooking and sea salt for table use because they have a ...
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Tournament Results

CRAPPIE USA FEBRUARY 16th LOGAN MARTIN AMATEUR DIVISION 1. Fred Walker/Danny Sisson 12.23 2. Gary Kendrick/Blake Kendrick 11.92 3. Jason Bailey/Lori Bailey 11.8 4. Frank A Jackson/James Stewart 11.24 5. Greg Hanson/Paul Johnson 10.79 PRO DIVISION 1. Rodney Talley/John Baker 12.4 2. Sean Dees/Aaron Knight 12.03 3. Forrest Walker/Jacob Walker ...
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Crappie Calendar

APR 5th - 6th CRAPPIE MASTERS LAKE FORK ONE POLE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE APR 5th - 6th CRAPPIE USA LAKE CUMBERLAND SUPER EVENT APR 6th INDIANA SLAB MASTER BROOKVILLE CLUB APR 6th MAGNOLIA CRAPPIE CLUB ROSS BARNETT BMO APR 6th PEACH STATE CRAPPIE CLUB WEST POINT LAKE CLASSIC APR 6th SPRINGFIELD ...
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Crappie Clubs

Club Contact Link AMERICAN CRAPPIE TRAIL Matt Morgan FACEBOOK BAYOU STATE CRAPPIE ASSOCIATION Brandon Jennings FACEBOOK BEAVER LAKE CRAPPIE ASSOC. Peyton Usery FACEBOOK BOYDS CRAPPIE TRAIL Blake Phillips FACEBOOK CAPITOL CRAPPIE CLUB Austin Kneeskern FACEBOOK CENTRAL ALABAMA CRAPPIE CLUB Dan Dannanmueller/Jonathan Phillips FACEBOOK CENTRAL ARKANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB Jason Westerberg FACEBOOK ...
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