Crappie_NOW_August_2015

The August issue of Crappie NOW Magazine includes articles on catching crappie from humps, snags, trees, and from a pontoon boat. Plus, there are many more tips from expert fishermen from around the country.

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aug2015

Opening Cast

The first half of the year will be remembered for floods and high water. And, it's not over. Today in late July a strong front is dumping rain in much of the country...again. I crossed ...
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Advanced Seasonal Structures: Stumps & Snags

By Tim Huffman Good wood covers, including trees, stumps and snags, are always high-potential spots for catching fish. Stump and snags...the love affair never ends for the fish or fishermen. Fish love the safety, ambush ...
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Hump Fishing for Summer Crappie

By Darl Black Some anglers may call it a rise or submerged island. Regardless of the local colloquialism, a hump is merely a substantial elevation of the lake bottom that is surrounded by deeper water ...
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Crappie Basics #100: Summer Thermocline

Thermocline conditions are present right now in many lakes. The thermocline, shown as a straight line on the locator, will have fish above it in water with a better oxygen content."August in Illinois," says Bill ...
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What’s Your Best August Fishing Tip?

Question asked during the Truman Lake Crappie Masters One-Pole tournament. Jason Dudley, Illinois. "Most lakes have a thermocline in August. You can see it on your electronics. It will be a straight line and baitfish ...
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The Pontoon Platform For Crappie Catching

By Terry Madewell Crappie fishing boats come in all shapes, models and sizes in an attempt to fit the needs for every situation an angler encounters. When working open water areas many expert anglers and ...
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Crappie Basics 101: August Tactics

August fishing can be brutal. Air temperatures in most states are still peaking out an water temperatures are hot.Tournament fisherman Donald Beckstrom from Kansas says, "Our Kansas lakes are 100 degrees in the Midwest where ...
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Rigging a Crappie Boat: Electronic Gadgets

HydroWave, Color C-Lector and Aqua-Vu Underwater Cameras Ron Presley A friend of mine recently told me a story about his wise old grandmother. "I was looking at a new fangled fishing gadget that someone had ...
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Tip of the Month: Fish Aggressively

by Richard Bowling One thing I've noticed is some fishermen restrict their fishing by tying up to a tree. Sometimes that may work but to me it's not the best way to fish. Tying up ...
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The Basics to Frying Crappie

Pan-fried fish uses just a thin layer of hot oil in a skillet and a light flour and/or cornmeal coating on the fish instead of a batter. This is a little simpler, less messy and ...
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ICAST 2015 Award Winners

ICAST is a convention where fishing industry manufacturers and associated companies meet to display their new and current products for 2016. Fishing retailers can make orders so they will have them by next year’s fishing ...
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2015 Crappie Calendar

(Fishermen, check with club/association for exact dates, changes, cancellations and rules.)AUG 8 CRAPPIE MASTERS MARK TWAIN LAKE-MONROE CITY, MO CLUBAUG 15 CAT TX FORK LAKE QUALIFIERAUG 21 MIDDLE TENNESSEE WOODS RESERVOIR-RAMP NIGHT TOURNEYAUG 22 CRAPPIE ...
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Crappie NOW How To with Brad Taylor of BnM Poles

http://www.youtube.com/v/8AU0p9-FHQM ...
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Tournament Results

CRAPPIE USAJUNE 27 CAVE RUN LAKEAmature Division1. Jeff Crouch/Ralph Crouch 6.062. Eric Fenstenmaker/Jordy Fenstemaker 5.683. James Compton/Barnes Compton 5.504. Charles Saunders/David Johnson 4.895. David Miller/Steve Mittman 4.86Semi-Pro Division1. Ron Bilbrey/Damon Phillips 6.722. Steve Ferguson/Joey Briggs ...
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