August is truly the dog-days of summer fishing. However, with the right technique and right strategies, you can catch your fish and be off the water before it gets too hot. Check out CrappieNow August issues for articles, tips and tactics.

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Opening Cast

I just returned from ICAST 2018 in Orlando Florida.  It was a great show, lots of vendors and new products including items for crappie fishing. The Live Shot’N, by TTI-Blakemore, is a standout jig. I’ve caught a lot of crappie on it during testing. Bobby Garland has a new bait ...
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Planer Board Crappie

Story & photos by Greg McCain Crappie fishermen are a resourceful collection of individuals. They take time-honored traditions and make them better. They develop new techniques and make them their own. They’ve even been known to borrow tactics from other types of fishing. Their imaginations know few limits. Such is ...
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Crappie Basics 168: August Shallow Water

Robert Robinson, a.k.a. Wister Slab Daddy on crappie.com, says August in Oklahoma can be okay. “Most fishermen fish deep but I fish shallow. I catch two-pound fish in three feet of water. There is more oxygen in the shallow water. “It can be hard to make yourself fish in shallow ...
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Crank Up Summer Crappie

By: Ron Wong Surface temperatures in the south are really hot this year from all the 90-plus degree daytime temperatures.  Many of the lakes surface temps are near or above 90 degrees; however there are crappie to catch.  There are still several techniques that will put them in the boat ...
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Crappie Gear: Bug Band Mosquito Repellent

            Fishing isn’t as fun when swatting mosquitos, flies and other pest. Crappie fishermen have an easy way to enjoy fishing without having to deal with flying insects. According to laboratory and field studies by the University of Florida in Gainesville, Geraniol, the active ingredient in BugBan Mosquito Repellent, has ...
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Advanced Seasonal Structure: Stump Strategy

Story & photos by Tim Huffman Stumps are friends of a crappie fisherman. However, learning which stumps are being used by the fish can be tricky. What’s a stump? In general, it’s the remaining root system and short portion of a tree trunk. The tree may have been cut before ...
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Crappie Basics 169: Slow Bites

Summer crappie are famous for being slow to bite when it’s hot. They’ll bump a bait, nip it in the rear or just look at it. Summer is probably the most important season for using minnows because of the finicky bite. A float is a good option for slowing down ...
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Crappie Gear: Bobby Garland Slab Hunt’R

            Gene Larew Lures, makers of Bobby Garland crappie baits and Gene Larew bass lures, announces the introduction of the Slab Hunt’R for crappie fishermen. The Slab Hunt’R is the perfect size at 2.25 inches. Not to small, not too large. It has a bulkier profile than typical minnow-style baits ...
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Recipe: Fish Velouté Sauce and Grilled Crappie

Velouté is last one of the five mother sauces of classical cuisine we haven’t covered. It can be made with any white stock, but this version, the fish velouté, is made with fish stock. There's also a veal velouté and a chicken velouté. Fish velouté is the basis for the ...
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Tip of the Month: Summer Depth & Wind

By Barry Morrow August is when fishermen often go deep because it’s hot. I do the opposite. There are always some baitfish in shallow coves during August, so I prefer to target fish chasing those baitfish. Shallow crappie at Truman will still be on the wood and they can be ...
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Tournament Results

SHOALS AREA CRAPPIE ASSOCIATION JUNE 16th LITTLE BEAR 1. Jimmy McCarley/David McCarley 6.46 2. Keith Jenkins/Josh Jenkins 5.97 3. Jonathan Kirby 5.92 4. Kevin McCarley/Rick Robinson 5.3 5. Joe Lambert 5.16 BIG FISH 1. Jimmy McCarley/David McCarley 1.61 WAPPAPELLO CRAPPIE CLUB JUNE 16th WAPPAPELLO LAKE 1. Botch/Botch/Botch 7 2. Troph/Schrader ...
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Crappie Calendar

AUG 4th CRAPPIE MASTERS MARK TWAIN LAKE 2nd Leg of MO ST Championship AUG 4th KANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB EL DORADO CLUB AUG 5th KANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB EL DORADO SINGLE POLE SHOOTOUT AUG 11th NORTHEAST OHIO MIDDLEFIELD OHIO/CLUB PICNIC ALL FAMILY EVENT AUG 11th WAPPAPELLO WAPPAPELLO LAKE HIS/HERS AUG 11th-12th EASTERN ...
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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 ...
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