December is a time when weather can be cold but crappie can be active and cooperative. CrappieNow Digital Magazine gives you tips, tactics and begins a new series on national crappie tournaments.

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Opening Cast December 2016

Christmas is almost upon us and I just can’t believe that another year has just about passed. The holidays are a favorite part of my year! Thoughts included family, friends, food, fun and renewal. Fishing and life as a whole are all part of a life circle. Although some excellent ...
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The Future of Crappie Tournaments: Part I…Three Trials’ Histories & Goals

by Tim Huffman You may have no interest in crappie tournaments, or maybe dislike tournaments, but without a doubt they have an impact on how you fish. The first is knowledge. We’ve learned from tournament fishermen how to better fish different waters, seasons, weather conditions and water conditions. We’ve learned ...
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Crappie Q&A

Question: A good December fishing tip? ROD WALL, says, “Bait color is important. Look at the pegs at the baitshop to see which colors are sold out. If you have three pegs with chartreuse-type colors sold out there is a good chance that is a hot color on the lake.” ...
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Crappie NOW How To Scent

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Crappie Basics 127: River Fishing 1,2,3

River fishing isn’t the easiest waters for most fishermen. Rising and falling water, along with changing currents, can cause each day to different. There are three things critical for success on the river. First, use your electronics. These are your eyes to knowing depths, contours, covers and to see fish ...
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Crappie USA 2016 Championship…How They Fished

By Ron Presley Crappie tournaments always offer a challenge of one kind or another. This year’s Crappie USA (CUSA) Classic on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes was no different. The lake was pulled down to “rock bottom” according to a local marina operator. He advised anglers to observe and respect the ...
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Why Shoot Docks During A Drought?

with Darrell Baker by John Phillips Editor’s note: Darrell Baker of Centre, Alabama, has been fishing and guiding on Weiss Lake for 40 years. The state of Alabama had one of the worst droughts that we've ever seen this past year. When we went fishing in the middle of November ...
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BnM How To December

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Crappie Basics 128: Shallow in Winter

Every body of water can be different but one way to catch winter crappie is to get close to the bank in 3 to 5 feet of water. Fish are slow and a little difficult to catch. They are sluggish so use something small with color in it. Maybe a ...
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Vernon’s Cooking & Tidbits: Crappies for Christmas

By Vernon Summerlin In keeping with the season, I’ve chosen a few special recipes. Dumpling is our English word for an ancient delicacy called wonton. In American Chinese cuisine, wontons are served in two ways: in a soup (wontons in a clear broth) and as an appetizer called fried wontons ...
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Clam Inducted to Hall of Fame

Ice fishermen are no strangers to the Clam name. The Fishing Hall of Fame of Minnesota announced Clam to it’s list for induction. The Hall of Fame recognize indiviuals and organizations that heve made a major impact on Minnesota’s sport fishing industry. The Hall recognizes education, legislation, guiding, manufacturing, media ...
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Barkley, Cheatham, Old Hickory, Cordell Hull…Crappies in the Cumberland

By Vernon Summerlin Two of the four lakes along the Cumberland River chain in Tennessee are known for crappie – Old Hickory Lake and Lake Barkley. Cordell Hull and Cheatham Lakes also have strong crappie populations but they don’t get the fishing pressure nor has the word gotten out – ...
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Fishing’s Future . . . More than a Sport

By Ron Presley Shane Wilson signs his correspondence with the phrase, “Fishing's Future......more than a sport.” Give that statement just a little thought and you will understand the mission of this highly successful organization that is dedicated to changing lives through fishing. A popular statement among outdoor enthusiasts that recognizes ...
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Tournament Results December 2016

EAST TENNESSEE OCTOBER 15th WATTS BAR LAKE 1. Neal Alvis/Scott Bunch 11.79 2. Hayden Barnett/Kelly Barnett 9.86 3. Cory Gerlach/Scott Baines 7.99 4. Darren Caughron/Wally Porter 7.94 5. David Loupe/Matt Xenos 7.82 BIG FISH 1. Neal Alvis/Scott Bunch 1.98 WAPPAPELLO OCTOBER 16th WAPPAPELLO LAKE 1. Botch/Ware 5.75 2. Fowler/Channell 5.34 ...
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Crappie Calendar December 2016

DECEMBER 3rd PEACH STATE LAKE BLACKSHEAR CLUB DECEMBER 3rd CAROLINA-CCA LAKE WATEREE CLUB DECEMBER 3rd RIPPIN' LIPZ EAGLE LAKE CLUB DECEMBER 10th BAYOU STATE BLACK LAKE CLUB DECEMBER 10th CHATTANOOGA CHESTER FROST PARK OPEN DECEMBER 10th MAGNOLIA EAGLE LAKE/CHOTARD CLUB DECEMBER 17th EAST TENNESSE FT. LOUDON CLUB DECEMBER 17th MIDDLE ...
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Crappie Clubs December 2016

Club Web Site Contact BAYOU STATE CRAPPIE ASSOCIATION www.bsca.crappieclub@aol.com Brandon Jennings CAPITOL CRAPPIE CLUB Austin Kneeskern CAROLINA CRAPPIE ASSOCIATION www.carolinacrappieassociation.webnode.com CENTRAL ALABAMA CRAPPIE CLUB Dan Dannanmueller/Jonathan Phillips CENTRAL ARKANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB http://www.centralarkansascrappieassociation.com/ Jason Westerberg CENTRAL ILLINOIS CRAPPIE CLUB http://www.centralillinoiscrappieclub.com/ Joe Schrader/Greg Foley CHATTANOOGA CRAPPIE CLUB https://sites.google.com/site/chattanoogacrappieclub/ Mike Johnston/Jim Edmister CRAPPIE ...
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