The holiday season brings good fishing. Join us at CrappieNow for the December issue where we fish with a quadriplegic guide, have a great tip to an Alabama lake, and revisit the 2017 Crappie USA Classic. Get tips, tactics and more.

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Opening Cast

December marks the end of fall and the year. It is also a family gatherings month and the celebration of our savior’s birth. Crappie fishing can be spectacular in the fall I love fishing this time of year, especially when the water temperatures dips below 60 degrees. This fall has ...
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Crappie USA 2017 Championship…How the Winners Fished

It’s All About Man-Made Structure 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. A cold front moved in to test the skills of competing anglers with rain, wind and cold ...
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Crappie Fishing Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This

 by  John E. Phillips “Tony Adams, who will be your fishing guide, assures me he’s found a spot where y’all should be able to limit out on crappie in 2 hours, and on your way to that spot, Tony will put-out jugs to catch catfish,” Mayor Jack Tibbs of Eufaula, ...
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Crappie Tips from a Special Guide

Story & photos by Brent Frazee Things many fishermen take for granted – something as simple as getting into a boat – are a bit complicated for Terry Saldeen. Saldeen, a partial quadriplegic, spends his life in a motorized wheelchair. But that doesn’t stop him from going crappie fishing on ...
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Crappie Basics #151 – More Efficiency…Less Equipment & Tackle

I’ve seen it many times…a boat so loaded with equipment and tackle it’s an obstacle coarse getting from the seat to the front or back deck. The more crowded a boat the less efficient it will be. I hear the jeers and objections right now, but the truth is that ...
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Tip of the Month by Barry Morrow

   “I like to jig. I’m not as good a pushing, or spider rigging, but I try to be the best I can be. I’ve noticed as I’ve gotten older that my peripheral vision isn’t as good as it use to be. I saw something one time that gave me ...
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Crappie Basics #152 – Recreational Vs Tournament Fishing

Three basic differences separate recreational and tournament fisherman. First, the mental. Recreational fishing means there is little pressure to catch numbers or specific size although the goal is obviously to do both. Catching is a huge bonus to a fun day outdoors but not required. A tournament fisherman has pressure ...
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A Spicier Christmas – Crappie Étouffée

Étouffée is a dish found in both Cajun and Creole cuisine typically served with shellfish over rice. In French, the word étouffée literally means "smothered," which is a good way to describe our Christmas recipe. Although other forms of seafood may be used, a true étouffée should be made with ...
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Tournament Results

GRAND LAKES CRAPPIE SERIES OCTOBER 15th GRAND LAKES 1. Jeff Toben/John Andreoni 2. Jim Freeman/Doug Freeman 3. Mark Puthoff/Mike Shroyer 4. Ryan Kennedy/Scott Sipe 5. Dustin Christman/AJ Mast AMERICAN CRAPPIE TRAIL OCTOBER 18th - 21st LAKE OF THE OZARKS 1. C.Bunting/T.Bunting 17.59 2. K.Mueller/W.Cooper 17.38 3. R.Brown/S.Beckman 16.89 4. D.Muench/S.Watson ...
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CRAPPIE CALENDAR

DEC 2nd KANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB MARION LAKE CLUB DEC 2nd TWIN LAKES CRAPPIE CLUB TWIN LAKES CLASSIC DEC 2nd FLORIDA CRAPPIE CLUB LAKE ROSALIE CLUB DEC 9th BEAVER LAKE CRAPIE ASSOC. HICKORY CREEK MARINA CHALLENGE DEC 9th CAROLINA CRAPPIE ASSOC. WATEREE LAKE CLUB DEC 9th CHATTANOOGA CHESTER FROST PARK CLUB ...
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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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Missouri’s Great Flood of 1993- Revisiting an Epic Natural Disaster

            Kenny Kieser, accomplished award-winning outdoor writer and photographer, used his talents to create a written and photographic journal of the major flood of 1993, what many call the 500-year Missouri flood. This book covers the history and the personal stories of those who survived and rebuilt. The book details ...
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Crappie Kids

RECRUITING, RETAINING AND REACTIVATING ANGLERS GAINING MOMENTUM (As Reported by Fishing Tackle Retailer) Recruiting, retaining and reactivating (R3) anglers and boaters is continuing to gain momentum, both in helping to reach the 60 in 60 goal and in working to secure valuable funding for state conservation programs. It’s RBFF’s vision ...
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