Winter fishing can be some of the best of the year. One way to improve your fishing is to add structure. See how in the December issue of CrappieNow Digital Magazine.

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Opening Cast

Can you believe a whole year has almost passed by again! In a recent sports radio show, I was asked two things. First, what I’ve seen changing in media techniques to reach the crappie angler. And two, is our crappie fishing sport growing? The following are a few of my ...
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Millers Ferry  Hot Action in Cool Water

Story & photos by John N. Felsher From where the Tallapoosa and Coosa rivers merge to form the Alabama River near Wetumpka, Alabama, the stream flows 318 miles until it joins the Tombigbee River near Mount Vernon, to form the Mobile River. Between Wetumpka and Mount Vernon, dams divide the ...
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Crappie Basics 176: Channel Brush

            John Godwin of Duck Dynasty wears a grey beard and big smile. He loves the outdoors including crappie fishing. And, he is very good at loading a livewell with good fish. “In December we fish the channel at D’Arbonne, Louisiana. There are some deep brushtops in the channel. Fish ...
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Christmas Tree Crappie

By Brent Frazee I have a different view of Christmas trees than most people. Sure, I love to see my family gathered around the tree, glowing with strings of lights, ornaments and tinsel, during the holidays. But I also envision crappies gathered around my tree on the bottom of lake ...
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Crappie Basics 177: Slow and Light

Russ Bailey, host of BrushPile Fishing TV show says winter is a time for some finesse. “Downsizing is something that you need to consider any time you’re not getting many bites no matter where or what time of year. In cold water, the fish are not as aggressive so a ...
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Advanced Seasonal Structure: Man Made Beds

By Tim Huffman Placing cover for crappie is nothing new. Stake bed, crappie condo, crappie bed, brushpile, structure and cover are a few of the names fishermen use for these beds. Professional guides, tournament fishermen and serious recreational fishermen have long used the beds to enhance fishing. The key purpose ...
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Tip of the Month: Think Deep and Slow 

by Mike Sheppard In December, the fish will be in the mouths of the creeks. Water temperatures in November here on Kentucky Lake but in December they’ll be cooler. Different parts of the country will cool at different times. But when it does, the fish will head back to the ...
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Trinity Oaks Provides Dream Trips and More

“We are very excited to be working with Trinity Oaks, as we truly support and believe in the work of the organization to help people in need,” said Mike Nischalke, vice-president and owner, Hunter Outdoor Communication. “Trinity Oaks works with families of children and with terminal illnesses and disabilities, disadvantaged ...
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Where You Fish

Southwick Associates are leaders in angler, hunter and shooter surveys. They say recreational anglers cite a lot of reasons for choosing their favorite locations to fish, but one thing, it better be close to home. 60% proximity close to home 47% past fishing success 45% having a quiet place to ...
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Hot Peppered Pickled Crappie

Pickling began about 4,000 years ago. The process was developed to preserve foods including veggies, fruit, fish and meats. Pickled foods, especially cucumbers, are made and eaten because of the wonderfully complex mouth-puckering tastes. Pickling may also improve the nutritional value of food by the B vitamins that bacteria produce ...
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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 Alex Johnson FACEBOOK CENTRAL ARKANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB Jason Westerberg FACEBOOK CENTRAL ...
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Tournament Results

CENTRAL ILLINOIS CRAPPIE CLUB OCTOBER 20th DECATUR LAKE 1. Brian Cleveland/Chad Napier 8.74 2. Jett Lapin 8.08 3. Brian Plank/Eli Plank 7.82 4. Gabe Fairfield/Greg Lindsley 7.8 BIG FISH 1. Jett Lapin 1.8 CRAPPIE MASTERS OCTOBER 20th CARLYLE LAKE 1. Anthony Kannal/Mike Fields 11.27 2. Charlie Bunting/Travis Bunting 10.67 3 ...
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Crappie Calendar

DEC 1st FLORIDA CRAPPIE CLUB OKEECHOBEE CLUB DEC 1st KANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB CLINTON LAKE TOY DRIVE DEC 1st TWIN LAKES FISH ANYWHERE CLASSIC DEC 8th BEAVER LAKE CRAPPIE ASSOC. BEAVER LAKE Big Crappie Challenge DEC 8th CHATTANOOGA CRAPPIE CLUB CHESTER FROST PARK CLUB DEC 8th FISH THE CAROLINAS BADIN/TILLERY 2 ...
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