Pre-spawn crappie fishing starts now. For example, Florida’s St. Johns River crappie should be in full swing during the first week of February. The spawn slowly moves toward the north as waters warm. Read CrappieNow Digital Magazine, February issue, for the latest in crappie fishing.

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Opening Cast

A new year is here and I am very excited to witness all the great fishing opportunities it will bring!  A few of my goals for the year include reaching more of you through our digital presence to share information, techniques and issues impacting our fishing community. Recently, I attended ...
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Advanced Seasonal Structure: Winter Docks

By Tim Huffman “Shooting gives you so much more accuracy and lets you get into spots you can’t get by casting or flipping.” Travis Bunting, 2017 Crappie USA Champ Winter dock shooting may be foreign to many crappie chasers. Some fishermen don’t have lakes with docks while others choose to ...
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First Impressions  …Into to the St. Johns River

by Ron Presley The first visit to a new body of water produces feelings of anxiety and hope. The anxiety comes because of the unknown factors at a new location that will impact the fishing. The hope comes from the fact that most crappie anglers are naturally optimistic and start ...
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Crappie Basics #155: Specific Targets

“February and March are good times to spider rig. A lot of fishermen think spider rigging is putting down baits on eight poles and drift around. That’s fine for them if it works but we catch more fish by targeting specific items. At least 99-percent of the time we are ...
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They’re Different Under the Ice

By Vic Attardo Some guys like their distilled grains “neat” -- meaning not diluted or mixed with anything. Then again other guys like their refreshments “on the rocks” -- with a couple of frozen cubes. Crappie take it both ways. They can swim around plain water, very neat, or they ...
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Crappie Kids

“Together helping our children catch their dreams” Kids Fishing and Education announced Emily Stocking as the new Managing Director. Her parents owned Everhart’s Tackle and Sporting Goods most of her childhood so she grew up in the outdoor industry. “I have fond memories of hearing fish stories, stocking shelves and ...
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February Tip: Slow Down

By Charles Bunting In February, if my home lake, Ozarks in Missouri, has ice off of it, I’ll be shooting docks. Sunshine on docks will cause the water to warm around the floatation. The dock may be in 20 feet of water with fish at one or two feet from ...
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Crappie Basics #156: Fishing the Stems and Cypress

“Beginning sometime in February and going until mid-March when the lily pads top out, a fisherman can cast at Reelfoot. The stems are great. It’s a good time to catch big crappie. Probably my personal best on the lake was a limit doing this and it included five over two ...
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Crappie-n-Grits Recipe

The word "grits" derives from the Old English word "grytt," meaning coarse meal that originated in the Southern United States but now is available world-wide. Grits are made from boiled coarsely ground corn. Grits are usually served as a breakfast dish but are popular as a dinner entrée, crappie and ...
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Tournament Results

EAST TENESSEE CRAPIE CLUB DECEMBER 16th DOUGLAS LAKE 1. Scott Bunch/Neil Alvis 7.93 2. Mike Willard 6.99 3. Jim Huber/Tim Irwin 6.53 4. Darren Caughron/Tracy Caughron 5.78 5. Tim King 5.54 BIG FISH 1. Mike Willard 1.92 MIDDLE TENNESSEE CRAPPIE CLUB DECEMBER 16th NORMANDY 1. Larry/Robert 10.84 2. Rodney Edwards/Coby ...
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Crappie Calendar

FEB 2nd - 3rd CRAPPIE MASTERS LAKE TAIQUIN FINAL LEG OF FL ST Championship FEB 3rd MIDDLE TENNESSEE WOODS RESERVOIR CLUB FEB 10th CAROLINA CRAPPIE ASSOC. HIGH ROCK/TBA CLUB FEB 10th CENTRAL ALABAMA CRAPPIE CLUB LAKE MARTIN/WIND CREEK CLUB FEB 10th CRAPPIE NUTZ WEST POINT OPEN FEB 10th MAGNOLIA WOLF ...
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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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