February is a great crappie month. Fish can be caught under the ice up north while Florida crappie can be in the spawn. The temperatures may be cool the fishing is hot.

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Opening Cast

We are already a month into 2019 and it seems like New Years just occurred. Time passes quickly. Spring will be here soon with crappie biting everywhere. January was warm so maybe it will stay that way giving us an early spawn. I attended the 2019 National Professional Anglers Association ...
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Commercial Crappie!

Tenn-Tom Does More Than Float Barges Story & photos by John N. Felsher Built to shave off about 800 miles of boat travel from Middle America to the Gulf of Mexico, the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway created abundant fishing habitat as a bonus when it opened in 1985. More popularly known as ...
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Tips for Icing Crappies

Story & photos by Darl Black It’s beginning to look a lot like…an abbreviated ice fishing season in NW Pennsylvania. With a shot of really cold air at Thanksgiving, area lakes skimmed over early and many hole sitters were anticipating safe ice within a week or two. But rain and ...
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Spotlight Profile  Buck Simmons

by Tim Huffman Industry Pioneer…Buck Simmons “Buck Simmons recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Crappie Masters and was inducted to the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame. Buck has designed, improved and made cutting-edge fishing poles for many decades. His BGJP pole, Buck’s Graphite Jig Pole, forever changed ...
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Crappie Gear: Tree Thumper Pole, by BnM

There’s no doubt there are many poles to choose from today when we look for a crappie pole. However, the pioneer of crappie fishing poles are still the leaders today. They are still making new, efficient poles to help fishermen catch more crappie. Kent Driscoll, Pro Staff Manager, says, “The ...
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Crappie Basics 180: Mounting a Fish

Crappie are heavier from now through the spawn. The peak may be late January in Florida and May or June in Pennsylvania. The middle states are often April. These are best-bet times for a heavy crappie. Reasons for mounting a slab can include big weight, long fish, unique fish, youngster’s ...
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Stop Asian Carp

by Tim Huffman Asian carp numbers are rapidly growing and their range is expanding. The jumping make them a danger to people on the water and their numbers are putting desirable gamefish in danger. There are three major ways to reduce the negative impact created by Asian carp. Carp are ...
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Basics 181: Channel Crappie

“The fish will be on the creek and river channels with cover being a key this time of year. Look for old logs, laydowns, brushpiles and combinations of wood I call trash where the current washes them in. “I like 14-15 feet but everything depends upon the conditions and the ...
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Crappie University Sets 2019 Schedule

TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 18, 2019) - Crappie University announces its 2019 classes are set and include 10 repeat venues for the new year, all being in areas known for excellent crappie fishing opportunities nearby. In Illinois, Illinois Central College in Peoria will host a class on Jan. 26. In Kansas, ...
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Fish & Herbs Recipe

When planting your garden, set aside a plot for herbs or pots on your patio. They will pay off in better tasting foods as well as save you a few bucks. The use of herbs goes back to when humans decided to add a little extra flavor to their foods ...
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Tournament Results

YADKIN RIVER CRAPPIE TRAIL DECEMBER 22nd TUCKERTOWN RESERVOIR 1. Montgomery/Swain 7.09 2. Clifton/Clifton 6.84 3. Rayburn/Maynor 5 BIG FISH 1. Montgomery/Swain 1.41 LAKE OKEECHOBEE CRAPPIE SERIES DECEMBER 29th LAKE OKEECHOBEE 1. George Parker/Tim Eberly 10.34 2. Capp Williams/John Dunlap 9.46 3. Brad Gibson/Ron Veale 9.02 4. Mike West/Bill Patrick 8.66 ...
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Crappie Calendar

FEB 1st - 2nd CRAPPIE MASTERS ST JOHNS RIVER 1st LEG FL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FEB 2nd BEAVER LAKE CRAPPIE ASSOCIATION BEAVER LAKE CLUB FEB 2nd FISH THE CAROLINAS LAKE NORMAN CLUB FEB 2nd MAGNOLIA CRAPPIE CLUB LAKW WASHINGTON CLUB FEB 8th - 9th CRAPPIE MASTERS LAKE TALQUIN FINAL LEG OF ...
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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 Dan Dannanmueller/Jonathan Phillips FACEBOOK CENTRAL ARKANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB Jason Westerberg FACEBOOK ...
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