January means new beginnings for a fishing year. CrappieNow Digital Magazine discusses ice fishing, scents, tournaments and much more in the January issue.

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Opening Cast

This is issue #71 of CrappieNow…and they said we would never make it as a digital online magazine. To tell you the truth, being an old-timer who enjoys having a paper magazine in my hand, I wasn’t sure either. What I did see was magazines and newspapers going away, and ...
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Minnows for Ice Crappie

Story & photos by Vic Attardo In recent years the emphasis in ice fishing for crappie has been on small soft-plastic baits. These highly flexible and tantalizing bits are great crappie attractors. I don’t dispute that. But sometimes when ice fishing for crappie, particularly when conditions get tough, you need ...
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Crappie NOW How To Ditch Bag

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Crappie Basics 129: River Tips

River fishing is usually based upon current. When current is slow it opens options by making more spots fishable. Points are places that can be good. A fish likes to go from 18 feet to 14 feet and 6 feet quick and easy. Points offer that option. When fishing a ...
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The Future of Crappie Tournaments: Part 2…Formats and Divisions

By Tim Huffman Part 2 discusses the different formats and divisions often seen in national tournaments. Our series experts include Darrell Van Vactor, General Manager of Crappie USA; Mike Vallentine, President and Owner of Crappie Masters; and Matt Morgan, Co-Owner of the American Crappie Trail. There will also be comments ...
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Enhancing Baits With Scent

By John Neporadny Jr. The bite was tough for Charles and Travis Bunting on the second morning of the 2009 Crappiemasters Mississippi State Championship but that quickly changed when Charles tried something Travis thought was crazy. “It was about 9:30 in the morning and we hadn’t caught a fish yet,” ...
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President Obama Signs Outdoor REC Act into Law


Bill recognizes that the outdoor recreation industry is a significant economic driver Alexandria, VA – December 9, 2016 – In a significant step forward for the outdoor recreation industry and the sportfishing community, yesterday, President Obama signed into law the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2016. The ...
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Tip of the Month: Small Minnow Hooks

Why Fish Small Hooks in Thick Brush with Darrel Baker By John Phillips “I use two types of Tru-Turn snelled hooks when I’m crappie fishing - #2 and #4. I like to use the #2 Tru-Turn snelled hook, because it’s a more open hook with a wider gap than the ...
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BnM How To Shoot Docks

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Crappie Basics 130: Fishing Pressure & Fronts

The 2016 Crappie Masters Championship at Grenada, Mississippi, revealed several things. At least two factors were a major influence in crappie mood and movements. Catching had been good for several weeks but shut down during the championship. First, fishing pressure had been heavy and got super-heavy during the week of ...
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Vern’s Cooking and Tidbits: Chicken-Fried Crappie – So What Has Chicken Got To Do With Crappie?

I was looking at a copy-cat recipe for KFC’s famous “secret” 11 herbs and spices and came across one of the ingredients call ‘Tellicherry” pepper. With Google’s help I found the following on a blog by Scott Eirinberg at www.reluctanttrading.com. (Yeah, I’ll get to the chicken part the long way ...
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Tournament Result – January 2017

MAGNOLIA NOVEMBER 12th LAKE WASHINGTON 1. David Thornton/Shelton Culpepper 10.68 2. Vic Finkley/Kim Gray 10.3 3. Jeff Ward/Barry Hudson 10.17 4. Brad Chappell/Steve White 9.93 5. Rick Moody//Shane Moody 9.8 BIG FISH 1. John Harrison/Brad Taylor 2.17 RIPPIN' LIPZ NOVEMBER 12th LAKE LINCOLN STATE PARK 1. Ed Freeman/Jason Watts 7.24 ...
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Crappie Calendar – January 2017

JANUARY 7th BAYOU STATE CANEY LAKE CLUB JANUARY 7th PEACH STATE LAKE SINCLAIR CLUB JANUARY 7th CAROLINA-CCA WATEREE LAKE CLUB JANUARY 7th - 8th KANSAS CRAPPIE CLUB PERRY LAKE QUALIFIER JANUARY 8th CHATTANOOGA CHESTER FROST PARK CLUB JANUARY 14th MAGNOLIA OKATIBBEE LAKE CLUB JANUARY 14th SLABMASTERS LAKE SINCLAIR QUALIFIER JANUARY ...
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Crappie Clubs

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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